Virginia, US

Vanessa is a Manager with Fragomen Canada, where she works with large and small companies and their employees to understand Canadian legislation and regulations concerning business immigration with a focus on work permits, student and visitor visas and inadmissibility issues. She has represented individuals, corporate and institutional clients from a variety of industries, including multinational construction, technology manufacturing, multinational mining and exploration, multinational aerospace and defense, international retail and software services companies amongst others. 

From 2004 to 2006 in Quebec, Vanessa assisted a lawyer with providing legal assistance for matters concerning Canadian immigration for multiple families and refugees that could not afford legal fees.

Vanessa speaks English, French, and understands Arabic and Spanish.

Education


University of Montréal, Québec
University of Toronto

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Barreau du Québec (Bar of Quebec)

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Ontario Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration Section

Member, Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association (AQAADI)

Member, Legal Writing Institute

Member, Bar of Quebec

Called at the Ontario Bar, since September 2014

Member, Law Society of Upper Canada

Member, Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO)

Represented clients on a wide variety of corporate immigration and related employment matters, including NAFTA professional, intra-company transfers, labour market opinions, temporary resident visas, restoration of status, reciprocity cases, and others

Managed high-volume immigration programs