Overview

Yusra Siddiquee leads the business immigration and international mobility team in Littler's Toronto office. Yusra develops corporate immigration strategies and facilitates the temporary and permanent entry of senior executives and key personnel of Canadian and multinational corporations. Her practice is not limited to Canada, as she is experienced in facilitating visas and permits to global destinations. With comprehensive experience in immigration law spanning over 20 years, Yusra is able to advise employers on alternate jurisdictions to relocate key employees who are unable to secure immigration status. She also assists companies in determining the human capital costs when bidding on international projects. As well, Yusra provides extensive training to human resource professionals and in-house counsel on the implementation and execution of immigration policies and processes. From an employment law perspective, she advises clients on the employment and termination of foreign workers. Yusra’s clients span a wide range of industries, including engineering, telecommunications, information technology, health sciences and energy.

Yusra has appeared before parliamentary committees to advise government officials on immigration policy and legislation. She is a frequent speaker at legal and industry conferences both domestically and internationally. She is ranked as a leading immigration lawyer in several publications including Chambers and PartnersWho’s Who Legal and Canadian Legal Lexpert.  

Recognition

Named, Immigration – Nationwide

Chambers Canada

2020

Speaking Engagements

Work Without a Work Permit

Law Society of Ontario - 27th Immigration Law Summit, Toronto, ON

November 6, 2019

Are you open for business?

International Bar Association - 9th Biennial IBA Global Immigration Conference, London, UK

October 31, 2019

How to Structure Expatriate Assignments and Draft Expat Agreements for US/Canada -and Beyond: Practical Pointers, Strategies and Tips

CERC 2019 National Conference: Future-Proofing Mobility, Niagara Falls, ON

September 17, 2019

2018 Canada Conference

Toronto, ON

November 16, 2018

Education

  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1994
  • B.A., McGill University, 1991with Honours

Languages

  • French
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

Bar Admission

Ontario, Canada