David is the Managing Partner of the firm. He has been practising immigration law for 28 years and is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Immigration Law. According to the “International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers,” the official research partner of the International Bar Association, David Garson is rated as one of the top 10 highly regarded individuals in immigration law in Canada.
David advises clients on immigration issues related to conducting business across international borders. His client roster includes senior executives and individuals, as well as institutions and large multinational organizations. He acts for major IT companies involved in semiconductor design innovation, Enterprise Content Management, software development and IT finance solutions.
David has practised in the field of immigration law since 1988 and is a past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, Immigration and Citizenship Section. He is currently a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, a past Chair of the Canada Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a past Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Young Lawyers Division – Canadian Bar Association. He is a past Co-Programme Coordinator for the immigration section of the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario.
Speaker at the upcoming 12th Annual AILA Upstate NY Northern Border Immigration Conference, October 2020
Guest Speaker: International Bar Association, 9th Biennial Global Immigration Conference, October 2019
Guest Speaker: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Annual Conference, June 2019
Guest Speaker: American Immigration Lawyers Association, 11th Annual Northern Border Conference, September 2018
Program Moderator: International Bar Association, 8th Biennial Global Immigration Conference, November 2017
Conference Co-Chair: American Immigration Lawyers Association, 9th Annual Northern Border US/Canada Immigration Law Conference, October 2017
Guest Speaker: A Global Perspective – The Future of Immigration Law Practice, June 2017
Guest Speaker: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Global Immigration Forum, June 2016
Moderator: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Business Visa – Global Perspective Seminar, February 2016
Guest Speaker: Canada/U.S. Border Annual Immigration Conference, Buffalo, New York, 2014
Program Chair and Moderator: OAB Professional Development, “Understanding the New International Mobility Program and other LMIA-Exempt Categories”
Moderator: “Immigration policies as a reflection of economic and labor needs in global markets”, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Global Immigration Forum, Boston, June 2014
Speaker: “Global Transfers, Skilled Workers, Highly Skilled, Employer Compliance”, 6th Biennial IBA Global Conference, London, November 2013
Speaker: “Temporary Foreign Worker Processing (Temporary Resident Visas, Work Permits, Student Visas)”, Immigration Law Summit, Toronto, November 2013
Speaker: “Hot Topics – Changing Visa Regimes in Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia and Others”, American Immigration Lawyers Association Global Immigration Forum, San Francisco, June 2013
“Ask the Experts Canada Immigration”, The Ontario Bar Association Immigration Section, 2012
20th Annual Immigration Law Summit, The Law Society of Ontario, November 2012
Co-editor: “A Practical Guide to Provincial Nominee Programs in Canadian Immigration Law”, Carswell Publishing, 2011
Speaker/Author: “Canada Immigration”, International Bar Association Conference, London, 2011
Speaker/Author: “Canada Immigration”, International Bar Association Conference, Vancouver, 2011
“Ask the Experts Canada Immigration”, The Ontario Bar Association Immigration Section, 2010
Interviewed and quoted in the various media outlets on numerous occasions concerning immigration-related matters
Admissions & Affiliations
Called to the Ontario Bar (1990)
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Certified Specialist, Law Society of Ontario (2000)
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