Immigration Law

Immigration Law

Practice Group Members

Richard Leuce
Richard Leuce
416-369-7812
Sven Walker
416-369-7848

Every year, Canadian employers seek to address labour and skill shortages through the temporary recruitment and relocation of skilled workers from abroad. On the surface it would seem that foreign recruitment offers employers a simple and valuable opportunity to get the job done. However, bringing a temporary foreign worker to Canada is not without risk. If not undertaken properly, the foreign worker may face unnecessary delays in entering Canada or be denied the opportunity to work in Canada altogether. It is, therefore, vitally important that employers fully familiarize themselves with the Canadian immigration process to avoid impairing the operation of their business.  Dale & Lessmann LLP's Immigration Practice Group offers a specialized range of immigration and international mobility services to ensure a seamless process for businesses, employees and any accompanying family members. The law firm provides seamless immigration solutions to businesses from around the world. We have extensive experience in assisting clients on major projects, intra-company transfers, and in obtaining business visitor status, work permits, temporary resident visas and permanent resident status. Our Business Immigration brochure outlines the various programs related to Canadian business immigration.  We invite you to contact us to further discuss your immigration needs. The following highlights some of our recent representative work:

  •  Acting on behalf of a world leading logistics solutions provider from Germany. The client was contracted by one of Canada's leading grocery retailers, to design, commission and service the software, electronics and machinery of a 500,000 square foot, state-of-the-art automated distribution centre in Ontario. This multi-million dollar project involved the transfer to Canada of approximately 320 foreign workers from Europe and the USA. 
  • Acting on behalf of an Australian supply chain management company in the relation to the transfer of its consultants to Canada for the purpose of having them optimize the mining operations of several international mining conglomerates.
  • Acting on behalf of a UK-based negotiation strategy company in relation to the transfer of its consultants to Canada from the USA and the UK for the purpose of having them engage in consulting work for a number of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Acting on behalf of Dutch company in relation to the transfer of its workers to Canada for the purpose of having same engage in the installation of mushroom growing production facilities in British Columbia.
  • Acting on behalf of Norwegian aquaculture company in relation to the transfer of its workers to Canada for the purpose of having same engage in the set-up of fish farms in British Columbia for Canada’s largest seafood company.
  • Acting on behalf of German company in relation to the transfer of its workers to Canada for the purpose of having same install printing presses in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.  The printing presses were purchased by Canada’s largest printing company.
  • Acting on behalf of German company in relation to the transfer of its workers to Canada for the purpose of having same install specialized roof lighting systems at a 165,000 square foot production facility for wind energy components in Matane, Quebec.