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Jacqueline Bart

Managing Partner

B.A., LL. B., J.D., C.S., Certified Immigration Law Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada

Leading lawyer Jacqueline Bart is “the queen of Canadian immigration law” and “wonderful to work with” according to impressed peers. She offers full-service corporate immigration expertise and standout knowledge in complex disputes and regulatory frameworks. She is one of the most prominent immigration lawyers in the country. She is renowned for her vast experience in the corporate immigration field and draws praise for her leading knowledge of the market.

– Law Business Research [LBR], affiliated with the American Bar Association, Section of International Law.

Jacqueline is a Law Society-certified immigration specialist, with over 25 years of experience in Canadian immigration law.  She is the author, co-author and/or editor-in-chief of over 20 immigration law books, including the 3,000-plus-page quarterly updated Canada/US Relocation Manual: Immigration, Employment, Customs and Taxation (co-edited and co-authored with Austin Fragomen), in addition to over 150 other immigration law publications.  Jacqueline has held numerous prestigious executive positions at national and international bar associations and has moderated, chaired or presented at over 100 law conferences worldwide.  She has served as an expert witness on immigration matters arising in litigation.

Jacqueline began her career at Canada’s largest law firm, after completing contracts at the High Court of Justice in London, UK; and the legal protection division of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC) in Geneva.

Jacqueline is the managing partner of BARTLAW LLP, Canadian Immigration, Barristers and Solicitors, a prestigious award-winning full-service immigration law firm, specializing in Canadian immigration and citizenship law. Established in 1994, it is consistently ranked top tier in legal directories both nationally and internationally.  BARTLAW’s legal team of highly trained exceptionally educated and specialised lawyers provide expertise in every area of Canadian citizenship and immigration law.  The firm is regularly published in news, books and articles and interviewed for television and radio.

The firm provides expert advice on all aspects of immigration to Canada and assists SME’s an corporate clients including, but not limited to, consulting, finance, arts, IT, hospitality, retail, fashion, pharmaceutical, chemical, manufacturing, education, entertainment industries, in addition to assisting individuals and families.

Members of the firm are involved in many organisations including the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), American Bar Association (ABA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), International Bar Association (IBA), Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and the Law Society of Ontario (LSO).

Jacqueline is co-chair of the Immigration Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) international law section and vice-chair of the Canada committee of the ABA SIL.  She is also an officer of the Senior Lawyer’s Committee of the IBA. She is past president of the Immigration and Nationality Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and served as president of the UIA Annual Congress, Toronto (2017) and has served in various capacities on the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association immigration committee executives.

Jacqueline has chaired and/or presented on Canadian immigration law, inter alia, at the World Trade Organization (WTO), International Bar Association (IBA), Union International des Avocats (UIA), Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Ontario Bar Association (OBA), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), ABA, Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals (CCAT), International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and the Worldwide Relocation Council (WRC), Canadian Employment Relocation Council (CERC); Toronto Consular Corps Association (TCCA); Law Society of Ontario (LSO).

She is a retired member of the diplomatic corps in Toronto, as an ex officio honorary Consul of Ecuador. In her spare time, Jacqueline volunteers for various children’s charities and provides pro bono immigration assistance at the Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto.

Appointments and Positions

 

