Summary
Representative Work
PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
Community Involvement

Krisha Dhaliwal is an associate lawyer at Larlee Rosenberg. Prior to joining the firm as an associate, she articled with Larlee Rosenberg under the supervision of her principal Peter Larlee. Krisha offers services in all areas of citizenship and immigration law, and has a particular interest in family immigration, spousal sponsorships, same-sex family immigration issues, and intercountry adoption cases.

Krisha graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law in May 2015, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the UBC Law Review and Co-Chair of the Social Justice Action Network. At UBC, Krisha also provided research assistance to the Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, and organized panels on immigration and refugee law, access to justice, family law, and equality rights. In her last semester, Krisha was a legal intern at the BC Provincial Court, where she worked in the areas of criminal, family, and civil law. While at UBC, Krisha received numerous awards, including the Auriol Gurner Young Award for contributions to feminism and the law, the Marlee Kline Essay Prize, a Law Foundation of BC Scholarship, and the UBC Law Review Patrons Award.

Prior to coming to UBC, Krisha completed a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree at Simon Fraser University, where she studied Humanities and Philosophy under a major entrance scholarship.

  • Preparing numerous common-law and married spousal sponsorship applications, both inside Canada and outside Canada, for both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples;
  • Conducting research and providing advice to clients in the area of international / intercountry adoption;
  • Conducting research and providing advice to clients in the area of 117(9)(d)-based bans on family sponsorship;
  • Conducting research in the area of medical inadmissibility and issues related to the coordination of private health insurance and provincial drug coverage;
  • Preparing criminal rehabilitation and temporary resident permit applications;
  • Successfully representing client in reconsideration request after initial refusal of Post-Graduate Work Permit application;
  • Assisting with numerous judicial review applications before the Federal Court of Canada;
  • Assisting with applications for Canadian citizenship;
  • Assisting with obtaining numerous positive LMIA opinions and LMIA-based work permit applications;
  • Assisting with numerous LMIA-exempt work permit applications;
  • Assisting applicants to obtain Temporary Resident Visas;
  • Assisting with permanent resident card renewal applications;
  • Assisting with several BC PNP applications;
  • Assisting with Express Entry and Permanent Residence applications;
  • Assisting with work permit and visitor record extension applications;
  • Preparing clients for interviews with IRCC and CBSA;
  • Conducting research and providing advice to clients on private refugee sponsorship;
  • Assisting with removal order appeals, spousal appeals, admissibility hearings, and detention reviews.

Krisha Dhaliwal, “Family Sponsorship and Super Visas”, Presentation for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC (January 2017).

Krisha Dhaliwal, “Immigration and International Adoption: 5 Things You Need to Know”, Focus on Adoption Magazine (December 2016).

Interview with June Chua, “Canada’s Anti-Islamophobia Motion Means Well, but Mostly Symbolic”, Yahoo News Canada (4 November 2016).

Krisha Dhaliwal, “Family Sponsorship and Super Visas”, Presentation for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC (September 2016).

Krisha Dhaliwal, “Intercountry Adoptions Can Be Complicated, and IRCC has the Final Say”, Canadian Immigrant Magazine (August 2016).

Interview with Kirk LaPoint on Mornings with Kirk LaPointe, Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver, on the BC Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline (11 April 2016).

Ryan N. Rosenberg & Krisha Dhaliwal, “Accessing Information: A Toolbox”, Paper prepared for 2016 Canadian Bar Association Immigration Law Conference (7-9 April 2016).

Interview with Steven Quinn on On The Coast Radio CBC Vancouver, on the BC Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline (9 March 2016).

Will Tao, Krisha Dhaliwal & Jason Shabestari, “It May Be Too Late to Repent: Immigration, Tax, and Privacy Concerns in the Context of New Proposed Changes to Social Insurance (SIN) Number Sharing”, Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship Bulletin (June 2015).

Susan Boyd & Krisha Dhaliwal, “’Race is not a Determinative Factor’: Mixed Race Children and Custody Cases in Canada” Canadian Journal of Family Law (2015).

 

Board Member & Treasurer, West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association

Member, South Asian Bar Association

Summary

Krisha Dhaliwal is an associate lawyer at Larlee Rosenberg. Prior to joining the firm as an associate, she articled with Larlee Rosenberg under the supervision of her principal Peter Larlee. Krisha offers services in all areas of citizenship and immigration law, and has a particular interest in family immigration, spousal sponsorships, same-sex family immigration issues, and intercountry adoption cases.

