By and Between

THE CLIENT

AND:

CAMPBELL COHEN, a nominal partnership of Attorneys, having its head office at 1980 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 800, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 1E8 Canada, herein represented on his own account by David Cohen

{hereinafter referred to as the "ATTORNEY"}

PREAMBLE:

The CLIENT hereby agrees to retain the ATTORNEY for a period of one (1) year to provide legal counsel and assistance in connection with the preparation, submission and update of an expression of interest under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) “Express Entry” selection system for Canadian immigration, and the ATTORNEY does hereby agree to provide such services, the whole subject to the following terms and conditions.

NOW THEREFORE IT IS AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

  1. ENGAGEMENT OF ATTORNEY

The CLIENT hereby agrees to engage the ATTORNEY in order to assist him or her with the preparation, submission and update of a single expression of interest for economic immigration to Canada under IRCC’s “Express Entry” selection system set forth in the Ministerial Instructions issued on December 1, 2014 (the EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE), subject to the terms and conditions set forth below.

The ATTORNEY agrees to use his best efforts to assist the CLIENT and fulfill his obligations under this Contract. The CLIENT expressly acknowledges that the submission of the EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE to the IRCC’s pool of eligible candidates does not guarantee that the CLIENT will be invited to apply for a Canadian permanent residence visa. The CLIENT further acknowledges that the ATTORNEY has no control over the processing times or the actions or decisions of the Canadian immigration authorities and/or any individuals or organizations not related to the ATTORNEY.

The ATTORNEY shall provide assistance exclusively from Canada. The ATTORNEY shall provide services under the terms of this Contract until the CLIENT receives an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, or for a period of one (1) year from the execution of this Contract, whichever occurs earlier.

  1. DUTIES OF THE ATTORNEY

The ATTORNEY shall be responsible for the performance of the following duties:

  • Review the CLIENT's qualifications, and advise the CLIENT as to what must be done in order to maximize the CLIENT’s eligibility and ranking for economic immigration to Canada;
  • Assist the CLIENT in the preparation of the EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE and advise the CLIENT about the necessary documents required to complete the EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE;
  • Review the CLIENT’s EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE and mandatory documents prior to submission of the EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE to the Canadian immigration authorities;
  • Assist the CLIENT with gaining access to the Canada Job Bank, if applicable, and other job search resources;
  • Assist the CLIENT with any necessary updates to the EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE;
  • Advise the CLIENT about the necessary evidence required that best represents the CLIENT's language proficiency, work experience, education and training, and civil status for submission of the expression of interest to the IRCC pool of eligible candidates;
  • Track the CLIENT's expression of interest with the Canadian immigration authorities for the duration of this Contract;
  • Make written and/or oral representations to the Canadian immigration authorities, as necessary.
  1. DUTIES OF THE CLIENT

The CLIENT shall be responsible for the performance of the following duties:

  • Provide valid contact information, including email, telephone, and mailing address, to the ATTORNEY, at all times during the validity of this Contract, and immediately notify the ATTORNEY of any changes in contact information;
  • Follow the ATTORNEY's reasonable advice in order to maximize eligibility and ranking for economic immigration to Canada;
  • Immediately disclose to the ATTORNEY all information related to any and all current or prior criminal charges and/or convictions, as well as any health issues that have affected or affect the CLIENT or any of his/her dependents;
  • Provide all information and documents requested by the ATTORNEY and the Canadian immigration authorities in a timely, accurate, honest and forthright manner and, where necessary, have the same translated accurately into English or French at the expense of the CLIENT;
  • Immediately advise the ATTORNEY if there are any changes to the CLIENT’s personal information, language proficiency, work experience, education and training, or civil status, or if the CLIENT receives a validated offer of employment in Canada or a certificate of nomination from a Canadian province or territory;
  • Ensure that all educational and professional credentials claimed (the CREDENTIALS) are complete and have been obtained from an institution that is recognized and accredited by the governing body responsible for such accreditation in the country of issue or study, as the case may be, and have the credentials assessed according to the requirements of the Canadian immigration authorities at the CLIENT’s expense;
  • Provide sufficient documentation to support all qualifications claimed, including, but not limited to, proof of language proficiency and Canadian equivalence of the CREDENTIALS, as advised by the ATTORNEY and/or required by the Canadian immigration authorities; the CLIENT hereby acknowledges that providing false or misleading information may result in being banned from Canada for a period of five (5) years;
  • Demonstrate possession of sufficient unencumbered funds so as to be able to support the CLIENT and his/her dependents upon their arrival in Canada, in accordance with the norms and guidelines established by Canadian immigration authorities;
  • Immediately advise the ATTORNEY of any and all written, electronic or telephone communication received by the CLIENT from Canadian immigration authorities;
  • Attend all interviews if called upon to do so by Canadian immigration authorities. The CLIENT is responsible for making all necessary travel arrangements at his or her own expense;
  • Pay the fees required by the Canadian immigration authorities for the handling and processing of the CLIENTS’S EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE if and when applicable;
  • Pay the fees required for the evaluation of language ability, professional, vocational or educational qualifications by the appropriate authorities, as well as for the translations in the format required by Canadian immigration authorities, if and when applicable;
  • Pay to the ATTORNEY "In Trust" all of the fees payable to the ATTORNEY, as set forth in the section ATTORNEY FEES. The CLIENT expressly agrees that it is the CLIENT's entire responsibility to ensure that the said fees arrive in full, in the designated currency, including any applicable taxes, at the ATTORNEY's principal place of business in Montreal, Canada.
  1. ATTORNEY FEES

