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CLICK TO Jeremiah Eastman, lawyer for Canada Immigration and  Tribunal Reviews / Court Appeals  - 	 litigation lawyer for Canada Immigration Cases inlcuding ANTI-TERRORISM  APPEALS,  experienced with tribunals, Federal and Supreme Court  immigration review/appeals

JEREMIAH  EASTMAN, BA LLB

Canada Immigration Applications, Advocacy, Refugee Appeals & Litigation Lawyer. 

· has 10 years experience as litigation counsel for the Dept. of Justice Canada, Immigration Law Section in Toronto where his client was the Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.

· has appeared before all levels of Federal and Ontario courts & various tribunals of the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada.

EASTMAN LAW OFFICES
10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 215, Brampton, Ontario
Tel:    905-451-1550  
Email: Jeremiah@theimmigrater.com
Web:  www.theimmigrater.com

Toronto downtown view looking at CN Tower - background to Eastmans litigation experience at all levels of court and tribunals for citizenship and refugee claimants - CLICK TO WEB SITE OF EASTMAN LAW
  • GARY L. SEGAL
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    Rekai Frankel LLP
    Canadian & US Immigration Lawyers
    1605-33 Bloor St. East
    Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3H1
    Telephone:  416.960.8876
    Firm Website: www.mobilitylaw.com

    Web profile: www.mobilitylaw.com/GarySegal.html
    [Mr. Segal is ] ...."Founder and 1st Chair of the Immigration Section of the CBA (Canadian Bar Association) and member of the Executive of the Canadian Chapter of the American Immigration lawyers Association in the U.S.   Extensive 22 year practice in immigration law & employed prior to that time by the Canadian Immigration Dept.  Author of Immigrating to Canada 10th ed.
    (update 2010.11.08, 2005.12.07)



  • LLOYD W.  AMENT,  B.Comm., LL.B.
    Toronto Immigration & Business Lawyer,
    • Certified Citizenship & Immigration Law Specialist by Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Registered Trade Mark Agent
    • Practices Business Law & Commercial Law

He "... has an Asia-Pacific immigration practice [emphasis added], active there for the past 24 years.  He is associated with law firms and authorized representatives in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China ... .  (Lloyd also has acted as legal counsel to the Mississauga Chinese Business Association.)

His immigration law practice includes legal advice and counseling for:

  • Businessmen under the Business and Investor Immigration Program
  • Skilled professionals under the Skilled Worker Immigration Program
  • Removal of Entrepreneur Conditions
  • Intra-company Transfers under NAFTA and GATS
  • U.S. L-1, B-1, B-2, TN, NAFTA Applications
  • Complying with the "2 years in 5 years" residence regulation
  • Applicants eligible for Canadian Citizenship
  • HRSDC Arranged Offers of Employment and Labour Market Opinions
  • Family Class Sponsorships
  • Student Visas
  • Company registration or setup of branch facilities in Canada

"In addition to his immigration practice, Lloyd acts as corporate counsel to small and mid-sized corporations and their owners."

"This general corporate law practice includes such matters as legal agreements for buying/selling businesses, franchising, distributing, consulting, licensing and general international joint ventures and contracts. " [above quoted from Lloyd Ament's website profile at www.basmansmith.com/i3ament 2010.11.08 link update ]

Lloyd W. Ament, Barrister & Solicitor
Basman Smith LLP

1400 - 111 Richmond St. West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada  M5H 2G4
phone:  416.860.1946
E-mail:  go to www.basmansmith.com/i3ament



  • JACQUELINE R. BART
    B.A., LL.B., J.D., Barrister & Solicitor

    Certified Immigration Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada Jacqueline Bart, Toronto based Certified Canada Immigration Lawyer

    "... She obtained her undergraduate and law degrees in Canada and her Juris Doctor in the United States.  She has worked at Barristers Chambers in London, England and at the U.K. High Court of Justice.  As well, Ms. Bart interned and worked at the United Nations in the area of International Human Rights and Immigration Law.  Ms. Bart possesses over twenty (20) years of practice exclusively as a Canadian Immigration Specialist and Toronto Immigration lawyer."

    "Ms. Bart is the author of three citizenship & immigration law books used by lawyers in Canada.  She is the Editor-in-Chief and an author of The Canadian/U.S. Relocation Manual:  Immigration, Employment, Customs and Taxation Law (ISBN: 0-459-55538-3), which is a regularly updated relocation treatise involving both Canadian and U.S. law.
    She has also written two Canadian Immigration Practice Guides, entitled "Work Permits and Visas" (ISBN: 0-459-56038-7), "Permanent Residence" (ISBN: 0-459-25462-6).  Carswell, the legal division of Thompson International, and Canada's leading legal publisher, is the publisher of the above noted legal texts." [quoted fr. web site bartlaw.ca/aboutjb-biography 2013.03.29 & 2007 ]

