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
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
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.