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Jeevyn Dhaliwal is a winner of the 2017 Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Women in Law. She will be attending the award presentation at the Lexpert Zenith Gala held on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Arcadian Court in Toronto.

Associate Will Tao will be presenting in San Francisco for a global University on the transition of graduates of international programs to Canadian temporary and permanent residency.

Associates Will Tao and Krisha Dhaliwal presented with Dani Willetts, RCIC and Philipp Reichert, RCIC for IMEDA on International Students – from Initial Study Permit to Permanent Residency.

Associate Will Tao obtains consent prior to Federal Court judicial review hearing in complex matter involving Canadian Experience Class Applicant who was refused for not having proved his work experience in Canada.

Associate Krisha Dhaliwal presented at the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC’s Anti-Racism & Anti-Hate Forum, speaking about Islamophobia and how to support the integration of refugees in our communities.

Larlee Rosenberg was a Silver Sponsor of the West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association 2017 Post-Valentine’s Day Fundraiser, and associate Krisha Dhaliwal attended the event on behalf of the firm.

Associate Will Tao presents to Key Club students from Vancouver Technical Secondary School about life as a lawyer.

Associate Will Tao presents in  on family sponsorship (spousal/parent and grandparent) and supervisas to S.U.C.C.E.S.S Coquiltam.

Associate Will Tao presents the first of two lectures (second March 4, 2017) to UBC interpretation and translation students on the fundamentals of Canadian immigration law.

Associate Krisha Dhaliwal published an article about Canada’s revamped spousal sponsorship application process in Canadian Immigrant Magazine.

Associate Krisha Dhaliwal was interviewed by CBC Radio in Vancouver and Kelowna about Islamophobia and the effects of US President Trump’s travel ban.

Associates Krisha Dhaliwal and Will Tao presented on super visas and on spousal, parent and grandparent sponsorship to S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Vancouver’s Mandarin-speaking group.

Associate Will Tao presents in Mandarin on family sponsorship (spousal/parent and grandparent) and supervisas to S.U.C.C.E.S.S Vancouver.

Associate Krisha Dhaliwal was appointed Chair of the Public Relations, Policy, and Advocacy Committee of the South Asian Bar Association of BC.

Associate Krisha Dhaliwal published an article titled “Immigration and International Adoption: 5 Things You Need to Know” in Canada’s Focus on Adoption magazine’s Winter 2017 edition.

Associate Will Tao is re-appointed to the City of Vancouver’s Cultural Communities Committee for a two year term until March 2018.

Associate Will Tao presents on international student immigration challenges to IMEDA.

Associate Will Tao is appointed to the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia’s Equality and Diversity Committee.

Associate Will Tao delivers the keynote address for the Model United Nations at Shawnigan Lake School.

Associate Will Tao is in his second-year as a Board Member with the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.

Associate Krisha Dhaliwal concluded her term as Treasurer and Board Member at West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association, and was appointed Chair of the Finance and Fundraising committees for the 2017 term.

Associates Krisha Dhaliwal and Will Tao represented Larlee Rosenberg at the Vancouver Career, Education & Settlement Fair, hosted by Canadian Immigrant Magazine.

Lawyers at LR Attend the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Gala.

Jeevyn Dhaliwal was re-elected as a Bencher with Law Society of British Columbia on November 15th, 2016. Congratulations Jeevyn!

Associate Will Tao assists a spousal sponsorship applicant in continued examination for unauthorized work at CBSA receive a visitor record. The individual lands in January 2017 as a Canadian permanent resident.

Associate Will Tao and Partner Steven Meurrens present on international student litigation and border entry to UBC RCIC’s.

Associate Krisha Dhaliwal was interviewed by Yahoo News Canada about Canada’s Anti-Islamophobia Motion.

Some of the lawyers from the firm attended the Call to the Bar ceremony of Krisha Dahliwal, our newest associate on September 23rd.

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Vivian Yuen presents on the topic of “Job/Labour Mobility” at the Business Forum and Conference on the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Steven Meurrens will be co-chairing the Canadian Bar Association’s 2016 National Immigration Law Conference at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel from April 7-9, 2016

Steven Meurrens will be giving a guest lecture for the University of Victoria. The topic will be immigration options.

Vivian Yuen presents “2016 Immigration Outlook” at the Burnaby Board of Trade.

Vivian Yuen is presenting at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in Vancouver on family sponsorship.

Steven Meurrens spoke at the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia’s Working Your Way into Canada Conference.  The subject was Business Visitors.

Vivian Yuen presents on the topic of LMIA-exempt work permits at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) of BC’s Working Your Way Into Canada 2015 course.

