Meera Thakrar, Barrister & Solicitor

Meera Thakrar, Barrister & Solicitor
Meera Thakrar, Barrister & Solicitor
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Meera is conscientious, efficient and personable. Using her sense of humour and attention to detail, she builds strong relationships with her clients. Her focus is on gaining an in-depth understanding of her clients’ needs, and tailoring the best solution for each of them.

Meera’s practice focuses exclusively on immigration law. She works with both individuals and organizations on a broad range of applications for temporary and permanent entry to Canada, as well as citizenship. She also provides strategic immigration advice to Canadian and multi-national businesses that recruit internationally to address skills shortages. She has represented clients before all divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board as well as the Federal Court of Canada. Meera works in a variety of sectors including resources, life sciences, technology and entertainment.
Before joining Harris, Meera practiced with two leading immigration law firms. While completing her law degree at the University of Victoria, she completed a legal internship with a corporate law firm in Bangkok, Thailand.

Education
LLB, UVic, 2003
BA, University of Calgary, 1999

Credentials
Called to the British Columbia bar, 2004

Recent Experience
• Advised the human resources department of a global resources company with workforce planning for internationally trained skilled workers.
• Assisted a Canadian mining company with work permits and permanent residence for senior executive and professional employees.
• Assisted multi-national resources company with a large volume of work permits and permanent residence applications through intra-company transfer, free trade agreements, labour market opinions and Provincial Nominee programs.

News
• 09/01/2013Business Immigration Lawyer Joins Harris
Presentations
• “Immigration Updates: Compliance and Planning,” Business Council of British Columbia, November, 2012.
• “Immigration: Risks and Opportunities,” Philippine Institute of Chartered Public Accountants Global Convention, May 2011.
• “Immigration and Refugee Law Case Studies,” Immigration and Refugee Practitioner Seminar, University of Victoria Law School, March 2009.
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Publications
• “CIC Update: Entrepreneurs and Federal Investors,” Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia: Business Immigration, September 2012.
• “Tipping the Balance: The Increasing Importance of Permanent Residence in Canada, Parts I and II,” Citizenship and Immigration Law Bulletin, January and February 2010.
• “Keeping Your Workers,” Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia: Working Your Way into Canada, September 2009.

Professional and Community Activities
• Member, Canadian Bar Association, National and BC Immigration Law Sections
• Board member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Equity and Diversity Committee, 2010-2012
• Vice President, South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia, 2009-2010
• Volunteer Lawyer, Salvation Army Pro Bono Clinics, 2006-2009