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Phone: 647.342.0568


We take pride in devising creative legal and practical solutions to our clients’ family law challenges.

We strive to make immigrating to Canada as easy, error-free and as fast as possible.

Please contact our foreign divorce opinion lawyer. We can have your letter ready in 1 day.

we have experience in drafting wills for families throughout Ontario.


Welcome to the home of your future immigration or family lawyer! Ivan J. Steele is a Toronto immigration lawyer who runs a modern, flexible and creative law practice devoted  to the practice of Canadian immigration law and family law. As a sole practitioner, Mr. Steele know each of his cases from top to bottom, ensuring that your spousal sponsorship application, your divorce, or your foreign divorce opinion letter are completed accurately and promptly. 


Technology is how we do business! Life in the 21st century Canada and the lessons lerned from COVID-19 pandemic have reshaped our immigration and family law practice. Taking advantage of the wonders of modern communication technolgy, all meetings and consultations will be conducted via Zoom/Skype/Facetime and any originals or documents requiring signatures should be sent via post/courier. In partnership with WeWork Canada, we will be making exceptions for in-person meetings at our Hudson’s Bay location for exceptional circumstances and by appointment only. Working together, we will take full advantage of modern document sharing and communication technologies reserving the in-person meetings only for the matters that legally require it. This approach provides a great deal of flexibility, reduces our carbon footprint and saves time all arounr, while streamlining the way your case is handled. With us, you will experience a small town immigration and family law firm service, available to you in the heart of Toronto. Whether online or in person and whether you seek the services of a Toronto immigration lawyer or a family lawyer, Ivan Steele, will treat you with care and individualized attention that is difficult to find in big Toronto firms. We combine the best of legal tradition and personal touch with the cutting edge technology, to bring you reliable legal services, designed for modern life.



Ivan Steele Law does not accept Ontario Legal Aid Certficiates. We do not accept any new litigation files, contested family law matters (litigation) and we no longer provide representation in the Federal Courts.



Ivan Steele’s pre-eminent area of practice is spousal and family sponsorship. He has helped countelss Canadians and Permanent Residents to bring their wives, husbands and common law partners to Canada. In addition, Mr. Steele’s  Canadian immigration law practice focuses on citizenship applications, common-law, conjugal and spousal sponsorships for permanent residence in Canada, parent and grandparent sponsorships / immigration and federal economic class application (Express Entry). We are happy to help clients with visitor visas, study permit and work permits. We do NOT accept refugee status applications, humanitarian and compasstionate applications and appeals.



We specialize in the following family law areas: Foreign Divorce Opinion Letters for re-marriage in Ontario, joint and uncontested divorces, drafting and Independent Legal Advice on Marriage Contract (Prenups), Cohabitation Agreements, Separation Agreements, Egg and Sperm Donor Agreements.

As long as your matter falls into one of the above categories, and if you are looking for a family lawyer, a divorce lawyer, or an immigration lawyer in Toronto, we will work with you as a team, to discover best ways to help you to live your life on your own terms. Having an immigration lawyer who cares and who is dedicated to his client’s cases is becoming a rarity in a profit-oriented world. We are different. Let’s talk! Click here to read Ivan Steele’s bio.

Statement Re: COVID-19 and In-Person Meetings


We are supporting public health recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our response times may be slower than usual but we appreciate your patience and look forward to assisting you with your legal needs during this trying time.

We hae modified our business model in light of the lessons learned from COVID-19 crisis and in order to take full advantage of the 21st century technologies. For the foreseeable future, ALL client meetings will be conducted via Zoom/Skype/Facetime and any originals or documents requiring signatures should be sent via post/courier. As the situation progresses, and based on client feedback, this streamlined business model will likely become permanent, with exceptions made for in-person meetings only in exceptional circumstances.

Practice Areas

Ivan Steele Law offers the following practice areas:

Immigration Law

As a Toronto immigration lawyer, Ivan Steele understands that your quality of life often depends upon your visa approval. We are committed to excellence and the highest ethical standards in Canadian immigration law. 

Family Law

If you are looking for a dedicated family and divorce lawyer in Toronto, Port Hope, Peterborough or Cobourg you have come to the right place. We are a modern, flexible and progressive family law firm with floating meeting locations in Ontario.

Gay & Lesbian Law

Ivan Steele is a Toronto gay immigration lawyer and a Toronto gay family lawyer. Addressing practical and legal issues relating to sexual orientation has remained a core component of our legal practice.

Latest News

Read Important Information regarding changes in the Canadian Immigration system and Canadian Family Law.
New Rules for LMIA-exempt Work Permit Applications.

New Rules for LMIA-exempt Work Permit Applications.

Under the new Regulations that came into force in February of 2015, the offer of employment and the employer compliance fee must be met before the foreign national can submit their employer-specific, LMIA-exempt work permit application. If this requirement is not met,...

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New Changes to Canadian Citizenship Applications 2017

New Changes to Canadian Citizenship Applications 2017

Changes to Citizenship Applications for Canada in 2017. The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has rolled back most of the changes to the Citizenship Act and the Regulations, implemented by the previous Conservative government. Below is a short (and not exhaustive)...

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What our Clients Say

My wife and daughter’s permanent residency was approved in record time!! Ivan takes the time to make sure you are able to create a perfect application, including advice on the unwritten factors that could affect your application.
Ivan has made dreams come true for us and I would recommend (and have) to anyone wanting to bring their family ‘home’.

Paul Bacon