Immigration

The Davis LLP Immigration Law Practice Group has proudly provided immigration advice to Canadian and international clients for over 35 years. Our exceptional cross-functional expertise makes us the ideal firm for your business immigration matters. Working side-by-side with our in house Tax Group, Corporate/Commercial Groups and other specialized practices allows us to deliver an unparalleled level of personal service and efficiency. We also maintain constant contact with critical government agencies so that we are up-to-date on every detail necessary to help you be successful.

Canadian Immigration

We specialize in Canadian business immigration and are one of the top firms in the country at providing a broad range of immigration services and advice. We understand that companies carrying out business in Canada often require non-Canadian senior executives, senior managers and other professionals. When you work with Davis LLP we use our immigration expertise to help you intelligently plan your successions and recruitment so that your business can maximize its talent pool.

The experience that our lawyers gain by acting on hundreds of applications per year provides us with the current knowledge, insight and contacts necessary to formulate and implement the right immigration solutions for your particular business. Over the course of our many years in immigration law, we have established excellent working relationships within the large spectrum of immigration-related government agencies, so that we can move your case as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Our key Canadian immigration services include: 

  • Work Permits: Intra-company Transferee; Labour Market Opinion; Significant Benefit to Canada; NAFTA; and GATS
  • Business Visitor Permit
  • Permanent Residence Applications: Federal Canadian Experience Class; Federal Skilled Worker Program; Federal Skilled Trades; new Federal “Express Entry” system; Provincial Nominee Programs (“PNP”) and Territorial Nominee Programs; and Investor and other Quebec programs
  • Family Sponsorships
  • Admissibility Assessment and Hearings
  • Immigration Appeal Hearings and Federal Court Appeals
  • Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Draft or Review Immigration Policy for Employers and Organizations 

U.S. Immigration

Davis LLP is also able to advise on U.S. immigration matters. Our expertise covers companies and individuals looking to enter the U.S. for business purposes. Our primary focus is on B, TN, L1 and E visas and status.

We are able to facilitate the following U.S. immigration services: 

  • Business Visitors
  • Treaty NAFTA Professional Applications
  • Intra-company Transfers
  • Treaty Trade and Investor Visas
  • Renunciation and Expatriation
  • Draft or Review Immigration Policy for Employers and Organizations

Representative Work

We regularly assist in providing immigration strategy for leading companies in a wide range of industries, including alcoholic beverage, cable, construction, energy, film and camera, hotel services, import and export, lumber, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, shipping and technology.

Emerging Issues

We keep on top of changes in immigration laws and policies by publishing chapters in books, publishing papers, publishing bulletins, speaking at conferences, presenting seminars and participating in legal conferences and Canadian Bar Association B.C. Immigration Section meetings.

We also monitor discussions and developments regarding:

  • Contending with extra-long processing times by immigration-related government agencies when formulating application strategies
  • Anticipated changes in policies for Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Service Canada and B.C. PNP and other PNP and Territorial Nominee Programs
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