Krisha Dhaliwal recently had a paper she co-authored published in the Canadian Journal of Family Law, Volume 29, Number 2. It’s titled “Race is not a determinative factor: Mixed race children and Custody Cases in BC”.  It was co-authored by Susan B. Boyd.

Steven Meurrens, with the assistance of Will Tao, was successful in Federal Court by overturning an exclusion order made against our client by a CBSA Port of Entry officer.  The Federal Court agreed that CBSA cannot issue exclusion orders for alleged non-compliance with work permit conditions, and instead must refer the matter to the Immigration and Refugee Board. The decision was released on 17 September 2015.

Associate counsel Lorne Waldman successfully represented Zunera Ishaq in the Federal Court of Appeal.  Ishaq refused to remove her face covering at citizenship ceremony for religious reasons.  The Federal Court agreed with her and ordered the government to change its policy banning face coverings.  The government appealed this decision.  The Federal Court of appeal dismissed the appeal a day after the hearing in order to enable Ushaq to be sworn in quickly so she can participate in Canada’s October 16, 2015 national election.

Peter Larlee, with the assistance of Will Tao, was successful in Federal Court by overturning an exclusion order made against our client by a CBSA Port of Entry officer.  The decision was released on 3 September 2015.

Steven Meurrens has received consent from the Ministry of Employment and Social Development that its decision to refuse a Labour Market Impact Assessment for a local restaurant was unreasonable, and the refusal has been set aside. This was Larlee Rosenberg’s first judicial review application of an ESDC decision to refuse a LMIA.

Peter Larlee and Ryan Rosenberg have each been ranked as leading Vancouver based practitioners of Canadian immigration law  in the 2015 Canadian Lexpert Directory.

Vivian Yuen is presenting at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in Vancouver on the changes to grants of Canadian citizenship.

Vivian Yuen  has been appointed Chair of the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Pacific Gateway Committee.

Peter Larlee appeared in Federal Court on May 21, 2015 and argued a case  regarding a US citizen who had been excluded from Canada for one year.  The position of the Canada Border Services Agency was that the US citizen had taken up permanent residence in Canada.  We argued that he had not taken up permanent residence but was living in Canada temporarily to support his girlfriend who was going through difficult time because of health issues in her family.  The US citizen was working  regularly in the US and owned property in the US.  We argued that the exclusion order should be cancelled because the client maintained both the intention to live temporarily in Canada and to establish permanent residence in the future as contemplated by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Regulations.  The decision of the Court is reserved.

Peter Larlee, Ryan Rosenberg, Steven Meurrens and Will Tao all attended the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Law Conference in Ottawa.  Ryan Rosenberg and Steven Meurrens also presented at the Conference.  Over 500 immigration lawyers, government officials and immigration consultants attended the annual three day conference.

Steven Meurrens is giving an Immigration Information Session about permanent residency for international students at the University of Victoria.

Ryan Rosenberg was interviewed by Sean Leslie on CKNW AM 980, about the challenges faced by would-be immigrants, following the introduction of Express Entry.

Ryan Rosenberg and Steven Meurrens co-presented a continuing professional development course, The 5 W’s of Express Entry, at the University of British Columbia.

Vivian Yuen is presenting at the UBC BizChina Conference on recent changes to Canadian immigration law.

Vivian Yuen is presenting on the topic of the new Express Entry immigration system at the Burnaby Board of Trade.

Vivian Yuen is presenting at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in Vancouver on the topic of Canadian citizenship.

Ryan Rosenberg will be a Moderator-Speaker on the “Immigration for Business Owners” panel at the Canadian Bar Association Annual Immigration Law Conference in Ottawa, Ontario on May 7-9, 2015.

Ryan Rosenberg has been asked to chair the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia’s conference “Working your way into Canada,” in October 2015.

Ryan Rosenberg was quoted by the Globe and Mail in an article about the impact of immigration on Vancouver’s residential real estate market.

Peter Larlee was quoted in the article, “How rich Chinese migrants to British Columbia get away with destination deception” about investor immigration from China in the  South China Morning Post.

Vivian Yuen is presenting at the Continuing Legal Education seminar “Immigration Law – Not Business as Usual” on the topic of the new citizenship law changes.

 

Vivian Yuen represents the Burnaby Board of Trade at a roundtable discussion with Mr. Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post, and a select group of business and community leaders on the future of Canada Post.

Larlee Rosenberg joins DigiBC, the Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC.

Steven Meurrens will be giving a presentation to the CBABC Civil Litigation Section, the Young Lawyers Section, and the Immigration Section titled “What You Need to Know to Take on an Immigration File”.

Vivian Yuen  is newly elected as a Director of the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Board of Directors for a two-year term.

