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747 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
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Immigrant Settlement Services
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria non-profit services for immigrants, including:
· ESL for Adults
· Multicultural Programs
· Settlement Programs
930 Balmoral Road, Victoria BC, Canada V8T 1A8
Tel: 250.388.4728

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> Victoria Award Winning MLS Realtor Lucy Richardson, has helped many immigrants buy  houses,  condos and businesses  , as she is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese  and  Teo Chew Chinese

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David Aujla, experience Canada Immigration Services lawyer with offices in Victoria and Vancouver

DAVID AUJLA, B.Sc., LL.B., MA., L.Phil.

David graduated from the University of Western Ontario law school in 1974 and has practised law for over 40 years.

His sole focus of practice since 1996 has been Canadian immigration law and he advises clients worldwide.

He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association (Immigration Subsection) and the Law Society of British Columbia and is often called upon for immigration commentary by the local and national media. He has made presentations, from time to time, to the Canadian Bar Association's Immigration conferences as well as to civic associations and boards and real estate companies throughout Victoria, Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

DAVID  AUJLA, Immigration lawyer
Victoria Office
204 - 645 Fort St.
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 1G2

Phone:  250.383.3542

Vancouver Office
2628 Granville St
Suite 247
Vancouver BC Canada V6H 4B4
Phone:  604-630-2244 Toll-free in Canada & U.S. 1.800.818.1373

Phone Toll-free from the U.K.
Phone from other countries,

Canada Immigration Law Services

218 - 852 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 1H8   Canada
Phone:  (250) 361-3131

n.b. in Nov. 2005 the Legal Services Society of BC LSS.BC.CA acknowledged Peter Golden with an Achievement Award "... Peter Golden has been a sole practitioner, primarily in family and immigration/refugee law, in Victoria since 1993. His law related activities include supervising pro bono students, working with students at the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre, and serving as a board member for the Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture.  He is a founding member of the Collaborative Family Law Group in Victoria and has worked in Central America as a volunteer for human rights" [quote fr. pdf document news release in 2005]

Beatriz Contreras, LLB LLM fluent in Spanish and English and experienced in appeals to Canada Immigration and Refugee Boards and Federal Court


Beatriz Contreras has been practicing law since 2003.  She is fully bilingual - Spanish and English.  Her immigration practice has focused in the following areas:

Beatriz Contreras has estado ejerciendo como abogada y notario en Canadá desde el año 2003.  Beatriz es bilingü (inglés-español).  Su experiencia en casos de inmigración se ha enfocado en las siguientes áreas:

  • Sponsorships (Patrocinios)
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications H & C (Solicitudes for razones humanitarias)
  • Refugee hearings (casos de revisión de detención)
  • Judicial review applications at the Federal Court (apelaciones a la corte federal y en la división de apelaciones de inmigración)
  • Immigration Appeal Division hearings
  • Pre-Removal Risk Assessment Applications PRRAs (solicitudes de PRRA)
  • Detention reviews, etc. (casos de revisión de detención)

During the course of her practice, Beatriz has successfully represented clients from numerous cultural backgrounds and has worked closely with the Latin-American community.

Beatriz Contreras, LLB LLM fluent in Spanish and English and experienced in appeals to Canada Immigration and Refugee Boards and Federal Court

Beatriz ha representado exitosamente a clientes de diferentes etnias y ha trabajado con la comunidad hispana.

Beatriz is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. 

Beatriz es originaria de El Salvador y domina a la perfección los idiomas inglés y español.

BEATRIZ CONTRERAS, Barrister & Solicitor,
Contreras McLennan Legal
3957 Stan Wright Lane
Victoria, BC  V8P 0A1

Tel. 778-440-3588

Robert Leong, immigration litation lawyer in Vancouver and Singapore, fluent in verbal and written Chinese Cantonese and  Mandarin

Robert Y. C. Leong

Robert read Law in England, and was Called to the Bar of England and Wales through the Middle Temple in 1993.

He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in his native Singapore in 1994, and practised civil litigation, family law, and conveyancing for about 15 years.  He was an elected member of the Law Society Council, and also tutored Business Law at the Nanyang Technological University.

