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

I have relied on Capelle Kane’s expertise since 2010 when I was appointed a Canada Research Chair by a Canadian University. Phil Capelle has and continues to guide us through the constantly evolving complexities of dealing with Service Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, the North American Free Trade Agreement and of course, IRCC. His capacity to identify and address both short and long term hurdles and objectives is invaluable.

Professor Robert Boyd

I want to offer sincere appreciation for your legal advice and assistance over the years. You have helped many of our employees find their way to Canada. I want to thank you for your exemplary service, professionalism and support.

Kent Flint, Former VP Human Resources, TechInsights

We retained Philippe Capelle for an immigration solution to a time sensitive executive hire. Phil is a skilled and pragmatic lawyer. He delivered outstanding results.

Howard Sutton, President, Terra Capital Corporation

Capelle Kane made the entire process of obtaining my Permanent Resident status a smooth and flawless operation.

Paul Clasby, Chief Engineer

As a Director of Human Resources for a local high technology company, I relied on Capelle Kane to help me understand the intricacies of the immigration rules. Betsy made the immigration process easy for my employees and I.

Carolyn Perkins, HR Matters Ottawa