Robert Leong graduated from the University of Newcastle- upon-Tyne in England with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).
Through the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales.
He then returned to his native Singapore where he practiced law for 15 years. During this time, Robert became an elected Council member of the Law Society of Singapore, a Business Law tutor at the Nanyang Technological University, as well as the managing partner of a full-service law firm.
After immigrating to Canada with his family, Robert was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in British Columbia, and practices exclusively in the area of immigration law.
Robert has appeared before the Immigration Division as well as the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, handling Admissibility Hearings, Sponsorship Appeals, as well as Residency Appeals.
He has also appeared before the Federal Court of Canada onadministrative Judicial Review applications.
Robert handles immigration enforcement cases, including assisting clients who may be criminally inadmissible to Canada.
As well, Robert has assisted clients with all aspects of Canadian citizenship and immigration law, including:
• Applications for visitor visas;
• Applications for Study and Work Permits;
• Applications for permanent residence as members of an Economic Class or the Family Class;
• Applications for Nomination under the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program;
• Applications for Canadian citizenship.
Robert is an online instructor for the UBC Certificate in Immigration course, and is actively involved with the Canadian Bar Association, serving as Secretary of the BC Immigration Section from 2013 to 2015.
He has appeared on radio and TV programs in Vancouver, including Expert’s Hour on TalentVision, and Living Q&A on Fairchild Radio FM96.1.
He has also given talks and seminars on immigration law to various audiences. Most notably, Robert was a panel speaker in the 2013 CBA National Immigration Law Conference in Montreal attended by immigration lawyers from across Canada.
With his cross-cultural background and experience, Robert has helped clients from six of the seven continents of the world to immigrate to Canada.