Natasha Lakhani joins our Calgary office as an Associate in our Business Immigration practice. She is called to both the Ontario and Alberta bars. Welcome to the team!
Law Society of Alberta
Law Society of Ontario
National Committee on Accreditation- Federation of Law Societies of Canada
University of Leicester, LL.B.
University of Leicester, LL.M.
University of Waterloo, B.A
Canadian Bar Association
Human Resources Professional Association, Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
Natasha is an Associate in the firm’s Calgary office, focusing on assisting clients with their cross-border immigration needs. Natasha regularly supports employers in obtaining work permits for their employees using both the temporary foreign worker and international mobility streams. Once in Canada, Natasha assists and advises clients in obtaining permanent residence and citizenship. Natasha provides guidance to employers when preparing for immigration compliance audits and inspections. She also specializes in preparing spousal sponsorship applications. Natasha is highly experienced in all facets of business immigration law.
Prior to joining the Firm, Natasha gained a broad range of immigration experience working at a full-service firm in Kitchener-Waterloo and an immigration boutique in Calgary.
All travellers will be required to provide contact and quarantine information before and after entering Canada through ArriveCAN.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
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
Natasha Lakhani and Katie Van Nostrand 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 in the Employment and Labour Law Reporter