About Us.

Fred Y-F Li

*Partner

 

Fred Y-F Li is a co-founder of FP Immigration & Associates and a senior immigration practitioner with over 10 years of experience advising clients on all Canadian immigration matters. He has experience in advising and providing strategic immigration solutions for international clients with an emphasis on business immigration, representing small to multi-national corporate employers engaged in hiring temporary foreign workers and acting as an Advocate for clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.  In addition to Mr. Li’s Canadian immigration expertise, he has also acted for individuals and employers with US immigration matters.  Mr. Li is also a designated paralegal and has worked at three leading Canadian National Law Firms in the areas of labour & employment, human rights, civil litigation, corporate, family, contract, insolvency and alternative dispute resolution.
 

A summary of Mr. Li’s areas of expertise are:
 

  • Appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division, detention and admissibility hearings before the Immigration Division, Alternative Dispute Resolution and preparation of Judicial Review Applications before the Federal Court of Canada.

 

  • Work Permit applications that conform to obtaining Labour Market Impact Assessments (“LMIAs”) for small to multi-national employers, work permits under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) and the General Agreement on Trade and Services (“GATS”), obtaining permanent residence in Canada for international Students and skilled workers through various Provincial Nominee Program and obtaining US work visas under the NAFTA TN visa category and the L-1 Intra-Company transferee category.

 

  • Business immigration applications under various Provincial Nominee Programs, Federal Investor program, Quebec Investor and Entrepreneur program, Self-Employed category and applications under the Federal Start-up Visa program.

 

  • Citizenship Applications, Permanent Resident Card renewals and appeals.

 

  • Super visa, visitor and business visitor applications.

 

  • Applications for an Authorization to Return to Canada (“ARC”) for applicants who lost their permanent resident status in Canada and for foreign nationals who have received a Removal Order.

 

  • Canadian Criminal Rehabilitation applications for international applicants who are inadmissible to Canada and US Entry Waiver applications for Canadian applicants who are inadmissible to the United States.

 

  • Drafting submissions for applicants who are medically inadmissible to Canada and reinstatement applications for international students who have been refused an issuance/renewal of their study permit.

 

  • Assisted Refugee Claimants who are seeking protection in Canada.
     

 

EDUCATION

 

  • University of British Columbia – Immigration: Laws, Polices & Procedures, 2011, Certificate

 

  • Capilano University – Paralegal Program, 2007, Diploma

 

  • Simon Fraser University – Criminology, 2002, Bachelor of Arts

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

 

  • Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council ("ICCRC"), 2012 – Present

 

  • Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants ("CAPIC"), 2015 - Present

 

  • Commissioner of Oaths in the Province of British Columbia appointed by the British Columbia Ministry of Justice, 2013 - Present

 

  • BC Paralegal Association, 2007 - Present

 

  • Canadian Paralegal Institute, 2007 - Present



REPRESENTATIVE WORK
 

  • Huang v. Canada (The Minister of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness) (Immigration Appeal Division),
    2018 Canlii, 54739 (CA IRB) * For Case Commentary - See Notable Decisions
     

  • Chen v. The Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, (Immigration Appeal Division)
    Counsel to the Appellant, Chen. Successfully represented Mr. Chen for a spousal sponsorship refusal at the IAD by way of alternative dispute resolution


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
 

  • Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia, 2015 - Present

  • Access Pro Bono, Clinic Services Volunteer, 2008 - 2014

  • Kerrisdale Oakridge Marpole Community Policing Centre, Co-Chair and Vice-President, 2002 – 2006


SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS
 

  • Potential Immigrants to Canada (Hong Kong Network Group) – “Seminar on Canadian Immigration in General”, Guest Lecturer, March 2017, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

  • Financial Literacy Counsel – “Changes to Business Immigration in Canada”, Guest Speaker, October 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada


TEACHING AND REGULATORY ENGAGEMENTS
 

  • Member - Practical Experience Advisory Committee, ICCRC, BC – Western Region, May 2018 – Present

  • Adjunct Instructor for the Immigration Practitioner Program, Ashton College, 2017


AWARDS
 

  • Winner of the 2016 & 2017 Georgia Straight: "Best of Vancouver" for Top 3 Best Immigration Consultant