    Bart & Associates, Barristers & Solicitors
    2200-181 University Ave
    Toronto, Ontario,
    Canada  M5H 3M7
    Phone:  416.601.1346
    Email:  go to www.bartlaw.ca



  • MARIO DOMENICO BELLISSIMO
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    ·  practice includes refugee protection cases
    ·  has represented clients before the:  Canada Border Services Agency | all Immigration Tribunals | Federal Court | Supreme Court of Canada.
    ·  accepts legal aid cases

    Mario D. Bellissimo
    ORMSTON, BELLISSIMO, ROTENBERG
    20 Eglinton Ave West - Suite 2202
    P.O. Box 2023
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4R 1K8
    Tel:  416.787.6505
    Website:  www.obr-immigration.com


  • CARTER  HOPPE
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
     Dubai UAE  Office
    Carter Hoppe Legal Consultants
    see Web site:  www.carterhoppe.com
     Canada Toronto Office
    Hoppe & Associates
    469 Lawrence Ave. W.
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada,  M5M 1C6
    Tel: 1-416-961-8881
    every aspect of immigration & citizenship law [quote 2010.11]
    Web site:  www.carterhoppe.com

  • Marshall E. Drukarsh
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    " Mr. Drukarsh was a founding member of the Law Society of Upper Canada Specialist Certification Committee for Immigration.  .... He was the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Refugee and Immigration to the Ontario Legal Aid Corporation and he represented the Ontario Bar Association during the formation of that organization, appearing at legislative hearings.  Mr. Drukarsh serves on the Immigration and Refugee Board's National Consultative Committee on Practices and Procedures, the Ontario regional CCPP of the Immigration Appeal Division, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (Ontario Region); ... He was a member of the founding committee and a lecturer at the Seneca College Immigration Practitioner's Certification Course. ... " [quote fr. website 2008.02.23 update 2010.11.08]
    Marshall E. Drukarsh, B.A. LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor
    5140 Yonge Street, Suite 1510
    Toronto, Canada M2N 6L7
    Telephone:  416-365-5950
    Website:  www.drukarshlaw.ca


CLICK TO Jeremiah Eastman, lawyer for Canada Immigration and applications appeals Law  	 litigation lawyer for Canada Immigration Cases inlcuding  experience with tribunals, Department of Justice,  Federal and Supreme Court  immigration review/appeals

JEREMIAH EASTMAN,  BA LLB

Canada Immigration Applications, Advocacy, Appeals & Litigation Lawyer

He joined a mid-size law firm in the GTA with 11 years experience as litigation counsel for the Department of Justice Canada, Immigration Law Section in Toronto where his client was the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.  In 2008 he opened his own law corporation in Brampton.

Called to the Ontario Bar in 1995 - he has appeared before all levels of Federal & Ontario courts, as well as various tribunals of the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada.

He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Law Section, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

His practice covers:

  • Spousal Sponsorship
  • Work Permits Permanent Resident Applications
  • Judicial Reviews / Tribunal-Court Appeals
  • Visitor Visas
  • Study Permits
  • Temporary Residence Permits
  • Skilled worker Applications
  • Business Class Visa Applications
  • Investor Applications
  • Family Sponsorship

JEREMIAH EASTMAN
Eastman Law Office
Professional Corporation
10 Gillingham Drive, Suite 215
Brampton, Ontario
L6X 5A5, Canada
Tel:  905-451-1550
Fax:  905-451-1104
Email:  Jeremiah@theimmigrater.com
Website:  www.theimmigrater.com


"Ontario Regional Office (Toronto)
The Ontario Regional Office (ORO) of the Department of Justice represents the federal government in a wide variety of matters affecting departments and agencies of the Government of Canada that operate within the Province of Ontario.

Litigation is the primary but not exclusive function of the ORO.  Approximately 5% of our lawyers are solicitors who work in the Business, Aboriginal and Regulatory sections of the office. The majority of our 348 lawyers practice law in the courtrooms or tribunals of Ontario in matters ranging from criminal prosecutions for importing narcotics to multi million-dollar civil actions in negligence, from important public issues involving the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to tax appeals involving the major corporations of this province.  The work is of top quality and is often high profile. Our opponents are generally the major law firms of this city.  The active inventory of more than twenty thousand cases in this office means that lawyers are given a great degree of independence and responsibility early in their careers." [quote 2009.06.01 from www.justice.gc.ca...ontario]

"Immigration Section [Ontario Regional Office (ORO) of the Dept. of Justice Canada]
The lawyers in this section handle immigration-related litigation on behalf of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.  This responsibility includes responding to applications filed in the Federal Court of Canada by refugee claimants and permanent residents seeking judicial review of decisions taken by the Immigration Refugee Board and by immigration officers; appearing before administrative tribunals to address constitutional issues; and opposing interlocutory injunctions in which the applicant is seeking a stay of a deportation order.  The litigation also includes appeals in the Federal Court of Appeal as well as in the Ontario Superior Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