Krisha graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Peter A. Allard School of Law in May 2015, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the UBC Law Review and Co-Chair of the Social Justice Action Network. At UBC, Krisha also provided research assistance to the Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, and organized panels on immigration and refugee law, access to justice, family law, and equality rights. In her last semester, Krisha was a legal intern at the BC Provincial Court, where she worked in the areas of criminal, family, and civil law. While at UBC, Krisha received numerous awards, including the Auriol Gurner Young Award for contributions to feminism and the law, the Marlee Kline Essay Prize, a Law Foundation of BC Scholarship, and the UBC Law Review Patrons Award.

Prior to coming to UBC, Krisha completed a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree at Simon Fraser University, where she studied Humanities and Philosophy under a major entrance scholarship.

EDUCATION / BAR ADMISSIONS

Bar Admission, British Columbia, 2016

JD – University of British Columbia, 2015

BA (Hons) – Simon Fraser University, 2012

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Law Society of British Columbia

Community Involvement

Board Member & Treasurer, West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association

Member, South Asian Bar Association

Representative Work
  • Preparing numerous common-law and married spousal sponsorship applications, both inside Canada and outside Canada, for both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples;
  • Conducting research and providing advice to clients in the area of international / intercountry adoption;
  • Conducting research and providing advice to clients in the area of 117(9)(d)-based bans on family sponsorship;
  • Conducting research in the area of medical inadmissibility and issues related to the coordination of private health insurance and provincial drug coverage;
  • Preparing criminal rehabilitation and temporary resident permit applications;
  • Successfully representing client in reconsideration request after initial refusal of Post-Graduate Work Permit application;
  • Assisting with numerous judicial review applications before the Federal Court of Canada;
  • Assisting with applications for Canadian citizenship;
  • Assisting with obtaining numerous positive LMIA opinions and LMIA-based work permit applications;
  • Assisting with numerous LMIA-exempt work permit applications;
  • Assisting applicants to obtain Temporary Resident Visas;
  • Assisting with permanent resident card renewal applications;
  • Assisting with several BC PNP applications;
  • Assisting with Express Entry and Permanent Residence applications;
  • Assisting with work permit and visitor record extension applications;
  • Preparing clients for interviews with IRCC and CBSA;
  • Conducting research and providing advice to clients on private refugee sponsorship;
  • Assisting with removal order appeals, spousal appeals, admissibility hearings, and detention reviews.
Publications/Presentations

Krisha Dhaliwal, “Family Sponsorship and Super Visas”, Presentation for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC (January 2017).

Krisha Dhaliwal, “Immigration and International Adoption: 5 Things You Need to Know”, Focus on Adoption Magazine (December 2016).

Interview with June Chua, “Canada’s Anti-Islamophobia Motion Means Well, but Mostly Symbolic”, Yahoo News Canada (4 November 2016).

Krisha Dhaliwal, “Family Sponsorship and Super Visas”, Presentation for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC (September 2016).

Krisha Dhaliwal, “Intercountry Adoptions Can Be Complicated, and IRCC has the Final Say”, Canadian Immigrant Magazine (August 2016).

Interview with Kirk LaPoint on Mornings with Kirk LaPointe, Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver, on the BC Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline (11 April 2016).

Ryan N. Rosenberg & Krisha Dhaliwal, “Accessing Information: A Toolbox”, Paper prepared for 2016 Canadian Bar Association Immigration Law Conference (7-9 April 2016).

Interview with Steven Quinn on On The Coast Radio CBC Vancouver, on the BC Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline (9 March 2016).

Will Tao, Krisha Dhaliwal & Jason Shabestari, “It May Be Too Late to Repent: Immigration, Tax, and Privacy Concerns in the Context of New Proposed Changes to Social Insurance (SIN) Number Sharing”, Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship Bulletin (June 2015).

Susan Boyd & Krisha Dhaliwal, “’Race is not a Determinative Factor’: Mixed Race Children and Custody Cases in Canada” Canadian Journal of Family Law (2015).

 

EDUCATION / BAR ADMISSIONS

Bar Admission, British Columbia, 2016

JD – University of British Columbia, 2015

BA (Hons) – Simon Fraser University, 2012

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Law Society of British Columbia