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Melissa M. Babel
Founder and Principal Lawyer,
Babel Immigration Law Professional Corporation
Melissa is recognized as a Certified Specialist in the area of Citizenship and Immigration Law by the Law Society of Ontario. Over the span of her career, Melissa has acquired a unique combination of experience that spans all areas of Canadian Immigration law. As a trusted advisor to Canadian employers and multinational companies, Melissa has provided strategic immigration planning advice for all temporary and permanent residence issues, as well as complex corporate compliance matters. Melissa’s focused, integrated and practical advice to companies in industries as diverse as technology, aerospace, oil and gas, financial services and fintech, mining and energy, project management, engineering, manufacturing and hospitality.
Melissa has represented individuals and their families in all temporary (visit, work, study), permanent residence (economic, family, refugee and humanitarian), and citizenship applications. She has also had the opportunity to represent clients in litigation before all levels of the Immigration and Refugee Board, and the Federal Court.
This range of experience has allowed Melissa to see immigration matters from every angle. This experience will be there to serve you.
Melissa is an active volunteer in the legal community. She has served as an Executive Member of the Ontario Bar Association Citizenship and Immigration Law Section for several years. For the 2019-2020 session she will serve the organization as the Vice-Chair of the section, which is the voice of the Citizenship and Immigration bar in Ontario.
Melissa is committed to local community arts activities. As a member of the Board of the Oakville Choir for Children and Youth for the past three years, Melissa is an active supporter of community-based music programming for children.
- Licensed to Practice in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador
- Certified Specialist (Citizenship and Immigration Law), Law Society of Ontario
- Attorney at Law, Massachusetts
- Vice-Chair (Executive Member), Ontario Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration Law Section