The lawyers in this section play a key role in the development of Immigration Law in Canada. The following Supreme Court of Canada cases (among others) emanated from this section: Singh (1985), Chiarelli (1991), Ward (1993), Dehghani (1995), Pushpanathan (1998), Baker (1999) and Suresh (2001 - decision pending). ..."[quote 2009.06.01 from www.justice.gc.ca...ontario]


see also Department of Justice Canada Immigration Section

see also http://www.justice.gc.ca/antiter/home-accueil-eng.asp   THE ANTI-TERRORISM ACT - Dept. of Justice Canada / Ministière de la Justice Canada - web info


  • Douglas Lehrer
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    VANDERVENNEN LEHRER
    45 St. Nicholas Street
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1W6
    Canada
    Tel: 416.963.8405
    Web site: www.vanlehrer.com
    Other info: "Fluent in Spanish, his practice serves the Hispanic community, but also a diverse range of clients from many cultures and every continent of the world." [fr. website 040509]

  • Guidy Mamann
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    MAMANN & ASSOCIATES
    303 - 74 Victoria St.
    Toronto, Ontario M5C 2A5
    Canada
    Tel: 416.862.0000
    Web: www.migrationlaw.com
    emphasis on applications for permanent residence for independent workers & business immigrants, detention reviews, long-term illegal residents, humanitarian/refugee cases, NAFTA employment & Judicial Review in the Federal Court of Canada

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Saba Naqvi, BA JD practices both Canada and USA Immigration Law, licensed as an Attorney at Law in California as well as called to the Bar in B.C. - has main office s in downtown Vancouver with the Boughton Law  Crop. Cross Border Law Group

Saba Naqvi, BA (U.Toronto) JD (Southwestern University School of Law, California)

Ms. Naqvi is based in Vancouver's downtown law firm BOUGHTON LAW CORP. Cross Border Group.

She is fluent in Urdu and Hindi, helping individuals and corporations immigrate and/or do cross border business from Canada to the USA and vice versa.

She was Chair of the the Canadian Branch of the American Immigration Lawyers Association AILA as of June 2009 -2010 (s/a aila-canada.org).

See her Farsi fluent staff S. Adel for business immigration services at Farsi Language Services
خدمات به زبان فارسی

See Canada and USA business immigration services from Ms. Naqvi at /vancouver business-immigration

Saba Naqvi, Immigration Lawyer & Attorney
Boughton Law Corporation
Suite 700 - 595 Burrard Street,
P.O. Box 49290,
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V7X 1S8
Tel:  604.687.6789
Email: snaqvi@boughton.ca


  • PETER A. REKAI, BA LLB
    Immigration Lawyer Photo of Peter Rekai, well known Canada Immigration and business lawyer in Toronto Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    "Over the past twenty years Peter has represented major employers, expanding new businesses and skilled individuals in dealing with Canadian immigration issues.  He has a particular expertise in assisting trade and industry associations address comprehensive foreign worker strategies with the federal government.

    Peter is a frequent lecturer at Immigration practice and international policy conferences and a regular op-ed contributor to major newspapers in Canada and the United States.  He recently authored [2009] a study on Canadian and US immigration issues for the noted Canadian policy think-tank the CD HOWE Institute [cdhowe.org] as part of its series on North American Relations (The Border Papers). . He can be reached at peter@mobilitylaw.com or by calling the firm at 416.960.8876. "
    [quote 090601 website]

    REKAI FRANKEL LLP
    Canadian & U.S. Immigration Lawyers
    1605- 33 Bloor Street East
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4W 3H1
    Telephone:  416.960. 8876
    Website:  mobilitylaw.com
    update 2008.02.23

  • CECIL L. ROTENBERG, Q.C.
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    Cecil L. Rotenberg
    308-245 Fairview Mall Drive
    Toronto Ontario
    M2J 4T1

    Telephone:  416 907 8245
    Cecil Rotenberg, QC "Representation in all courts in Canada.  Opinions on medical inadmissibility, criminal inadmissibility, & general law as it relates to immigration admission.  Represent clients directly in Asia, Middle East, near East, Eastern Europe, Toronto & Vancouver
    Web:  www.ongandassociates.com/cecil.htm

    (update 2010.04.05 )

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  • Gary L. Segal
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

    REKAI FRANKEL LLP
    Canadian & U.S. Immigration Lawyers
    1605- 33 Bloor Street East
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4W 3H1
    Telephone:  416.960.8876
    WebProfile: www.mobilitylaw.com/GarySegal...
    Website:  mobilitylaw.com


  • Robin Seligman
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    30 St. Clair Ave. West
    10th Floor
    Toronto, Ontario M4V 3A1
    Canada
    Tel: 416.967.7878
    Website: www.seligmanlaw.com

