Brian Portas is a partner in our Labour and Employment Group and our Business Immigration Group National Leader. He has been selected for inclusion in the Best LawyersTM in Canada for Immigration Law since 2014. Brian is also a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) (previously Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).
In his business immigration practice, Brian has assisted clients with obtaining Canadian work permits (including applications that require Labour Market Impact Assessments/Labour Market Opinions from Service Canada), preparing permanent residence applications, citizenship applications, and dealing with other immigration issues such as temporary entry into Canada as a business visitor.
In his employment law practice, Brian has assisted both employers and employees with the negotiation of severance packages, wrongful dismissal lawsuits, Employment Standards Code and Human Rights complaints, disability and accommodation, progressive discipline and other employment-related matters. He has also assisted clients with the drafting and review of various types of employment-related agreements, termination documents and human resource policies.