  • Co-Chair of Immigration Committee of ABA’s Section of International Law (2020-2021)
  • Membership Officer of the IBA’s Senior Lawyers’ Committee (2020-2021)
  • Vice-Chair of Canada Committee of ABA’s Section of International Law (2020-2021)
  • President, 61st Annual Congress of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), Toronto 2017;
  • President, Immigration and Nationality Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) (2010-2016);
  • Vice-Chair, Employment and Immigration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) (2010, 2013 – 2015);
  • Vice-Chair, Immigration and Naturalization Committee of the American Bar Association – Section of International Law (ABA – SIL) (2012 – present);
  • Member of the Steering Group, International Law Practice Management Forum of the American Bar Association Section of International Law (2013-2015);
  • Vice-Chair, Canada Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law (2012-2014);
  • Chair, Nationality and Immigration Commission’s Scientific Program for the Annual Conference of the UIA (2010 – 2015);
  • Chair, Immigration Practice Group, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF) (2006-2012)
  • Co-Chair, joint International Association of Young Lawyers and Union Internationale des Avocats Seminar, Business Travel and short-term Mobility: International Legal Trends (2014);
  • Board of Directors, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF) (since 2010-2012)
  • Co-chair, Practice Group Committee of the Board Directors, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF);
  • Chair, Global Migration Committee for the Rome District Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association(AILA) (2011);
  • Mentor, Law Society of Upper Canada Immigration Certified Specialist and Immigration Law (LSUC);
  • Co-chair, Global Migration Forum of the Global Migration Action Group (GMAG) (2011);
  • Newsletter Editor, Immigration and Nationality Commission of the Union Internationale Des Avocats (2009-2011);
  • Chair, CLE Institute of the Ontario Bar Association on Immigration Issues (OBA)(2009, 2011, and 2012);
  • Chair, Immigration Section CBSA Port of Entry Subcommittee of the Ontario Bar Association; founded the OBA’s CIC CBSA Enforcement Sub-Committee (2006).
  • Honorary Consul of Ecuador, (ex officio);
  • Member, Steering Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) (2014) (Vancouver Annual Conference 2014);
  • CIC Business Programs Evaluator, Appointed by the Canadian Bar Association on February 26, 2013 and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to evaluate CIC Business Programs (i.e. Investor and Entrepreneur);
  • Retired Member, Consular Corps, Toronto;
  • Member, Program Committee, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) (Annual Conference in Vancouver 2014);
  • Executive Board Member, Canadian Bar Association Immigration Section (2008-2009);
  • Secretary, Ontario Bar Association Immigration Section (2004-2005); and
  • Certified Immigration Specialist, Law Society of Upper Canada (since 2005).

Memberships

  • International Bar Association (Since 1998);
  • Union International Des Avocats (since 2009);
  • American Bar Association (since 2011);
  • The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (since 2009);
  • Ontario Bar Association (since 1992);
  • Canadian Bar Association (since 1992);
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (since 1991);
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (since 1992);
  • Consular Corps Association of Toronto (since 1997);
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms (since 2005);
  • Ontario Club of Canada (since 2009);
  • Honorary Consul of Ecuador (ex officio);
  • The Ontario Club (since 1997);
  • Confrerie de la Chaine Des Rotisseurs; and
  • The National Club (since 2009)

Fellowships and Appointments

  1. ABA Fellow:

Jacqueline Bart was awarded the appointment of Fellow by the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation of the American Bar Association. This award is in recognition “extraordinary leadership in the profession, service to society, and commitment to the ideals and objectives of the American Bar Association”. International Fellows are limited to a total of 300 worldwide.