    Robin Seligman was ... " called to the Bar in 1985 and practices exclusively in the area of Immigration law.  Past Chair of the OBA Citizenship and Immigration Section and present Vice Chair of the National Section of the CBA Citizenship and Immigration Section.  Focus on skilled workers and business immigrants, family class-overseas and inland, humanitarian cases, long term illegals, work permits, Immigration Appeal Division and Federal Court. "e; [2009.05.31 L.S.U.C., 2010.11.08]


    See also: 细说新法 www.aaunited.com/canada/
    xinfa/xinfadongtai-6.htm


  • David Garson
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    Guberman Garson
    130 Adelaide St. West
    Suite 1920
    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y2
    Canada
    Tel: 416.363.1234
    Web: www.gubermangarson.com
    More info: ". He was the Chair of the Canada Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association.  Mr. Garson is a frequent speaker on immigration topics, both in Canada and the United States. " [quote fr. website 040509}


  • Mendel Green Q.C.
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    Green and Spiegel
    2800 - 390 Bay St.
    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y2
    Canada
    Tel: 416.862.7880
    Web: www.gands.com
    "Practice consists of immigration and litigation with a huge volume of independent, investor and entrepreneurial immigration cases; numerous immigration enquiries & high volume of other aspects of immigration & citizenship matters. "

  • Stephen Green
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    Green and Spiegel
    2800 - 390 Bay St.
    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y2
    Canada
    Tel: 416.862.7880
    Web: www.gands.com
    Canadian Immigration & Us Immigration "Practice involves the assistance of individuals under the Independent Selection Criteria, Investor & Entrepreneurial Categories.  I also assist individual companies in the transfer of employees into Canada and handle citizenship matters both before the citizenship judge and the Federal Court." [quote from Law Society of Upper Canada specialist listing 040305]

  • Howard D. Greenberg
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    GREENBURG TURNER
    3000 - 401 Bay ST.
    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2Y4
    Canada
    Tel: 416.943.0288
    Web: www.greenbergturner.ca
    "Specialization in the areas of business & professional immigration, executive transfers to Canada & the United States and related human resource issues."

  • Joel Guberman
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    GUBERMAN GARSON BUSH
    130 Adelaide St. West
    Suite 1920
    Toronto, Ontario M5H 3P5
    Canada
    Tel: 416.363.1234
    web: www.gubermangarson.com
    More info: "While free trade is opening borders, the exchange of goods, services, technology and personnel is by no means free. Companies and individuals must meet stringent government immigration rules before passage is granted. At Guberman, Garson, we understand this paradox. As a firm practicing exclusively in the field of immigration law, we assist corporations and individuals to meet the requirements and to gain the advantages of international immigration to Canada and the United States." {quote website 040508]

  • Benjamin A. Kranc
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    KRANC & ASSOCIATES
    500 - 425 University Ave.
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 1T6
    Canada
    Tel: 416.977.7500
    Web: tbc
    "Immigration applications from abroad including business/entrepreneur, investor and self-employed as well as skilled worker, family based & temporary residence applications.  Also inland issues including refugee claims, humanitarian review and advocacy work before all immigration related tribunals including the Immigration Appeal Division & Federal Court of Canada"

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  • Benjamin Joel TRISTER
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS LLP
    Scotia Plaza
    4400 - 40 King St. West
    Toronto, Ontario M5H 3Y4
    Canada
    Tel: 416.367.6127
    Web: www.blgcanada.com/professionals


  • PAUL VANDERVENNEN
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    VANDERVENNEN LEHRER
    45 St. Nicholas St.
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1W6
    Canada
    Tel: 416.963.8405
    Web: www.vanlehrer.com
    "All areas of immigration law with extensive experience in Federal Court matters and immigration & Refugee Board proceedings." [quote fr. Law Society of Upper Canada web site listings 040305]
    More info:  ". Mr. VanderVennen is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Refugee Lawyers Association and the Legal Aid Area Committee. He is past Treasurer of the Inter-Church Committee for Human Rights in Latin America and has served as an international election monitor, as well as a member of a human rights fact-finding delegation to Central America.  Mr. VanderVennen has traveled to Dubai, Malaysia, China, Bangladesh and Pakistan where he has spoken to thousands of people who are interested in immigrating to Canada.  He has co-hosted a weekly national television show which provided information regarding Canadian immigration law." [quote fr. website 2004.0509]

  • Joseph R. Young
    Immigration Lawyer
    Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist
    608 - 1200 Bay St.
    Toronto, Ontario M5R 2A5
    Canada
    Tel: 416.969.8887
    Web: www.globalmigration.com [non-functioning website 2004-05-08]
    See also: www.lexpert.ca directory

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See also these other Toronto based Canada Immigration Lawyers & Law Firms

  • Kevin J. MacTavish
    Canada Immigration Lawyer
    Rekai Frankel LLP

    "Kevin MacTavish has practised immigration law exclusively since becoming a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1991.  He has experience as a Barrister before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court of Canada, and has represented clients in all levels of Canadian court. He also has extensive experience assisting Independent and Business Class applicants for permanent residence in Canada, as well as in seeking temporary status for applicants, including both Canadian and United States employment authorizations. 

