Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I hire RND Law?

We primarily practice and specialize in Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee law to help people and businesses understand and navigate complex, changing immigration laws and regulations.

How do I know that I have hired RND Law?

RND Law Office is formally retained when both the client and the lawyer sign the retainer agreement and the client pays fees to the lawyer for legal services.

What is a retainer agreement?

It is a written contract between the lawyer and the client that establishes the terms of the professional relationship. It is only established when the client agrees to hire the lawyer, and the lawyer agrees to provide legal services to the client. The retainer agreement is in writing and identifies who the client is, and addresses the specific legal services the client will receive from the lawyer and the costs associated with achieving those goals.

What is my role as a client?

At RND Law, we will provide you with relevant and timely legal advice on the options available to move your matter forward and achieve your specific goals. We will generally make a recommendation, but the final decision is yours. We will perform the legal work on your behalf based on your specific instructions while adhering to the Law Societies Rules and Code of Professional Conduct

Where are you located?

RND Law is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with an office in Saskatoon. We work with clients in Canada and worldwide – in person, by phone, email, or via Zoom / Skype.

Do I need an immigration lawyer to assist with my immigration process?

This is a personal decision. Not retaining a lawyer may be putting your family and your business at risk. You do not have to retain a lawyer to assist you, but it is in your long-term interest to do so in most cases. Having a lawyer means you can have the peace of mind that a licensed professional is guiding you through a complex immigration system. If you represent yourself and make mistakes in the process, it could jeopardize your entire application, which can be more expensive and difficult to rectify later. In some circumstances, the errors cannot be remedied.

Is it better to hire a lawyer or a regulated immigration consultant?

Canadian immigration lawyers have much more legal education experience than consultants. Immigration lawyers attend law school and typically receive at least six years of higher education, including completing a three-year law degree, articling and passing bar exams. They can advocate for your application in a Canadian court of law in the exceptional case that your application is brought under judicial review. Conversely, immigration consultants are not lawyers; they generally undergo a one-year certification to become registered. While immigration consultants can represent you, only lawyers are permitted to advocate on your behalf in federal court if it is required.

Can I immigrate to Canada?

There are several paths for immigrating to Canada. Please see the general information available on our website. If you feel that you qualify under a specific program, we suggest a consultation with us before proceeding with your visa application.

Can you answer my immigration question?

We can answer your question if we have sufficient facts about your case. Obtaining those facts requires an understanding of your unique background. This background history may include family, education, employment, travel, previous interactions with government officials and authorities, and other facts. The amount and variety of this information generally require a consultation. On the contrary, some questions have short answers and may be answered simply by referring to the website: We would refer you to the government website for questions that have quick general answers.

Yes. You will need to make an appointment for a consultation. You can do so on our Contact Us page or call our office to schedule an appointment. You will receive a response within three business days unless we are unavailable at the time for appointments.

Why do I have to pay for a consultation?

You are unique, and we want to know about your specific situation. It takes a significant amount of work and knowledge to assess your case, and for the time spent, we charge for consultation. The consultation fee is fully disclosed and mutually agreed upon before the meeting. The purpose of the consultation meeting is to provide you with information even if you do not proceed with an application.

How much is a consultation?
An up to 30-minute consultation has a fee of $250 CAD (including taxes, if applicable), and a 60-minute consultation fee is $475 CAD (including taxes, if applicable). This includes answering through email two three questions related to the consultation within seven days of the meeting. The consultation fee may be credited towards a related legal service if you retain us within 10 days of the consultation.