About the Initiative

Lawyers in the CBA Immigration Law Section are spearheading an initiative to provide services, without charge, to individuals affected by the crisis in Ukraine. These services include legal consultations and advice for those seeking to take advantage of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s facilitative initiatives and programs to bring eligible Ukrainian nationals to Canada. These special measures are detailed on the IRCC website.

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  • Emma Andrews
    Emma Andrews Law Firm
    Vancouver, BC
  • Alicia Backman-Beharry
    Holthe Immigration Law
    Calgary, AB
  • Christine Beltempo
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Montreal, QC
  • Jacqueline Bonisteel
    CILF
    Ottawa, ON
  • Laura Monica Chaves Paz
    Chaves Paz Legal
    Ottawa, ON
  • Daniela Dobrota
    Apollaw Immigration
    Hamilton, ON
  • Amy Dupuis-Sène
    MT>iplus
    Montreal, QC
  • Charles Eluromma
    McMillan LLP
    Calgary, AB
  • Katherine Grunenko
    EY Law LLP
    Toronto, ON
  • Sheela Gupta
    Mosaic Immigration Law
    Niagara Falls, ON
  • Sara Espinal Henao
    Stewart McKelvey
    Halifax, NS
  • Chaobo Jiang
    Zaifman Immigration Lawyers
    Winnipeg, MB
  • Inna Kogan
    Inna Kogan Law Office
    Toronto, ON
  • Anna Kuranicheva
    Edmonton Community Legal Centre
    Edmonton, AB
  • Vance Langford
    Langford Law
    Calgary, AB
  • Daniel Lee
    Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
    Vancouver, BC
  • Jamie Liew
    University of Ottawa
    Ottawa, ON
  • Tiffarah McLean
    Law Office of Tiffarah D. McLean
    Fredericton, NB
  • Rekha McNutt
    Caron & Partners LLP
    Calgary, AB
  • Lisa Middlemiss
    Gomberg Dalfen S.E.N.C.
    Montreal, QC
  • Halyna Miller
    Miller Immigration Law Firm
    Calgary, AB
  • Benton Mischuk
    Maynard Kischer Stojicevic
    Victoria, BC
  • Tara Pandes
    Odyssey Law
    Calgary, AB
  • John Petrykanyn
    Petrykanyn Cullen LLP
    Toronto, ON
  • Robert Shawyer
    Shawyer Immigration Law
    Toronto, ON
  • Bjorna Shkurti
    Caron & Partners LLP
    Calgary, AB
  • Dean Szikinger
    Zaifman Law
    Winnipeg, MB
  • Ksenia Tchern
    Abramovich & Tchern
    Toronto, ON
  • Brittany Trafford
    Stewart McKelvey
    Fredericton, NB
  • Greg Willoughby
    Only IMMIGRATION
    London, ON
  • Celine Wlasichuk
    Quadro Law
    Vancouver, BC
  • Elizabeth Wozniak
    North Star Immigration Law
    Halifax, NS
  • Ken Zaifman
    Zaifman Law
    Winnipeg, MB

Please note that some restrictions will apply. The services offered do not extend to other immigration applications, such as regarding those who are not affected by the current crisis in Ukraine. Lawyers themselves will determine whether they would offer a free service, on a case-by-case basis. Clients should make their best efforts to fill out forms and prepare other documents on their own before seeking to consult one of the volunteer lawyers.

Important Notice

New Canadian immigration pathways for those fleeing the war in Ukraine are NOT for a refugee resettlement program and do NOT result in receiving refugee status. One must meet specific legal criteria in order to be granted refugee protection, and every case is assessed individually based on that person's circumstances. There are serious legal consequences as a result of having made a refugee claim in Canada. Anyone impacted by the war in Ukraine and considering making a refugee claim should FIRST consult a Canadian refugee lawyer.

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