Matthew Jeffery

Matthew Jeffery
Law Office of Matthew Jeffery

Matthew Jeffery, sole practitioner operating The Law Office of Matthew Jeffery, Barrister & Solicitor in Toronto, focuses on all areas of immigration law.

Mr. Jeffery graduated with a Doctor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School before being called to the Ontario Bar.

In his third year at law school, Mr. Jeffery spent an entire term studying an advanced program in immigration and refugee law, which gave him a better understanding of the cases he now deals with on a day-to-day basis.

He went on to spend three years working in Beijing, where he assisted people applying for permanent Canadian residence as skilled workers and under the business categories. He also helped students gain Canadian study permits.

When he returned to Canada, he spent several years focusing on refugee claims before his practice evolved into the full range of immigration matters.

As a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law, Mr. Jeffery’s practice covers family and spousal sponsorships, skilled worker, Canadian Experience Class and Express Entry applications, permanent resident card renewals, citizenship applications, humanitarian applications, work and study permits, and visitor visas.

In addition, Mr. Jeffery offers appeal and immigration litigation services including, judicial review and appeals to the Federal Court, appeals to the Immigration Appeal Division, and citizenship appeals to the Immigration and Refugee Board.

He is a member of the Ontario Bar Association.

Matthew Jeffery Posts

Lottery system for parent, grandparent reunification 'unfair'

The federal government's new lottery for parent and grandparent sponsorship has made a bad situation worse, says Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Read more

Border electronic device search a possibility for all travellers

Anyone could be subject to a search of their mobile device at the border — and while it is best to answer agents’ questions truthfully in these situations, travellers shouldn’t say more than what’s needed, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery says in The Globe and Mail . Read more

Law and practice on asylum issue 'different story'

Although there are hopes that the Canadian government will consider withdrawing from the Safe Third Country Agreement , until that happens, counsel have to tell asylum-seekers in the United States that they can’t really come into Canada, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells The Huffington Post. Read more

Tory leadership hopeful Blaney proposes reducing immigration and refugee targets

MONTREAL - Conservative leadership hopeful Steven Blaney is proposing a reduction in the number of immigrants and refugees who come to Canada. Read more

Aim higher on spousal sponsorship processing times, lawyer tells feds

Recent cuts to wait times for spousal sponsorship applications should just be the beginning, according to Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Read more

Feds failing foreign students, says Jeffery

The federal government must act on its promise to fix the Express Entry system for international students seeking permanent residence, according to Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery. Read more

Ruling will prove key for citizenship-by-fraud cases

The previous government's changes to the Citizenship Act in 2014 were intended to make the citizenship revocation process far easier — but instead, they have resulted in a number of legal challenges to the new procedures on constitutional grounds, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery writes in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Matthew Jeffery's practice covers full range of immigration matters

Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery knew from his second year at law school that he wanted to help people with citizenship and refugee matters. Read more