Phebe Chan: Lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP

Phebe Chan

Associate
Vancouver,  BC  Canada
Phone604 691 6414

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Business Immigration
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate
 
University University of British Columbia, B.Comm., 2000
 
Law SchoolUniversity of British Columbia, LL.B., 2004
 
Admitted2005, British Columbia
 
LanguagesEnglish; Cantonese; Mandarin
 
Biography

Phebe is a business and immigration lawyer at Dentons, a international full-service law firm.

On Dentons' China team, Phebe specializes in business "match-making" between Canadian companies and Asian investors. In particular, she helps Chinese companies enter the Canadian market.

In Phebe's business advisory services, she assists growing Canadian companies in various industries.

In addition, she provides immigration services, with an emphasis on business immigration work permits for the technology industry.

Experience

• Her current and past immigration clients include:

• International companies employing NAFTA or GATS intra-company transferees and professionals in Canada and/or the United States

• Canadian companies seeking to employ temporary foreign workers from various countries

• International companies providing business or consultant services in Canada and/or the United States

• Individuals requiring visitor visas to enter Canada and/or the United States

• Students from various countries desiring to study in Canada requiring study permits and post-graduate work permits

• Individuals from various countries requiring a labour market opinion to work in Canada

• Individuals from various countries requiring a labour market opinion exemption to work in Canada

• Individuals seeking permanent residency in Canada under: the family class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Immigrant Investor class, the Canadian Experience Class, or a Provincial Nominee Program

• Persons seeking advice on their residency obligation or persons challenging a residency decision

• Individuals requiring temporary resident permits, criminal waivers, pardons or rehabilitation prior to admissibility

• Persons with criminal inadmissibility or medical inadmissibility concerns

• Persons requiring an Authorization to Return to Canada

• Persons seeking an extension of their Canadian permanent residency card

• Persons requiring a travel document for returning to Canada

• Persons applying for Canadian citizenship

• Persons launching an immigration appeal respecting family sponsorship, permanent residency and other matters

• Persons seeking judicial review and/or appeal of decisions of Canadian immigration officers

Insights

• Port-of-Entry Applications: LMO Exemptions, VISA Exemptions, TFWU Issues, and BCPNP Issues, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.: "Working Your Way into Canada 2011: Substantially (Not) the Same", September 23, 2011

• When to Use the BCPNP: B.C. Provincial Nomination Program and 15 Practice Points, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.: "Business Immigration 2010", October 1, 2010

• Extension of IT Workers Program to March 31, 2011 in British Columbia, Immigration Law Alert, October 2010

• Work Permit Logistics, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.: "Working Your Way Into Canada", September 16, 2009

• Immigration Issues for Charities, "Charities & Not For Profit Update", October 23, 2008

• Working in Canada - Work Permits Which Are Labour Market Opinion Exempt, "Labour & Employment Update", June 4, 2008

• Recent Development Respecting Inadmissibility, "Immigration Update" Seminar, February 22, 2006

• The Opposite Party Rule: An Instrument of Justice or of Abuse?, (contributing author) The Advocate, Vol. 63 Part 6, 861-880, November 1, 2005

• SCC Reverses Denial of Admission to Otherwise Qualified Applicants With Substantial Financial Resources, International Trade, Customs, and Commodity Tax Bulletin, November 2005

• New B.C. Legislation Protects Charitable Trusts, Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, October 2004

• The Imposition of Sanctions Outside the Criminal Justice System, The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 18th International Conference, August 8, 2004

Activities and Affiliations

• Secretary, Canadian Bar Association (Immigration Law Section - B.C. Branch), 2009-10

• Secretary, Canadian Bar Association (Human Rights Law Section - B.C. Branch), 2005-06 and 2006-07

Community Involvement and Pro Bono

• Phebe actively participates on the Pacific Gateway committee for the Burnaby Board of Trade

• Phebe participates in the Canadian Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

• Phebe participates as a judge in the mock civil trial for the British Columbia Law Society's Professional Legal Training Course

• Phebe has been a youth counsellor and mentor for business students for over 10 years

• Phebe has volunteered in annual community events such as the British Columbia Jazz Festival for over 10 years

