Brian Tsuji: Lawyer with Davis LLP

Brian Tsuji

Vancouver,  BC  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Immigration Law
  • 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 30 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 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

He is also a Director of Nikkei Home, an assisted living centre for Japanese Canadians in Burnaby, B.C. 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 London, UK on September 15, 2013.

Notable Matters

• Advised INPEX on the $700 million acquisition of a 40% participating interest in the shale gas assets of Nexen Inc. (August 2012)


• Best Lawyers in Canada (Immigration Law), 2014.


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Canada Splits Temporary Foreign Worker Program into Two Streams
Brian Tsuji, June 30, 2014
On June 20, 2014 Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TFWP”) was overhauled and reorganized into two distinct programs: the TFWP and the International Mobility Programs (“IMP”).

Canada Makes Significant Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program and Canadian Permanent Resident Application Process
Brian Tsuji, June 17, 2014
Canada’s immigration programs are in the process of undergoing some of the most significant changes that have been made in recent memory. Some of these changes are already in effect, while the biggest changes begin January 1, 2015. This bulletin outlines several changes to some of the most...

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Brian Tsuji

666 Burrard Street
VancouverBC V6C 2Z7

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