    Rekai Frankel LLP
    Canadian & US Immigration Lawyers
    1605-33 Bloor St. East
    Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3H1
    Telephone:  416.960.8876
    Firm Website: www.mobilitylaw.com
    see also MacTavish interview in Globe and Mail on Sept. 18, 2003 when Changes to the Point System were announced.

  • Michael H. Niren
    Immigration Lawyer
    Niren and Associates, An Immigration Law Firm
    1000 Finch Avenue West, Suite 705
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    M3J 2V5
    Tel:  416-410-7484
    Web: www.visaplace.com/visa/
    content/lawoffices.asp

    "Michael H. Niren has dedicated his law practice exclusively to the area of Immigration and Citizenship Law. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association's Citizenship and Immigration Section, and a member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association. 

    U.S. Immigration Services for Canadians - from Michael Niren

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has opened the doors for Canadians wishing to work and do business in the United States. Canadian workers, professionals and businesses are seizing new opportunities to work and do business in the U.S.
    The Law Office of Michael Niren provides quality legal assistance for Canadians in the area of U.S. Immigration. Services include:
    • TN Free Trade Professionals
    • L-1 Intracompany Transferees
    • H-1B Specially Workers (Professionals)
    • H-2B Non-Agricultural Workers
    • E-2 Treaty Investors
    • B-1 Business Visitors
    • Green Card Applications
    • K-1 Fiancé Visas
[above quoted from www.visaplace.com]

Immigration Canada - Government Reference Info on the Web

Toronto and Area Immigration | Relocation Services

There are many other well known lawyers in Toronto specifically and other cities in Ontario generally that practice Canada Immigration Law - their not being on the list of "Certified Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialists" of the Law Society, means that they can not use the specific designation of "Certified Citizenship and Immigration law specialist" -- you will find from various Web Search Engine queries that many lawyers do not necessarily use this designation.  We are not even considering the various Immigration Consultant Services that also advertise on the Web, we are assuming you are looking for a lawyer if you are reading this.

Not using this designation does not necessarily reflect on level of experience or effectiveness of a specific lawyers skills, it does provide a benchmark for a layman to think about.

We provide the above list purely as an additional way to help you to better select the lawyer-law-firm you may want to contact.  Other ways people commonly use to select a lawyer is what their advertisement looks like on the local telephone business listings - or - how well they appear on various search engine listings ... e.g. on www.yahoo.com | www.google.comwww.msn.com | Search Engines.

We suggest you interview several law firms in advance of making a choice -- it can be a very expensive decision in both time, money and of course consequences.


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This site lists lawyers with areas of practice including Canada Citizenship and Immigration / Refugee Law - we advise you to verify if the lawyer is still maintaining their certification directly by going to the Law Society Web Site or phoning them  www.lsuc.ca as lawyers move or change areas of specialization over time.

The intent of this web-site is to provide "starting points" for people looking for sources of legal information and specialists.  Information on this web site is not to be seen as legal advice -- for that you directly consult a lawyer. 

This site is not endorsed by web sites to which it provides links to, unless otherwise noted, where a particular lawyer has volunteered to become a content contributor.

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Some Certified Canada Immigration Specialists Lawyers
CLICK TO CECIL ROTENBERG, QC CLICK TO PETER REKAI, Toronto  based Immigration Specialists CLICK TO LLOYD AMENT,  GTA Toronto Canada Immigration Specialist, well known in the Chinese Community CLICK TO JACQUELINE BART, Toronto based business  and individual immigration specialists

Other Canada Immigration Lawyers to Consider
Mary Keyork, immigration & refugees, fluent in Englsih, French, Armenian & some Spanish


Things to consider when selecting an immigration lawyer on the web

See our on-line & off-line things to consider including client testimonials in your selection process

Certified [Canada] Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialists

The Law Society of Upper Canada has a "Specialist Certification Program" for lawyers wishing to be called Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialists.

The following list includes lawyers with that designation, we recommend you verify if the lawyer is still maintaining their certification directly by going to the Law Society Web Site or phoning them  www.lsuc.ca specialist directory as lawyers move or change areas of specialization over time.

Some lawyers in this public service directory have been listed based on their length of time dealing with immigration law and information quoted from their websites.


