Summary
Representative Work
PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS
Community Involvement

Juliana Cliplef is a Canadian immigration lawyer based in Vancouver British Columbia. She maintains a broad practice in Canadian immigration, refugee, and citizenship law, with a particular interest in appeals and enforcement work. She enjoys working closely with her clients to develop thoughtful and effective immigration strategies to meet their personal and professional immigration needs.

She has represented clients before all divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board and before the Federal Court of Canada in applications for Leave and Judicial Review. She regularly assists clients with a wide range of temporary and permanent immigration matters – from study permits and LMIA-backed and LMIA-exempt work permits, to spousal sponsorships to applications through Canada’s various economic permanent residence programs.

She completed both her Law Degree (Juris Doctor, 2014) and Bachelor of Arts degree (International Relations, 2009) at the University of Calgary and during law school she completed a work term with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Myanmar (Burma).

Her academic writing on multiculturalism and Canadian immigration policy was published by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues and she has presented on such diverse immigration topics as “Sponsoring your family members for Permanent Residence in Canada” and “The right of long-term immigration detainees to remedy of habeas corpus”. She is fluent in both English and French and has an intermediate working proficiency in Spanish.

  • Successfully representing clients with complex temporary residence cases – including those with multiple prior refusals of study permit, work permit and visitor record/TRV applications – to gain status in Canada.
  • Successfully representing clients with complex permanent residence cases – including those with multiple prior refusals and those who have received fairness letters alleging misrepresentation or medical inadmissibility – to gain status in Canada.
  • Assisting clients in numerous successful applications for Permanent Residence under the federal Express Entry system (Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class) and under the various provincial immigration programs (AINP, BCPNP, OINP)
  • Assisting clients in numerous successful applications to sponsor their spouses, dependent children and other family members for Permanent Residence in Canada, including those who were previously disqualified under R117(9)(d) or were otherwise ineligible.
  • Representing clients in detention reviews and admissibility hearings before the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Assisting clients with removal order appeals, spousal appeals in hearings and mediations before the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Representing clients in claims for refugee protection before the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Assisting clients with Applications for Leave and Judicial Review before the Federal Court of Canada
  • Assisting business and corporate clients in numerous successful Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) applications and LMIA-based work permit applications;
  • Assisting business and corporate clients in numerous successful LMIA-exempt work permit applications (FTA, CETA, GATS, Significant Benefit)
  • Assisting clients are inadmissible to Canada and those with criminal/immigration nexus issues with criminal rehabilitation applications, temporary resident permit, and Authorizations to Return to Canada (ARCs)
  • Representing and advising clients with respect to Citizenship matters (Confirmation, Resumption, and Initial Grants)
  • Assisting francophone clients in Mobilité Francophone work permit applications and providing French language advising with respect to Refugee Claims (Demandes d’asile) and Appeals (Appels des réfugiés) as well as Permanent and Temporary Residence strategies (demandes de résidence permanente, permis de travail, permis d’études, etc.)
  • Presented at CBA-AB – Immigration Section South on “Detention Review and Habeas Corpus”, 28 March 2018.
  • Presented at Calgary Immigrant Services on “Sponsorship of Family Members”, 13 October 2017.
  • Author, “Is the Direction of Canadian Immigration Policy in Keeping with our Commitment to Multiculturalism?” Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues: (2014) 1 Windsor Rev Legal Soc Issues—Digital Companion 48.

Juliana provides immigration assistance to legal aid clients through Legal Service Society (LSS) in refugee matters and in immigration detention hearings as a member of the LSS Immigration Division – Duty Counsel program.

Prior to moving to Vancouver, she was a long-term volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance, where she provided pro-bono legal advice through summary legal clinics hosted by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Immigrant Services Calgary, and the Calgary Centre for Newcomers.

Summary

Juliana Cliplef is a Canadian immigration lawyer based in Vancouver British Columbia. She maintains a broad practice in Canadian immigration, refugee, and citizenship law, with a particular interest in appeals and enforcement work. She enjoys working closely with her clients to develop thoughtful and effective immigration strategies to meet their personal and professional immigration needs.

