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SSH Law is the largest dedicated specialty (immigration law) firm in Alberta; and one of the largest in Canada. The lawyers at this office are the most – and – highest rated lawyers in the city.

PRACTICE AREAS

We practice and have extensive experience in all areas of immigration law, from applications to appeals; and help large corporations and executives to persons in need of refugee protection.

  • Immigration Hearings and Appeals

    The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act came into force in 2002 and replaced the Immigration Act which was the legislation governing immigration to Canada since 1978.

  • Immigrate to Canada

    We understand the needs and concerns of prospective immigrants to this country. There are a myriad ways to immigrate to Canada, but the process is increasingly driven by economic factors.

  • Sponsor Your Family

    Canadian immigration laws allow the local citizen or permanent resident of the country, the spouse sponsorship, for his/ her spouse or common-law partner in Canada.

  • Family and Divorce Law

    Family law is unfortunately characterized by acrimony. Divorce and the ending of a relationship is painful and the lawyers at Stewart Sharma Harsanyi, experienced family lawyers in Calgary.

  • Employment Law

    Being laid off or let-go from your employment, experiencing discrimination, and being unfairly dismissed can be highly stressful and difficult to navigate.

  • Family Class and MNI

    IRCC has announced the new family class based on a lottery system with the sponsor expressing their interest during a window. To sponsor, you will need to establish that you are eligible to sponsor.

  • Financial Inadmissibility

    There are often roadblocks in coming to Canada or bringing your family members to Canada. Foreign nationals can be denied admission into Canada pursuant to s.39 of the Act.

  • The Immigration Appeal Division

    Who can appeal to the IAD (subject to 64 and 65)? Permanent Residents (against Removal Orders and negative residency determinations). Sponsors (Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents).

  • Misrepresentation

    Misrepresentation is broadly worded in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and is broadly interpreted. The objective of this section is to deter and to maintain the integrity of Canada’s immigration…

  • Consequences of Criminality

    Canada’s criminal justice and immigration systems are inextricably bound together. Moreover, the strong enforcement provisions within the IRPA allow for the refusal of entry or banishment and exile…

  • Federal Court

    The lawyers at SSH Law have extensive experience in challenging refusals by immigration officers -both inside and outside Canada. If your immigration application has been refused you may have the ability…

WHY CHOOSE US

Choosing a law firm to represent you is an important decision. Here are some reasons why you should choose our office to assist on your family law, immigration matter or criminal defense.

  • We are experienced in immigration, family and criminal defense law
  • Our lawyers are in court every day fighting for our clients
  • The principals of this firm were former immigration hearings officers and made decisions under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • We have a former Refugee Board Member on staff as a resource to our clients
  • In the past several years, we have conducted (by far) the most immigration hearings in this city
  • In the past several years, we have the most reported immigration decisions at the Federal Court in Alberta
  • We are counsel on Alberta’s highest profile immigration cases
  • We have been recognized for our commitment to access to justice
  • We thoroughly understand the interplay between criminal and immigration law
  • We are responsive to our clients and utilize technology and project management software within our practice

TESTIMONIALS

  • When I first sought for an immigration lawyer to represent my wife's PR case, Raj Sharma stood out among other lawyers as he was honest, unbiased and genuinely interested in helping us rather than treating it as another grab for money.

    Vic and Jega
  • Our sincerest gratitude goes to you Bjorn Harsanyi. You have gone far above and beyond for us, more than we ever expected. Words can truly express how thankful we are that you have been our legal representation for an incredibly complicated immigration/criminal case.

    B & G Juarez
  • There are reasons why, first of all he encouraged me in any situation and second he prepared all necessary documents and the representation of the hearing was the best that helped us to won the process.

    Natalia Popescu
  • We were lucky to be assigned to Bjorn to handle our complicated case before the IRB. Having so many bad experiences from lawyers in Toronto who just want cash and nothing to do with the case - Bjorn proved that their are still lawyers who keep their practice professional and ethical.

    Imran SHAFIA & Dinesh PEERAJ
  • When I first sought for an immigration lawyer to represent my wife's PR case, Raj Sharma stood out among other lawyers as he was honest, unbiased and genuinely interested in helping us rather than treating it as another grab for money.

    Vic and Jega
  • Our sincerest gratitude goes to you Bjorn Harsanyi. You have gone far above and beyond for us, more than we ever expected. Words can truly express how thankful we are that you have been our legal representation for an incredibly complicated immigration/criminal case.

    B & G Juarez
Sharma Harsanyi Sharma Harsanyi @SharmaHarsanyi Parents and grandparents sponsorship opens today-how much income do you need to sponsor? https://t.co/CARSlHeZQL 6 weeks ago
Sharma Harsanyi Sharma Harsanyi @SharmaHarsanyi Firm partner @bjorn_harsanyi argued before Justice Elliott on application of mens rea under s.37 -organized criminality. Decision reserved. 10 weeks ago
Sharma Harsanyi Sharma Harsanyi @SharmaHarsanyi Anti-racism as part of continuing professional development https://t.co/wGHeDW3vQl 11 weeks ago
Sharma Harsanyi Sharma Harsanyi @SharmaHarsanyi Look for more humanitarian applications as worthy applicants fall short due to no fault of their own. https://t.co/4lnfgmtWZ6 29 weeks ago
Sharma Harsanyi Sharma Harsanyi @SharmaHarsanyi Family law/parenting in the time of #COVID19 -the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. https://t.co/kJTNDLb0aY 30 weeks ago
Sharma Harsanyi Sharma Harsanyi @SharmaHarsanyi RT @MarkHolthe: It's great to see some semblance of normal starting to return. I'm going to have some happy clients in Alberta on May 18th:… 30 weeks ago
Sharma Harsanyi Sharma Harsanyi @SharmaHarsanyi RT @Twimmigration: IRCC has started to do some inside-Canada landings electronically in order to avoid in-person appointments. Some people… 1 month ago
Sharma Harsanyi Sharma Harsanyi @SharmaHarsanyi Some international students can work more than the typical 20 hours - https://t.co/evVknowMaK 1 month ago
Sharma Harsanyi Sharma Harsanyi @SharmaHarsanyi Reminder -immigration fees going up at the end of the month: https://t.co/NfYUP3sKJL 1 month ago
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