• Marina L. Sedai
    Immigration Lawyer
  • Tel:
    604-640-5003
  • Fax:
    604-909-4859
  • E-Mail: msedai@ggilaw.com

PROFILE

 

Marina is a lawyer at Guberman Garson LLP. She practises exclusively Canadian immigration and citizenship law. Her clients include businesses, family, and individuals.

 

Marina advises and represents clients on an extensive number of issues including hiring of foreign nationals, including Labour Market Impact Assessments, LMIA-exemptions, employer compliance, and work permit & work permit exemptions; individuals and family members' temporary residence as workers, students, visitors, permanent residence; overcoming inadmissibilities, including with Temporary Resident Permits and Criminal Rehabilitations, and citizenship. 

ADMISSIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

 

  • Vice-Chair, National Immigration Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Practising Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Past-Chair, CBA-British Columbia Immigration Section

 

EDUCATION

 

  • LL.B., University of British Columbia Law School
  • B.A., Simon Fraser University

 

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

  • Speaker, "Leveraging Express Entry & Canada's Global Skills Strategy" CERC Symposium 2017
  • Speaker, "Mitigating Risk in Today's Immigration Landscape" Tax Executives Institute, Inc. 2017
  • Conference Chair/Moderator/Speaker, Business Immigration Law Fundamentals Continuing Legal Education Society of BC 2016
  • Speaker, "Express Entry and Post-Doctoral Fellows/Research Associates" Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Administrators (CAPA) 2015
  • Speaker, "Express Entry" BC Human Resource Management Association 2014
  • Speaker, ""Transitioning Foreign Workers to Permanent Residence"" BC Human Resource Management Association 2014 
  • Speaker, "Temporary Foreign Worker Program Update" BC Human Resource Management Association 2014 
  • Speaker, "Transitioning Foreign Workers to Permanent Residence" BC Human Resource Management Association 2014 
  • Instructor, "Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures" UBC Immigration Practitioner's Certificate Program 2010-2014 
  • Speaker, "Employer Compliance with Immigration Law" Lorman Seminars 2014
  • Moderator/Speaker/Writer, "Immigration Law Version 2014: Latest Technology Developments" CBA National Immigration Law Conference Live. Global. Interactive 2014
  • Conference Co-Chair CBA BC Immigration Law Section Navigating the Sea of Change 2013
  • Conference Co-Chair "IRPA Ten Years Later: Reflections, Predictions & the State of the Law" CBA National Citizenship and Immigration Law Conference 2012
  • Conference Co-Chair "New Basics: Applications, Procedures & Top 10's" CBA BC Immigration Law Section 2012
  • Speaker/Writer, "Nomination Received: Top 10 Issues in Western Canadian PNPs", CBA National Citizenship and Immigration Law Conference 2011
  • Speaker/Writer, "Immigration Issues in Depth – Pre-Mandamus Issues", BC Continuing Legal Education 2010
  • Speaker/Writer, "Employer Immigration Compliance", Lorman Educational Services 2010
  • Conference Moderator/Writer, "Arranged Employment Opinions and Labour Market Opinions Leading to Permanent Residence" CBABC Immigration Conference Skilled Immigration: New Realities for a New Decade 2010