She has represented clients before all divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board and before the Federal Court of Canada in applications for Leave and Judicial Review. She regularly assists clients with a wide range of temporary and permanent immigration matters – from study permits and LMIA-backed and LMIA-exempt work permits, to spousal sponsorships to applications through Canada’s various economic permanent residence programs.

She completed both her Law Degree (Juris Doctor, 2014) and Bachelor of Arts degree (International Relations, 2009) at the University of Calgary and during law school she completed a work term with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Myanmar (Burma).

Her academic writing on multiculturalism and Canadian immigration policy was published by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues and she has presented on such diverse immigration topics as “Sponsoring your family members for Permanent Residence in Canada” and “The right of long-term immigration detainees to remedy of habeas corpus”. She is fluent in both English and French and has an intermediate working proficiency in Spanish.

EDUCATION / BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Bar Admission, British Columbia, 2018
  • Bar Admission, Alberta, 2015
  • Juris Doctor, University of Calgary, 2014
  • B.A. (International Relations), University of Calgary, 2009

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, Immigration (South),
    • Executive Committee Member 2012-2018
  • Member, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Member, Association des Juristes d’Expression Française

Community Involvement

Juliana provides immigration assistance to legal aid clients through Legal Service Society (LSS) in refugee matters and in immigration detention hearings as a member of the LSS Immigration Division – Duty Counsel program.

Prior to moving to Vancouver, she was a long-term volunteer with Calgary Legal Guidance, where she provided pro-bono legal advice through summary legal clinics hosted by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Immigrant Services Calgary, and the Calgary Centre for Newcomers.

Representative Work
  • Successfully representing clients with complex temporary residence cases – including those with multiple prior refusals of study permit, work permit and visitor record/TRV applications – to gain status in Canada.
  • Successfully representing clients with complex permanent residence cases – including those with multiple prior refusals and those who have received fairness letters alleging misrepresentation or medical inadmissibility – to gain status in Canada.
  • Assisting clients in numerous successful applications for Permanent Residence under the federal Express Entry system (Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class) and under the various provincial immigration programs (AINP, BCPNP, OINP)
  • Assisting clients in numerous successful applications to sponsor their spouses, dependent children and other family members for Permanent Residence in Canada, including those who were previously disqualified under R117(9)(d) or were otherwise ineligible.
  • Representing clients in detention reviews and admissibility hearings before the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Assisting clients with removal order appeals, spousal appeals in hearings and mediations before the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Representing clients in claims for refugee protection before the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Assisting clients with Applications for Leave and Judicial Review before the Federal Court of Canada
  • Assisting business and corporate clients in numerous successful Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) applications and LMIA-based work permit applications;
  • Assisting business and corporate clients in numerous successful LMIA-exempt work permit applications (FTA, CETA, GATS, Significant Benefit)
  • Assisting clients are inadmissible to Canada and those with criminal/immigration nexus issues with criminal rehabilitation applications, temporary resident permit, and Authorizations to Return to Canada (ARCs)
  • Representing and advising clients with respect to Citizenship matters (Confirmation, Resumption, and Initial Grants)
  • Assisting francophone clients in Mobilité Francophone work permit applications and providing French language advising with respect to Refugee Claims (Demandes d’asile) and Appeals (Appels des réfugiés) as well as Permanent and Temporary Residence strategies (demandes de résidence permanente, permis de travail, permis d’études, etc.)
Publications/Presentations
  • Presented at CBA-AB – Immigration Section South on “Detention Review and Habeas Corpus”, 28 March 2018.
  • Presented at Calgary Immigrant Services on “Sponsorship of Family Members”, 13 October 2017.
  • Author, “Is the Direction of Canadian Immigration Policy in Keeping with our Commitment to Multiculturalism?” Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues: (2014) 1 Windsor Rev Legal Soc Issues—Digital Companion 48.

EDUCATION / BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Bar Admission, British Columbia, 2018
  • Bar Admission, Alberta, 2015
  • Juris Doctor, University of Calgary, 2014
  • B.A. (International Relations), University of Calgary, 2009

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch, Immigration (South),
    • Executive Committee Member 2012-2018
  • Member, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Member, Association des Juristes d’Expression Française