Saba Naqvi, BA JD practices both Canada and USA Immigration Law, licensed as an Attorney at Law in California as well as called to the Bar in B.C. - has main office s in downtown Vancouver with the Boughton Law  Crop. Cross Border Law Group

California USA Immigration Attorney & BC Canada Immigration Lawyer

Saba Z. Naqvi, BA (Toronto), JD (LA, Calif.)
Assists individuals and corporations in Canada move to / do business in California and vice versa.  Her fluency in Urdu and Hindi also assists clients going to and from India and Pakistan.

She was Chair of the Canadian Branch of the American Immigration Lawyers Association 2009-2010. 

Click for contact info for her Vancouver BC Offices & Farsi speaking Staff here


211Toronto.ca - Settlement Services for Newcomers

" Services that assist immigrants, refugees and other eligible clients with immediate needs for settling in Canada or with ongoing integration into Canadian society, including immigration and sponsorship."

"211 is your first call for information about community, social, health and government services in Toronto.  Just dial 211 in the 416 and 647 area codes.  A trained Information and Referral Specialist will:

  • assess your situation
  • help you find answers to your questions
  • provide you with options and appropriate referrals.

This 24-hour-a-day service is free, confidential and available in many languages.

If you live outside of the 416 and 647 area codes and are interested in speaking with a 211 Toronto Information and Referral Specialist, you may dial 416-397-4636." [quotes fr. www.211toronto.ca web site 04.04.06]

www.ocasi.org Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

"About OCASI
OCASI was formed in 1978 to act as a collective voice for immigrant serving agencies and to coordinate responses to shared needs and concerns.

OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its membership is comprised of more than 170 community-based organizations in the province of Ontario.

The Mission of OCASI is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life.

As a council of autonomous community-based agencies which serve the immigrant communities of Ontario, OCASI asserts the right of all persons to participate fully and equitably in the social, cultural, political and economic life of Ontario. " [2009.05.32 quote fr. website}

Multilingual Community Interpreter Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

"... (Ontario)(MCIS) is a registered non-profit agency that has been providing interpretation services to non-English/French speaking individuals since 1989.  MCIS receives funding from the Provincial Government to provide free interpretation services to Non English/French Speakers who are victims of Domestic Violence when accessing community services in the City of Scarborough, the Regions of Durham and York, Toronto Police Service, and all agencies affiliated with the Domestic Violence Courts in Scarborough, Durham, and York Regions. 
[emphasis added to quote fr. www.mcis.on.ca/about-mcis... 05.31.2009]

City of Toronto - Municipal Government | Departments | Programs | Services | Bylaws

"The City's Mayor and 44 city councilors, representing the city's 44 municipal wards, make up Toronto's City Council.  The council is the main governing and legislative body for the city"

This portal contains information about: "Toronto City Council, local government, municipal government, Greater Toronto Services Board, GTA, Ontario municipalities, Canada, legislative documents, standing committee, city structure, city services, council chamber, city hall, council meetings, community council, agendas, minutes, reports, bylaws, departments, task force(s) , city agency information, board(s), commission(s), city committee(s) work, wards, ABC, special purpose body, news releases, publications, forms, and documents,
The above information taken from the website at Toronto City Hall Portal 04.03/13.


Ontario Public Legal Information from Legal Line®

"Legal Line® provides free legal information through telephone and Internet systems.  All Ontario residents now have direct access to the laws under which they are governed."

www.LegalLine.ca/a1.html

Legal Information Ontario (L.I.O.) is a non-profit organization whose mission is:  to provide Ontario residents with easy to understand legal information through Legal Line®, a 24 hour touch tone telephone service and through Legal Line On Line® a comprehensive Internet website; and to provide Ontario residents with sufficient legal information to know when the assistance of a lawyer is advisable, and to direct them to the Ontario Bar and other appropriate resources for further assistance.  Through these services, Ontario residents will have access to the laws under which they are governed, helping them to make informed decisions. Features of the Legal Line Services

  • 870 Topics / 28 Areas of Law
    870 legal issues are covered in a simple question/answer and problem/solution format.  Both the telephone system and the website allow users to quickly find the information sought.   Every major area of law is covered in detail.
  • Instant Access to All Topics - The AudioText system allows callers instant access to all topics and sub-topics during the same call.

Legal Line Website Features

  • Legal Line On Line:  www.LegalLine.ca
  • This site is based on a text format of the same information available on the Legal Line telephone system.  .... This site also includes a comprehensive list of resources, links to relevant government and agency sites, a keyword search feature for legal topics, and 2 database directories: one of lawyers and one of other professionals.  The directories can be searched using any combination of the following criteria: name of firm (organization), name of individual, geographic region, area of practice or type of business (profession).


