Bruce J. Harwood*

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Direct: 604 605 5628
Email: bharwood@nullboughtonlaw.com
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Direct: 604 647 4122
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Assistant: Melissa Chapman

Direct: 604 647 6421
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Practice Areas
Areas of Expertise
  • Immigration & Citizenship

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Profile

Bruce Harwood is a Canadian immigration lawyer practising 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 strategical 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 Boughtonlaw’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.

Education
  • University of Victoria, B.A. (1975)
  • University of Victoria, M.A. (1986)
  • University of British Columbia, LL.B. (1984)
  • Year of Call: 1987 (B.C.)