Jacqueline Bart

Canada

BartLAW
181 University Avenue
Suite 2200 Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5H 3M7

Tel: +1 416-601-1346
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Email: bart@bartlaw.ca
Web: www.bartlaw.ca

Jacqueline Rose Bart is a Certified Immigration Specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada with over 25 years of experience in Canadian immigration law, including at Canada’s largest law firm and at the UNHRC in Geneva. She is the author, co-author and/or editor-in-chief of eight (8) immigration law books [see publications section], including a 3,000+ page Canada/US Relocation Treatise, updated quarterly.

Jacqueline Bart is the President of the Immigration and Nationality Commission of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and Vice-Chair of the Employment and Immigration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). She is also the Vice-Chair of the ABA, Section of International Law, Immigration and Nationality Committee and Vice-Chair of the Canada Committee of the ABA.

Jacqueline Bart has chaired and spoken at over forty-five (45) international and national bar association congresses worldwide. She frequently appears in the news and social media. She founded BartLAW Canadian Immigration PC in 1994. BartLAW provides comprehensive immigration law services to corporations and individuals in addition to representation at hearings, appeals and judicial reviews at the Federal Court of Canada.

Ms. Bart is the author, co-author and/or editor-in-chief of eight (8) immigration law books. Specifically, she is the author of three (3) immigration law books (published by Carswell, a division of Thompson-Reuters) used by lawyers throughout the world. She is the Editor-in-Chief and an author of the Canada/U.S. Relocation Manual: Immigration, Customs, Employment and Taxation Law, a 3,000+ page legal treatise updated quarterly. She has also written two Canadian Immigration Practice Guide Texts, entitled Work Permits, and Permanent Residence. In addition to various other books listed below. In addition to her books, Ms. Bart has written extensively for international bar association journals, conferences, publications, magazines and newspapers. Most recently, she has authored Comprehensive Canadian Corporate Immigration chapters for a number of international immigration publications including the Global Corporate Immigration International Practitioners’ Guide: Oxford University Press (eds. Agarwal and Offer) , the ABIL Global Business Immigration Practice Guide: LexisNexis Publishers and Global Mobility: An Overview for Human Resource Professionals 2013, ILW , and Immigration Law: Jurisdictional Comparisons.

• Editor-in-Chief of The Canada/US Relocation Manual Immigration, Employment, Customs and Taxation Law” ISBN: 0-459-55538-3, which is a quarterly updated loose-leaf legal service and relocation treatise involving both Canadian and U.S. law.
• Immigration Legal Practice Guide for Lawyers: Work Permits and Visas (ISBN: 0-459-56038-7)
• Immigration Legal Practice Guide for Lawyers: Permanent Residence (ISBN: 0-459-25462-6). ◦ Carswell, the legal division of Thompson International, and Canada’s leading legal publisher, is the publisher of the above noted Law Books.
• Co-Author of Global Corporate Immigration International Practitioners’ Guide (Oxford University Press)
• Co-Author of ABIL Global Business Immigration Practice Guide (LexisNexis Publishers)
• Co-Author, Global Mobility Handbook 2013, ILW.
• Co-Author, Immigration Law: Jurisdictional Comparison, First Edition(Thomson Reuters)
• Co-author, International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Immigration 2014, First Edition (Global Legal Group)

Ms. Bart has presented before the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, on the General Agreement on Trade Services (GATS) and Migration issues. She has held various positions as an elected executive officer of the National Canadian Bar Association Immigration and the Ontario Bar Association.

Ms. Bart is the President of the Immigration and Nationality Commission of the International Association Of Lawyers (UIA) , Vice-Chair of the Employment and Immigration Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of International Law, Immigration and Nationality Committee.

In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Ms. Bart chaired the UIA Nationality and Immigration Commission’s Scientific Program for the Annual Conference and also chaired the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Global Migration Committee for the Rome District Chapter and was the Co-Chair of the Global Migration Action Group (GMAG) Global Migration Forum 2011. She is also serving as Chair of the CLE Institute of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) on Immigration Issues (2009, 2011 and 2012).

She has served as Chair of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Immigration Section CBSA Port of Entry Subcommittee, and founded the OBA’s CIC CBSA Enforcement Sub-Committee in 2006. Ms. Bart is a Law Society of Upper Canada Immigration Certified Specialist and Immigration Law Mentor. She is a member of the following organizations: International Bar Association (since 1998), Canadian Bar Association (since 1992), Law Society of Upper Canada (since 1991), American Immigration Lawyers Association (since 1996) and Toronto Consular Corps (since 1997). Ms. Bart is a retired diplomat occupying the position of Honorary Consul of Ecuador, Ex officio. She is Canadian immigration counsel to multinational corporations throughout the world and with top tier legal organizations such as the International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF) (since 2002) and the American Business Immigration Lawyers’ Alliance (ABIL) (since 2008), inter alia. She was the Newsletter Editor for the Immigration and Nationality Commission of the Union International Des Avocats from 2009 to 2011.

Ms. Bart has spoken, chaired and written on immigration legal issues at the International Bar Association, International Association of Lawyers, the Inter Pacific Bar Association, the Global Migration Action Group, the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, AILA’s Rome District Chapter, American Business Immigration Lawyers’ Alliance, International Network of Boutique Immigration Lawyers, the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development, the Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research, the Canadian Bar Association, the Centre D’Etudes en Administration Internationale, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Center for International Law Studies, Insight, the Canadian Institute and the OBA Institute. She has appeared extensively in the media including on television, on the radio and in print.

Ms. Bart served on the Board of Directors of the INBLF and was the Co-Chair of the INBLF Board of Directors’ Practice Group Committee and oversaw the international, immigration and employment practice group committees.

Ms. Bart is an internationally renowned corporate immigration lawyer who represents multinational corporations, diplomatic offices and businesses relocating to Canada. She also represents a number of law firms and/or their clients in relation to corporate relocation. Her knowledge of Canadian immigration law ranges from family and humanitarian issues to executive transfers and investor immigration. In 2009 she was nominated by Deloitte LLP for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She is listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers* as a “pre-eminent” immigration lawyer with “outstanding legal ability” and “one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field”.
In addition to her professional involvements, Ms. Bart serves on various not-for-profit corporation boards. She has been Vice-President of Friends of Ecuador Not-For-Profit Ontario Corporation, which is responsible for shipping hospital supplies, medical technology, ambulances, etc. to Ecuador, and the Children’s Emergency Fund of Canada. She is on the Advisory Board of LIFE, a legal charity that works with World Vision and The Stephen Lewis Foundation. She supports a school and an orphanage in Ecuador, in addition to aiding refugee children in Canada. Ms. Bart also provides pro-bono legal assistance to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.