Colorado, US

Rick is a Senior Manager at Fragomen’s Toronto office. He assists corporate clients with their Canadian immigration matters, including applications via the NAFTA, intra-company transfers and Labour Market Impact Assessments in addition to immigration process compliance and inadmissibility issues.

Rick supports clients in a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, oil and gas, finance, information technology and professional services. He has extensive experience liaising with officials at inland processing centers, Canadian ports of entry and consulates as well as high commissions and embassies abroad.

Rick has spoken about Canadian immigration issues through various forums, including the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and Bishop’s University.

Rick has volunteered at Bishop’s University, where he leverages his immigration experience to assist foreign students with immigration issues, including providing guidance on eligibility requirements and the various pathways to Canadian permanent residence.

Rick speaks English and is conversant in French.

Education


University of Western Ontario | LL.B., 2005
Bishop's University | B.A., 2002, with distinction

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Ontario; Alberta

Immigration Credentials: Certified Specialist in Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Law by the Law Society of Ontario

Member, Canadian Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration Section

Member, Law Society of Alberta

Member, Law Society of Ontario

Member, International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi

Former Adjunct Professor and Lecturer, Corporate Immigration Law Course (3L), University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, “International agreements in the Canadian immigration context.” Canadian Employment Relocation Council, Alberta, Canada, 2019.

Invited Guest, “Engagement session and consultations.” Alberta Advantage Immigration Strategy, Alberta, Canada, 2019.

Speaker, “Best practices for immigration compliance inspections.” Canadian Employment Relocation Council, Alberta, Canada, 2018.

Author, “Is your organization prepared for an immigration compliance audit?” Toronto Region Board of Trade’s OnBoard Magazine, Spring 2015.

Panelist, “Cross-border business travel.” American Immigration Lawyers Association Ohio/Michigan Chapter, Toledo, Ohio, 2014.

Co-author and co-editor, Canada Business Immigration Manual, 2011/2012.

Speaker, “The PNP program across the Prairies.” Canadian Migration Institute, Toronto, Canada, 2011.