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

Betsy helped my family and I immigrate to Canada. Betsy is an excellent support and very reliable source of information. The application was difficult owing to CIC program changes, but thanks to Betsy we successfully became permanent residents of Canada.

Dr. Irina Smirnova & Max Alsayar

The day that I was referred to Capelle Kane was when I began to have peace of mind for my clients in need of Canadian immigration advice. They understand the interplay between U.S. and Canadian immigration law. Capelle Kane is my “go to” Canadian immigration firm. I would not send clients anywhere else.

Leslie Holman, Immigration Attorney, USA. Past President of AILA

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

Capelle Kane successfully fought to keep my permanent residence status after a six-year absence. Betsy showed tremendous persistence and compassion. As a result of her excellent work, my permanent residence card application was approved and paved the way for me to return to university in Canada.

Kenyan & British Citizen, Permanent Resident

With the recent overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, the deep knowledge that Capelle Kane offers has become increasingly important. They have guided the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra through the changing rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to ensure our success.

Shannon Whidden, Executive Director