2. Honorary Consul of Ecuador [Ex Officio].

3. Ambassador of the Leader’s Circle of Toronto.

Projects

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland – Legal Protection Division (1990)
  • Barristers’ Chambers, London, England – Grays’ Inn (1989)
  • High Court of Justice, London, England – Researcher for Judiciary (1989)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, ABA SIL 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting “The Changing Landscape of the Modern Global Workforce”, June 2020
  • Speaker, Consular Corps Association of Toronto “Stateless Children, Orphanage Tourism & The Rights of the Child: The Canadian Immigration Context”, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 2020
  • Speaker, International Bar Association 2019 Annual Conference “Stateless children-orphanage tourism-rights of the child” Seoul, South Korea, September 2019
  • Speaker, Consular Corps Association of Toronto “New Canadian Immigration Law Update”, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2019
  • Speaker, 2019 AILA/GMS Annual Global Immigration Forum “All About Canada Panel”, Orlando, Florida, USA, June 2019
  • Speaker, Canadian Employee Relocation Council – “Mastering Mobility in a World of Disruption” Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 2018
  • Speaker, WorldWide Employee Relocation Council – America’s Mobility Conference “ NAFTA Immigration Update” Dallas, Texas, USA, May 2018
  • Speaker, Canadian Employee Relocation Council  –  Canada’s Changing Immigration Landscape and What it means for your Business “Reducing Corporate Risk: Best Practices in Immigration Compliance” Ottawa, Ontario, Canada April 2018
  • Speaker, Consular Corps Association of Toronto “New Rules Facilitating Work Permits To Canada Including Global Stream and CETA”, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, January 2018
  • Webinar Moderator, ABA Section of International Law Immigration Committee “International Legalization Of Certain Drugs: Legal And Practical Immigration Effects: Canada, The Netherlands and USA”, November 2017
  • Speaker, Union Internationale des Avocats 61st Congress “Management of Law Firms “Sectorialisation – Challenges for the Traditional Sectors and Sectors of the Future” and “Terrorism as an Anti-Immigration Weapon and Refugee Rights within the Transitional Justice System” Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2017
  • Speaker, International Bar Association Annual Conference “Immigration, citizenship and taxation: what’s the comparative residence threshold?” Sydney, Australia, October 2017
  • Presenter, AILA Global Immigration Forum – Managing Global Immigration in a Protectionist World – Are We Singing the Blues? “Extending the Global Assignment and/or Bringing it to a Satisfactory Conclusion” New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 2017

 

