Lara Gradil joins our Toronto office as an Associate. Welcome to the team!
Law Society of Ontario
McGill University, B.A.
University College London, M.Sc.
Western University, J.D.
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Lara is an Associate at Mathews Dinsdale’s Toronto office, practicing exclusively in business immigration law. She assists employers with both their short-term and long-term business immigration needs. In particular, she routinely assists employers with the preparation of Labour Market Impact Assessment applications, work permit applications, applications through provincial nominee programs, and applications for permanent residence.
Lara also has experience advising clients on maintaining compliance with Canadian immigration laws and policies, and assisting employers respond to immigration audits.
Lara received her Juris Doctor from Western University. During her time at Western, she provided accessible legal services and offered assistance with immigration matters through the CLS Immigration Clinic. Prior to law school, Lara obtained her Master of Science in Global Migration Studies from University College London in London, England.
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Eligible employers may temporarily benefit from a streamlined LMIA application process under the new Recognized Employer Pilot.Read more
Eligible individuals from 13 countries can now travel to Canada with a valid eTA, rather than requiring a temporary resident visa, more commonly known as an Entry Visa.Read more
Federal Government Expanding Work Eligibility for Family of Temporary Foreign Workers Benefiting Employers
In response to recent labour shortages, Government of Canada announced a temporary two-year measure extending eligibility for an Open Work Permit to family members of temporary foreign workers.Read more
New Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations Strengthen Protections for Temporary Foreign Workers
Amendments, which came into effect on September 26, 2022, will bolster the employer compliance regime and increase employers’ legal obligations when hiring TFW under the IMP and under the TFWP.Read more
The Federal Government has announced that effective October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border measures will be lifted. This article details what this means for travellers.Read more
Special Measures for Post-Graduate Work Permit Holders and Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway Applicants
The Federal Government has announced new measures for foreign nationals with expired or expiring Post Graduate Work Permits and for TR to PR permanent residence pathway applicants.Read more
The Federal Government has announced certain changes to the Labour Market Impact Assessment Refusal to Process list. This article summarizes those key changes.Read more
The Federal Government has introduced the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Workforce Solutions Road Map, which introduces key changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.Read more
The Federal Government has introduced an emergency immigration program, the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), in response to the current crisis in Ukraine.Read more
Federal Government announced effective April 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Canada.Read more
Federal Government announces proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to introduce a permanent Atlantic Immigration Program.Read more
The Government of Canada has announced modifications to the current COVID-19 border measures, specifically reintroducing pre-entry testing requirements for all travellers entering Canada and more.Read more
The Federal Government has announced additional border measures and travel restrictions to address the new Omicron variant of concern.Read more
The Government of Canada has announced several modifications to current border measures, some coming into effect as early as November 30, 2021.Read more