About the Firm

Julie Taub is a senior bilingual Immigration and Refugee lawyer and former Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board. She has been practising immigration and refugee law exclusively since 2001.

Julie Taub, immigration lawyer in Ottawa, Canada

The immigration law office specializes in all areas of Canadian immigration across Canada, including Express Entry applications (Skilled Worker, Skilled Trades, Provincial Nominee Programmes, Canada Experience Class), Spousal and Family Sponsorships, Work Permits (including NAFTA) and Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA), PR Cards, Citizenship, Refugee Claims, PRRA's and Federal Court and Immigration Appeals.

Julie Taub is authorized by the Barreau de Québec to provide immigration services for those who wish to work in or immigrate to Canada through Québec Immigration.

We have represented clients from all over the world including United States, Mexico, Australia, Europe, South America, India, Pakistan, Russia, Middle East and Africa.


Express Entry Federal economic immigration 2016 - 2017

Express Entry is the only process through which to apply to immigrate for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs: Express Entry encompasses three immigration programs:

  • the Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • the Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • the Canadian Experience Class

Canada will accept 300,000 + new immigrants. For qualified applicants, the processing time will be 12 months or less. Let us create your profile to maximise your points to enhance your chances of an IRCC invitation to apply and learn about the new changes to Express Entry.


Immigrer au Canada à titre de travailleur qualifié dans le cadre d’Entrée Express

Entrée Express

Le Canada acceptera plus que 300 000 nouveaux immigrants en 2017. L' "Entrée Express" est destiné aux immigrants qualifiés dont la plupart des demandes dûment remplies seront traitées dans un délai de 12 mois ou moins. Ces demandes sont déposées dans l'un des quatre volets clés de l'immigration économique, soit le Programme des travailleurs qualifiés, le Programme des travailleurs de métiers spécialisés, la catégorie de l'expérience canadienne ou à titre de candidat des provinces.


Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Programs allow Canadian provinces and territories to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry or directly under different categories offered by each province or territory (except Quebec). Each province and territory has its own selection criteria for nomination.

Ontario PNP offers an opportunity for nominations under the International Graduate Stream for Masters or Ph.D. graduates from an Ontario university.

Ontario PNP also offers an opportunity for nomination under the Entrepreneur Stream for qualified business investors and entrepreneurs who are willing to make a minimum investment of CAD $500,000 in a new or existing business and meet certain criteria.

Volets francophones Ontario – travailleurs qualifies – (PNP)

Le volet francophone de l’Ontario s’adresse aux travailleurs qualifiés francophones qui ont un bon niveau d'anglais et qui souhaitent vivre et travailler en Ontario. Cette catégorie permet à Programme ontarien des candidats à l’immigration de désigner des personnes qui ont été jugées admissibles au programme Entrée express et qui ont le niveau de scolarité, l’expérience de travail, les capacités linguistiques et les autres caractéristiques exigées.


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Immigration Québec

Programme des investisseurs

Pour être admissible au Programme des investisseurs, vous devez:

  • Disposer, seul ou avec votre époux ou conjoint de fait qui vous accompagne, d'un avoir net d'au moins 1 600 000 $ CAN, obtenu licitement
  • Avoir une expérience en gestion soit dans une entreprise agricole, commerciale ou industrielle licite
  • Avoir l'intention de vous établir au Québec et signer une convention d’investissement de 800 000 $ CAN, avec un intermédiaire financier (courtier ou société de fiducie) autorisé à participer au Programme des investisseurs


Work Permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA), NAFTA, Business Visitors


Spousal Sponsorship & Family Reunification

If you are Canadian or a Permanent Resident married to or living in a common-law relationship with a foreign national, you may sponsor your spouse. There are two categories of spousal sponsorships and it is important to select the one that is best for your particular circumstances. Under one of the categories, an open work permit application for the sponsored spouse / applicant, may be submitted simultaneously with the sponsorship package. The work permit may be approved within 4 months.

Parental sponsorship is closed for 2016 and will re-open in January 2017 with a cap of 10,000 applications. However, at any time they may apply for a 10 year Parent and Grandparent Super Visa. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/supervisa.asp

Spousal Sponsorship: www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/fc.asp


Recent Important Legal Victories


Julie Taub's Recent Federal Court Decisions


Professional Presentations

Julie Taub presided at professional development seminars for immigration lawyers in Vancouver and Ottawa.

  • October 31, 2013 - Practice Management for Immigration Lawyers for the Commons Institute in Ottawa

Julie Taub's most recent publications in the media:

  • "It is a mistake to let sponsors off the hook." Ontario Court of Appeal ruling will lead to more immigration fraud, leaving taxpayers with the bill. Montreal Gazette, Copyright © The Montreal Gazette.
    By Julie Taub, Freelance, November 20, 2009