  • Presenter, World Wide ERC – America’s Mobility Conference “Oh Canada! Understanding Immigration Solutions” Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May 2017
  • Co – chair, Canadian Bar Association “Direct from New York:  Insights from the Consulate General of Canada”, New York, New York, USA, May 2017
  • Presenter, IMEDA Immigration Education Alliance “Express Entry – New Rules” Webinar from Toronto, January 2017
  • Speaker, Union Internationale des Avocats 60th Annual Conference – Spanish Speaking Lawyers Forum “Compliance and Privacy Protection” Budapest, Hungary, October 2016
  • Speaker, Union Internationale des Avocats 60th Annual Conference – Immigration and Nationality Law “Interactions Between Immigration and Politics” Budapest, Hungary, October 2016
  • Speaker, International Bar Association Annual Conference “Review of international service providers: compare and contrast the difference between lawyers and other immigration service providers globally.  Who can provide immigration advice and services?” Washington, D.C, September 2016
  • Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference “Cultural Awareness: Doing Business Abroad and At Home” Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 2016
  • Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association RDC-EMEA Spring Conference “Growing the Practice – An Advanced Practice Management Panel” Vienna, Austria, May 2016
  • Discussion leader, XBHR 2016 Annual Conference “The mobile workforce in the new global economy”, Miami, USA, April 2016
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Spring Meeting “Syria Refugees: What Are the Economic and Social Consequences to the States Granting Asylum to Those Displaced” New York City, April 2016
  • Speaker, The Commons Institute “Advanced Sessions on Immigration Law 2016” Webinar from Toronto, January 2016
  • Speaker, American Bar Association, “Immigration & Naturalization Committee Monthly Teleconference”, November 2015
  • Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association RDC-EMEA, London Fall Conference, “Surprising Claims to and Losses of Non-US Citizenship”, London, England, November 2015
  • Speaker, Federated Press, “3rd Women and Leadership in the Legal Profession Conference” Toronto, ON, Canada, November 2015
  • Moderator of Main Theme Discussion, Union Internationale des Avocats 59th Annual Conference, “The Impact of Globalization and Mobility on Immigration Law: The Delicate Legal Balance of Economic Growth, Protectionism and Human Rights”, Valencia, Spain, October 2015
  • Course Leader, Federated Press “3rd Employing Foreign Workers Course”, May 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Speaker, American Bar Association, 2015 Spring Meeting, “Corporate, Employment, Immigration and Family Law Implications of Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling”, May 2015
  • Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association, “Global Migration Section Quarterly Teleconference”, February 2015
  • Program President and Speaker, UIA 58th Annual Congress, “The Creative Artist on the Move-Immigration Planning to Facilitate the Global Artist’s Pursuit of Brilliance”, Union Internationale des Avocats, Florence, Italy, November 2014
  • Speaker, The International Bar Association 2014 Annual Conference, The Hague Child Abduction Convention Symposium (Immigration and Hague Petitions), October 2014, Tokyo, Japan
  • Speaker, 2014 American Immigration Lawyers Association Global Immigration Forum,  “Consular Officers and Practitioners Presentations” (Canadian Immigration Speaker with Immigration Consul in New York, Michael Watts) June 2014, Boston, MA, USA
  • Canadian Speaker, 2014 American Immigration Lawyers Association Global Immigration Forum,  “Lunch with the Experts”, June 2014, Boston, MA, USA
  • Featured Immigration Speaker,  Inter-Pacific Bar Association 24th Annual Meeting and Conference, “Employment and Immigration Session”  May 2014, Vancouver, Canada
  • Co-Chair and Speaker, Business Travel and Short Term Mobility: International Legal Trends: A Joint Union Internationale des Avocats-International Association of Young Lawyers Seminar, “Entry for Visitors and Short Term Business/Work: Permitted and Non-permitted Activities”  April 2014, Toronto, Canada
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Section of International Law, 2014 Spring Meeting, “Global Immigration Reform and The New Corporate Reality: What Employers and Corporate Counsel Need to Know”, April 2014, New York, New York, USA
  • Speaker, Canadian Corporate Relocation, Global Migration: Common Issues in Foreign Secondments, AILA Webinar, January 2014
  • Program President and Speaker, UIA 57th Annual Congress, “Global Citizenship and Nationality Trends”, Union Internationale des Avocats, November 2013, Macau, PRC
  • Speaker, “Immigration — Clash of Cultures”, International Bar Association, 6th Biennial International Bar Association Immigration Conference, November 22, 2013, London, UK
  • Speaker, “Following the Money Trail? Strategic Positioning in the Global Investment Market”, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, International Bar Association Annual Conference, October 9, 2013, Boston, MA USA
