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Betsy Kane has practised Canadian citizenship and immigration law exclusively since 1994. Betsy's practice focuses on corporate immigration legal services. In 2009, Betsy Kane was certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in citizenship and immigration law.

Betsy is a co-founding member of the Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association (CILA), an organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law, access to justice and the development of Canadian immigration law and policy through legal research, education and related activities.

Betsy was given the Award of Excellence by the Canadian Bar Association, National Immigration Section in 2021. She has volunteered with the Canadian Bar Association, National Immigration Section Executive Committee over the course of her career. She has served as a Member-at-Large and Stakeholder Relations Liaison and was instrumental in launching the @CBAImmigration twitter account. Betsy has also served as a volunteer for the Ontario Bar Association (Immigration Section). Betsy continues to serve as a mentor to her peers.

Betsy is frequently called upon as a subject-matter expert. She speaks at legal and industry conferences, academic forums and to the media on leading immigration issues.


Certified as a Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law, Law Society of Ontario


Recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canadahttps://whoswholegal.com/betsy-kane

Recognized by Chambers and Partnershttps://chambers.com/lawyer/betsy-kane-global-2:25810051

Recognized by Best Lawyers https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/betsy-kane-cs/182808


  • 360 Ravenhill Avenue East
    Ottawa, ON K2A 1S5


  • English


  • University of Windsor, JD, graduated 1989
  • McGill University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, The Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario, The Law Society of Ontario


  • Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association CILA - Steering Committee Member and Volunteer
  • Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section - Volunteer
  • Law Society of Ontario - Certified Specialist in Citizenship & Immigration Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Immigration Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Immigration Law, Ottawa, Canada (2018)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Immigration Law


  • Award of Excellence 2021, Canadian Bar Association.

Canadian Corporate Citizenship and Immigration

Practice dedicated to corporate immigration law in Canada.

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