The Davis LLP Immigration Law Practice Group provides a broad range of immigration advice and services to our domestic and international clients, many of whom have received recognition as leaders in the forestry, mining, automobile manufacturing, food produce, export and import trading, shipping, high-tech, aerospace, telecommunications, architecture, travel and tour services, hotel services and amusement park industries, among others.
Companies carrying out business in Canada often require non-Canadian senior executives, senior managers, professionals, specialists and other skilled workers. Immigration law can have a significant impact on personnel planning, including recruitment and succession planning.
The experience gained by acting on hundreds of applications per year provides us with the knowledge, insight and contacts necessary to formulate and implement immigration solutions that best suit our clients' needs. We have, over the course of many years, established an excellent working relationship within the spectrum of immigration-related government agencies.
Our group consists of experienced solicitors and litigators. Particularly, our solicitors provide ongoing immigration services for some of Canada's largest companies.
Services we have provided include:
Licensed to practice in the United States, we assist both individuals and companies with their U.S. Immigration needs. We have expertise advising clients on immigration matters relating to temporary and permanent entry into the U.S.
We advise employers and individuals on: hiring temporary foreign workers and obtaining work permits for executives and workers with specialized knowledge under international trade agreements; permanent entry into the U.S.; maintaining residency obligations and the acquisition of permanent resident cards; and citizenship requirements and applications for citizenship in the U.S. We provide services relating to cross border inadmissibility issues including applications for criminal rehabilitation, temporary resident permits and U.S. waivers.
We have experience and expertise in the following U.S. Immigration specific areas:
On an ongoing basis we assist leading shipping, cable, oil and gas, trading, mining, lumber, manufacturing, film and camera, movie film studio, and hotel companies with their work permit, business visitor permit and permanent resident applications.
We stay informed of changes in immigration laws and policies by writing chapters in books, writing articles, writing papers, speaking at conferences, presenting seminars and attending at legal conferences and Canadian Bar Association B.C. Immigration Section meetings. We also have previously served in executive positions with the Canadian Bar Association B.C. Immigration Section Executive and the Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Section Executive. We also monitor discussions and developments regarding: