Brian Tsuji: Lawyer with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Brian Tsuji

Vancouver,  BC  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China & Southeast Asia
  • Japan
Contact InfoTelephone: 604.643.6496
Fax: 604.605.3596
University University of Toronto, B.A., 1979
Law SchoolQueen's University, LL.B., 1981
Admitted1983, British Columbia; 1989, Ontario
LanguagesEnglish; Japanese

Brian Tsuji is a highly experienced immigration lawyer with 32 years of experience. Brian works out of the firm's Vancouver office.

He has extensive experience with:

•work visas and business visitor visas
•provincial nominee program applications
•immigration visas
•investor visas and business immigration matters including representing individuals as well as local, national, and international corporations and organizations

Brian speaks Japanese and English and has worked in Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver. He has represented clients from more than 50 countries.

Brian has appeared as an Expert Witness on Canadian immigration law in the United States:

Karin M. Ericson v. Michael D. Foley divorce trial in Eagle County Court, Colorado, September 11, 2014

Brian is a past National Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Immigration Section and a past Chairman of the CBA British Columbia Immigration Section.

Brian has written a number of papers on immigration law. He is the author and editor of the following publications:

•The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Chapter in the Canada Law Book Canadian Immigration Book
•The British Columbia PNP Chapter in the Carswell Canadian Immigration Book

Brian has also spoken at a number of conferences and seminars on immigration law.

He is also a Director of Nikkei Home, an assisted living centre for Japanese Canadians in Burnaby, BC and a Director of the Nikkei Place Foundation.

As a member of the Canadian National Team (Age Group), Brian Tsuji represented Canada at the ITU Triathlon World Championships (Age Group) in Edmonton, Canada on September 1, 2014.


•Assisted Wieden & Kennedy Agency in obtaining business visitor permits for performing artists, performance support staff and advertising agency staff
•Assisted ProEnergy Canada in obtaining work permits for Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Engineers and Management Consultants and business visitor permits for Engineers and Technicians
•Assisted VISCAS Corporation in obtaining work permits for engineers, site supervisors and cable jointers in relation to the East Calgary Transmission Project


Best Lawyers in Canada (Immigration Law), 2010- 2016
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Immigration Law), 2015
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2014


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Brian Tsuji

2800 - 666 Burrard Street
VancouverBC V6C 2Z7

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