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).
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