  • Speaker, “The Growing Importance of Corporate Immigration and International Employment Law in Transactions: Getting it Right When Moving Personnel Between Entities, In-Country or Across Borders”, International Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, International Bar Association Annual Conference, October 10, 2013, Boston, MA USA
  • Discussion Leader, American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), Global Migration Section, “Navigating a Global Practice Through Dynamic World Markets”, June 26, 2013, San Francisco, CA USA
  • Presenter on Immigration and Nationality Commission, Governing Board of UIA, June 1, 2013 in Montreal, Canada
  • Governing Board of UIA, June 1, 2013 in Montreal, Canada
  • Speaker, Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA), “Federal Skilled Worker Program (Ministerial Instructions 2013 and Start-Up Visa”, May 23, 2013 in Markham, Ontario
  • Speaker, Immigration Education Alliance (IMEDA), “Federal Skilled Worker Program (Ministerial Instructions 2013 and Start-Up Visa”, May 23, 2013 in Markham, Ontario
  • Speaker, American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Spring Conference, “Canadian and International Mobility: A Challenge for Business and Government in an Interconnected World”, April 23-27, 2013 in Washington, DC USA
  • Speaker, The Canadian Institute, Advanced Forum on Labour Relations “Strategies to Remain Competitive: Lessons from the West in Managing the Skilled Labour Shortage”, April 2013, Toronto, Ontario
  • Keynote Speaker, 56th Union Internationale Des Avocats Congress, “Global Market vs. Protectionism: Labor Mobility & Trade in Services”, November 1st, 2012 in Dresden, Germany
  • President of Immigration Law and Nationality Commission Joint Session with the Labour Law Commission and Speaker, “Global Employees: Immigration Consideration for Employers, November 1st, 2012 in Dresden, Germany, 56th UIA Annual Congress
  • Speaker, Consular Corps Association of Toronto Luncheon, “2012 Immigration Update”, October 10, 2012 at The National Club, Toronto, Ontario
  • Speaker, “Successfully Managing Key Employment Law and Recruitment Issues Arising With the Employment of Foreign Workers” in Employing Foreign Workers: The Latest Comprehensive Tools For Successfully, Hiring and Retaining Foreign Workers in Ontario and Eastern Canada Seminar”, September 20, 2012 in Toronto, ON
  • Session Leader and Speaker, “Workforce Globalization: an International Immigration Law Perspective,” GMAC 1st Annual Global Form, Nashville, Tennessee, June 2012
  • Speaker, “The Rising Significance of Cross-Border Employment: Issues, Difficulties and Solutions,” Immigration and Nationality Committee, Annual Inter-Pacific Bar Conference, New Delhi, May 2012
  • Speaker, “International Session: Future Directions in Migration Law in Selected Commonwealth Countries,” Law Council of Australia, 6th Annual CPD Immigration Law Conference, Sydney, Australia, March 2012
  • Program Chair, “Immigration Audits and Enforcement: The New Reality,” 2012 OBA Institute, Toronto, Ontario, February 2012
  • Speaker, “The Importance of Migration in an Interconnected World: Encouraging the Circulation of Athletes, Scientists and others, while Securing Borders Against Terrorists,” UIA 55th Congress, Miami, Florida, October 2011.
  • Speaker, “Comparison of Business Visitor rules in various jurisdictions/What is “work” and when is a work visa required,” RDC London Conference, London, England, September 2011
  • Speaker on Practice Group Committees and Discussion of Immigration Practice Group,” INBLF Black Tie Weekend, Paris, France, September 2011
  • Program Chair and Speaker, AILA San Diego Conference, San Diego, California, June 2011
  • Speaker, “Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: Cross-Border Laws, Liability and Trends,” IPBA Conference, Kyoto, Japan, May 2011
  • Speaker, “Cross-Border Human Capital Relocation and Immigration Compliance in Canada,” ExpatSafe Congress, Düsseldorf, German, May 2011
  • Speaker, “Employer Compliance with Immigration Law in Canada: Penalties and Liabilities,” RDC AILA Spring Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, April 2011
  • Speaker, “Entry to Canada After a Conviction,” Montana Defense Lawyers’ Association Seminar, Pray, Montana, March 2011
  • Program Chair, “Global Employees: Where Immigration and Employment Law Collide,” Toronto , Ontario, OBA, February 2011
  • Chair of Immigration Scientific Program, “Immigration Compliance Initiatives Across the Globe,” 54th UIA Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, October 2010
  • Speaker, “The New World Economy: Key Labour, Employment and HR Challenges faced by Businesses with a Global Workforce,” IBA Conference, New Delhi, India, February 2010
  • Speaker, “Canadian Immigration Updates and Visitor Do’s and Don’ts,” AILA, Global Migration Forum, Washington D.C., June 30, 2010.
  • Speaker of Canadian Immigration Update, Webinar for the Human Resources Professional Association, June 2, 2010.
  • Co-Chair of Immigration Panel, Center for International Legal Studies Conference, Colorado, April 2010.
  • Co-Chair of Immigration Panel, Union International Des Avocats Conference, Utah, March 2010.
  • Speaker on Canadian Immigration Law, International Bar Association, Employment and Discrimination Conference, New Delhi India, Imperial Hotel, February 2010.

