Matthew Jeffery | Toronto Immigration Lawyer

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Matthew Jeffery, Barrister & Solicitor, is a Canadian immigration lawyer based in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Jeffery specializes in all types of immigration cases, including applications for permanent residence such as Family Sponsorships, Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, and Humanitarian cases; applications for temporary residence including Work Permits, Student Visas, and Visitor Visas; as well as Permanent Resident Card renewals and Citizenship applications. Mr. Jeffery’s office also provides the full range of Canadian immigration appeal and litigation services, such as Judicial Review before the Federal Court of Canada, and Appeals to the Immigration Appeal Division.

Mr. Jeffery holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is Certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada, which is recognition of his expert status in this field. As a licensed immigration lawyer, Mr. Jeffery is authorized by the Canadian government to represent clients in all types of immigration matters. Mr. Jeffery has over fifteen years of experience exclusively in the field of immigration law, and has the expertise needed to successfully guide his clients through the complicated Canadian immigration system.
Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

In Hassouna et al v. Canada (MCI) 2017 FC 473, my office worked with other counsel to successfully strike down as unconstitutional certain citizenship revocation laws that targeted immigrants who had committed some form of fraud during the citizenship application process. In Ge et al. v. Canada (MCI) 2017 FC 594, my office worked with other counsel to overturn as unfair the refusal of 57 immigration applications on the basis that they had not provided use of representative forms listing an unlicensed immigration representative.

How did you build a successful practice?

I built a successful practice the old fashioned way, by working hard to provide the highest quality of legal services and customer service while maintaining a reasonable fee structure.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Clients should look for a lawyer who has at least several years of proven successful experience in the type of law that relates to their case.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Local knowledge is important largely as it relates to understanding the procedures and knowing the personnel at local immigration offices, tribunals and courts.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

My office will pre-screen inquirers to see if they have an immigration matter that we can assist with and can offer some basic free advice either by phone or email.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

Callers should be able to identify what immigration program they are interested in and explain how they qualify for the program.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

My office is a boutique immigration law office focused on Spousal Sponsorships, Express Entry applications, and Appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division and the Federal Court, among a few other areas. We have years of specialized knowledge and expertise in these areas that sets us above other immigration lawyers.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I enjoy being able to help people to have a better life. I believe that assisting people to obtain residence in Canada will definitely contribute to that.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

I like to follow politics, watch classic movies, and occasionally venture into the woods to do some fishing.

Are you involved in your community?

I am a member of the local gym and do my best to support local restaurants and vendors.

Position Organization Location Duration
OwnerMatthew Jeffery, Barrister & SolicitorToronto, ONPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Osgoode Hall L S York UniversityLL.M. Law SchoolN/A  
State / Court Date
Ontario2002
  • Member | Upper Law Society of Canada
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada | Immigration Law | 2019
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    I'll recommend Matthew Jeffery if you want to file immigration applications. His knowledge and experience made the process smooth. You don't have to have any knowledge about the process, just follow steps which are well organized. Matthew and his team were very responsive in answering any type of questions I asked, even stupid ones. But please still review your application forms carefully. It's still your responsibility to review your own application. 5-stars service!

    Scott Silber

    Fantastic, straightforward service throughout. All the staff were helpful and pleasant to deal with at all points in the process and made my adjustment of sponsorship application so much easier. My partner and I are delighted with the result and would easily recommend Matthew to anyone. If you're looking for people who really take the time to know your case and give you first-class service, there's really no one else worth considering!

    Mildred Scott

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