Brian Koh Barrister & Solicitor, Team Leader
Brian completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University, where he also completed a semester of studies abroad at the ITESM in Mexico City. Brian obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia in 2012, and was called to the bar in 2013.
Brian has broad experience in successfully representing clients in various immigration and refugee matters. He has represented numerous clients with their refugee claims, while also representing clients in obtaining permanent residence through Express Entry, study permits, visitor visas, temporary resident permits, permanent residence through family sponsorship, and Canadian citizenship. He has represented clients in humanitarian and compassionate applications, detention review hearings and pre-removal risk assessment applications, while also assisting clients obtain labour market impact assessments and work permits. Given his experience, Brian is able to assist clients in navigating both economic and humanitarian options for Canadian immigration and develop the right strategy for his clients.
Outside of his work, Brian is a volunteer lawyer at the 519 Legal Clinic, and teaches Citizenship Law at Humber College. He also delivers presentations on immigration law in Korean and Spanish at community centers for newcomers.
Brian was born in South Korea and has lived in India, Calgary, Montreal, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Vancouver, and now lives in Toronto. As a true global citizen, he fully understands the legal needs of the global migrating population. Brian is also fluent English, Korean, and Spanish.
He currently serves as an Associate Lawyer and Team Leader for Visaplace’s affiliate Niren and Associates (MHNPC).
I could not have asked for more! The VisaPlace team are extremely professional, they know their stuff. They gave me great information, prepared my work visa application and then prepared me for the submission process. I was successful. Got my visa. 5 stars! I would give them 6 if I could.
This is not an exaggeration!!! I was truly impressed with the way VisaPlace consultants handled my case. The consultants- Emily, Lauren, Takunda and Lisa, took their time to explain to me in great deal how they were going to approach my case and how they would handle setbacks, if any. Their professionalism and knowledge of the law were superb. The minor setback that came up was quickly addressed by the team. The team constantly kept me updated on the progress/status of my application; they quickly responded to my questions/concerns. They had predicated my permanent residency to be processed within 6 -12, and Indeed it was processed and completed within 6 months. Based on my personal experience, Emily and Lauren's team are the best! They deserve 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!
VisaPlace helped me sponsor my husband to become a Permanent Resident of Canada. They were extremely professional. Every step along the way was explained fully and expertly taken care of. The staff responded immediately to any questions and always handled our concerns fully, taking as much time as we needed to understand where we were at in the immigration process and what to expect next. I would recommend VisaPlace with no hesitation at all. I'm sure if we had tried to navigate the immigration process ourselves, it would have been much harder.
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