 

Articles

  • Co-Author, “Canada’s mandatory self-isolation laws: Staying compliant” The Lawyer’s Daily, May 2020
  • Co-Author, “Canada’s mandatory self-isolation laws: Avoiding penalties” The Lawyer’s Daily, May 2020
  • Co-Author, “COVID-19: Foreign worker safety rules” The Lawyer’s Daily, April 2020
  • Co-Author, “Canada’s COVID-19 travel restrictions, penalties” The Lawyer’s Daily, March 2020
  • Co-Author, “Practical COVID-19 impacts on foreign nationals in Canada” The Lawyer’s Daily, March 2020
  • Co-Author, “Stopping coronavirus: Precautions for business travellers” The Lawyer’s Daily, February 2020
  • Co-Author, “Immigration of a virus: Protecting health of Canadians at the border” The Lawyer’s Daily, February 2020
  • Co-Author, “The COVID-19 Pandemic Immigration Response: USA and Canada”, Juriste International, January 2020
  • Co-Author, “Critical immigration terms and conditions for foreign students” The Lawyer’s Daily, December 2019
  • Author, “Is it Necessary to Restrict Free Movement: A Balancing Act between Economic and Family-Class Immigration”, UIA Immigration Law and National Commission Newsletter, Vol. 7(2), November 2019
  • Co-Author, “No need for Quebec’s Bill 21 in multi-religious society” The Lawyer’s Daily, November 2019
  • Co-Author, “Quebec’s Bill 21 restricts new Canadians’ freedom of religion” The Lawyer’s Daily, November 2019
  • Co-Author, “Farm to table to permanent residence” The Lawyer’s Daily, November 2019
  • Co-Author, “A sledgehammer solution to ‘birth tourism’” The Lawyer’s Daily, October 2019
  • Co-Author, “What’s missing in election ‘debate’ about immigration” The Lawyer’s Daily, October 2019
  • Co-Author, “Habeas corpus and immigration detention: Review of the law” The Lawyer’s Daily, June 2019
  • Co-Author, “Habeas corpus and immigration detention: Now a real option” The Lawyer’s Daily, May 2019
  • Co-Author, “Habeas corpus and immigration detention: Top court to weigh in” The Lawyer’s Daily, May 2019
  • Co-Author, “Habeas corpus and immigration detention: Really an option?” The Lawyer’s Daily, April 2019
  • Co-Author, “CPTPP facilitates immigration of investors and professionals” The Lawyer’s Daily, February 2019
  • Co-Author, “New immigration options flowing from CPTPP” The Lawyer’s Daily, January 2019
  • Co-Author, “Canada expands border biometrics” The Lawyer’s Daily, January 2019
  • Co-Author, “Labour market impact assessments: Going high or low” The Lawyer’s Daily, January 2019
  • Co-Author, “CETA’s one-year immigration mobility report card” The Lawyers Daily, November 2018
  • Co-Author, “Quebec Immigrant Investor Program increases net worth, investment requirements” The Lawyer’s Daily, October 2018
  • Co-Author, “Canada’s Citizenship Rollercoaster”, IBA, Immigration and Nationality Committee Newsletter, September 2018
  • Co-Author, Canadian Residence-Domicile-Citizenship Chapter – Baker McKenzie Link, online resource- 2018 to present
  • Co-Author, section on Canadian immigration law for the update to the Law In Context Private Banking Baker McKenzie International Publication, 2018 3rd Quarter update
  • Co-Author, “Connecting Work Place Abuse and Immigration Compliance,” The Lawyer’s Daily, August 2018
  • Co-Author, “Canada’s new impaired driving laws tougher on immigrants” The Lawyer’s Daily, July 2018
  • Co-Author, “Temporary entry for business persons under the Trans-Pacific Partnership” The Lawyers Daily, June 2018
  • Co-Author, “Canada’s new impaired driving laws tougher on immigrants” The Lawyer’s Daily, July 2018
  • Co-Author, “Express Entry applications show what Canada values” The Lawyer’s Daily, June 2018
  • Co-Author, “Integration in Canadian Immigration Law”, ABA Section of International Law – Immigration and Nationality Law Newsletter, Spring 2018
  • Co-Author, “Judgment Day: Employer penalties for IRPR non-compliance” The Lawyer’s Daily, April 2018
  • Co-Author, “The Miracle of a 10 day Labour Market Impact Assessment Approval”, The Lawyer’s Daily, April, 2018
  • Co-Author, “Canada’s Strict Employer Compliance Regime: The Most Stringent Worldwide”, ABA Section of International Law – Canada Committee Year End Report, January 2018
  • Co-Author, Canadian immigration section of the ABA Section of International Law publication “Year in Review” (2017)
  • Co-Author, “Trade in Services: Legal Comparison of CETA to NAFTA” ABA Section of International Law – Immigration and Nationality Law News, Winter Issue 2017/2018
  • Co-Author, “With NAFTA’s future uncertain, CETA poised to step up for business travelers”, The Lawyer’s Daily, December 2017
