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If you need help sponsoring your family members, your spouse, common law partner, we can assist you.


About Shawar Law

With more than fifteen years of immigration experience, Shawar Law specializes in and offers comprehensive immigration services for all types of immigration cases, including, but not limited to, applications for permanent residence, applications for temporary residence, other visa applications and citizenship applications. Shawar Law also provides the full range of immigration litigation services including hearings and appeals before the Federal Court of Canada, Immigration Appeal Division and the Immigration and Refugee Board. Experience the Shawar Law difference right from the initial consultation and be assured that your application is always handled with the attention and priority it deserves.

Google Reviews

Wen Wang
Wen Wang
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Eric Shawar is an excellent immigration lawyer he has assisted many people from the Chinese community with excellent results. I highly recommend anyone who needs immigration help to contact his firm with no hesitation.
Mustafa Seddiqi
Mustafa Seddiqi
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Mr. Eric is a wonderful and professional lawyer I recommend to get advice when you need it.
Daniel Lee
Daniel Lee
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Excellent team, they communicated very well with immigration and was always on the ball. The end result was a positive and happy one and thank you for all of your help over the years.
Paul Tenywa
Paul Tenywa
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I was happy for the recommendation of this company by a brother
Mai Hussein
Mai Hussein
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Exceptional Legal Services with a Touch of Class and Warmth I had the privilege of working with Shawar Law since 2018 for my legal needs, and I must say, the experience was nothing short of outstanding. From the moment I stepped into their offices, I was enveloped in an atmosphere that exuded professionalism and class. Eric Shawar, the legal leader of Shawar team combines his expertise with a level of sophistication that sets him apart. Eric is always willing to go the extra mile to make his clients satisfied and happy with the outcome. What truly sets this firm apart is their ability to blend professionalism seamlessly with a friendly and approachable demeanor. The attorneys and staff are not only highly skilled in their field, but they also create an environment that makes clients feel comfortable and valued. I highly recommend Shawar Firm to anyone seeking legal representation. Their commitment to delivering top-notch services with a touch of class and friendliness is truly commendable. Thank you, Eric and your team, for your professionalism and genuine warmth. Best regards, Mai Hussein
Tracy Jian
Tracy Jian
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Quick and easy service. Very welcoming and helpful people who helped my mother with paperwork. Thank you for helping us out - The Wokkery restaurant
Roy05 Pacheo
Roy05 Pacheo
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My Immigration situation was complicated I felt worried and anxious. Because my future is at stake, I don't know what to do and where to go in other words I am hopeless. I tried to look for the best Immigration Lawyer in Edmonton through the help of google. That time my status is in risky situation then I found Shawar Law and they had the best reviews in terms of Immigration issues and according to the reviews they always give best/ positive result to their clients. So I hired them to help me out for my immigration problem at first I thought its impossible for my situation to become PR and there's a possibility that I will be send home to my country for good. But Shawar Law is willing to back up and give hope. This law firm handled my application professionally they are brilliant and always ready to go extra mile for their client. My special thanks to Eric, Lydia most especially to Ankit for making my application journey very pleasant without hassle. For me my situation was hard and stressful to deal with but Eric was confident and determined that we will get it 99.9% and we did. It was made easier because of their support, effort and dedication. To Ankit he is very helpful and intelligent. He was very patience to answer all my question, he will keep you informed about every step of the process. He will give you the right advice to build a strong application for H and C I would say he is the BEST. To Lydia her work ethics and professionalism is always amazing. Now I am overjoyed for God hear my prayers. With the help of Shawar Law I got my first stage approval. After all the sleepless night, struggles and anxiety at least I am soon to be a Permanent Residence of Canada. My heart is very thankful they have made my dream come true. I will keep referring this law firm to my friends in need of work done with confidence.
Suleman Haris
Suleman Haris
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I consider myself lucky for being able to find Shawar Law (Eric) through google search. And here I am today writing a review for the successful immigration case of my parents and sister. Eric and Ankit were able to do what seemed an almost impossible task - my family's sponsorship application was almost rejected by IRCC, but Eric reassured me that he will get the job done. And, I am proud to say that Shawar Law was able to do the impossible. The fee you pay for the services is an investment in yourself and your family - don't even think about it. I recommend everyone reading this review to at least speak with Shawar Law (Eric and Ankit) to discuss their case.

Our Services

We provide quality services and solutions for immigration matters. What would you like to be assisted with?

Out of Legal Immigration Status

Spousal and/or Partner Sponsorship

Failure to Disclose

Economic class

Visit Canada

Study In Canada

Work In Canada

Immigrate to Canada

Canadian Citizenship

Legal Help

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Fees, Services Offered, Waiting Times, etc…

A temporary resident is a foreign national who is legally authorized to enter Canada for a defined period.

A foreign national has temporary resident status when they legally enter and/or remain in Canada as a visitor, student, worker or temporary resident permit holder.

A permanent resident or landed immigrant, also known as PR, is a person who has legally immigrated to Canada but is not yet a Canadian citizen.

There are various ways to obtain permanent residence in Canada under the economic or non-economic class.

If you plan to travel to Canada, you need a valid visitor visa OR a valid Electronic Travel
Authorization (eTA).

The one you need depends on:
• the type of travel document you will travel with.
• the country that issued your travel document.
• your nationality; and
• how you will travel to Canada.

Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada – not both.
Some people may only need their valid passport. To find out which one is right for you, visit:

Need help applying to travel to Canada? Contact us today for assistance

Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. If you are allowed to enter Canada, the border
service officer may allow you to stay for less or more than 6 months. If so, they will put the date
you need to leave by in your passport. They might also give you a document. If you don’t get a
stamp in your passport, you can stay for 6 months from the day you entered Canada or until your
passport expires, whichever comes first.

Canadian permanent residents and their dependents are entitled:
• To receive all social benefits that Canadian citizens are entitled to.
• To permanently live, work and study in any province or territory without worrying about maintaining legal status in Canada.
• To eventually apply for Canadian citizenship
• To protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) opens once a year. It lets citizens and permanent residents of Canada sponsor their parents and grandparents to come and stay in Canada permanently.

First, you will have to submit an online interest to sponsor form. After that, IRCC will randomly select an invite potential sponsors to apply. If you are selected, you will then must submit a complete application package by the deadline stated in your invitation.

Why Consult An Immigration Lawyer?

The Canadian Bar Association lists the many benefits of consulting with an immigration lawyer as part of a successful immigration process. We understand that dealing with your own immigration matters can be exciting, yet stressful and confusing. That is where we step in.

Shawar Law is a law firm which primarily deals in all types of immigration matters. So, whether you are looking to immigrate to Canada or want assistance while dealing with immigrational affairs in Canada, reach out to us.

We can help! It is imperative to note that an immigration consultant is different from an immigration lawyer. While both would be able to represent you while dealing with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, immigration lawyers respect and guarantee client confidentiality, have specialized training and education, and are regulated by the law society to ensure competent, professional and ethical behaviour. Apart from the fact that a consultant would typically undergo less schooling than a lawyer, the main difference between the two is that only a lawyer can represent the matter in federal court if your application is rejected and you wish to appeal the decision. Consultants cannot represent you in court.

They are permitted to represent you but still do not have the same level of experience or expertise as lawyers and often fail to acquire clients’ desired results. At Shawar Law, we have the qualifications, knowledge, and experience to assist you as we have successfully helped thousands of clients who faced difficult circumstances with immigration in our 15-plus-year history!