International Students – A Recent Podcast, an Upcoming Presentation, and a Future Priority

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Hi VIB Readers:

It’s been a minute.

A Recent Podcast

I wanted to share something I did not too long ago (Pre-COVID).

I recently joined Canadian Immigration Lawyer, Mark Holthe on his podcast, Canadian Immigration Podcast, to discuss some of the challenges international students experience when studying in Canada and some essential tips to avoiding the most common pitfalls.

International Students in Canada

I really want to thank Mark Holthe for his tireless efforts to bring the conversation about immigration law to the mainstream. He is an incredible mentor, a bastion of positivity, and a great lawyer – evidenced by recently winning the Best Lawyers – Best Lawyer in Alberta award. I am grateful that he took time to interview me and I am happy to share this conversation.


Upcoming Presentation

I will also will be speaking at the CBA National Immigration Section’s conference titled “20:20 A VISION FOR LAWYER EXPERTISE DURING A PANDEMIC AND BEYOND” on study permits.

You can register for the conference and find more information here: 

My session is at 10:00am – 11:15am PST (1:00pm – 2:15pm EST).

Future Priority

My assistant Edris and I have been working on putting together new content and new materials to assist international students, along with migrant families and migrant workers – the focus of our practice moving forward.

As I discussed in my podcast, international students have a special place in my heart – part of both my late father’s journey to Canada (the reason I am here) and my own spouse’s journey to joining.

We’re going to be looking specifically at issues Post-COVID that affect these groups and brainstorm ways from policy and non-profit perspectives that we can help or push changs. I continue to represent individual students, workers, and collective families in achieving their immigration goals.

Thanks for all your continued support of my practice and the work we are doing for our clients and hope to do for community!



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Will Tao is an Award-Winning Canadian Immigration and Refugee Lawyer, Writer, and Policy Advisor based in Vancouver. Vancouver Immigration Blog is a public legal resource and social commentary


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