About the Author

I was fortunate to have been born in Vancouver, British Columbia.  I have lived, however, in numerous other cities, including Victoria, Toronto, Montreal, Minnesota, Tianjin, Guang Zhou, Beijing, and Budapest.  I’ve also had the opportunity to travel to dozens of countries in 6 continents.  I am lucky in that so far I have not had any difficulty pursuing opportunities around the globe.

During my travels, however, it quickly became apparent to me that not everyone can say that. As I heard the stories of people whose hopes had been shattered by the seemingly impenetrable border that is Canada’s immigration system, including a relationship of my own, I began to grow frustrated by the rules and regulations that limit peoples’ mobility.

That frustration has turned into a career. After graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2009, and articling a national law firm in Vancouver, I now work at Larlee Rosenberg, a firm devoted exclusively to addressing the most complicated immigration cases.

We practice in all areas of immigration law, including work permit applications, provincial nominations, skilled worker applications, spousal sponsorships, applications on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, investor applications, residency and sponsorship appeals, the establishment of immigration trusts, and judicial review applications at Federal Court.

I am generally in the office on Mondays – Fridays, and am occasionally available to book consultations on weekends.  I check my e-mail throughout the day.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of the Executive (Vice-President), Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC) (2013-)
  • Member of the Executive (Secretary), Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC) and Chair of the BC PNP Subsection  (2011-13),

Publications

  • “Introducing Biometrics for Certain Foreign Nationals”, October 2013
  • “Kenny’s Legacy on Immigration: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”,  The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, July 2013, August 2013
  • “Hiring Foreign Workers Becomes More Difficult”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, July 2013
  • “Beyond the Post-Graduate Work Permit”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, May 2013
  • “Moving to Canada: What Exactly is the New Federal Skilled Trades Program?”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, March 2013
  • “Sponsorship Bar and Conditional Permanent Residency In Effect”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, February 2013
  • “Renewing Your Temporary Resident Visa from Within Canada”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, December 2012
  • “Compliant Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Being Rewarded with Accelerated Labour Market Opinions”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, October 2012
  • “What Applicants Should Look out for In New Immigration Rules”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, September 2012
  • “Language Tests Coming to Immigration Programs Soon”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, June 2012
  • “Can you Enter Canada if You Have a Criminal Conviction”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, May 2012
  • “Know How to Minimize Your Tax Burden”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, April 2012
  • “Understanding New Immigration Application Regulations”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, November 2011
  • Author, Sponsorship Bars and Conditional Permanent Residency: Coming Soon to the Spousal Sponsorship Program?, UNB Law Journal, VOL. LXII, 2011.
  • “CIC brings significant changes to the temporary foreign worker program”, The Canadian Immigrant Magazine, July 2011
  • Author, Unilateral Disclaimer of Collective Agreements; Exploring the Constitutional Implications, (Banking & Finance Law Review, September 2009)
  • Author (with Kendall Andersen), Canada: Creativity in Restructuring (Creditflux, April 2009)

Presentations

  • “Advanced Labour Market Opinions,” Paper and Panelist, “Working Your Way into Canada,” Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia, Vancouver, September 2013
  • “Federal Skilled Worker Class,” Presenter, Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants – BC Chapter AGM, Vancouver, September 2013
  • “Bill C-35 and Other Changes to Immigration and Post-Secondary Institutions,” Capilano College, July 2013
  • “Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class,” Paper and Panelist, Canadian Bar Association Immigration Section Annual Conference, Montreal, May 2013
  • “The BC PNP,” Moderator, Canadian Bar Association (BC) Immigration Section Annual Conference, Vancouver, February 2013
  • “The Immigration Appeal Division” Moderator, Canadian Bar Association (BC) Immigration Section Annual Conference, Vancouver, February 2012

Education

  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2009
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, 2006

Place and Year of Call

  • British Columbia, 2010



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