Benton Mischuk:
Biography

Benton Mischuk
BA 1990 Toronto, LLB 1994 UBC

Phone: 250.590.2951
Fax: 250.483.6330
[email protected]

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Brandy Alcock (Assistant)
Phone: 250.590.2951
brandy@immigrationlawbc.com

All legal services are provided by the Robert S. Sheffman Law Corporation operating as
Sheffman & Company.

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PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Benton’s practice focuses on assisting professionals and entrepreneurs to pursue their immigration objective of living and working in Canada. He advises and represents clients applying for work permits, provincial nomination and permanent residence. Benton assists employers to bring their skilled workers to Canada – and to retain them for the long term. He advises employers applying for Labour Market Impact Assessment and about their compliance obligations for their foreign workers.

EXPERIENCE

After law school, articles with a large downtown Vancouver law firm and his call to the Bar, in 1997 Benton joined the Foreign Service. While posted as a visa officer he decided all types of applications at Canadian missions in the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. On his return to Canada he litigated on behalf of federal immigration authorities before both the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court of Canada.

In 2005, Benton joined the provincial government where he managed immigration policy and program portfolios, including the BC Provincial Nominee Program’s skills stream. He led promotional missions to stakeholders across the province and to support BC employers recruiting in the US and Europe. In 2013 he launched his own immigration consultancy, before returning to practice as a lawyer with Sheffman & Company in 2015.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Called to the Bar of British Columbia,1995

  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 1994
    Academic prize in labour law
    Member of Jessup International Law Moot Court Team
  • BA, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1990

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
    Member of the national and provincial immigration sections
    Vice Chair, BC Immigration Law Section Executive 2016-17
    Chair, national User Interface working group 2017-18
    Moderator of the Panel on the BC PNP, provincial conference 2017
    Agenda Co-Chair for the upcoming national immigration section conferences 2020 and 2021
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
    Presenter, Work without a Work Permit, October 2015
  • Member of the Christian Legal Fellowship

 

 

CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION LAW

Benton Mischuk advises clients on Canadian Citizenship and Immigration matters listed under Legal Services. He also has significant experience with the BC Provincial Nominee Program.

Benton Mischuk
BA 1990 Toronto, LLB 1994 UBC

Phone: 250.590.2951
Fax: 250.483.6330
[email protected]

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Brandy Alcock (Assistant)
Phone: 250.590.2951
brandy@immigrationlawbc.com

All legal services are provided by the Robert S. Sheffman Law Corporation operating as
Sheffman & Company.

Recommend Benton to a Friend

All legal services are provided by the Robert S. Sheffman Law Corporation operating as Sheffman & Company.