Find Immigration Help with Our 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

SAVED BY JUDICIAL REVIEW: Lev and Ksenia came to my rescue when my LMIA based work permit application was denied, twice. They filed an Application for Leave and Judicial Review to the Federal Court, requesting for the decision to be set aside and re-reviewed. They are true professionals who exhibited empathy, passion and talent during the process and fought to overturn a decision which had impacted my life so severely. It was such a relief when I was told that they were successful in setting aside the negative decision – and even more ecstatic when the work permit, after reassessment, was finally approved! Hiring Lev and Ksenia to save my work permit was the best thing I did. I highly recommend their firm, Abramovich & Tchern Immigration Lawyers, to anyone who needs advocates in their corner.

Sunny Patel SMTEL Call Exchange

WORK PERMIT TO PERMANENT RESIDENCE: I have been working with Ksenia for over the past 3 years, where she has successfully assisted my company transfer employees to our new Canadian branch office from the United States. She has also been able to transition these foreign national employees into permanent residents. It is a pleasure to have Ksenia as my go-to immigration lawyer.

Vijay Veerachandran SOHO Square Solutions

NEW COMPANY GLOBAL TALENT STREAM LMIA: We reached out to Ksenia to assist our newly-formed Canadian office obtain work authorization high-skilled foreign worker under the Global Talent Stream LMIA program. It was easy to communicate our needs, and she would provide thorough explanations on what to expect in the process, so we were never in the dark. With Ksenia’s assistance, we were able to secure a positive decision and have our new employee start working in Canada in a very short amount of time. We look forward to continuing working with her.

Robert Bryars Kaitech Automation

WORK PERMIT FOR FOREIGN WORKER: As the company’s growth accelerated, we needed to look to the foreign labour pool to meet our employee shortages. We retained Ksenia to help us navigate the complex LMIA process to hire foreign workers. Her experience and knowledge in the arena was evident from the start, and she was always available to address our questions/concerns throughout the process. With Ksenia’s assistance, we received a positive LMIA and are now able to bring our foreign worker to Canada.

Paul Pabla Thoughtstorm

STUDY PERMIT DURING COVID: I have always wanted to pursue my studies in Canada – so when I was accepted to a highly acclaimed University in Vancouver, British Columbia, I knew I had to connect with an immigration lawyer so I wouldn’t risk jeopardizing such an important application. Ksenia had helped my father secure a work permit for his business in Canada, so I retained her to complete my study permit application under the Student Direct Stream. Applying during the COVID19 pandemic was stressful given all the restrictions, but Ksenia’s understanding of current rules and policy aided in the submission of a strong application. I am glad to report that I will be able to pursue my goal of studying in Canada – as my study permit was approved. Me and my family are grateful to Ksenia as she has assisted us all in our immigration journey.

Nikita Banga Student Direct Stream (SDS), Study Permit Applicant

We retained Abramovich & Tchern with respect to an LMIA application. We found the firm easy to work with and very professional. They broke down the process into simple steps, prepared a comprehensive application, and kept us updated after the application was submitted. The LMIA was approved and were able to retain a talented employee. We recommend A&T to companies looking for corporate immigration guidance.

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    Rikard Renner
    Rikard Renner
    Refused service and wasted my time which I suspect to be about my nationality. Don't understand why this place is so highly reviewed, seems to be filled with shills
    merin maria
    merin maria
    I was really stressed out when I came to know that my PR file was under review required from June 2020 (aor Mar 2020). Till March 2022, there was no single movement in my file and then I decided to go with mandamus. I enquired to few lawyers regarding this and came to know about Lev and team from a friend. The approach of Lev and team was really helpful and at a reasonable rate when compared to others. I filed mandamus on 17 March 2022 and received PPR on 25th May 2022. I highly recommend Lev and team to people who are planning to do mandamus. Thank you
    Denise Parolin
    Denise Parolin
    I totally recommend them. They were very professional, fast and efficient in helping my family with our immigrant process.
    Bhavya Shah
    Bhavya Shah
    I did the mandamus process from Abramovich & Tchern Immigration Lawyers. I highly recommend Lev Abramovich for legal immigration matters. He and his team is very supportive and has helped me in any manner they can. The team is very hardworking and would definitely try to find a way out of the issue you are facing. THEY ARE THE BEST FOR IMMIGRATION MATTERS.
    Utsav Patel
    Utsav Patel
    If your immigration file is stuck anywhere, call or just email them they will take care of you like a mom takes care of new born baby. When my CEC file was stuck and getting transferred every now and then, I was so frustrated and worried about my status but one day I was surfing on Facebook and got their advertisement, I connected them via email and then with in 2 months I got my confirmation mail (COPR). Therefore I highly recommend this firm to anyone who’s file/application has no real progress. They are very professional and they know it very well as compared to some other firms. Thank you so much Lexi, Alexandra, Sonja and most importantly Lev for making this happen so quickly for me. I really appreciate your work. Keep building peoples’ life. Once again thank you so much guys for this wonderful experience.
    Habiba Rateb
    Habiba Rateb
    Very professional , i worked with them to make a mandamus for my citizenship application and now i'm scheduled for the oath. I highly recommend them!
    Raymond Yeldidong Bayor
    Raymond Yeldidong Bayor
    I proudly recommend Abramovich & Tchern Immigration Lawyers for immigration-related matters. My file was stuck for nearly two years, but less than six weeks after Lev filed a Writ of Mandamus, it was actioned and subsequently approved. Lev and Lexi — who communicated with me on behalf of the firm — were professional and transparent throughout the process. Abramovich & Tchern Immigration Lawyers are the best, in my opinion, and I couldn’t be more grateful.
    I wish if I could give ten stars for the service I got from Abramovich & Tchern Lawyers. My file was very complicated and under review for more than two years. Lev and Ksenia helped us out from the endless waiting and we saw a positive outcome for our file. We opted for mandamus and that worked out to be a game changer for us. I would like to thank the entire team Lev, Ksenia, Irina, Lexi, Alexandra & Sonja for all the time and commendable effort they have put in our file. A big shoutout to all of them. I would highly recommend them and from experience I can say that they are the best. Lots of gratitude. I wish I had got to know about you guys much earlier.
    Will Nguyen
    Will Nguyen
    Lev and his 2 secretaries helped me a lot in preparing the Writ of Mandamus application ( to push my PR application faster after waiting for a long time). I suggest that the new clients should go directly to stage 2 after stage 1 is submitted asap. If google allows, I would give this legal firm 6 stars of satisfaction. Believe me, the fee is worth every penny. Thank you so much.
    Evi Igelige
    Evi Igelige
    Their service was quite exceptional, so receptive to questions of all kind. I applied for a writ of Mandamus on the 12th of April and got response from IRCC barely 2 days after for ADR, after submitting the required documents IRCC sent my Confirmation of permanent residence on the 22nd of April. I will recommend you employ their services for delayed applications. I am truly grateful. Thanks a million😇😍🥰

    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

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    Russian Political Refugee Claims

    The War in Ukraine Since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, our firm has been focused on assisting