Susan Wood

Canadian Immigration Lawyer Susan Wood

Immigration Lawyer Susan Wood focuses her practice on Canadian immigration law. Before joining Holthe Immigration Law, she founded her own firm and was a solo lawyer doing immigration law for several years.

Canadian Immigration Lawyer Susan Wood is experienced with temporary residence applications for both visitors and workers, and permanent residence applications in both family and economic classes. She has successfully represented clients at the Immigration Appeal Division on spousal appeals. She enjoys the challenge of drafting submissions in reply to a procedural fairness letter or preparing a specialized application to overcome inadmissibility or non-compliance.

Susan has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 2012. She has presented at continuing legal education seminars on immigration topics. She is also a volunteer advisor to other lawyers who are working on immigration matters. She has regularly provided pro bono legal services to low income people, through her own practice, through the local community legal centre and to victims of human trafficking through a project with Pro Bono Students Canada.

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Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts | Saint Francis Xavier University | 1978

  • Juris Doctor | University of Toronto | 1983
Memberships and Professional Credentials:
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta, since 2012

  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section, Alberta North Region, since 2010

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section, Alberta South Region, since 2019

Volunteer Work:
  • Volunteer Lawyer Advisor, Advisor Link, Law Society of Alberta, Immigration Inquiries, since 2013?

  • Past Volunteer Supervising Lawyer, Pro Bono Students Canada Immigration Project for Victims of Human Trafficking with the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking – Alberta, 2017-2019

  • Past Volunteer Lawyer, Edmonton Community Legal Centre 2011-2016

Publications:
  • “Family Reunification Under the IRPA: Applications Under the Family Class and Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class”, Legal Education Society of Alberta, March 14, 2017
  • “Inadmissibility Under IRPA: A Quick Reference Guide to Dealing with Possible Inadmissibility due to Health Grounds (S. 38)”, Legal Education Society of Alberta, October 15, 2013
Presentations:
  • Co-presenter with Nancy Karvellas, “Immigration Project Student Training 2019-2020”, Pro Bono Students Canada at Training Session for Volunteer Law Students, Immigration Human Trafficking Project, Edmonton, Alberta, October 7, 2019
  • Co-presenter with Nancy Karvellas, “IRCC Human Trafficking Protocol – Alberta”, Canadian Bar Association Alberta South Immigration Section, by video link to Calgary, Alberta, February 27, 2019
  • Co-presenter with Nancy Karvellas, “Introduction to Temporary Resident Permits for Victims of Human Trafficking”, Pro Bono Students Canada at Training Session for Volunteer Law Students, Immigration Human Trafficking Project, Edmonton, Alberta, October 16, 2018
  • Presenter, “Basic Forms for Temporary Residence and Permanent Residence”, Pro Bono Students Canada at Training Session for Volunteer Law Students, Human Trafficking Immigration Project, Edmonton, Alberta, December 1, 2017
  • Presenter, “Family Reunification Under the IRPA: Applications Under the Family Class and Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class” at “Immigration Fundamentals Seminar”, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Calgary, AB, March 14, 2017

  • Presenter, “Inadmissibility Under IRPA: A Quick Reference Guide to Dealing with Possible Inadmissibility due to Health Grounds (S. 38)”, at “Immigration Seminar”, Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, October 15, 2013

Canadian Immigration Lawyer Susan Wood

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