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The Team

To best meet the needs of our clientele, Campbell Cohen employs over 20 lawyers and support staff speaking a total of fourteen languages. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver plus affiliations throughout North America and beyond, our team is ideally equipped to assist in all Canadian Immigration and Canadian work permit matters. The Campbell Cohen team has also assisted many foreign businesses of all sizes in setting up their businesses in Canada.

Here are the key members of the Canadian work permit team:

David Cohen – Lead Attorney

David Cohen is a Senior Partner at Campbell Cohen immigration law offices, and leads the Canadian work permit team on all client mandates. David graduated from Montreal's McGill Faculty of Law in 1972, shortly thereafter becoming a member of both the Quebec and Canadian Bar Associations. David started his own practice in 1976, just when the Canadian government was radically changing its immigration laws and policies. He decided the timing was right to make Immigration law his area of expertise. In 1994, David became one of the first lawyers to offer a full range of Canadian immigration services to prospective immigrants and foreign temporary workers over the Internet. He is also the managing editor of the Canada Immigration Newsletter, which appears monthly.

David is a member in good standing of the Canadian Bar Association, Le Barreau du Québec and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

For David’s perspective on immigration issues, please visit his blog at

Abid Saigol – International Business Advisor

Abid brings a wealth of international business experience to Campbell Cohen's Canadian work permit team. Abid graduated with honours from the undergraduate division of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Abid worked for many years as a promoter and Director of Finance and IT for a large industrial group in Pakistan. From 1989 to 2000, Abid functioned as the CEO of Pakistan`s largest Solvent Extraction facility specializing in the production of Cooking Oils from locally grown and imported oilseeds. He was also involved in the structuring of several international financial transactions, which included working with multinational financial institutions like Citibank and HSBC, as well as many international development agencies like World Bank's IFC and Britain's Commonwealth Development Corporation.

Since 2001, Abid has been living in Canada and working with David Cohen in expanding the scope of his immigration law practice. This involves improving the firm`s IT infrastructure and strategic management. Clients also find Abid's expertise and familiarity with cross-border business a valuable resource.

Jeff Kostin – Client Relations Manager

Jeff Kostin, an important member of the Campbell Cohen`s Canadian work permit team, graduated from Montreal`s Dawson College and went on to study at The University of Tampa, where he earned a his Bachelor's Degree with a major in International Business and a minor in Computer Information Systems. Jeff`s wealth of professional experience includes positions at some of Canada`s leading technology companies, including Xerox Canada.

Jeff draws upon his experiences in the IT world and his thorough knowledge of the Canada work permit process to assist individuals and companies in obtaining Canadian work permits.

Sabrina Côté – Client Support Coordinator

In college, Sabrina studied Arts and Letters with a focus on languages. She speaks French, English, Spanish and German. She is currently completing a Bachelors degree in Communications at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), considered one of the leading Communications programs in North America. A member of the Campbell Cohen team for the past 3 years, Sabrina is in charge of coordinating the support staff, which allows for the efficient processing of our clients’ work permit applications.

Julia Kennedy - Client Relations Coordinator

Julia is usually a client's first point of contact with the Campbell Cohen team. Julia uses her in-depth knowledge of Canadian work permits to answer questions about the process and assess how we can best be of service to our clients. Julia graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a Bachelor of Arts in 2004 and has since been immersed in making certain all clients receive their work permits on time and without complication.

Cheryl Kostin – Federal and Provincial Government Liaison

Cheryl graduated McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economy. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Canadian Immigration and her depth of knowledge allows her to effectively liaise with federal and provincial offices in both official languages on behalf of Campbell Cohen's clients. She is known for her ability to find official answers to out of the ordinary questions and to then formulate effective solutions for clients.

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