• Expertise. Experience. Tenacity.

BLANSHAY LAW will be supporting public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our Firm offices are now open, by appointment only. Legal services & representation continue online, as well.

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Blanshay Law LLP is a top Canadian boutique immigration law firm, with a stellar reputation for excellence. The firm focuses on all immigration, citizenship and refugee law categories, with over 28-years of hands-on experience, and a deep understanding of the Canadian immigration system. The firm has extensive experience in immigration litigation before the Federal Court of Canada, as well as the Immigration and Refugee Board.

  • Litigation

    A significant area of expertise of the firm is in the area of appellate litigation, litigating refusals of immigration, refugee and citizenship applications to the Federal Court of Canada, as well as the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) and Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).

    The firm has tremendous success in representing clients facing refusals in all immigration and refugee categories, as well as handling complex enforcement allegations and issues including criminality, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and misrepresentation.

    The firm appears often before the Federal Court on stay motions to stop forcible deportations.

    We maintain an excellent reputation before the courts and tribunal, applying years of practical and beneficial experience to each file. Arguments, both written and oral, are built from the bottom up with the sole focus of success for each client.

  • Permanent Residency

    •   Family-Class Sponsorship
    •   Express Entry (EE) – Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) / Canadian
    •     Experience Class (CEC) / Federal Skilled Trades Program
    •   Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) Cases
    •   Refugee Claims
    •   Refugee Appeals
    •   Pre-Removal Risk Assessments
    •   Danger Opinions
    •   Provincial Nomination Programs
    •   Immigrant Investors
    •   Citizenship Applications

  • Temporary Residency

    • •  Temporary Resident Visas (TRV / Visitor Visas)
    • •  Work Permits
    • •  Study Permits
    • •  North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Permits
    • •  Temporary Resident Permits (TRP)
    • •  Criminal Rehabilitation Permits

  • Refugee Law


Our Team

Robert Israel Blanshay
Founding Senior Lawyer


Natalie Gilliard
Barrister & Solicitor, Senior Associate Lawyer


Emily Lukaweski
Barrister & Solicitor, Senior Associate Lawyer


Annie Rupchand
Lawyer candidate, Law Society of Ontario


Laura Sestito
Senior Legal Assistant


Felix Chakirov
Barrister & Solicitor, Senior Associate Lawyer



228 Gerrard Street East,
Toronto, Ontario,

Robert Israel Blanshay
E: robert@apply2canada.com
P: +1 416 413 4955
F: +1 416 413 1649

Natalie Gilliard
E: natalie@apply2canada.com

Emily Lukaweski
E: emily@apply2canada.com

Felix Chakirov
E: felix@apply2canada.com

Annie Rupchand
E: annie@apply2canada.com

Laura Sestito
E: laura@apply2canada.com

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