Contact:
Legal Information Ontario
45 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 901
Toronto, ON   M4V 1K9
Phone:  (416) 929-6011
E-mail:  info@LegalLine.ca

above info quotes from website www.legalline.ca 2004/03/01-2005/02/07


Canadian Lawyers - Exemplars of Practice Profiles

Jeffery S. Lowe, Canada Immigration & Business Lawyer, Vancouver BC

photo Jeffrey Lowe in office overlooking False Creek in Vancouver

Jeffery S. Lowe heads the Business Immigrant Team and the Global HR Team of Lowe & Company.  This firm has helped individuals and businesses in over 65 countries immigrate, do business and handle their intracompany transfer needs e.g. through NAFTA work permits and visas to Canada.

Jeffrey is the Team Leader for Lowe & Company's Business Immigrant Team, which has brought many Business Immigrants to Canada from Asia, North America, and the Middle East. He also heads up Lowe & Company's Global HR Team , which assists Canadian and Multinational companies to bring in foreign workers and executive transferees to Canada.

Professional Courses and Papers

Jeffrey has taught courses on Canada's Immigration Law to lawyers, Canada immigration officials, and Immigration consultants, both in Canada and abroad, since 1990.  These have included:

  • Overview of Canadian Investor Immigrant Program: Washington State Bar Association: 1990
  • Canada Business Immigration Law: B.C. Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1994
  • Canada Business Immigration from the People's Republic of China: BC Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1994
  • Canada Business Immigration for non-Immigration Lawyers: BC Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1998
  • Canada Investor Immigration Update: Immigration Lawyers Subsection, Canadian Bar Association, 1998
  • Proposed Immigration Regulations Change Provisions For Foreign Religious and Charitable Workers: Canadian Council of Christian Charities, April 2002

Visit www.canadavisalaw.com for a wealth of information about Canada's Citizenship and Immigration programs.

Jeffery and his team of lawyers, notaries and relocation specialists are fluent in:  English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, and Teo Chiu Chinese.

Jeffrey S. Lowe
barrister & solicitor, B.Comm., LLB
Lowe and Company
#900 - 777 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J7
Canada
phone: 604-875-9338  fax: 604-875-1325
e-mail: info@canadavisalaw.com
web-site: CanadaVisaLaw.com

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Foreign Consulate / Embassy Offices in Toronto


  • Counsulate General of the People's Republic of China in Toronto
    中华人民共和国驻多伦多总领事馆 home page in Chinese
    s/a English Version of China counsul web site at toronto.china-consulate.org/eng
    Location: 240 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2P4
    [just 1 block east of Spadina Ave. 1 block north of Bloor St. W.]


  • The Consulate General of the United States of America - Toronto Office
    toronto.usconsulate.gov
    content/index.asp
    "The Consulate offers a variety of services for U.S. citizens and processes nonimmigrant and treaty trader/investor visa applications. " 05.02.07
    Location: 360 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4 Tel: (1·416) 595 1700


  • Consulado General de México en Toronto
    www.consulmex.com home page in Spanish
    s/a English Version

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  • Consulate General of The Republic of Indonesia - Toronto - Canada
    www.indonesiatoronto.org
    location: 129 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H6 Tel: 416 360 4020


  • The Consulate General of Japan in Toronto
    English language section
    Japanese language section
    Location: Suite 3300, Royal Trust Tower
    77 King Street West
    PO Box 10, TD Centre
    Toronto, ON M5K 1A1
    Tel: 416-363-7038



  • Consulado-Geral do Brasil em Toronto / Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto
    www.consbrastoronto.org/1024/main.htm
    Portuguese and English language web site
    Location: 77 bloor St. West, Suite 1109 & 1105, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1M2  Tel: (416) 922·2503

    see also BRASIL Government's Ministério das Relações Exteriores [Ministry of External Relations] www.mre.gov.br/ingles/index.htm English language area. The site is also available in Spanish.


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Reference Information in Chinese

The following Chinese Text is an introduction to Canada Immigration and Business Services provided by Toronto Immigration Lawyer Lloyd Amert's web site www.basmansmith.com/i3ament_c.asp
bio_ament.asp
  Go to his web site area for more specific information about his Asia Pacific practice.

