If you received a date by which you need to leave Canada, you can hire an immigration lawyer to file a Motion for a Stay at the Federal Court of Canada. A Federal Court judge will, usually a few days before your removal date, listen to arguments from your lawyer as well as from the lawyer representing Citizenship and Immigration Canada (Department of Justice) with respect to reasons why you should be allowed to stay in Canada and reasons why you should leave Canada. This motion hearing lasts about 1 hour and the Federal Court Judge will give his/her decision following the arguments. The hearing takes place at the Federal Court, usually on Monday mornings.
Should the motion be granted, your removal from Canada will be temporarily cancelled and you will be able to stay in Canada. Should the motion be dismissed, you will need to show up at the airport for your scheduled flight to your country of citizenship. If you do not show up, a Canada-wide warrant for your arrest will be enforced by the RCMP.
If you have received a removal date or a Direction to Report to CBSA, please contact our office to determine if a Motion for Stay is adequate for your case. You must have valid reasons to want to remain in Canada and we must demonstrate to the Federal Court that should you not be allowed to stay in Canada, you or your family members will suffer irreparable harm.