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Immigration — Nationwide - Canada


EY Law LLP - Immigration Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 43 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for A premier choice for business immigration in Canada, regularly advising large multinationals in a variety of sectors including retail, energy, technology and finance. Provides guidance on work permits, visas and citizenship, as well as strategic counsel on corporate immigration and HR policies. Clients benefit from the team's capacity to draw upon EY’s global network.

Strengths Sources have "nothing but praise for them" and note that "EY is very strong in Canada."

Work highlights Acted for a major US retail organisation on its expansion into Canada. Assisted with the implementation of a cross-border immigration compliance programme, as well as staff visa and permit issues.

Assisted a global food and beverage retailer with the development and implementation of its immigration strategy.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Leebosh is an experienced immigration expert, guiding multinational corporations through overall immigration strategy and applications for visas, permanent residency and citizenship. His recent work highlights include assisting a Fortune 50 technology company with Canadian regulatory compliance. Interviewees appreciate his pragmatic approach.

The up-and-coming Roxanne Israel provides immigration and tax advice to clients, notably in the energy, engineering and construction industries. She advised a Canadian petrochemical company on immigration compliance and on obtaining visa approvals for a capital infrastructure project.

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Green and Spiegel LLP - Immigration Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Stephen Green and Evan Green
- 4 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Leading immigration boutique offering extensive experience in corporate immigration, Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications and permanent residence applications through the Express Entry system. Further noted for its focus on US-Canada cross-border matters. Its client base spans small and emerging companies, national and multinational corporations, high net worth individuals and government entities.

Strengths Market commentators note: "They have very good, very knowledgeable lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Sources agree that Stephen Green is a "very notable name in the field." He is a highly experienced business immigration counsel to companies ranging in size from start-ups to multinational corporations. He is experienced in a variety of industries, including IT, transportation and hospitality. He regularly assists with intra-company transfers, work permits and investor applications.

Evan Green is well respected for his strength in dealing with all aspects of Canadian immigration law as well as US immigration issues. He is viewed by sources as a "very well-known" and a "very good-quality lawyer." He has extensive experience with work permit applications for skilled professionals and high-level executives.

Rising star Ravi Jain is described by peers as a "very knowledgeable lawyer" with an "all-encompassing" practice. He assists clients with work and study permits, parental and spousal sponsorships, permanent residency and citizenship matters. His litigation expertise is another area of particular strength.

Senior practitioner Mendel Green is reputed for the breadth of his experience advising clients on all aspects of immigration law. He enjoys a long-standing presence in the field and is viewed by sources as a key player in the immigration space.

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Gomberg Dalfen - Immigration Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Pre-eminent Québec-based boutique widely recognised for its in-depth knowledge of regional immigration matters. Assists companies of all sizes with the movement of skilled workers to Canada from around the world, advising on work permits and both the Canadian and Québec permanent residence immigration programmes. Offers notable experience in the entertainment and IT industries and provides services in English, French and Spanish.

Strengths Interviewees describe the firm as a boutique with "very high standards" and describe the team as "very professional."

Notable practitioners

Seth Dalfen handles immigration work for a broad range of clients, from professionals and families to community organisations and businesses. He has extensive experience advising on a variety of immigration matters, including temporary and permanent residency, family reunification and inadmissibility issues. He is described by sources as a "high-quality guy" who is "very competent" and "very conscientious."

Avi Gomberg focuses his practice on the movement of foreign executives and skilled workers to Canada. His clients include individuals, Canadian employers and multinational corporations, notably in the IT sector. He draws much praise from the market, with one source reporting that he is "very well known and very well liked."

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Guberman Garson LLP - Immigration Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Talented group recognised for the depth and breadth of its expertise in Canada and with US immigration laws and processes. Frequently handles temporary entry and permanent residency issues for individuals as well as businesses from various industries, including technology, manufacturing, entertainment and sports. Based in Toronto, the firm opened an office in Vancouver in January 2017. It is noted for its alliance with tax firm Deloitte.

Notable practitioners

National managing partner David Garson has a wealth of experience advising individual professionals and companies on corporate immigration law. His clients include large multinational IT industry employers.