棆錣暥戝棩巘墬堦嬨幍擇擭妉彜壢泏巑泏埵屻丆 嵞墬堦嬨幍屲擭妉庢  McGill University 揑朄棩泏巑泏埵丅 堦嬨幍幍擭棆戝棩巘峫庢摓棩巘幏徠丅帺崯擵屻丆 懠曋堦捈渘帠堏柉媦彜 嬈擵朄棩帠暔丆 峏堊彜昗拲嶜擵戙棟棩巘丆 洆嬈.棟壛殸媦殸嵺彜昗帠媂丅曪妵 彜昗拲嶜昡樐丆 壂撍怰棟埲媦怽惪弨旛帠崁丅 棆戝棩巘墬槺懢櫧愊椵椆擇廫巐擭揑堏柉帠暔鉙閯丅鋙崄峘鋓鄐媦拞殸 擵棩巘峴媦摿嫋堏柉戙昞嬒桳枾愗楛宯丅懘岺嶌錀殹曪妵採嫙壓楍朄棩屭栤暈 柋丗
. 彜嬈媦搳帒堏柉
. 媄弍恖巑嗾棫堏柉
. 庢徚婇嬈堏柉瀶審
. 屪殸岞巌.晹恖堳岺嶌挷摦乮  NAFTA & GATS乯
. 擛壗弲庣乬 屲擭擵.廧熮擇擭乭 揑嫃柉嫃廧婯掕
. 岞柉擖愋怽惪
. 恖椡帒尮晹擣壜揑廇嬈怑埵怽惪
. 壠掚殻阙怽惪
. 泏惗庥鏆
. 岞巌拲嶜搊婰埥惉棫壛漒戝暘岞巌
彍椆堏柉屭栤暈柋奜丆 棆戝棩巘峏堊拞彫宆婡峔媦懘帩桳恖漗擟屭栤擵 怑丆 檤棟堦斒岞巌朄棩帠暔擛媅掕攦嫣惗堄朄棩暥審丆摿嫋鉙歾媦暘琪崌摨丆 .棟 怽惪攙徠媦殸嵺楛歾擵朄棩暥審摍丅 崯奜丆棆戝棩巘峏堊壓楍洆嬈殻閾擵惉堳丗
. 壛漒戝棩巘岞橉乮  The Law Society of Upper Canada乯
. 壛漒戝棩巘嫤橉堏柉暘橉乮  The Canadian Bar Association-Immigration Section乯
. 槺懢抧櫧棩巘岞橉乮  The Asia-Pacific Lawyers Association乯
棆戝棩巘涹堊枾惣嵐壛壺彜橉  (Mississauga Chinese Business Association) 擵朄棩 屭栤丅
GTA Greater Toronto, Canada Immigration Lawyer, Lloyd Ament www.basmansmith.com/bio_ament.asp Go to web site of Lloyd Ament, Toronto Canada Immigration Lawyer for more specific information about his Asia Pacific practice.

Lloyd W. Ament, Barrister & Solicitor
Basman Smith LLP

1400 - 111 Richmond St. West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada  M5H 2G4
phone:  416.860.1946
E-mail:  lament@basmansmith.com
Web site:  BasmanSmith.com





















VANCOUVER BC - Fluent Mandarin & Cantonese Chinese Speaking Immigration Lawyer
加拿大移民律師 / 加拿大移民律师



Mona Chan, LLB, Barrister & Solicitor

Mona Chan, LLB - Canada Immigration Services in Mandarin Cantonese  English

Mona has worked in Canada Immigration Law, both in Vancouver, BC and Beijing, China. 

She is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, in addition to English.  She has worked on cases from both Government and private individuals and business applicant perspectives.

She has represented clients in Canada Immigration cases:

  • to appeal admissions applications, and
  • to appeal leaving Canada / deportation, to the Federal Court of Canada

Her background ranges from small business development, to global technology communications manufacturing companies, including hardware and software development.

Mona Chan, LLB, Barrister & Solicitor
Law & Associates Law Corp.
Suite 1700,
Box 12148 - Nelson Square
808 Nelson Street
Vancouver, BC  Canada  V6Z 2H2

Phone:  604-682-6868
Web site: LawAndAssociates.ca

Mona speaks / writes fluent English & Chinese Mandarin & Chinese Cantonese Dialects

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Mary Keyork, experienced immigration, citizenship & refugee lawyer  for clients in GTA and Montreal

Mary Keyork, LL.B., LL.M.,
Barrister   Solicitor
Immigration, Citizenship and Refugee Lawyer

Mary is fluent in English, French and Armenian and has conversational abilities in Spanish.

Mary Keyork holds a degree in Civil Law from the University of Montreal and a Masters in Transnational Law and Common Law from the University of Sherbrooke. Mary handles immigration applications in all categories and has appeared before all three Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board as well as at the Federal Court of Canada, successfully representing clients in complex immigration applications and hearings.

Mary has a diverse background of related international experiences, including internships at the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland and at the Armenian Parliament for the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) in Yerevan, Armenia.

She also served a three year term as a Board Member of the Kasa de Kamu, a help center for young females in Peru and is currently Treasurer of the Armenian Family Support Services, a non-profit community organization whose mission is to provide emergency support, settlement and referral services in the Greater Toronto Area.

Mary is currently a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and the Armenian Bar Association.

Address: 
Mary Keyork, LL.B., LL.M., Barrister & Solicitor
*Immigration, Citizenship and Refugee Lawyer
Mary Keyork Professional Corporation
Head office
5000 Yonge Street, Suite 1901
Toronto, ON, Canada M2N 7E9
Telephone 416-479-3632
Toll-free  1-855-281-5500
Fax 1-800-450-8641
Skype marykeyorklawoffice
Email mary@marykeyork.com
Website marykeyork.com

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