The CLIENT agrees to pay to DAVID COHEN IN TRUST the amount of USD 1990 on account of Attorney Fees as per the following schedule:

  • The sum of USD 995 immediately upon execution of this Contract by the CLIENT.
  • The sum of USD 995 immediately upon confirmation from the ATTORNEY that the CLIENT’s EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE has been submitted to IRCC, or 60 days after execution of this Contract, whichever occurs earlier.

The CLIENT agrees that the ATTORNEY shall not be required to commence or continue carrying out his Duties herein set forth until such time as the ATTORNEY has received the said fees in trust.

The CLIENT authorizes the ATTORNEY to release the first installment of ATTORNEY FEES from his trust account after the ATTORNEY has established a file in his office for the CLIENT and reviewed the CLIENT’s qualifications. The CLIENT authorizes the ATTORNEY to release the second installment of ATTORNEY FEES from his trust account upon conclusion of this Contract.

The CLIENT expressly recognizes that only the ATTORNEY is authorized to issue receipt(s) for payment of the ATTORNEY’s fees and that the said receipt(s) will only be issued upon the reception of the ATTORNEY’s fees by the ATTORNEY as herein set forth.

The CLIENT expressly recognizes that the fees quoted above are for the preparation, submission and update of the EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE only. The CLIENT further acknowledges that additional ATTORNEY FEES shall be payable to retain the ATTORNEY to assist with additional services, including but not limited to, applications for permanent residence in Canada, applications for provincial or territorial nomination, applications for a Labour Market Impact Assessment or validation of a job offer.

  1. REFUND POLICY

The CLIENT acknowledges that there shall be no refund due if, through no fault of the ATTORNEY, the EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE is not submitted, not accepted, terminated or cannot proceed due to reasons relating to government policy (including any Ministerial Instructions), a change in law, regulation or selection criteria and/or if the CLIENT fails to adequately support all qualifications claimed. In addition, the CLIENT also acknowledges that there shall be no refund due if the CLIENT’s EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE is refused, rejected, or cannot proceed due to reasons related to health, criminality/security or if the CLIENT voluntarily withdraws the EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE. In any event, the ATTORNEY’s total liability under this Contract is limited to any ATTORNEY FEES paid by the CLIENT to the ATTORNEY.

  1. INTERPRETATION
  • This Contract shall be governed by the laws in effect in the Province of Quebec, Canada.
  • As the context may require, the singular shall include the plural and vice versa; words importing the masculine shall include the feminine gender and vice versa;
  • This Contract can be executed by one or more of the parties hereto in any number of counter parts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all such counter parts shall together constitute one and the same instrument;
  • This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the ATTORNEY and the CLIENT and supersedes any and all prior communications, agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or written, pertaining to the subject matter hereof.

The parties acknowledge that they have requested that the foregoing be drawn up in the English language only; Les parties reconnaissent qu'elles ont exigé que ce qui précède soit rédigé seulement en la langue anglaise.