Provided by Brian Dingle
Brian is the National Leader of BLG Beyond Business Immigration, a new department in BLG Beyond that creates efficiencies in serving clients with broad immigration portfolio needs, in addition to specialized and high-profile advisory immigration services through a national service delivery team. More broadly, he practices administrative and regulatory law with a focus on immigration, employment and citizenship matters. Brian has more than 20 years’ experience representing clients in multiple sectors, including information technology, mining, oil and gas, finance, sports and entertainment in the acquisition and transfer of key foreign talent.
Partner. Ontario Bar, 2002. LLB, Queen's University, 2000.
Member, Canadian Bar Association; Ontario Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Since joining BLG, Brian has authored numerous articles on immigration, which may be found on his bio at https://www.blg.com/en/people/d/dingle-brian. Recent publications include:
Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations increase protections for foreign works – published on Sept 26, 2022
Flexible work arrangements: tax, employment & immigration issues – published on June 2, 2022
Russia-Ukraine war: Canada announces new immigration streams for Ukrainian nationals – published on March 11, 2022
Brian represents major film and television studios and many high-profile entertainers, including Academy Award winning actors, directors, and other professionals in movie and television production, as well Grammy and Juno award winning recording artists.
Launching BLG Beyond Business Immigration: a one-stop service for strategic advice and high-volume tailored solutions for global mobility needs.
Assisted media giant in relocating its head office to Canada, including its CEO, COO and 400 employees from offices in the UK and US. The team did so while minimizing disruptions to company operations and the lives of its executives and their families by combining strategic expertise with white glove service all well-within the prescribed timeframe.
Advised one of the world's leading computer animators and a multi-Academy Award winning studio in establishing a new animation studio in Canada.
Advised one of the world's largest integrated oil and gas companies in respect of its business immigration matters following the acquisition of a competitor's global oil and gas business, which had serious implications for the client's temporary foreign workers.
Represents a large, foreign-based multinational company involved in operations, maintenance and asset management services in the mining, oil and gas and utility sectors; obtained work permits for several key players to establish a corporate presence in Canada.
Represents one of the world's leading wealth management, capital markets and advisory companies in respect of its Canadian business immigration matters.
Successfully obtained work permits for clients on the basis of Confirmation Exemption Code C10 as it applies to foreign nationals whose employment will result in significant benefits to Canada.
Industry Sector Expertise
• information technology
• oil and gas
• entertainment, with an emphasis on film & television
Expert in these Jurisdictions
Assisted multiple U.S. and international film and television studios and high-profile entertainers with their business immigration matters, including the acquisition of key foreign talent, audits and inspections under the International Mobility Program and overcoming criminal inadmissibility.
Assisted one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant companies in establishing a new global headquarters in Canada and managing the immigration consequences resulting from a significant corporate reorganization.
Helped one of the world’s leading information technology companies establish a new company in Canada so it could grow its global artificial intelligence business and access high-tech talent in Canada.
Assisted with the design and implementation of a new Labour Market Impact Assessment exemption category to expedite the entry of key foreign talent essential to the industry.
Advised Refinitiv with the immigration consequences of the sale of its majority stake to Blackstone Group LP