(hereafter referred to as “CLIENT”)
FWCANADA Inc., a federally registered corporation, having its head office at 6600 Boulevard Decarie Suite 140, Montreal, Quebec H3X 2K4, herein represented on her own account by Attorney Marisa Feil. (hereafter referred to as “ATTORNEY”)
1. ENGAGEMENT OF ATTORNEY
The CLIENT hereby agrees to engage the ATTORNEY in order to provide legal counsel with respect to the CLIENT’s Canadian immigration requirements by analyzing the pertinent documentation relating to the CLIENT’s qualifications and background and prepare a legal opinion letter outlining eligibility and how to improve eligibility under currently available Canadian Immigration programs. This assistance shall be provided exclusively from Canada.
2. Duties of Attorney
The ATTORNEY shall:
• Assess CLIENT’s qualifications, and advise CLIENT as to what must be done in order to qualify for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa, Study Permit, Work Permit or other;
• Advise CLIENT about the amount of government fees required in support of CLIENT’s possible future application(s);
• Advise CLIENT on the necessary evidence required to best represent CLIENT’s language proficiency, work experience, education and training, and civil status as per Canadian Immigration requirements;
• Prepare a detailed legal opinion letter addressed to the CLIENT, outlining CLIENT’s qualifications and supporting CLIENT’s candidacy for a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa, Work Permit, Study Permit or other.
3. Duties of Client
The CLIENT shall:
• Provide ATTORNEY with all information and documentation requested by ATTORNEY in a honest, timely, and accurate manner;
• At the expense of CLIENT, supporting documentation shall be translated into English or French, if required;
• If the CLIENT has undertaken language and credential evaluations prior to engaging the ATTORNEY, the ATTORNEY will review said evaluations. If the CLIENT has not undergone said assessments upon engagement, the CLIENT agrees to follow ATTORNEY’s advice on if and when to undergo said assessments.
• 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;
• Ensure that all educational credentials claimed are complete, and have been 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;
• Demonstrate possession of sufficient unencumbered 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;
• Provide sufficient documentation to support all qualifications claimed, as advised and requested by the ATTORNEY and/or by the Canadian Immigration Authorities;
• Complete CLIENT’s online profile in conformity with the detailed guidelines provided by the ATTORNEY;
• Follow ATTORNEY’s reasonable instructions; and
• Pay ATTORNEY all Fees set forth in the section 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
The CLIENT agrees to deposit the sum of USD 500 as a Retainer Fee to “FWCANADA INC. IN TRUST” immediately upon execution of this Contract. Any services provided shall be approved by Client in advance, and Attorney Fees will be billed according to terms of payment agreed upon between ATTORNEY and CLIENT. The ATTORNEY is authorized to utilize the Retainer Fee to settle future invoices sent to the CLIENT for services rendered. This fee is non refundable.
The CLIENT agrees that the receipt of instructions, guides, emails and telephone calls or a combination of the aforementioned constitutes the receipt of services from the ATTORNEY.
FWCanada and ATTORNEY maintain no liability should the immigration programs CLIENT has been assessed for close and/or change requirements.
Should CLIENT retain ATTORNEY for a Permanent Resident Visa, Study Permit or Work Permit as advised in the Legal Opinion Letter within one (1) year of execution of this contract, the aforementioned fees will be credited to the final installment of Attorney fees of the additional service.
This Contract shall be governed by the laws in effect in the Province of Quebec, Canada.
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.
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.