About us

Joseph W. Allen & Associates' legal team with over 35 years experience provides personalized legal services according to each individual's needs. We believe it is important to build a strong relationship with our clients in order to better advise them and assist them throughout the processing of their applications.

Our firm focuses on Canadian immigration and refugee law, and almost 40 years experience this field. In addition to providing services in English and French, our firm can also assist you in Armenian, Farsi and Tamil.

We represent individuals from countries all over the world in their applications to come to Canada, whether it be for a short period of time or permanently.

Our team

Joseph W. Allen


Joseph W. Allen graduated from Sir George Williams University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967. He obtained a Law degree (LL.L.) from Universté de Montréal in 1975.

He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1976. He has a long association with the Quebec Immigration Lawyer's Association (AQAADI), where he has held the position of both President and Vice President.

Mr. Allen first opened his firm in 1977 and began focusing on immigration and refugee law in 1981. He has almost 40 years of experience in this field of law.
 
Mr. Allen is fluent in both English and French.

Viken G. Artinian


Viken G. Artinian graduated from Université de Montréal with a bachelor in civil law in 1999, as well as a Diplôme d'Études Supérieures Spécialisées (DESS) in 2003.

He was called to the Quebec Bar in 2002 and he transferred his DESS diploma for a Juris Doctor in North American Common Law from Université de Montréal in 2015. He has a long association with the Quebec Immigration Lawyer's Association (AQAADI), where he has held several positions in its board committee.

Mr. Artinian first joined Joseph W. Allen & Associates' team in 2001, and has almost 20 years of experience in this field.

Mr. Artinian speaks English, French and Armenian.

Nilufar Sadeghi


Nilufar Sadeghi studied law at Université de Montréal, earning a bachelor of civil law in 2009, following which she was called to the Quebec Bar in 2010.

She graduated with a Juris Doctor in North American Common Law from Université de Montréal in 2011. She joined Joseph W. Allen & Associates' team in 2011, where she also did her internship. Ms. Sadeghi is also a member of the Quebec Immigration Lawyer's Association (AQAADI) where she held a position on its board committee between 2016 and 2019.

Ms. Sadeghi speaks English, French and Farsi.

Practice Areas

 

Our law firm focuses solely on Canadian Immigration Law, which allows us to provide our clients with quality legal advice in this specific field of law. We assist our clients in filing applications with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Canadian Embassies and High Commissions abroad, in addition to representing them before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and the Federal Court of Canada.

 

Recent news

COVID-19 impact on Immigration procedures

The current pandemic has had considerable impact on all departments with regards to immigration law. Indeed, IRB offices are currently closed to most hearings and all in-person delivery of documents until further notice. Most non-urgent hearings at the Federal Court have also been postponed. According to the Federal Court's latest Practice Direction and Order dated May 29th 2020, all hearings until July 13th 2020 have been cancelled and the Suspension period of the filing of documents has been extended until June 29th 2020. However, further amendments may be done by the Federal Court at the end of June 2020, should it deem it necessary. Additional information can be found on both the IRB and the Federal Court's official websites.

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Parent and Grandparent Supervisa

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian government has informed the public that the opening of the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship category will be delayed. Further developments will be shared by the Canadian government once available.

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