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YOUR REFERENCE IN IMMIGRATION LAW
IN THETFORD MINES

Me KRISHNA GAGNÉ, DESS, LL.M.

ABOUT

Immigration law represents to me a privileged way to combine my different passions and use them to the benefit of my clients: law, travel and languages. Coming from an Indian mother, born in Madagascar and who then immigrated to Canada, and from a Canadian father, I have always been immersed in a multicultural environment; this is probably why I completed a college diploma in languages and translation before I went to law school. I speak fluent French, Spanish and English.

Before getting into immigration law, I was exposed to the meanders of bureaucracy since I worked in India, Tanzania, the British Virgin Islands and I lived for almost 5 years in Cameroon. I also crisscrossed the planet, traveling to over 40 countries on 4 continents. I had the opportunity to work for one of the world leaders in international fraud and asset recovery in the British Virgin Islands. I also had the chance to work at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania.

I have been working in Thetford Mines, Canada, since 2013, first as a litigation lawyer, then as General Counsel to an international company in the region. I have acquired solid experience before the courts, particularly in civil, commercial and family matters and in youth protection.

I also worked in the corporate field, where I became interested in immigration law. Indeed, the company where I worked faced labour shortage and had to recruit abroad.

EDUCATION

  • LL.M. international law, University of Montreal (2005);
  • Quebec Bar Association (2006);
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    2020 Vice-president of the economic immigration branch of AQAADI;
    2016-2018 Responsible for continuous legal education at the Arthabaska Bar;
    2017-2018 Treasurer of the Arthabaska Bar;
    2016-2017 Member of the Cultural Communities Committee of the Barreau du Québec;
    2015-2016 President of the Young Bar Association of Arthabaska, which represents the interests of lawyers with 10 years or less post-call admission;
    2013-2015 Director and Vice-President of the Young Bar Association of Arthabaska;
    2008-2012 Volunteer for an orphanage in Cameroon;
    2006 Member of the organizing committee for the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Eartern Caribbean Supreme Court in the British Virgin Islands;



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