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Stéphane Duval is a partner and leader of the Immigration Law Practice at McCarthy Tétrault. He provides individuals, Canadian companies, and multinational corporations with a wide range of legal advice, in particular regarding strategic international mobility issues, in connection with corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, or to fill labour shortages. Stéphane assists his clients throughout the entire process of obtaining visas, work permits, permanent residency, and labour market opinions, as well as in the event of inadmissibility for security or health reasons. Stéphane serves as outgoing President of the Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section, and as outgoing President of the Québec Division. Stéphane is ranked Band 1 in Chambers Globe and Chambers Canada for Immigration.
Christopher McHardy is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Labour and Employment Group. He advises clients on a broad range of issues relating to immigration law. Christopher assists organizations and individuals with immigration matters and applications, particularly business visits, temporary resident permits, work permits, Provincial Nominee Program applications and permanent resident applications.
Julie Resetarits is a senior counsel with a practice, focusing exclusively on immigration law. Julie has gained over 20 years of experience in the field of professional mobility, work permits and global immigration. She advises primarily SMEs and multinational companies, based in Canada and internationally. Julie is also a strategic adviser to enterprises on all matters pertaining to immigration during mergers and acquisitions or any other major transaction. She also counsels individuals and their families through various stages of their establishment in Canada, either on a temporary or a permanent basis.
Starting her career as a customs officer, before completing her law studies, Mélanie Houle has a wide-range of experiences in various aspects of immigration law, particularly international mobility of workers and business people. She provides individuals, Canadian companies, and multinational corporations with a wide range of legal advice, in particular regarding strategic international mobility issues related to corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and solving labour shortages. Melanie assists clients through the process of obtaining visas, work permits, permanent residency and labour market impact assessments, as well as in the event of inadmissibility.
Amy Dupuis- Sène’s specialization is with the international mobility of workers and business people, nationally and abroad. She offers comprehensive immigration services to individuals, and Canadian and multinational companies, including Canadian and foreign work permit matters. Additionally, Amy acquired litigation experience while working with the immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
Julie Flambert is an immigration paraprofessional in the Labour and Employment Law Group in Montréal. Julie assists clients in the drafting and filing of temporary and permanent immigration to Canada applications, as well as citizenship applications. She also ensures file tracking with government authorities. Julie meets regularly with clients to assess their candidacy for immigration to Canada, especially in Québec. Using her litigation experience, she assists our lawyers in the preparation of cases before the Immigration Appeal Division and the Federal Court.
Dominike Courteau is a paralegal in immigration law. She has extensive experience with assisting clients with preparing and filing applications for admission to Canada (work permit, study permit, visitor visa).
Laura Courvoisier Daoust
Laura Courvoisier Daoust is a paralegal in the Immigration Group in Montréal. Laura specializes in permanent immigration to Canada and assists clients in the drafting and filing of applications for permanent residency and sponsorship. She assesses the chances of them being accepted and proposes the best way for them to successfully settle in Québec. She also ensures file tracking with government authorities. Before joining the firm, Laura worked for several years in France in the legal industry. Her experience in France and Canada led her to regularly advise French nationals wanting to move to Quebec. She has a law degree from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas in 2017.
Rovshan Hajiyev is a seasoned paraprofessional with over 20 years of experience in Canada and the United States. He assists clients with a wide range of Canadian immigration matters, including business immigration, express entry programs, temporary foreign workers, labour market impact assessments, Provincial Nominee Programs, students and visitors, family sponsorships, among others. Prior to his time with McCarthy Tétrault’s Labour and Employment Group, Rovshan spent 10 years as a manager of the Immigration Law Group, in Ottawa. In addition to English, he is also fluent in Russian and Azeri languages and has working knowledge of Turkish.
Lesley Ann Wright
Lesley Ann Wright possesses 20 years of experience in immigration law. As a senior paralegal, she assists our clients with admission into Canada (work permits, study permits, visitor’s visas, permanent residency, Canadian citizenship).
Thomas Courvoisier Daoust
Thomas Courvoisier Daoust is a paralegal in the immigration law group in Montréal. Thomas assists clients in the preparation and filing of temporary resident and permanent immigration application in Canada. He has developed advanced expertise in Canada’s permanent immigration programs, including the new Entry Express system. Thomas also specializes in the preparation of Labor Market Impact Assessments. In addition, he regularly helps clients obtain study permits for their children. Thomas has extensive training in immigration law. He is regularly called upon to carry out extensive research and analysis in order to solve complex and atypical situations in which clients may find themselves.
Daniela holds BCL, LLB and LLM degrees from McGill Faculty of Law, as well as a BCL degree from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. Having immigrated to Canada herself and lived in four other countries, she understands the unique hurdles that come with temporary and permanent relocation. Before deciding to become a Canadian lawyer, Daniela spent a couple of years working in the human resources and business research departments of a Canadian-Indian telecommunications company. Back in her native Europe, she launched her career with a defence team at the United Nations International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in Holland. Daniela visited 24 countries so far, completed three full marathons and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Association québécoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration (AQAADI) and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL).