Abramovich & Tchern Toronto Immigration Lawyers

Welcome to Abramovich & Tchern. We are Canadian immigration lawyers who believe your immigration application deserves dedicated, focused advocacy. We provide a full range of corporate and individual immigration services, from routine application processing to high-stakes immigration litigation. We work with international and Canadian businesses on strategy and compliance issues related to temporary foreign workers. Our clients include businesses, employers, and individuals from the US, Latin America, India, the former Soviet republics, and around the world. Our firm is able to provide services in English, Russian, Spanish, and Cantonese. We also work with a wide range of professional interpreters.  

Immigration Focused

We focus exclusively on the rapidly changing world of immigration law. Specialization brings insight, expertise, and efficiency. We work closely with key stakeholders such as Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Service Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Department of Justice or the Immigration and Refugee Board. We stay on top of the latest immigration law developments to ensure our clients’ success.

Advocacy Focused

We are lawyers and litigators. We believe a lawyer is first and foremost a client’s advocate. We advocate for our clients at all levels of their immigration process. We use our litigators’ lens to structure application packages that tell a persuasive story and convince decision-makers. And, if things go wrong and you need to challenge a visa rejection or appeal an immigration decision, we have the skills and experience to advocate for you before all relevant Canadian courts and tribunals.

Client Focused

We are here to make our clients’ immigration goals happen. Whether we are assisting individuals or companies, we know that immigration law is about people—their lives, their dreams and aspirations, and their future. At Abramovich & Tchern, we never lose sight of your goals as they are the guiding principles to our legal practice. In the simplest of terms, this means your application is as important to us, as it is to you.
Immigration Lawyers in Toronto

SMOOTH FIRST LMIA: Our company hired Lev Abramovich to apply for our first Labour Market Impact Assessment, after we were not able to find a domestic candidate with the right skillset. Lev provided excellent guidance throughout the process. His comprehensive LMIA application lead to a positive opinion being issued. I find Lev to be direct, knowledgeable, and responsive. Lev subsequently helped our worker navigate the COVID-19 related entry requirements in a smooth and predictable fashion. I highly recommend Abramovich & Tchern’s services to companies seeking assistance with corporate immigration matters.

Nazir Valani Valani Global

TOGETHER AGAIN: We hired Lev Abramovich after unsuccessfully applying for a visitor visa for a family member. Lev reviewed the previous application as well as the officer’s notes and outlined a clear strategy for the new application, which addressed the officer’s concerns. Despite the initial rejection, Lev’s carefully drafted submissions helped our family obtain a visitor visa. We thank Lev for his work and recommend his services.

Yuliya Udovenko

URGENT INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER: We retained Abramovich & Tchern to prepare an urgent intra-company transfer application in the midst of COVID-19. Lev and Ksenia provided our company with first-rate guidance, assessing our options and setting out a clear path forward. Their knowledge and professionalism lead to the application being prepared in a very short time frame and approved on an urgent basis—in a matter of days! This allowed us to continue meeting our contractual obligations with respect to an important infrastructure project. We found Lev and Ksenia very knowledgeable, responsive, and professional. We recommend their services to companies seeking immigration help.

Crystal Soldan Dywidag Systems International

BIG PICTURE ADVICE: Lev has acted as our immigration counsel for the last eight years. He provides us with legal advice on all of our immigration matters, including recruitment, retention and overall strategy. He also helps our workers transition to permanent residency. On every individual matter, he is always looking at the big picture. He considers our company’s business goals and develops our immigration and foreign workforce strategy with that in mind. He doesn’t just handle our applications—he provides us with high level business advice pertaining to immigration. We highly recommend Lev and Abramovich & Tchern to companies who want their immigration lawyer to be more than a paper pusher.

Andrey Naryzhny Northview Windows and Doors

PERMANENT RESIDENCY: Lev Abramovich assisted me with a permanent residency application. Lev ensured that all supporting documents complied with IRCC requirements, helped us obtain bridging work permits while our applications were being processed and ultimately ensured we received our permanent residency status as quickly as possible. Thank you!

Aimira Hergott

TURNED BAD SITUATION AROUND: When we initially came to Canada, we had received bad immigration advice that led to a deportation. While we hired Lev too late to stop the deportation, he quickly worked with my employer to obtain an LMIA and an authorization to return to Canada in a very short period of time. He subsequently helped us with various immigration matters. Our family is now settled in Canada, and is awaiting permanent residency. We are very grateful for his work.

Vasilious Sevastidis

PROVINCIAL NOMINATION: I hired Lev to handle my immigration application. He helped me obtain a PNP in Ontario, and then worked with me towards getting my permanent residency, which I received successfully. Throughout it all, he was very responsive and accommodating. I highly recommend his services to other immigrants.

Mansour Karami

Key Practice Areas


Foreign entrepreneurs seeking to immigrate to Canada have many options available to them. The laws governing these options change often. We can design an immigration path that aligns your business and immigration objectives with current legislation and programs.


Getting a student visa to obtain a post-secondary degree in Canada can serve as an effective first step towards Canadian permanent residency. Let us guide you through the process and set you up for success.

Family Reunification

Families need to be together. We routinely assist with family reunification applications. We know that a carefully prepared application maximizes the chances of approval and reduces processing times. Let’s work together so you can be together sooner.

Express Entry

Ready to apply for permanent residence? We facilitate Express Entry by making sure you don’t commit mistakes that can lead to delays and rejections. Allow us to maximize your chances and smooth your path towards permanent residence and citizenship.

Provincial Nominations

Canadian provinces play an important role in the selection of new immigrants. There are many programs available for students, skilled and semi-skilled workers, and entrepreneurs. Let’s find out which one is right for you.

Corporate Immigration

A global economy depends on worker mobility. We work with a wide range of corporate clients across multiple industries, assisting with recruitment strategies and corporate immigration needs. Let’s talk about how we can help you grow your workforce efficiently and cost-effectively.

Immigration Litigation

Immigration isn’t always smooth. From residence obligation appeals to stay of removal motions, we represent clients in federal court as well as in front of the various divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

H&C And TRP Applications

Seeking to overcome inadmissibility? Out of status and out of options? Let’s explore temporary resident permits and applications based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

United States Immigration Services

Want to visit, relocate, or conduct business in the United States? We offer a range of US immigration solutions. Let’s find out which one is best for you.

Immigration News

IRCC Rolls Out New System to Meet Rising ATIP Requests

On May 26, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new access to information and privacy (ATIP)

Express Entry Draw: Canada invites 5,956 candidates

On May 31, Canada held a new draw from the Express Entry pool and invited 5, 956 candidates to

Canadian Student Visa 101

In our last blog, we discussed the importance of preparing a student visa application as early as possible as