Ryan is a Vancouver based Canadian immigration lawyer who advises clients on all Canadian immigration and citizenship issues. He has significant experience assisting Canadian and multi-national corporations transfer key employees to Canada through the utilization of Labour Market Impact Assessments, Provincial Nominee Programs and various international trade agreements. He is particularly active with clients across Canada working in engineering, civil infrastructure, natural resources, e-Commerce and various skilled trades.
Ryan also customizes strategic immigration solutions for individuals and families, with an emphasis on employment, investment, and family sponsorship based applications.
Ryan co-founded Larlee Rosenberg in 2009 and serves the firm as Managing Partner. He is a published columnist, a regular panelist at immigration law conferences and an active member of the Canadian Bar Association. In 2011 he testified as an expert witness before the Senate of Canada on proposed amendments to Canadian immigration laws.
Routinely represents key executives and senior staff in professional sports, mining, engineering, technology and other sectors respecting work permits and permanent residence in Canada
Manages a portfolio of up to 100 high skilled temporary foreign workers for a large multi-national company with civil infrastructure projects underway across Canada
Regularly obtains Labour Market Impact Assessments and work permits on an emergency or urgent basis for a major industrial repair company who deploys teams of specialized trades from the United States to various projects in Northern Alberta and British Columbia
Utilized the BC PNP to assist a Chinese state owned enterprise transfer key executive to Canada from China following its acquisition of a British Columbia forestry company
Assisted a large European mining company staff its new regional headquarters in Vancouver with key executives from various offices around the world
City of Vancouver, Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration, Committee Member, Vancouver, 2014
Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Jobs Tourism and Skills Training, BC PNP Fast Track Focus Group, 2012
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, various consultations respecting immigrant investors, refugees and family class sponsorship, 2012-2013
The Senate of Canada: Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee, Expert Witness, “Bill C-35: An Act to Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act,” Ottawa, March 2011
Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, BC PNP review committee, 2010
Member, Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia, Immigration Section: Co-Chair, BC Provincial Nominee Sub-Committee (2006-2010); Vice-Chair, Overseas Committee (2006-2008); Legislative Liaison (2005-2006); Member (2004 – Present)