After immigrating to Canada, Robert obtained his Immigration Consultant Diploma with Honours in 2010, and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in British Columbia in 2011.  Since then, Robert has been active as an immigration lawyer in British Columbia, and was the Secretary of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) Immigration Section (2013/2014).

Robert has given talks and seminars on immigration law to various audiences, including other immigration lawyers from across Canada.  These talks and seminars include:

  • Jun 2011 “New Temporary Foreign Worker Regulations” : People’s Law School, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Sep 2012 “BC Provincial Nominee Program – Business Immigration”: Asia Pacific Expo, Burnaby, BC
  • Oct 2012 “Residency Obligation/Sponsorship”: MOSAIC, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Jan 2013 “Immigration to Canada – Skilled Worker/Business”: Immigration Seminars, Singapore
  • May 2013 “Maintaining PR status/ Citizenship application”: Three Bridges, Vancouver, B.C.
  • May 2013 “Conflict of Interests/Referral Fees”: National Immigration Law Conference, Montreal, QC
  • Aug 2013 “Sponsorship of a Family Member”: West Broadway Lawyers, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Sep 2013 “Work Permit Applications”: Continuing Legal Education course, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Nov 2013 “Sponsorship of a Family Member”: MOSAIC, Burnaby, B.C.

Robert has also appeared on various TV programs and radio broadcasts, and has contributed articles on immigration law:

  • Sep 2012 “Recent changes to immigration law”: Expert’s Hour, TalentVision
  • Jan 2013 “Residency issues and renewing your PR card”: Living Q & A, Fairchild Radio FM96.1
  • Mar 2013 “Evidence”: Expert’s Hour, TalentVision
  • May 2013 “Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents”: Living Q & A, Fairchild Radio FM96.1
  • Sep 2013 “Residency in Canada”: Quarterly Newsletter, Vancouver Singapore Club

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Robert Y. C. Leong
Lowe   Company
Immigration and Business Lawyers
Tel: 1 (604) 875-9338
Suite 900 – 777 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V5Z 4J7

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Sarah N. Goodman, lawyer  previously providing  business immigration services as part of her immigration and workplace law practice with Matthews Dinsdale, in Toronto, now is in  Victoria BC

Sarah N. Goodman,
B.B.A., J.D.
Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Juris Doctor, 2010
York University, Schulich School of Business, Bachelor Business Admin. (Hons), 2007

Fluent in English & French

Our firm provides a wide range of personalized immigration consulting and representation services. We take a great deal of pride in helping Canadian businesses succeed by addressing their human resource needs and in assisting individuals and families relocate to Canada.  Providing our clients with effective and efficient service is our primary goal.

Each case is unique and each type of immigration application has specific pre-requisites, experience and documentation requirements.  Accordingly, our job is to determine the most suitable type of application based on your particular circumstances and to facilitate the application process by completing forms, compiling documents and making submissions to the appropriate government body on your behalf.

The following is a list of areas we can assist with:

  • Work Permit Applications
    see article on Temporary Foreign Workers Options in 2015
  • Study Permit Applications
  • Visitor Record and Visa Applications
  • Express Entry Applications for Permanent Residence see article on how this system is working - at
  • Provincial Nominee Program Applications
  • Investor Applications
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment Applications
  • Temporary Resident Permit Applications
  • Family Class Applications, and
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications
  • Live-In and In-Home Caregiver Applications,
  • Criminal Rehabilitation Applications, and
  • Immigration Appeals
Sarah N. Goodman, lawyer  previously providing  business immigration services as part of her immigration and workplace law practice with Matthews Dinsdale, in Toronto, now is in  Victoria BC

Sarah N. Goodman
Barrister & Solicitor
Stevenson Luchies And Legh,
Suite 300 - 736 Broughton St.,
Victoria, BC, V8W 1E1
Phone:  250 381 4040
Toll-Free:  1 888 381 8555


Sinclair Mar with 25 years experience as a barrister and solicitor and with dedicated record of community involvment on founding and supporting Community non-profit societies in Victoria