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Corporate Immigration Law Firm - Immigration Department

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第三等

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What the team is known for High-quality team commended for its effective counsel on a wide range of immigration matters, including study and work permit applications, temporary and permanent residency, inadmissibility issues and citizenship. Also assists companies with corporate immigration policies and regulatory compliance.

Notable practitioners

Jean-Philippe Brunet is praised by commentators as "one of the best immigration lawyers in Québec." He is highly respected for his in-depth knowledge of immigration laws and regulations and regularly assists employers with the international movement of professionals to and from Canada.

Barbara Jo Caruso is regarded as a leading figure in the market. She provides expert guidance to business executives, skilled workers and families on temporary and permanent residency, work permits and citizenship issues. She is described by peers as "bright and on the ball."

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KPMG Law LLP - Immigration Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its in-depth guidance on business immigration, working closely with the firm's tax practice group and drawing upon the international KPMG network. Regularly assists corporations with global mobility strategies and immigration compliance analysis. Offers particular expertise in the financial services, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and IT sectors.

Notable practitioners

Leader of the firm's Canadian immigration practice, Howard Greenberg has extensive experience assisting with the movement of business executives, skilled workers and other professionals to Canada. Market sources report that he "does very well, has been around for a very long time" and "has a national reputation."

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Immigration Department

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Yusra Siddiquee
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm with significant experience providing corporate immigration advice to national and international companies across various industry sectors, including IT, pharmaceuticals, energy and transportation. Offers advice from offices throughout Canada and is identified for its strength in Montréal and Toronto.

Strengths One client enthuses: "They are responsive, readily available, flexible and knowledgeable of Canadian immigration laws and regulations."

Work highlights Provides ongoing assistance to Expedia with a broad range of immigration issues including visa applications, work permits, permanent residency and citizenship.

Significant clients Bank of Montreal, Yellow Pages, Canadian Opera Company, Safran Landing Systems, Pratt & Whitney Canada.

Notable practitioners

Chantal Arsenault provides expert immigration advice to companies of all sizes, as well as individuals. Clients say "she finds creative legal solutions when necessary" and add: "She is very personable, knows her stuff, and is very reassuring." She is involved with the overall management of Costco's immigration requirements in Canada, including the drafting of employment contracts for foreign workers, advice on tax strategy, and work permit, permanent residency and citizenship applications.

Yusra Siddiquee advises national and international corporations on high-level strategic and compliance issues as well as employee mobility. Interviewees appreciate her forthright approach, noting: "She is very direct and provides very clear information in a prompt manner."

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Our Immigration Practice has over 35 years of experience and in-depth expertise in corporate immigration assisting Canadian and multinational organizations on all aspects of immigration matters including work permits, visas, study permits, permanent resident status and citizenship. We design immigration strategies for various sized companies both in Canada and internationally, across multiple industries including but not limited to the information technology, financial institutions, pharmaceutical and life sciences, energy, manufacturing, entertainment, and transportation sectors. Please refer to our top clients lists which showcases the wide-range of industry sectors serviced by our Immigration Law practice.

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Senior Statesmen

Green and Spiegel LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Senior practitioner Mendel Green is reputed for the breadth of his experience advising clients on all aspects of immigration law. He enjoys a long-standing presence in the field and is viewed by sources as a key player in the immigration space.

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KPMG Law LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Leader of the firm's Canadian immigration practice, Howard Greenberg has extensive experience assisting with the movement of business executives, skilled workers and other professionals to Canada. Market sources report that he "does very well, has been around for a very long time" and "has a national reputation."

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Sherritt Greene Barristers & Solicitors

From the Chambers Canada guide

Calgary-based Michael Greene of Sherritt Greene Barristers & Solicitors has long-standing experience assisting companies and individuals with all aspects of the immigration process. Peers consider him to be a "top practitioner" and an "excellent speaker."

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EY Law LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Jonathan Leebosh is an experienced immigration expert, guiding multinational corporations through overall immigration strategy and applications for visas, permanent residency and citizenship. His recent work highlights include assisting a Fortune 50 technology company with Canadian regulatory compliance. Interviewees appreciate his pragmatic approach.

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Jean-Philippe Brunet

Corporate Immigration Law Firm

From the Chambers Canada guide

Jean-Philippe Brunet is praised by commentators as "one of the best immigration lawyers in Québec." He is highly respected for his in-depth knowledge of immigration laws and regulations and regularly assists employers with the international movement of professionals to and from Canada.