Vivian Yuen is co-presenting “Work Permit Compliance: The Employee’s Perspective” with Steven Meurrens at the Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA) on work permit issues and solutions.

Steven Meurrens will be presenting at the Canadian Bar Association’s 2014 National Immigration Law Conference in Calgary, Alberta. The topic will be spousal-sponsorship applications.

Peter Larlee will be giving a seminar at the University of Calgary on Immigration law on May 8, 2014.

Vivian Yuen is a guest speaker at Douglas College Skills Connect for Immigrant’s Industry Connections Day in Burnaby.

Vivian Yuen is meeting with the Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch from the BC Ministry of International Trade to discuss international trade issues with a focus on the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement and temporary entry.

Steven Meurrens will be giving a seminar at the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultant’s British Columbia Annual General Meeting. The topic will be Labour Market Opinions.

Vivian Yuen attends the BBOT’s 2014 State of the City Luncheon, featuring Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan.

Vivian Yuen attends a special presentation on Environmental Technology, New Renewable Energy and the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement, in collaboration with GLOBE 2014.

Ryan Rosenberg was interviewed by the Puget Sound Business Journal as part of an in-depth study of the flow of temporary foreign workers from to Canada and then into the United States in high-tech industries

Vivian Yuen attends the 35th Annual Chinese Legal Community Banquet put on by the University of British Columbia Chinese Law Students Association (UBC CLSA).  (Vivian was co-President of UBC CLSA back in 2002/2003.)

Vivian Yuen celebrates International Women’s Day with the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch Women Lawyers Forum (CBABC WLF).

Steven Meurrens co-chaired the CBABC – Immigration Section’s Annual Conference.

Vivian Yuen is co-emcee of the Burnaby Board of Trade Lunar New Year Banquet, which is attended by over 200 business leaders from Burnaby and metro Vancouver.

Ryan Rosenberg presented a study on the impact of immigration on Vancouver real-estate prices to Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration

Vivian Yuen attends the Burnaby Board of Trade Local Government Reception, where she is recognized for her work over the past year as a BBOT committee member.

Ryan Rosenberg presented a review of the BC PNP business programs to IMEDA, together with Erin Seeley, BC PNP Director of Business Immigration.

Vivian Yuen attends Canada China Business Council luncheon “Advancing BC-Asia Trade: Driving BC’s Economy Forward to New Heights”, featuring Premier Christy Clark.

Vivian Yuen attends the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Business Immigrant Integration Support/BBOT networking event.

Ryan Rosenberg presented an overview of issues related to study permits and international students at the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Annual Conference

Ryan Rosenberg taught a session on Labour Market Opinions at the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants’ annual conference

Vivian Yuen attends the 2013 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Hall of Fame Induction and Finalist Announcement Luncheon.

Vivian Yuen attends the Law Society of British Columbia’s Annual General Meeting.

Steven Meurrens was a Panelist at the “Working Your Way into Canada” Continuing Legal Education seminar in Vancouver. The topic that he presented on was Advanced Labour Market Opinions.

Ryan Rosenberg co-chaired the Continuing Legal Education bi-annual immigration law conference, “Working You Way Into Canada.” It was Ryan’s third time co-chairing the conference, dedicated to understanding Canadian work permit issues and strategies.

Vivian Yuen attends “Think, Asia, Think Hong Kong” BBOT networking event, featuring speakers from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada) and Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Vivian Yuen attends Canada China Business Council luncheon, “Forging Ahead”, featuring the Hon. Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism.

Steven Meurrens gave a seminar at the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultant’s BC Chapter meeting. The topic that he presented on was the Federal Skilled Worker Class

Vivian Yuen attends the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch Women Lawyers Forum (CBABC WLF) Fall Launch at the Law Courts Inn.

Vivian Yuen joins the Pacific Gateway Committee (PGC) of the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT).  The PGC focuses on issues relating to trade, investment, education, and cultural exchanges between the BBOT, the business community, and the Asia Pacific Region.

Steven Meurrens presented at Capilano University on Bill C-35 and other changes impacting Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Steven Meurrens has been elected Vice – President of the Immigration Section of the Canadian Bar Association – British Columbia

Steven Meurrens presented at the Canadian Bar Association’s 2013 National Immigration Law Conference in Montreal, Quebec. The topic that he presented on was the Federal Skilled Worker Class and the Canadian Experience Class.

Ryan Rosenberg moderated a panel at the Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section Annual Conference in Montreal on Canadian tax issues arising within immigration matters and the practice of immigration law. He was also on the agenda committee for the conference on the whole.

Steven Meurrens moderated a panel on the BC PNP at the Canadian Bar Association (BC) Immigration Section’s Annual Conference