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Littler Adds Canadian Immigration Attorney Yusra Siddiquee in Toronto

By on June 18, 2018 in Announcements

Littler has added Yusra Siddiquee as a partner in the firm’s Toronto office. She joins from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP where she led the business immigration and international mobility team in Toronto.

“Yusra’s experience will be of tremendous value to our Canadian and multinational clients for whom the seamless hiring of foreign workers or transfer of employees to foreign locations is critical to their business operations,” said Sari Springer, Toronto Office Managing Partner. “She will be a terrific addition to our team in Toronto and will work closely with our colleagues across the globe, including Jorge Lopez, who chairs Littler’s Global Mobility and Immigration practice, to provide clients with strategic counsel on immigration-related matters.”

The firm said Siddiquee – who is multilingual – works with Canadian and international companies on corporate immigration strategies, including developing immigration compliance policies and facilitating the temporary and permanent entry of employees to global destinations. With experience in immigration law, Siddiquee advises employers on alternate jurisdictions to relocate key employees who are unable to secure immigration status. She also advises employers on the employment and termination of foreign workers, as well as the human capital costs for international projects, and provides training to companies on immigration policies and processes. Siddiquee’s clients span a wide range of industries, including engineering, telecommunications, information technology, health sciences and energy, the firm said.

“Canada’s entry programs for highly skilled foreign workers provide companies with a competitive advantage in attracting top global talent,” Siddiquee said. “I’m excited to work with my new colleagues in Toronto to counsel companies on their immigration matters, as well as to leverage Littler’s global platform and top-notch technology to further expand my practice and the services offered to our clients.”

Siddiquee received her LL.B. from the University of British Columbia and her B.A., with honors, from McGill University. She has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Canada for Nationwide Immigration, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Immigration Law, Who’s Who Legal for Corporate Immigration and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.