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Catherine McGhie

Catherine McGhie attended law school at the University of British Columbia and graduated with an LL.B. in 2002. She completed her articles at a national law firm in Vancouver and was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2004. After a move to Ottawa, she was called to the bar of Ontario in 2005 and practised in the area of Wills and Estates law. She joined Stevenson, Luchies & Legh in 2019 and practises primarily in the area of immigration law at the Victoria office. She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association. Whilst taking a sabbatical from the practice of law to concentrate on raising her children, Catherine volunteered with many children’s societies, including the locally run Story Studio Writing Society which engages children in creative writing. She also spent 6 months in France with her family where she immersed herself in the culture and language of France. She continued her studies on her return to Canada and received her diploma in French from the University of Victoria in April 2019. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys hiking, swimming and skiing, and is an avid spectator of her daughter’s dance shows and her sons’ baseball games. Just don’t ask her to explain the infield fly rule. Learn More

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Catherine McGhie

103, 2849 Peatt Road

Victoria

778.817.1052


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It's tempting to hire someone to help you with your immigration application simply because they speak the same language as you, after all, it's much more comfortable to talk to someone in your own language we understand that. But that shouldn't be your main criteria when you're looking for help with one of the most important things you may ever do. 

Here's something you need to know about Canada. Canada has two official languages: English and French. All of your immigration documents, any immigration adjudications, trials or appeals will be held in English or French. Most likely the person reviewing your application, or hearing your trial, will have English or French as their first language. 

So while it might be comfortable to seek out assistance from someone whose first language is the same as yours, it's more important to speak to someone who knows Canadian immigration law inside and out. That's why you should go to the best source of immigration if you want to immigrate to Canada, and that source is an immigration lawyer.

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