Suzanne Bailey's practice at Blaney McMurtry LLP focuses on business immigration law and insurance litigation.
Suzanne's business immigration practice includes handling work and study permit applications for temporary immigration applicants. "I also do applications for permanent residence for skilled workers and business immigrant applicants, as well as sponsorship applications", she says. Her practice encompasses rehabilitation applications for persons who are criminally inadmissible to Canada.
"In the insurance area, I do defence work primarily in personal injury cases and occupiers liability cases as well as products liability", she explains. "In business immigration law, I handle both temporary and permanent residence applications."
Suzanne's defence insurance work covers a wide legal area. She has defended pharmacists in negligence cases, retailers in "slip and fall" accidents and general negligence cases and a provincial hockey organization for suits involving personal injury. Suzanne also advises risk teams for businesses on how to prevent insurance claims involving safety and security and avoiding personal injury. She has also defended false arrest and defamation claims.
Suzanne is an Executive Member of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada section of the Ontario Bar Association and she is the Chair of the Port of Entry to Canada Sub-committee of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario section). As Chair, Suzanne and the Sub-committee members meet regularly with Directors and Senior Immigration Managers for all ports of entry. They discuss such issues as problems immigrants encounter in attempting entry to Canada, government staffing and the training of officers. The Sub-committee makes recommendations regarding improvements at border crossings. In addition, Suzanne is a member of the HRSDC (Service Canada) Sub-committee of the Ontario Bar Association.
Suzanne is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration section and has spoken on Immigration Business Law to the Canadian Bar Association of Ontario and at Continuing Education Legal Seminars.
· Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
· Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
· Member, Ontario Bar Association (HRSDC Service Canada Sub-Committee)
· Chair, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario Section) (Port of Entry to Canada Sub-Committee)
· Member, Canadian Bar Association (Citizenship and Immigration Section)
Related News & Seminars
Blaneys Lawyer elected to OBA Immigration Section Executive
Suzanne Bailey of the firm's Immigration Group has been re-elected to the Citizenship and Immigration Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association for a one-year term commencing June 1, 2011. Suzanne will continue her position as Program Co-ordinator and Chair of the Port of Entry Subcommittee.
Suzanne Bailey re-elected to the Executive of the Citizenship and Immigration Section of the Ontario Bar Association
Congratulations to Suzanne Bailey on her recent re-election to the Executive of the Citizenship and Immigration Section of the Ontario Bar Association. This year Suzanne will be the Programs Co-ordinator responsible for organizing and delivering monthly immigration programs to immigration lawyers and paralegals. In addition, she will once again serve as Chair of the Port of Entry Subcommittee, organizing and attending meetings with Ports of Entry Chiefs, Superintendents and Managers across Ontario.
Related Publications from Bailey
Proposed Changes to Assessment of Academic Credentials of Federal Skilled Workers Applying for Permanent Residence in Canada
Another proposed change to Canada's Immigration System was announced on March 28, 2012 by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. This change pertains to the assessment of educational credentials of Federal Skilled Workers applying for Permanent Residence in Canada.
Canadian Experience Class: Proposal to Reduce Work Experience Requirement to One Year
We have recently seen a flurry of announcements from Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, detailing changes and proposed changes to Canada's immigration system. The Government has stated that these changes are part of an overall effort to make Canada's immigration system more flexible and more responsive to Canada's labour market needs.
"Mandatory Language Testing Required for Most Permanent Resident Applicants"
Effective June 26, 2010, Citizenship and Immigration Canada made an important change to permanent residence applications by making it mandatory for the submission of an English or French language proficiency test. As of that date, if the principal applicant has not submitted International English Language Testing System or a Test d'Evaluation de Français test results, his application will be returned to him, marked as incomplete.
"Changes to Labour Market Opinion (LMO) Applications"
"Foreign Physicians Seminar - Immigration"
Materials from our joint Health Law / Immigration Groups seminar, "Pathway to Medical License Certification" (February 2009), presented for foreign trained physicians (International Medical Graduates).
· Immigration issues of concern to foreign physicians
"Update on Canadian Immigration Law - May 1999"
"Selected Topics on Immigration: How to Obtain Permission to Work in Canada, Changes to the Independent Category and Investor Category"