* Practitioner Corporation

 

 

 

Perry Wong

*Partner

 

Perry Wong is an immigration practitioner and co-founder of FP Immigration & Associates who advises clients on all Canadian immigration matters. He has experience in advising and executing strategic immigration solutions for clients worldwide with an emphasis on Family Sponsorship based applications and acting as an Advocate for clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.  His other areas of expertise are:
 

  • Appeals before the Immigration Appeal Division, Detention and admissibility hearings before the Immigration Division and CBSA
     

  • Work Permit applications that conform to obtaining Labour Market Impact Assessments (“LMIAs”) for small to multi-national employers, work permits under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) and the General Agreement on Trade and Services (“GATS”)
     

  • Obtaining permanent residence for skilled workers applying under the BC Provincial Nominee Program
     

  • Obtaining study permits for foreign students and providing immigration solutions to Canadian International schools who recruit foreign students to study in Canada
     

  • Citizenship Applications and Permanent Resident Card renewals
     

  • Visitor Visa and Business Visitor Applications
     

  • Assisting foreign domestic workers who are applying for permanent residence under the Live-In-Caregiver Program
     

  • Assisting Refugee Claimants who are seeking protection in Canada
     

 

EDUCATION

 

  • University of British Columbia – Immigration: Laws, Polices & Procedures, 2011, Certificate
     

  • Simon Fraser University – Political Science, 2009, Bachelor of Arts
     

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

 

  • Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, 2012 - Present
     

  • Commissioner of Oaths in the Province of British Columbia appointed by the British Columbia Ministry of Justice, 2013 - Present


 

REPRESENTATIVE WORK
 

  • Chen  v.  The Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, (Immigration Appeal Division)Co-Counsel to the Appellant, Chen. Successfully represented Mr. Chen for a spousal sponsorship refusal at the IAD by way of alternative dispute resolution


 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
 

  • Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia - Volunteer Coordinator for temporary housing solutions for new immigrants to Canada, 2010 - Present



* Practitioner Corporation

 

 

 


 

Cedric M. Shen, Esq

Associate US Immigration Counsel
 

 

Cedric M. Shen and his firm, Maxmilian Law Inc. are our partners in United States immigration.

 

A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, and currently based out of Los Angeles, California, Cedric M. Shen is a proud dual citizen of Canada and the United States and has been practicing law for over 10 years.  His preferred area of practice is U.S. immigration law. Mr. Shen has been licensed to practice law in the State of California and in all United States Immigration Courts since 2004. He is also licensed to practice U.S. law in the Province of British Columbia as a Practitioner of Foreign Law and Canadian immigration law as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant designated by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (“ICCRC”).
 

 

A summary of Mr. Shen’s US Immigration expertise are as follows:
 

 

  • Green card applications for U.S. based employers who wish to employ foreign workers
     

  • Work visa applications that conform to H-1B, NAFTA, TN and L-1 categories
     

  • E-2 investor visas and EB-5 green cards for foreign entrepreneurs looking to start or purchase a business in the U.S.
     

  • Employment based green card applications through the EB-1, EB-2, & EB-3 categories
     

  • O-1 visa applications for foreign nationals who have extraordinary ability or talent in the arts, sciences, education, business or athletics
     

  • Marriage based green-card applications for U.S. citizens who are sponsoring a foreign spouse
     

  • K-1 visa applications for U.S. citizens who are engaged to a foreign fiancé
     

  • Family-based green card applications for U.S. Citizens who are sponsoring an “immediate” family member, including parents, children, spouses, and siblings
     

  • Immigrant and non-immigrant waiver applications for foreign nationals who are inadmissible to the United States
     

  • Applications for U.S. citizenship
     

 

EDUCATION
 

 

  • Juris Doctor, Southwestern Law School, 2004
     

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2000
     

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & LICENSES
 

 

  • California Superior Court – All Districts
     

  • United States District Court – Central District of California
     

  • United States Immigration Court – All Courts in the U.S. & Puerto Rico
     

  • California Real Estate Broker
     

  • State Bar of California
     

  • Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
     

  • Practitioner of Foreign Law in the Province of British Columbia

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