Betsy Kane

Certified Specialist

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Betsy Kane is a senior practitioner in the field of Canadian immigration law with a reputation for providing practical and strategic advice. With over 25 years of experience, Betsy’s strengths lie in offering corporate immigration representation to employers and international employees.

Betsy can be reached at bkane@capellekane.com or by calling our office at 613-230-7070.

About

Betsy Kane is a senior practitioner in the field of Canadian immigration law with a reputation for providing practical and strategic advice. With over 25 years of experience, Betsy’s strengths lie in offering corporate immigration representation to employers and international employees.

The government of Canada’s continued reforms to the temporary foreign worker program has provided Betsy with the opportunity to gain significant experience in corporate immigration compliance matters including Employer Compliance Reviews ECR and suspensions of Labour Market Opinions and work permits.

The Law Society of Upper Canada recognizes Betsy as a certified specialist in Canadian citizenship and immigration law. She is a regular speaker at national and regional law conferences and is a sought after subject-matter expert for Canadian media outlets.

Betsy was nominated by her peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers™ Canada 2017, 2016, and 2015 editions and Who's Who legal: Corporate Immigration. Betsy has been recognized by Lexpert 2017, 2016, and 2015 editions as one of Canada's leading practitioners in the area of Canadian immigration law.

Memberships

Education

  • Bar admission, Ontario 1991
  • LL.B, University of Windsor 1989
  • B.A., McGill University 1985

Professional Activities

  • Frequent speaker and presenter on citizenship and immigration law issues for the Canadian & Ontario Bar Associations and LSUC Continuing Legal Education Programs
  • Canadian Bar Association (Immigration Section), Volunteer Coordinator since 2016 in the areas of social media & external relations.
  • Canadian Bar Association (Immigration Section), Member-at-Large, National Executive Committee 2014-2016, 2007- 2010
  • Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Conference Volunteer Organizer 2012, 2011
  • Ottawa Immigration Law Conference organizer since 1997
  • CCLA, Chair of Immigration Committee since 1997
  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Guest Lecturer Immigration Law, 2009 – 2011

Recent Blog Posts

Phil Capelle helped smooth a stressful and at times complicated process, thereby allowing me to concentrate on patient care and my other responsibilities.

Dr. Carlos Torres, Specialist Physician

Betsy is highly knowledgeable in the completion of work permit and permanent residency applications. Her thorough reviews made our application a breeze. She is also well informed on port of entry procedures. It has been a real pleasure working with Betsy. We highly recommend her services.

Rishi & Abi, Spousal Sponsorship

We have relied on Capelle Kane Immigration Lawyers to assist technology start-ups within our portfolio. Celtic House Venture Partners highly recommends Capelle Kane Immigration Lawyers to other venture capital firms seeking reliable immigration advice to foster and protect their investments.

David Adderley, Partner, Celtic House Venture Partners

My sponsorship was complicated as I immigrated to Canada as a child and left a few years thereafter. The solution involved filing multiple applications to re-acquire permanent residence status. Betsy demonstrated confidence and knowledge about cases like mine. We felt we were in the best possible hands throughout the process. We received excellent service from an experienced professional. I landed in just over 6 months.

Harald Heuser, Spousal Sponsorship

Phil Capelle has repeatedly proven himself to be a valued corporate immigration advisor. He has consistently delivered the expertise and soft skills required to enable the transition of foreign executives to Canadian corporations. These observations encompass my current and previous roles as CFO for a dozen early stage companies.

Sheldon Stevens, CFO, Risk Sciences International