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.
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 long and short 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 both employees of business clients and individuals. Clients in the technology and visual effects industries and other industry segments with a global focus benefit from her knowledge of the complex interaction between immigration and employment regulations.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.