BUSINESS AND IMMIGRATION
Since 2014 providing legal services in Spanish and English in Toronto
Helping You to Start a New Life and Business in Canada
Since 2014 we have been providing comprehensive solutions specially designed for businesspeople expanding their enterprises in Canada; from identifying the suitable business vehicle to finding the right path to transfer and settle human talent in this country.
“The Best Way To Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt Disney
Our firm is led by Guillermo Cruz Rico, a lawyer in good standing in Ontario and Mexico, foreign legal consultant and notary public
Devoted to Mexican Law and Canadian Law
Mr. Cruz Rico was born and raised in Mexico City and in 2005 he emigrated to Canada.
Since 2012 Mr. Cruz Rico is citizen of both countries and he possess a dual legal education from prestigious institutions in Mexico and Canada; therefore, he has an unique understanding of his client's needs and aspirations because he commands the Canadian immigration law system and he personally has walked the path of immigrants coming to Canada
“Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Our services include advice and representation in business, wealth preservation, economic immigration
Canada is known world-wide for stability, quality of life, safety and rule of law; according to the OECD Canada is one of the top countries in its Better Life Index.
Since the mid-20th-century Canada has been enjoying a remarkable growth in manufacturing, mining and service sectors; for example, the CIA in its World Fact Book recognizes Canada's transition from "a largely rural economy into one primarily industrial and urban". Some of the reason: abundant natural resources, highly skilled labor force, modern capital stock and the country's financial system. "Canada's major banks emerged from the financial crisis of 2008-09 among the strongest in the world, owing to the financial sector's tradition of conservative lending practices and strong capitalization..."
An unique understanding and command of the Canadian business immigration law in the following areas
Our services include to assisting foreign nationals considering to spend less than six months in Canada, either for vacation, family, business or study purposes.
In case of nationals from countries requiring a visa requirement we guide the from A-Z. In case of visitors from countries with no visa requirement we assist them to obtain the Electronic Travel Authorization, ETA,
For clients with a work offer from a Canadian employer we assist them to find the most cost-effective options for them. From general programs like the Labour Market Impact Assessment based work permit to special programs like the International MObility Program for foreign nationals from countries with agreements with Canada, including NAFTA, CETA, etc.
We assist clients accepted to enrol to a post-secondary program in Canada to obtain their student permit and also, open work permits for theirs spouses or legal partners.
Our services include advisory, regulatory compliance and legal defence
Since 2014 we have been assisting corporate clients to transfer talent to their facilities in Canada; from C-level, management or technical staff to construction, trades and agricultural workers.
In some cases, international companies with a direct connection with Canadian entity might transfer employees to the Canadian operation
Labour Market Impact Assessment
This option is an ideal way to assist Canadian employers to bring international talent in specific industries, including construction, trades and agriculture
Since 2014 we have been assisting families to reunite and enjoy the Canadian Way of Life, this option is available for those who have a direct family ties with a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.
This option is for professionals with post-graduate secondary education, work experience, either international or Canadian, and financial capacity to be attractive candidates for Canadian work market.
We assist our clients to identify the best option for them form several Federal and provincial programs, including Express Entry and Provincial Nominations.
Refugee and Asylum
In exceptional cases we assist clients applying for protection.
We are proud members of
176 Saint George Street, Suite 2A
Toll Free from Canada and US
Dialling from Mexico City
Our Clients Talk for Us.
"I was impressed with the professional, pleasant sophistication of the office itself, and was equally reassured by the calm, thoughtful and attentive demeanour of Mr. Cruz Rico. He took care to thoroughly understand the issues from my (the client’s) perspective, and he also took care to explain the complexities of the facts and applicable law and legal processes. As Mexican Civil Law is very different from the English (Canadian) Common Law, and as Mexican law…I knew, being myself a retired Canadian lawyer, that I would be wise to retain legal counsel trained and experienced in Mexico. Of course, as Mr. Cruz Rico is also trained and experienced in Canada, he was well able to understand my perspectives and assist me in understanding the differences in the two legal systems..."
"Mr. Cruz and his associate made time to listen to my case with genuine concern took care of my problem immediately He is the only lawyer to solve your problems in Mexico Thank you."
"My husband and I are grateful for your services for what, to us, has been a rather traumatic situation. You have been compassionate, patient and kind, listening to our needs and concerns. You made yourself very accessible to us. You helped us move forward to a resolution without making us feel embarrassed or remorseful for a decision we made under duress. The fact that you have offices in both Mexico and Canada is a huge benefit to anyone who might find themselves in our situation. You understand well the laws of Mexico and were able to help us with the language barrier. We will now move forward without the fear of any further costs to us and feel grateful that we need have no further dealings with the company involved"
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“The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Frequently Asked Questions
Can an attorney get out of a bad timeshare?
In a word, yes. We have successfully voided contracts, no matter what documents you signed. Fraud is fraud. The Mexican legal system doesn’t take it lightly when trained Mexican lawyers hold it accountable.
Why is it so hard to get out of a timeshare?
For the average person, the different legal system and language is already a barrier. Layer on the raft of signed documents and the aggressive timeshare companies have leverage to keep you stuck. With legal representation, however, fraudulent agreements can become void.
What about selling? Can I sell my timeshare back instead of voiding a contract?
Yes. We can help you sell your timeshare and recoup some of your costs so you can move on. Timeshare Aid can handle the entire transaction on your behalf.
How do I know if I’ve signed a bad deal?
Maybe your fees are suddenly higher. Or there’s a sudden restriction to using your property. Perhaps you discover hidden costs or misleading rules. Any one of those issues could be a sign of fraud.
My timeshare agreement is a few years old. Is it too late?
No. In our view, it’s never too late to get out of a contract that will only cost you more over time. Timeshare Aid has seen real estate companies become more brazen over time. They know you’ll pay what you’re paying now, so they’ll often ask for more. They see you as nothing but a foreign ATM.
Why hire your team? Shouldn’t I just hire a Mexican lawyer in Mexico?
You certainly could. In our experience, the language barrier has proven difficult for both sides of the team. Working with a dually trained lawyer who lives and works in your own country puts you at an advantage. Communication and understanding is how Timeshare Aid has helped our clients get better outcomes.
What is the average cost of getting out of a timeshare?
We are not expensive by design. Our legal practice also fosters trade between Mexico and Canada. We have an interest in helping more Canadians live, work, and play in Mexico.