CILA was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation on January 1, 2021. Our Founding Members established a Steering Committee to consult with immigration lawyers and stakeholders across Canada and determine the level of support and initial priorities for our organization.
Almost 500 Canadian immigration lawyers joined CILA in 2022-23. Our first election was administered by an independent Elections Committee pursuant to CILA’s Election Policy and our inaugural Board of Directors elected in January 2023. CILA’s officers are appointed by the Board of Directors. Our current Board of Directors is found here.
CILA Members are encouraged to get involved in our committee work and to express interest in serving on our Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors is inclusive and representative of our Members, from young lawyers to senior members of the Canadian immigration bar.
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Our Latest Articles
CILA receives “thank you” letter from the Honourable Mobina Jaffer for expert testimony during study of Bill S-235
Earlier this month, CILA received a letter of thanks from the Honourable Mobina Jaffer, Senator for British Columbia, for our recent expert testimony during the
Authored by Maxwell Musgrove, Lawyer at Chaudhary Law Office
Building a Sustainable and Inclusive International Student Program in Canada: Proposed Solutions for Long-Term Success
Prepared by Lou Janssen Dangzalan, CILA Board Member and Founder of LJD Law, with research credits to Christopher Porras.