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Barbara Jo Caruso

Corporate Immigration Law Firm

From the Chambers Canada guide

Barbara Jo Caruso is regarded as a leading figure in the market. She provides expert guidance to business executives, skilled workers and families on temporary and permanent residency, work permits and citizenship issues. She is described by peers as "bright and on the ball."

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McCarthy Tétrault LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Leader of McCarthy Tétrault LLP's national immigration law practice, Stéphane Duval is reputed for advising multinational companies on the movement of skilled workers into Canada. He is praised by clients for being "highly knowledgeable, always available and a good listener." He provided immigration advice to the Navana Group with regard to its newly established Canadian business.

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David L. P. Garson

Guberman Garson LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

National managing partner David Garson has a wealth of experience advising individual professionals and companies on corporate immigration law. His clients include large multinational IT industry employers.

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Green and Spiegel LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Sources agree that Stephen Green is a "very notable name in the field." He is a highly experienced business immigration counsel to companies ranging in size from start-ups to multinational corporations. He is experienced in a variety of industries, including IT, transportation and hospitality. He regularly assists with intra-company transfers, work permits and investor applications.

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Maynard Kischer Stojicevic

From the Chambers Canada guide

Vancouver-based Gordon Maynard of Maynard Kischer Stojicevic has extensive experience guiding clients through admission and enforcement processes and helping them obtain temporary entry or permanent residency. He is described by sources as a "very bright lawyer" who "specialises in enforcement and litigation and is very well known for that."

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Chantal Arsenault

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Canada guide

Chantal Arsenault provides expert immigration advice to companies of all sizes, as well as individuals. Clients say "she finds creative legal solutions when necessary" and add: "She is very personable, knows her stuff, and is very reassuring." She is involved with the overall management of Costco's immigration requirements in Canada, including the drafting of employment contracts for foreign workers, advice on tax strategy, and work permit, permanent residency and citizenship applications.

Yusra Siddiquee advises national and international corporations on high-level strategic and compliance issues as well as employee mobility. Interviewees appreciate her forthright approach, noting: "She is very direct and provides very clear information in a prompt manner."

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PwC Law LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Janet Bomza of PwC Law LLP is recommended for her strong business immigration practice and is regularly sought after by both small companies and large multinationals for her advice on the international mobility of professionals.

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Gomberg Dalfen

From the Chambers Canada guide

Seth Dalfen handles immigration work for a broad range of clients, from professionals and families to community organisations and businesses. He has extensive experience advising on a variety of immigration matters, including temporary and permanent residency, family reunification and inadmissibility issues. He is described by sources as a "high-quality guy" who is "very competent" and "very conscientious."

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Gomberg Dalfen

From the Chambers Canada guide

Avi Gomberg focuses his practice on the movement of foreign executives and skilled workers to Canada. His clients include individuals, Canadian employers and multinational corporations, notably in the IT sector. He draws much praise from the market, with one source reporting that he is "very well known and very well liked."

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Green and Spiegel LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Evan Green is well respected for his strength in dealing with all aspects of Canadian immigration law as well as US immigration issues. He is viewed by sources as a "very well-known" and a "very good-quality lawyer." He has extensive experience with work permit applications for skilled professionals and high-level executives.

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Canada guide

Yusra Siddiquee advises national and international corporations on high-level strategic and compliance issues as well as employee mobility. Interviewees appreciate her forthright approach, noting: "She is very direct and provides very clear information in a prompt manner."

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Up and Coming

EY Law LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

The up-and-coming Roxanne Israel provides immigration and tax advice to clients, notably in the energy, engineering and construction industries. She advised a Canadian petrochemical company on immigration compliance and on obtaining visa approvals for a capital infrastructure project.

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Up and Coming

Green and Spiegel LLP

From the Chambers Canada guide

Rising star Ravi Jain is described by peers as a "very knowledgeable lawyer" with an "all-encompassing" practice. He assists clients with work and study permits, parental and spousal sponsorships, permanent residency and citizenship matters. His litigation expertise is another area of particular strength.

Senior practitioner Mendel Green is reputed for the breadth of his experience advising clients on all aspects of immigration law. He enjoys a long-standing presence in the field and is viewed by sources as a key player in the immigration space.

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