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Sofia Mirza

Sofia Mirza

TEL: (204) 957 8335

FAX: (204) 954 0335

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Kate Sveinson

TEL: (204) 956 2970 ext. 235

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"As an immigration lawyer, I am here to provide you with the advice and support that you need to make informed decisions as we work together towards achieving your goals."

Areas of Focus

Sofia is an immigration lawyer and partner with Fillmore Riley LLP based in Winnipeg, who practises in the areas of cross-border and business/personal immigration law, including work & study permits,  LMIAs, criminal inadmissibility, permanent residence (including spousal sponsorship, provincial nominee, etc.). She is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as one of the leading lawyers in immigration law.

Professional Activities

  • Past President, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Executive Member, National Immigration Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association National Governance Task Force - Sections and Forums Team
  • Past Chair, Manitoba Bar Association - Immigration Law Section Executive
  • Council Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Legal Consultant, Legal Help Centre, 2011
  • Member, Marketing Committee, Recruitment Committee and Articling Supervisory Committee, Fillmore Riley LLP
  • National Arbitrator, International Shotokan Karate Federation
  • Co-Chair, Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Organizing Committee (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Member, Admissions and Education Committee, Law Society of Manitoba (2004-2005)
  • Student Bencher, Law Society of Manitoba (2004-2005)

Volunteer Activities

  • Member, International Shotokan Karate Federation
  • Member, Board of Directors for the Islamic Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Manitoba Centennial Foundation of the Future Fund
  • Past President, Forum of Indo-Canadians
  • Past Program Coordinator, International Centre for Students

Publications / Presentations

  • Author & Presenter, “Immigration for Students: Work Permits, Post Grad, etc.” (Canadian Bar Association, National Immigration Conference 2013)
  • Author, “Five Questions an Employer Should Ask before Hiring a Foreign Worker” Manitoba Oil & Gas Review (2012)
  • Author & Presenter, “The Process of Hiring a Foreign Worker in Canada” and “Canadian Work Permits” Immigration & Employer Compliance, Winnipeg 2012
  • Author, “Citizenship and Immigration Canada rolls out new Citizenship Certificate” The Brief (2012)
  • Instructor, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law
  • Author & Presenter, “The Process of Hiring a Foreign Worker in Canada” (Canadian Transport Lawyers Association National Annual Conference, 2011)
  • Author & Presenter, “The Top 10 Issues Re: Provincial Nominee Programs” (Canadian Bar Association, National Immigration Conference 2011)
  • Author, “Five Questions an Employer Should Ask before Hiring a Foreign Worker” Manitoba Focus Magazine” (2010)
  • Presenter, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, Community Legal Education Association, and various panels for the business community and non-profit organizations at the provincial and national level