  • Co-Author, “Liberalization of marijuana? Not for foreign nationals trying to enter Canada”, The Lawyer’s Daily, November 2017
  • Co-Author, “Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement” ABA – Section of International Law Year in Review 2017, Fall 2017.
  • Co-Author, “It’s Not All Sunshine and Rainbows in Canada” UIA Immigration and Nationality Law Commission Newsletter, Volume 5, Number 1, October 2017
  • Co-Author, “The hidden liabilities – the impact of Canadian immigration regulations on mergers and acquisitions” Immigration and Nationality Law News (Volume 21, Number 1) – Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, October 2017
  • Author, “The value of the immigration lawyer in the age of anti-immigration populism” Who’s Who Legal Corporate Immigration, 2017 edition
  • Co-Author, “US Employees Coming to Work in Canada: recent Tax and Immigration Law Developments”, The 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the 500 Leading Lawyers in Canada (18th Edition), January 2016
  • Contributor, “The Wealthy Migrant”, A report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, November 2015
  • Writer, “Express Entry: Opportunities for Permanent Residence to Canada” and “New Employer Compliance Work Permit Regulations for Canada”, American Bar Association Section of International Law-Immigration & Naturalization Committee Newsletter, October 2015
  • Writer, “Top 7 Changes in Canadian Immigration Law in 2013”, Canadian International Lawyer, Canadian Bar Association, Volume 9, No. 2, 2013
  • Featured Immigration Specialist, “After Kafkaesque Hunt, Indian Status and Citizenship Both Out of Reach for Desperate Ontario Mom”, The National Post, July 13, 2013
  • Co-Author, Juriste International Magazine: “Important Amendments to Canada’s Economic Immigration Programs and New Conditions Placed on Sponsored Spouses”, Union Internationale des Avocats, 2013.2
  • Author, “Canada Against the World: Attracting Talent”, Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration Manual 2013
  • Author, “Canadian Immigration Law Amendments Target Backlogs, Changing Labour Markets, and Program Integrity”, Immigration and Naturalization Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association of International Law, Summer 2013
  • Co-Author, Global Migration Section Digest:  “Update on Economic Immigration Programs, Sponsored Spouses Conditions”, Volume 1, Issue 6, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Jacqueline Bart, Immigration Commission President Interview, Juriste International Magazine: “How to Enhance Involvement into a Commission?”, Union Internationale des Avocats, April 2012
  • Author, Global Immigration Forum Handbook 2012, AILA
  • Author, Union Internationale des Avocats, Newsletter, January 2012 and August 2012
  • Author, Global Migration Digest, AILA Global Migration Action Group: “Canada to Reduce Wait Times for Parents and Grandparents”, Volume 1, American Immigration Lawyers Association, January 2012
  • Author, Disability, Employment Standards & Immigration Discrimination, IPBA Journal, December 2011
  • Editor and Writer Union Internationale des Avocats Newsletter, Volume 2, Number 1, January 2010
  • Author, ABA Immigration & Naturalization Newsletter Article, November 2009,Canada: Immigration in a Time of Crisis, The Effect of the Worldwide Economic Downturn
  • Editor and Co-Author, Union Internationale Des Avocats, July 2009 Newsletter of Immigration Law and Nationality Commission.
  • Author, International Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law Newsletter, October 2009 Issue, “Conflicts of Interests and Employer Compliance”.
  • Author, Addendum, A Newsletter Publication by the Canadian Bar Association, Winter 2008, Corporate Governance in Immigration for Employers.
  • Feature Article Writer, OBA Immigration Newsletter, January 2008, Immigration Compliance for Employers.
  • Author, Canadian HR Reporter, “Immigration Changes Won’t Solve Problem” June 8, 2008,
  • Author, The Lawyers Weekly, May 16, 2008, “New Immigration Bill Offends Society’s Fundamental Values”
  • Feature Article Writer, The GlobeTrotter, OBA International Law Section July 2008 on Immigration Law for International Lawyers “Bill C-50, The Rule of Law and Executive Power”.
  • Featured Quotes, The Lawyers Weekly, “New Immigration Class Welcomes Foreign Students and Workers”, October 10, 2008
  • Various Papers for Seminars and Speaking Engagements.

