Bruce J. Harwood*


604 605 5628

*Personal Law Corporation

Tanya Wilson
604 647 4122

Madeline Dewit
604 647 6421

Bruce Harwood is an immigration lawyer in Vancouver, B.C. who practices exclusively in the areas of immigration and citizenship. Bruce acts on behalf of a number of major Canadian companies in various sectors: biotechnology, engineering and manufacturing, food and agriculture, and the IT sector. As a former Officer of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Bruce brings in-depth legal insights of all aspects of immigration matters.

Bruce represents both corporate and individual clients in a variety of matters under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Citizenship Act and ancillary legislation such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, CETA, as well as provincially-based nomination programs. This work includes strategic and practical solutions for permanent residence applications as well as the temporary admission of executives, managers and specialized knowledge workers to Canada under the International Mobility program. Bruce also assists Canadian employers seeking to use Labour Market Impact Assessment to hire Temporary Foreign Workers.

Bruce’s Immigration and Citizenship practice also involves working with Boughton Law’s Tax and Employment Groups to provide a comprehensive assessment of a foreign national’s needs. He also assists clients with issues of criminal or medical inadmissibility and has appeared before the Immigration Appeal Division and Federal Court of Canada.

We can serve our clients in Mandarin, Cantonese and Russian languages. 

Professional Activities

  • Former Immigration Officer (1978 to 1981)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Immigration Section (BC Branch)
  • Co-Founder, Boughton Law Immigration Group
  • Former Amicus Curiae Federal Court of Canada for Citizenship Matters

Speaking Engagements

“Beyond Borders: Doing Business Internationally”, The Entrepreneur, April 2017

“Be Part of Canada’s Future with CETA,” April 2017

Presenter, BCHRMA

Presenter, Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table

Presenter at BC HRMA Legal Symposium 2016,“Foreign Recruitment Regulatory Update”, February, 2016