Immigration Law

Practicing Lawyers

Select from the lawyers listed below to learn more about how Burchells can offer comprehensive legal advice.

Jason May

Jason May

Immigration has always been fundamental in the construction of Canada. From its beginnings, the arrival of people has shaped and strengthened this country in profound ways.  And while the importance of immigration to Canada has not changed, the rules and procedures of entering and remaining in Canada are continuously evolving and becoming more complex.

We believe in immigration as a benefit both to the individual and to Canada and are committed to assisting you in the process. Whether you are seeking to work, study, immigrate, become a citizen, or solve an immigration difficulty you are having, it is critical to correctly understand and navigate the Canadian government’s laws, regulations and procedures.  

We are deeply knowledgeable in the legalities that govern your entry across the border, and just as importantly, we are experienced in navigating the complexities of the Canadian immigration system.  We will take the time to fully understand your ambitions and to design an immigration strategy to meet your needs. Wherever you are in the world, we can help.  

We can assist you with all aspects of any of the federal and provincial immigration programs, inclusive of:

• Temporary Residence Applications (Visitor Visas, Study Permits, Work Permits)
• Permanent Resident Applications 
          o Express Entry (Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades)
          o Family Sponsorship
          o Caregiver 
• Citizenship Applications
• Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds Applications

Business Immigration Services / Nova Scotia Nominee / Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Are you in the process of immigrating to Nova Scotia as an entrepreneur? Are you looking to hire foreign skilled workers?  We know business, we know immigration, and we know how to make them work together to benefit you.
Hiring Foreign Skilled Workers - Our business immigration professionals are experienced in successfully counseling employers seeking to hire valuable skilled-workers from other countries.  We can evaluate the potential employee for admissibility and will work with you to develop a strategy for bringing that individual to work for you through various employment-based immigration streams.

Nova Scotia Nominee Program - Likewise, if you are an entrepreneur, business owner or skilled-worker who is interested in immigrating to Nova Scotia, we can counsel you on how your business and particular skills may assist you with your immigration goals.  We will work to identity an immigration stream that suits your particular attributes, and work with you to structure your business in accordance with the requirements of the chosen program. 

Our business immigration lawyers will work with you from an early stage to plan and set up your business (incorporation), purchase a business, prepare and review leases and contracts and generally take care of your business related questions to give you confidence and knowledge as you navigate the business immigration processes. 

We remain current in the many provincial, federal and international programs and agreements that exist to facilitate the movement of workers across international borders, inclusive of:

• Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
• Provincial Nominee Programs (Entrepreneur, Skilled-worker, Experience Class, Physician)
• Federal Start-up Visa
• North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) facilitated entries
• Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA)

Feel free to contact one of our lawyers to see how we can help you. 
Jason C. May – Immigration law
Garnet E. Brooks – Business structure, incorporations and related structures