Publications

Jacqueline is the author, co-author and/or editor-in-chief of several law books, including a 3,000+ page Canada/US Relocation Treatise updated quarterly.  The books are published by Thompson Reuters, LexisNexis, and Oxford Press, among others.

  • Editor-in-Chief and Author, The Canada/US Relocation Manual Immigration, Employment, Customs and Taxation Law ISBN: 0-459-55538-3, which is a quarterly updated loose-leaf legal service and relocation treatise involving both Canadian and U.S. law.
  • Author, Immigration Legal Practice Guide for Lawyers: Work Permits and Visas (ISBN: 0-459-56038-7).
  • Author, Immigration Legal Practice Guide for Lawyers: Permanent Residence (ISBN: 0-459-25462-6).
    • Carswell, the legal division of Thompson International, and Canada’s leading legal publisher, is the publisher of the above noted Law Books.
  • Co-Author, Global Corporate Immigration International Practitioners’ Guide (Oxford University Press).
  • Co-Author, ABIL Global Business Immigration Practice Guide (LexisNexis Publishers), 2013 to 2017.
  • Co-Author, Global Mobility Handbook 1st Edition, 2013 (Baker & McKenzie).
  • Co-Author, Global Mobility Handbook 4th Edition, 2016 (Baker & McKenzie).
  • Co-Author, Immigration Law: Jurisdictional Comparison, First Edition (Thomson Reuters).
  • Co-Author, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Immigration 2014, First Edition (GLG).
  • Co-Author, Employment Immigration in Canada: overview “Practical Law Business Immigration Global Guide” (Thomson Reuters), 2017 and 2018.
  • Co-Author, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Immigration, 2018 Edition (GLG).
  • Co-Author, Business Immigration in Canada: overview “Practical Law Business Immigration Global Guide” (Thomson Reuters), 2016 to 2019.
  • Co-Author, LawInContext Private Banking Knowledge Resource, 2018 Second Quarter Update.
  • Co-Author, Employment Immigration: Overview, Thomson Reuters, “Practical Law Canada”, October, 2019.
  • Business Immigration in Canada: Overview, Thomson Reuters, “Practical Law UK”, October, 2019.
  • Co-Author, The International Legal Guide to Corporate Immigration 2019, 6th Edition (GLG).
  • Co-Author The International Comparative Legal Guide: Corporate Immigration 2020, 7th Edition (GLG).

Law Books
BY JACQUELINE BART

bartlaw

Canadian/U.S. Relocation Manual: Immigration, Customs, Employment, and Taxation

Editor-in-Chief of Bart and Fragomen’s Canadian/US Relocation Law: Immigration, Employment, Customs and Taxation Law, a 3000+ page loose leaf Relocation Treatise, published by Carswell and updated quarterly since 1998. This is currently Canada’s most extensive corporate relocation law book, utilized by lawyers internationally.

bartlaw

Work Permits
and Visa

Work Permits and Visas (1996), Canada Practice Guide Immigration, Carswell ISBN 0-459-56038-7. This book addresses various work permit categories, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trade in Services Agreement and Canadian Work permit Policy.

bartlaw

Permanent
Residence

Co-author with David A. Bruner of Permanent Residence (1998), Canada Practice Guide Immigration, Carswell ISBN 0-459-25462-6. This book addresses various skilled worker, economic class, family class, business and self-employment immigration categories.

bartlaw

Corporate Immigration Law:
A Practitioners’ Guide

Author of Canadian content, Global Corporate Immigration International Practitioners’ Guide (Oxford University Press). Bettina Offer and Shalini Agarwal, editors

bartlaw

Global Business
Immigration Practice Guide

Author of Canadian content, ABIL Global Business Immigration Practice Guide (LexisNexis Publishers). Stephen Yale-Loehr, editor, currently in its fourth edition.

bartlaw

Global Mobility:
An Overview for Human
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