The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2024 recognizes 26 Mathews Dinsdale lawyers, from coast-to-cost, as leaders in the fields of Labour and Employment Law, Workers' Compensation Law, Employee Benefits Law and Immigration Law.
Law Society of British Columbia
University of British Columbia, B.A.
University of British Columbia, J.D.
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch
Katie is a Partner in our Vancouver office. She has a broad range of experience helping clients navigate the intricacies of business immigration law and related human resources issues. Katie represents business clients in their endeavors to obtain Canadian legal work authorization for international talent while providing advice on both short and long term immigration goals. She routinely assists clients with immigration audits and inspections, and advises on compliance obligations. Long term, Katie advises on and prepares permanent residence and citizenship applications for employees of business clients. Clients in the technology and large scale infrastructure industries as well as other industry segments with a global focus benefit from her knowledge of the complex interaction between immigration and employment regulations. Katie has been repeatedly listed as a leading lawyer in business immigration in Best Lawyers in Canada.
Katie also researches cases for the British Columbia Annual Practice.
Katie is a CBA mentor to a first year UBC law student and to a young lawyer through the CBA’s Women’s Law Forum.
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Industry recognitionBest Lawyers® in Canada
Presenter at ‘Work with a Work Permit and LMIA’ at CLE BC’s Working your Way into Canada 2015.
Herbert H.B. Law and Katie Van Nostrand presented a seminar on Immigration, a Mathews Dinsdale Live Seminar.
Katie Van Nostrand to is a researcher for the British Columbia Annual Practice.
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2023 recognizes 24 Mathews Dinsdale lawyers, from coast-to-cost, as leaders in the fields of Labour and Employment Law, Workers' Compensation Law, Education Law, Employee Benefits Law and Immigration Law.
22 Mathews Dinsdale lawyers, from coast-to-coast, are recognized as leaders in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2022 in the fields of Labour and Employment Law, Workers' Compensation Law, Education Law, Employee Benefits Law and Immigration Law.
Katie Van Nostrand will be presenting at the Ius Laboris webinar titled A Changing Legal Landscape for Immigration and Global Mobility. What are the rules now and what does the future hold? This complimentary webinar will take place Oct 21, 2020.
21 Mathews Dinsdale lawyers, from coast-to-coast, are recognized as leaders in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2021 in the fields of Labour and Employment Law, Education Law, Employee Benefits Law, Immigration Law, Workers’ Compensation Law.
Mathews Dinsdale Lawyers from coast-to-coast recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 as leaders in Labour and Employment Law, Education Law, Employee Benefits Law, Immigration Law, Workers’ Compensation Law.
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced that international graduates with a recently expired or expiring post-graduation work permit will quality for an additional or extended work permit of up to 18 months.Read more
Provided Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favourable, the Canadian border will soon be open to travellers fully vaccinated with Government of Canada-accepted vaccines.Read more
Effective July 5th, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals eligible to enter Canada under current travel restrictions will no longer be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine, or be required stay at a government-authorized hotel upon entry into Canada.Read more
Intended first step would be to allow fully-vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents and essential workers to enter Canada without the requirement to stay in a government-approved quarantine hotel upon arrival.Read more
The IRCC announced a new one-time pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates. It will also assist the federal government in meeting its target of admitting 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021.Read more
The Government of Canada announced the IEC program will partially re-open on March 1, 2021. This article discusses the eligibility and procedural requirements of this program.Read more
The government of Canada announced several new requirements for travellers entering Canada in a further attempt to curb the rapid transmission of COVID-19 and its variants. New requirements provided in this article.Read more
The public policy will allow foreign nationals who hold Post Graduate Work Permits that expire on or after January 30, 2020 the ability to apply for an 18-month open work permitRead more
As of January 7, all air travellers (including Canadians and Permanent Residents) over the age of 5 will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result prior to entering Canada.Read more
While the Canadian government does not recommend non-essential travel, it may be inevitable. It is important for employers and foreign workers to understand obligations in place upon the foreign worker’s return to Canada.Read more
Employment Social Development Canada quietly released a positive list of 27 national occupation classifications and their related positions that would continue to be eligible for a Labour Market Impact Assessment in Alberta.Read more
Starting December 15, 2020, employers in BC will be required to register with the Province before hiring temporary foreign workers. This article summarizes these new requirements.Read more
COVID-19 Immigration Update: Certain Visitors in Canada are Eligible to Apply for Work Permit from Inside Canada
In order to be eligible foreign nationals in Canada must meet the criteria set-out in this article.Read more
This change will be a great benefit to employers, who will no longer have to wait months for an employee to return to work should they fall out of status.Read more
COVID-19 Immigration Update: Biometric Requirement for in-Canada Temporary Resident Applications is Temporarily Suspended
Biometric collection locations have been closed since March. We expect that this announcement will allow IRCC to return to regular in-Canada work permit processing timelines.Read more
The new policy will allow temporary foreign workers who are in Canada to change either their employer or listed job within approximately 10 days of submitting an application to change their work permit and make a request to fall under the public policy.Read more
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced they have temporarily lifted certain work restrictions for international students until August 31, 2020.Read more
This article provides a review of the International Experience Canada program and options available for young temporary foreign workers in Canada.Read more
Articles and papersJuly 3, 2020
New COVID-19 Immigration Policy for Changing the Employment Status of Temporary Foreign Workers
Katie Van Nostrand and Natasha Lakhani co-authored the In A Flash article “New COVID-19 Immigration Policy for Changing the Employment Status of Temporary Foreign Workers” which was also published by the Employment and Labour Law Reporter.January 22, 2019
Timing in Canadian Immigration
Katie Van Nostrand authored the article “Timing in Canadian Immigration” for Ius Laboris Global HR Lawyers.