(hereafter referred to as ”CLIENT”)
FWCANADA Inc., a federally registered corporation, having its head office at 4030 Saint-Ambroise, Suite 250, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4C 2C7, herein represented on her own account by Attorney Marisa Feil.
(hereafter referred to as “ATTORNEY”)
CLIENT hereby agrees to retain ATTORNEY to provide legal counsel and assist CLIENT with all legal matters involved in his or her efforts to obtain a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa, and ATTORNEY does hereby agree to provide such services, the whole subject to the following terms and conditions (the “Agreement”):
1. ENGAGEMENT OF ATTORNEY
CLIENT hereby agrees to engage ATTORNEY to provide legal representation and to carry out the necessary activities involved in his or her effort to obtain a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa, this service shall be provided exclusively in Canada.
2. DUTIES OF ATTORNEY
(i). Assess CLIENT’s qualifications;
(ii). Advise CLIENT as to what must be done in order to qualify for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa;
(iii). Assist CLIENT in the preparation of the relevant application form(s);
(iv). Advise CLIENT as to which documents and government fees are required in support of the application;
(v). Review and analyze all documents in support of the CLIENT’s education and training, work experience, and civil status prior to submission to the Canadian Immigration authorities;
(vi). Advise CLIENT as to the necessary evidence of employment which best represents the CLIENT’s work experience, and which is consistent with Canadian Immigration requirements;
(vii). Prepare a detailed cover letter, addressed to the appropriate Canadian Immigration office, outlining CLIENT’s qualifications and supporting CLIENT’s candidacy for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa;
(viii). Conduct final review of CLIENT’s application and related forms, supporting documents and Government of Canada processing fees;
(ix). Submit CLIENT’s application package to the appropriate office and confirm its arrival;
(x). Prepare the CLIENT in advance, for a possible Selection Interview with a Canadian
Immigration Officer, if an interview is requested;
(xi). Make additional written and/or oral representations to the Canadian office and/or other related Canadian Government agencies, as necessary; and
(xii). The ATTORNEY shall use her best efforts to assist the CLIENT and fulfill her obligations under the Agreement, and CLIENT acknowledges that ATTORNEY cannot guarantee the processing times and actions of the Government of Canada or the provinces and territories of Canada.
3. DUTIES OF CLIENT
(i). Provide valid contact information, including email, telephone, and mailing address, to ATTORNEY, at all times during the validity of this Agreement, and immediately notify ATTORNEY of any changes in contact information
(ii). Provide ATTORNEY with all information and documentation requested by ATTORNEY and/or by the Government of Canada in a honest, timely, truthful, and accurate manner;
(iii). Provide sufficient documentation to support all qualifications claimed, as advised by
ATTORNEY and/or requested by the Canadian Immigration authorities;
(iv). At the expense of CLIENT, supporting documentation shall be translated into English or French, if require;
(v). Ensure that all educational credentials claimed are obtained from an institution that is
recognized and accredited by the governing body responsible for such accreditation in the country of issue or study, as the case may be;
(vi). Disclose to ATTORNEY all information relating to any and all current or prior criminal charges and/or convictions in any country, any serious mental or physical health problems suffered by CLIENT and/or any of his accompanying family members, and prior refusals to enter Canada, unauthorized admissions, deportations from Canada or any other country;
(vii). Acknowledge that all correspondence with the Government of Canada relating to the application for a Study Permit shall be done exclusively by ATTORNEY and CLIENT shall immediately inform ATTORNEY of any written and/or oral communication received by CLIENT from the Government of Canada;
(viii). Attend all interviews if called upon to do so by Immigration Authorities. The CLIENT is responsible for making all necessary travel arrangements at his own expense;
(ix). Demonstrate possession of sufficient funds so as to be able to support CLIENT and his/her accompanying dependents upon their arrival in Canada, in accordance with the norms and guidelines established by Immigration Authorities;
(x). Pay the fees required by the Canadian Government for the handling and processing of the application and for the required medical examinations and the evaluation of professional qualifications by the appropriate licensing authorities, if applicableFollow ATTORNEY’s reasonable instructions; and
(xi). Pay ATTORNEY all Fees set forth in the section 4 herein below. CLIENT acknowledges and agrees that: it is his responsibility to ensure that the Fees arrive in full at ATTORNEY’s principal place of business; only ATTORNEY is authorized to issue receipt(s) for payment of the fees and that such receipt(s) will only be issued upon the deposit in trust by ATTORNEY; ATTORNEY shall only be obligated to CLIENT once the Fees are deposited in trust.
4. ATTORNEY FEES
CLIENT agrees to pay fees as follows (the “Fees”):
– TO FWCANADA INC. IN TRUST: The sum of USD 750 upon execution of this AGREEMENT by CLIENT to ATTORNEY. The ATTORNEY is authorized to release this sum from her trust account upon opening CLIENT’s file.
– TO FWCANADA INC. IN TRUST: The sum of USD 950 immediately upon completion of preparation of CLIENT’s application for submission to the appropriate Canadian Immigration Visa Office, or 30 days after execution of this Contract, whichever occurs earlier . The ATTORNEY is authorized to release this sum from her trust account upon receipt of payment for work performed and services rendered.
-TO FWCANADA INC. IN TRUST: The sum of USD 950 immediately upon the conclusion of a successful selection interview with a Canadian Visa Officer, or immediately upon receiving notice of an interview waiver or 180 days after the execution of this AGREEMENT, whichever occurs earlier. The ATTORNEY is authorized to release this sum from her trust account upon receipt of payment for work performed and services rendered.
Total Attorney fees = USD 2,650
(i). This contract shall be governed by the laws in effect in the Province of Quebec, Canada.
(ii). As the context may require, the singular shall include the plural and vice versa; words importing the masculine shall include the feminine gender and vice versa.
(iii). This Agreement can be executed by one or more of the parties hereto in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same instrument.
(iv). The parties acknowledge that they have requested that the foregoing be drawn up in the English language; Les parties reconnaissent qu’elles ont exigé que ce qui précède soit rédigé en la langue anglaise.