Our global employment and labour team has extensive experience in immigration law and workforce mobility, helping clients ensure they are operating their businesses with the best legal strategies for achieving smooth workforce transitions.
Our lawyers understand that a global workforce requires timely solutions to immigration matters including work permits, visas, study permits, permanent resident status and citizenship. We combine our detailed knowledge of local regulatory provisions with the reach of our international law firm to successfully manage our clients’ cross-border issues wherever they arise.
With more than 30 years’ experience and in-depth knowledge of immigration and employment laws and regulations, national policies and practices and international treaties governing foreign workers, our lawyers provide practical, commercial solutions to issues arising from business immigration. Our clients include both small and multinational companies across key industry sectors including financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; transport; technology; life sciences and healthcare; and consumer markets.
Our Canadian team of immigration lawyers and experienced paralegals is consistently recognized for its valued experience in Canadian and US immigration law, which makes it uniquely suited to assist clients who wish to settle temporarily or permanently in Canada and the United States. Comprising experienced legal professionals who have advised on all aspects of immigration matters, our team can provide legal services in multiple languages, including English, French, Spanish and Italian. Our long-standing immigration practice has in-depth knowledge of administrative regulations, national and provincial policies, and international treaties governing foreign nationals. Our highly regarded experience enables us to obtain applicable authorizations for our clients and their family members in all Canadian jurisdictions as well as in the United States.
Our areas of work include
- Contractor agreements
- Employer sanctions and compliance
- Employment and labour law, including employee benefits
- Employment contracts
- Immigration and visa requirements
- Permanent resident status and citizenship
- Permits, including study and work
- Post-arrival procedures, including medical coverage, social insurance and driver’s licenses
- Residency obligations
- Secondment arrangements
- Legal 500 Canada, Business Immigration, The Legal 500, 2022