Jae is a consummate professional. Her diligence and abilities in providing multiple solutions to our immigration needs were concluded successfully in a timely and excellent manner.

Director
Rugby Union

Beyond Jae Lim’s authentic and genuine care for her clients, Jae demonstrated professionalism and punctilious attention to detail throughout the process. […] Every question was met with a timely and considerate answer. I strongly recommend Jae’s services to anyone looking for an efficient and cordial experience. I would procure Jae’s services again in the future.

Client

One of the best things about working with Jae Lim is her meticulous attention to detail and the thoroughness of her work.  It is clear that she cares about her clients and their positive outcomes as well as the work she is doing for them.  She is a pleasure to work with.

HR Manager
Manufacturing

Professional Background

Jae-Yeon Lim (“Jae”) is a member of the Workplace Law Practice Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. She practises exclusively in immigration law and represents employers from diverse industries as well as individuals and families seeking temporary and permanent relocation to Canada.

She believes that the role of an immigration lawyer consists of advocating on behalf of clients in support of their immigration goals while navigating through a complex and fast-changing system.

Jae facilitates the mobility of individuals from other countries to Canada, whether for short-term or long-term assignments, and represents various Canadian employers in diverse industries, ranging from family-owned enterprises and start-up companies to multinational corporations and institutions. Jae advises on employer compliance audits and provides corporate immigration planning that is tailored to the organization as well as its budget and immigration needs. She also represents high net worth individuals, religious workers, professionals, and their families with various immigration matters, including family sponsorship, permanent residence, and citizenship.

In recognition of her expertise in Canadian immigration law, Jae was appointed to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency’s Global Advisory Committee.

She was recently re-elected for a third-consecutive year to serve as a Member-at-Large with the Canadian Bar Association’s National Immigration Section Executive. The Section’s primary objective range from maintaining important dialogue with government and court entities, providing recommendations for policy and legislative changes relating to citizenship and immigration to enhancing the professionalism of lawyers practising in the area of immigration law.  This role highlights her dedication and expertise in this complex and fast-changing area of practice.

Jae taught at the University of British Columbia’s Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures (CILPP) program.

Jae is fluent in English, French and Korean.

Education

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2018
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2014
  • Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 2012 – 2014
  • Bachelor of Laws, McGill University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Toronto, 2007

Memberships

  • Executive Member-at-Large, Canadian Bar Association, National Immigration Section
  • Member, Global Advisory Committee, Korea-Trade Investment Promotion Agency

Community + Volunteering

  • Board of Directors, Canada Korea Business Association
  • Honorary Board Member, Korean Canadian Cultural Association

Publications

  • Author, “How to Travel to Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, Surrey Board of Trade – Surrey Business News, July, 2020
  • Author, “Dos and DON’Ts When Hiring a Foreign Worker in Canada”, Surrey Board of Trade – Surrey Business News, October, 2019
  • Author, “Legal compliance for employers hiring temporary foreign workers”, Korea Daily Toronto, November, 2015

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “COVID-19 Immigration and Travel Bans in Canada and USA, Surrey Board of Trade’s Digital Town Hall, May, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Intersection of Employment and Immigration – Considerations for Employers”, COVID-19 Webinar Series, May, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Canadian Immigration Considerations for the Mining Industry”, The Fasken Annual Seminar Series, Toronto, March, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Immigration Pathways to Hire Global Talent for BC’s High Tech Employer”, HR Tech Group, Vancouver, November, 2019; and in Victoria, May, 2019
  • Presenter, “DOs and DON’Ts in Corporate Immigration Law: Top Tips for Hiring a Foreign Worker in Canada”, Fasken Symposium, November, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Work Permit Strategies for Entrepreneurs, Working Your Way Into Canada 2019”, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, October, 2019
  • Program Co-Chair, Express Entry: Strategies for Success, Ontario Bar Association – Citizenship and Immigration Law Section, Toronto, January 17, 2018
  • Keynote Speaker, “Canadian Immigration, Tech-Link Canada conference”, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, November, 2017
  • Presenter, “Various Topics on work permit options under the Canadian immigration law, including Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement”, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Ottawa, ON, December , 2015