SINCLAIR W. MAR, Barrister & Solicitor

* Personal Injury & Insurance Law

* Real Estate & Conveyances

* Divorce & Family Law

* Mortgages & Foreclosures

* Corporate & Commercial Law

* Canada Immigration Law-Legal Services

"He has practiced immigration law for the past 25 years in all areas, including visas and permanent residency applicaitions.  He presently works with clients from many countries.  He is very community minded: .... is on the board of the Knowledge Network (BC), Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society, Victoria Chinatown Care Foundation, Victoria Chinese Commerce Association, ...   He is serving as counsel for the Victoria Hoi Ping Association ....  He has been instrumental in raising funds for various schools in support of music in schools and local youth sports and athletes.  In 2009 he was awarded the CFAX [RADIO STATION] Community Leader of the Year Award." [quote fr. website 2009.06.15]

Manhas Mar, Lawyers
#301 - 830 Shamrock St.
Victoria, BC V8X 2V1
Phone:  (250) 382-5744

see Chinese-English ad in Chinatown Newsletter, published by the Victoria Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association CCBA

James Turner, experiencd Canada Immigration Lawyer with offices in Victoira BC


Canada Immigration Lawyer, who since 1987 has assisted clients from over 75 countries come to Canada.

#400 - 888 Fort Street Victoria, BC
Canada  VH@  1H8

Phone:  250-590-3560

Web site:

nominated by happy
Bulgarian client Chris. Tdrv

Lawyers and Business Immigration Consultants  assiting individuals and employers to obtain Temporary Work Permits for Skills Trades People to serve in BC and  Alberta's boomming construction, mining and oil sands industry - CLICK TO
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    Vancouver website This law firms lawyers, notaries and immigration consultants and support staff are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese

Portia Tang, lawyer able to assist clients in fluent Mandarin and  Cantonese, photo of office building in the Market Square shopping complex on  lower Johnson St.  near Chinatown - CLICK FOR INFORMATION

PORTIA TANG,   Barrister & Solicitor
Provides a general law practice in downtown Victoria -- serving clients in English & Chinese dialects: Cantonese, Hoisin & Mandarin -- in the following areas of law.

  • Business · Corporate · Commercial Law
  • Family · Divorce Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Canada Immigration Law
  • Real Estate
  • Notary Services

TANG & CO., Barrister & Solicitor
#316 - 560 Johnson Street,
Market Square on Johnson- 3rd floor
Victoria, BC,   V8W 3C6
Telephone:  250-881-6262

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Victoria Chinatown location of Wong Doerkson law offices - CLICK FOR INFO

LARRY WONG, LL.B.   Barrister & Solicitor

General Practice Includes:  Canada Immigration Law · Real Estate Conveyancing · Wills & Estates · General-Administrative Law · Civil Litigation ·

Larry Wong is a Victoria native who established his own law firm in Victoria's Chinatown in 1984.  Larry graduated from the University of Victoria Law School in 1978 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1979. 

Accompanied by his legal assistant, Frances Leung, Larry offers his services in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin and Toi Shan dialects).

Larry is active with the Victoria Chinatown Lions Club (past president).  He was for six years a director of the Chinatown Care Centre. He is currently the legal advisor for the Yu Shan Association, the Hook Sin Tong Society, the Wong Association, the Victoria Chinese Pentecostal Church...

Wong Doerkson Lawyers
1618 Government Street
Victoria, B.C., V8W 1Z3
Telephone: (250) 381-7799

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Lorenzo Oss-Cech, BSc LLB is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish.

Lawyers fluent in English, Italian, French & Spanish for ICBC CLAIMS, Medical Malpractice/Negligence and WCB claims serve Nanaimo from Victoria offices of Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt - CLICK FOR INFO
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  • Medical Malpractice & Professional Negligence

  • Sexual Assault · Civil Suits

  • WCB claims

Barristers & Solicitors
#1 - 505 Fisgard St.
Victoria, B.C.
Canada V8W 1R3
Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878
Victoria Tel:  (250) 360-2500

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Victoria Award Winning MLS Realtor Lucy Richardson, has helped many immigrants buy  houses,  condos and businesses  , as she is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese  and  Teo Chew Chinese

維多利亞最富經驗和最負盛名的多方語言房產經紀.  連年得獎無數.  Hall Of Fame 的得奬人!

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