Halyna Miller

Halyna Miller

Associate Lawyer

Bio

Halyna is an associate at Zemp Law Group where she practices Canadian immigration law and export/import law. In the past, Halyna has also practiced commercial and residential real estate law, as well as corporate and employment law.

The focus of Halyna’s work is in assisting clients obtain Temporary Foreign Worker Permits under Intra-Company Transfers, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and working-holidays programs.

Halyna also assists employers with obtaining Labour Market Impact Assessments in all skills categories and obtaining Labour Market Impact Assessment-required work permits in Canada and various Canadian visa posts around the world.

Halyna develops and implements strategies for employers in transitioning their temporary foreign workers to permanent immigration. She also has extensive experience in advising foreign-trained professionals and skilled trades people in evaluating and accrediting their educational credentials and work experience with professional and apprenticeship associations in Canada.

Individual clients engage Halyna in obtaining and extending temporary-resident status as visitors, students and workers.

Halyna represents clients throughout the process of obtaining Canadian permanent residency by utilizing existing federal immigration programs and provincial nominee programs.
She is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian and also speaks basic Polish.

Experience Pertaining To Immigration Law Practice

Applications for a Labour Market Impact Assessment

Preparing and submitting applications to Service Canada for Labour Market Impact Assessments for skilled and unskilled occupations in the NOC categories O, A, B, C and D.

Work Permit Applications

Preparing and submitting applications for work permits based on positive Labour Market Impact Assessments. Applications are submitted to various visa offices outside of Canada and Canadian ports of entry.

Labour Market Impact Assessment Exempt-Work Permits

• Workers covered under international agreements: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and General Agreement on Trade and Services (GATS)
• NAFTA: work permits for professionals qualified to work in one of the professions listed in Appendix 1603.D.1 of Chapter 16 of NAFTA
• NAFTA: work permits for intra-company transferees in managerial and specialized knowledge capacities
• GATS: work permits for professionals and intra-company transferees
• Spouses and common-law partners of full-time foreign students
• Spouses and common-law partners of skilled foreign workers, submitted to Case Processing Centre, Vegreville, and various visa posts
• Applications for open-work permits with in-Canada spousal-sponsorship applicants, submitted to CPC Vegreville
• Work permits for religious workers
• Work permits for workers nominated by the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program and Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
• Work permits in the Significant Benefit Category: Emergency repair personnel R205(a), C13
• Requests for Labour Market Opinion Exemptions to a former Temporary Foreign Worker Unit in Calgary, and to the temporary Foreign Worker Unit in Toronto

Study Permits

• Applications for study permits, submitted to various visa offices outside Canada
• Applications for the extension and restoration of study permits
• Applications to change the legal status of clients from students to workers and vice versa
• Assisting holders of study permits in obtaining work permits based on a positive LMIA, thus enabling them to hold a study permit and a work permit simultaneously

Temporary Resident Status as a Visitor Applications

• Single-entry and multiple-entry temporary resident visa applications, submitted to various visa offices outside Canada
• Applications for the extension and restoration of visitor visas
• Applications for multiple-entry visas to visa offices outside Canada for spouses of Canadian citizens and permanent residents after the sponsor was approved for sponsorship by CPC Mississauga, explaining in submission letters the notion of “dual intent”
• Applications for business visitors, based on NAFTA and GATS provisions
• Application for a Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
• Application for a multiple-entry, temporary-resident visa from within Canada, submitted to the Case Processing Pilot, Ottawa, for applicants from visa-required countries with valid study and work permits

Applications for Canadian Permanent Residence

• Applications for Federal Skilled Workers
• Applications under the Federal Skilled Trades Class
• Applications to Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program, Employer-Driven Stream: applicants meeting skilled-worker criteria and semi-skilled worker criteria
• Applications to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, Employer-Direct, Family Support, and General Streams
• Applications to Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for Business
• Applications for Permanent Residence, Canadian Experience Class
• Applications for Permanent Residence, parental sponsorship
• Applications for Permanent Residence, dependent child (includes an adopted child)
• Applications for Permanent Residence, spousal sponsorship
• For applicants who had been legally admitted to Canada for at least one year, applications for spousal sponsorship, submitted to the CPP in Ottawa as a visa office
• Applications for Permanent Residence based on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds, submitted in Canada

Applications Addressing Criminal Inadmissiblity

• Applications for Rehabilitation submitted to visa offices outside Canada
• Applications for Temporary Residence Permits, submitted to visa offices outside Canada and at ports of entry
• Applications for Temporary Residence Permit submitted in Canada

Other Applications Made

• For Canadian citizenship
• For renewal of permanent-residence cards
• For access to information
• For authorization to return to Canada

Appeals

• Appeals to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
• Applications for Leave and For Judicial Review to the Federal Court of Canada

Speaking Engagements

• Delivers in-house seminars for corporate clients on obtaining Labour Market Impact Assessment-required, and Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt Temporary Foreign Worker Permits
• Delivers in-house seminars on transitioning temporary foreign workers to permanent immigration

Education

University of Manitoba
Bachelor Of Laws (LL.B.)

University of Northern British Columbia
Political Science Major

Ukrainian National Law Academy in Kharkiv
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Chernivci College, Ukraine
Law Diploma in Business and Employment Law Advising

Professional Associations and Affiliations


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Law Section

  • Member, Calgary Chamber of Commerce