• Phebe actively participates on the policy advisory and advocacy committee for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce

• Appearance, Fairchild TV, Presenter, BC Immigration Task Force Report (May 22, 2012)

• Appearance, Fairchild TV, Roundtable with Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. John Baird, China Canada Bilateral Relations (May 22, 2012)

• AM1320 Chinese Radio "Letting You Know" program (February 2012)

• BNN Business Day "Opportunities from China: Is the Gateway really open?" (January 2012)

• AM1320 Chinese Radio "Letting You Know" call-in program (August 2011)

• AM1320 Chinese Radio "Letting You Know" call-in program (April 2010)

• AM1320 Chinese Radio "Letting You Know" call-in program (August 2009)

• AM1320 Chinese Radio "Daily Lifestyles" call-in program (March 2009)

• AM1320 Chinese Radio "Daily Lifestyles" call-in program (November 2008 )

• Fairchild Television: People's Law School Media Outreach Project on Violence Against Women (August 2008)

• AM1320 Chinese Radio (August 2008)

• Phebe is mentioned in Burnaby Now for speaking on recent changes to Canada's immigration and work visa laws at the Burnaby Board of Trade's High Tea Dim Sum event (September 19, 2012)

• Phebe comments in Ming Pao Daily regarding visitor visa problems for Chinese investors (May 23, 2012)

• Phebe comments in The Vancouver Sun on how business visa rejections pose a threat to Chinese investment in B.C. (November 28, 2011)

• Phebe comments in The Vancouver Sun on the federal government's plan to reduce the number of foreign parents and grandparents allowed into Canada on family reunification visas (February 26, 2011)

• Phebe comments in the Chinese language newspaper, Ming Pao Daily on "Immigration Myths" (October 17, 2010)

• Phebe comments in the Asian Pacific Post regarding the People's Law School Media Outreach Project on Violence Against Women "Let's Talk About It: B.C. Lawyers Go Behind the Cultural Curtain" (August 28, 2008)

• Feb 21, 2013 - Contributed in roundtable discussion regarding Federal Economics with the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors)

• April 13, 2012 - Contributed in roundtable discussions regarding the Federal Investor Program with Federal Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Hon. Jason Kenney

• May 22, 2012 - Contributed in roundtable discussions regarding Canada-China Bilateral Relations with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. John Baird, and nine Chinese community leaders

• August 2, 2012 - Represented Chinese community in Richmond Chamber of Commerce meeting with Federal Minister of Finance, Hon. James Flaherty

• August 13, 2012 - Contributed in roundtable discussions regarding the planning of immigration levels in Canada and the composition of immigration categories with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Mr. Rick Dykstra

Presentations

• Presenter, "Recent changes to immigration law for Asian investors", High Tea Dim Sum, Burnaby Board of Trade, Burnaby, BC, July 25, 2012

• Presenter, "Advantages and Challenges for Chinese Investors in Canada", Global Chinese Financial Forum, Wealth Management and Investing Strategies, Richmond, BC, June 10, 2012

• Presenter, BC Immigration Taskforce Report, a response to the report on behalf of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, May 22, 2012

• Presenter, "Doing Business in Canada: People Issues", FMC Webinar, Vancouver, December 1, 2011

• Course Instructor, "Working Your Way Into Canada 2011: Substantially (Not) the Same", The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, September 23, 2011

• Course instructor, "B.C. PNP - B.C. Provincial Nominee Program, Business Applications", University of British Columbia's Immigration Consultant course, October 28, 2010

• Course instructor, "B.C. PNP - B.C. Provincial Nominee Program, the Dragon's Den", Continuing Legal Education British Columbia's "Business Immigration 2010" course, October 1, 2010

• Chairperson, "B.C. PNP - B.C. Provincial Nominees - Strategic Occupations" panel at the Canadian Bar Association's "Skilled Immigration: New Realities for a New Decade" conference, March 26, 2010

• Course Instructor, "Work Permit Logistics", Continuing Legal Education British Columbia's "Working Your Way Into Canada 2009" course, September 16, 2009

 
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Office Information

Phebe Chan

20th Floor, 250 Howe Street
VancouverBC V6C 3R8
 

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