Jacqueline J. Bonisteel: Lawyer with Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Jacqueline J. Bonisteel

Phone613.566.2845

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Immigration
  • Litigation
  • Personal Legal Needs
 
University University of Western Ontario, B.A., Specialization in International Relations, honours, Gold Medalist, 2007; Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, M.A., 2011
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Ottawa, J.D., Common Law, magna cum laude, 2011
 
Admitted2012, Ontario
 
Memberships 

Memberships/Affiliations
•Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
•Canadian Bar Association
•County of Carleton Law Association
•International Commission of Jurists
•Law Society of Upper Canada
•Ontario Bar Association
• The American Chamber of Commerce in Canada

Professional Activities
• Board of Directors, English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community, 2013-present
• Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association Citizenship and Immigration Law Section, 2013-2014
•Board of Directors, Stand Canada, 2010 to 2012
•Student clinic worker, South Ottawa Community Legal Services, 2010-2011
•Volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada, 2008 to 2010

 
Biography

Jacqueline joined the Immigration Law Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l. in 2012, following her successful summer and articling terms with the firm. She completed the Joint M.A./J.D. program at Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude in Common Law.

Jacqueline is the recipient of a number of awards and scholarships, including the International Commission of Jurists Associate Award, and the Osgoode Society Prize for Canadian Legal History, awarded to the top ten students in the graduating class of the University of Ottawa's Common Law English Program. During her legal studies, Jacqueline conducted research for the Refugee Forum, completed a fellowship with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, and volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada. She was awarded the Clarey B. Sproule Award for her contributions as a clinic worker at South Ottawa Community Legal Services.

Articles/Publications
•Canada's Tour Tax: Will New Foreign Worker Fees Crippled Music Venues?, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, November 2013 (with Warren Creates).
•Start-Up Visa Seeks to Attract the Next Zuckerburg to Canada, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, June 2013 (with Warren Creates).
•What Does the Recent Controversy Mean for Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program?, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, April 2013 (with Warren Creates).
•Making a Refugee Claim in Canada: What You Need to Know, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, February 2013 (with Warren L. Creates).
•New Federal Skilled Trades Program Unveiled, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, January 2013 (with Warren L. Creates).
•Implications of Canada's Crackdown on Citizenship Fraud, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, September 2012 (with Warren L. Creates).
•Meeting the Residency Requirement in Applications for Canadian Citizenship, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, July 2012 (with Warren Creates).
•Ministerial Influence at the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board: The Case for Institutional Bias, Refuge, 2011.
•Foreign Cooks, Chefs and Restaurant Workers in Canada, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, June 2, 2014 (with Warren Creates).
•Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program: More Controversy, More Change, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, May 30, 2014 (with Warren Creates)

 
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Key Changes to Canada's Citizenship Act
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel,Warren L. Creates, August 5, 2014
In June 2014, just before breaking for the summer, Canada’s parliament passed major amendments to the federal Citizenship Act. While many of the changes have not yet come into force, potential citizenship applicants should be paying close attention.

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: More Controversy, More Change
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel,Warren L. Creates, June 5, 2014
The Canadian federal government has wasted no time in responding to the controversy surrounding McDonalds’ alleged abuse of the temporary foreign worker program. A moratorium on the food services sector’s access to temporary foreign workers was swiftly imposed. Employment Minister Jason...

Canada’s “Tour Tax”: Will New Foreign Worker Fees Cripple Music Venues?
Jacqueline J. Bonisteel,Warren L. Creates, December 2, 2013
As a result of changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, certain venues will need to pay $275 for each individual foreign musician and crew member when they book musical acts from abroad. However, music venues will be exempt from paying any fees in certain situations. It is...
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Jacqueline J. Bonisteel

1400-340 Albert Street
OttawaON K1R 0A5
 

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