RYAN N. ROSENBERG

Overview

Ryan is a Vancouver based Canadian immigration lawyer who advises clients on all Canadian immigration and citizenship issues. He has significant experience assisting Canadian and multi-national corporations transfer key employees to Canada through the utilization of Labour Market Impact Assessments, Provincial Nominee Programs and various international trade agreements. He is particularly active with clients across Canada working in engineering, civil infrastructure, natural resources, e-Commerce and various skilled trades.

Ryan also customizes strategic immigration solutions for individuals and families, with an emphasis on employment, investment, and family sponsorship based applications.

Ryan co-founded Larlee Rosenberg in 2009 and serves the firm as Managing Partner. He is a published columnist, a regular panelist at immigration law conferences and an active member of the Canadian Bar Association. In 2011 he testified as an expert witness before the Senate of Canada on proposed amendments to Canadian immigration laws.

Publications

  • “Working Your Way Into Canada,” Conference Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, October, 2015
  • “Immigration for Business Owners,” Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Section Conference, Panel Moderator, Ottawa, May 2015
  • “The Five Ws of Express Entry,” Guest Lecturer, The University of British Columbia Continuing Studies, Vancouver, March, 2015
  • “Express Entry, Practice Management Issues & Opportunities,” presentation, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Immigration Law Section Conference, Vancouver, February, 2015
  • “BC PNP Business: Past, Present and Future,” presentation, IMEDA Immigration Education Alliance, Vancouver, January 2014
  • “Immigration 101: Canadian Immigration Basics for International Educators,” The Canadian Bureau for International Education, National Conference, December 2013
  • “Tax Law Issues that Immigration Lawyers Need to Know,” Moderator, Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section, Montreal, May 2013
  • “Working Your Way Into Canada,” Conference Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, September, 2013
  • “The Bottom Line: What’s Left for Business Applicants?” Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section Conference, paper and presentation, Kelowna, May 2012
  • “Permanent Resident Status: Opportunities and Obligations,” presentation, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Vancouver, November 2011
  • “Working Your Way Into Canada,” Conference Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, September, 2011
  • “Permanent Resident Status: Compliance with the Residency Obligation,” BC CBA Immigration Section, Compliance and Enforcement Conference, Vancouver, February 2011
  • “Setting the Bar: Negotiating BC PNP Performance Agreements,” paper and panel, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, October, 2010
  • “The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program in Depth,” guest presenter, the University of British Columbia, UBC Certificate in Immigration: Law, Policies and Procedures course, October 2010
  • “Top Issues in Practice Management: P3 Modelling and the Small Firm Toolbox,” paper and panel, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, December, 2009
  • “Working Your Way Into Canada,” Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2009
  • “Top 10 Issues in PNP: Western Canada,” Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Section Conference, Panel Moderator, Whistler, April 2009
  • Investigations and Emergency Stays of Removal, BC CBA Immigration Section Conference, Panel Moderator, Vancouver, February 2008
  • “Accessing Discretion in the Face of Non-Compliance: The Utility of Section 25(1),” Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Section Conference, Paper and Panel, Victoria, April 2007
  • “Provincial Nominee Programs: Outside of British Columbia, BC,” CBA Immigration Section Conference, Panel Moderator, Vancouver, February 2006
  • “Provincial Nominee Business Programs: Navigating the Options,” Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, September 2006
  • “Working in Canada: How, When and Why to get your Permit with HRSDC Labour Market Opinions,” BC CBA Immigration Section Conference, Paper and Panel, February 2005

Education

  • Bar Admission, British Columbia, 2003
  • LL.B., University of Manitoba, 2002
  • B.A., University of Winnipeg, 1999

Experience

Routinely represents key executives and senior staff in professional sports, mining, engineering, technology and other sectors respecting work permits and permanent residence in Canada

Manages a portfolio of up to 100 high skilled temporary foreign workers for a large multi-national company with civil infrastructure projects underway across Canada

Regularly obtains Labour Market Impact Assessments and work permits on an emergency or urgent basis for a major industrial repair company who deploys teams of specialized trades from the United States to various projects in Northern Alberta and British Columbia

Utilized the BC PNP to assist a Chinese state owned enterprise transfer key executive to Canada from China following its acquisition of a British Columbia forestry company

Assisted a large European mining company staff its new regional headquarters in Vancouver with key executives from various offices around the world

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

City of Vancouver, Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration, Committee Member, Vancouver, 2014

Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Jobs Tourism and Skills Training, BC PNP Fast Track Focus Group, 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, various consultations respecting immigrant investors, refugees and family class sponsorship, 2012-2013

The Senate of Canada: Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee, Expert Witness, “Bill C-35: An Act to Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act,” Ottawa, March 2011

Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, BC PNP review committee, 2010

Member, Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia, Immigration Section: Co-Chair, BC Provincial Nominee Sub-Committee (2006-2010); Vice-Chair, Overseas Committee (2006-2008); Legislative Liaison (2005-2006);  Member (2004 – Present)

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