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William Kafal Manager of Immigration Services


William Kafal Manager of Immigration Services

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Education & Year of Call 
  • 1971, B.A., University of Western Ontario
  • Member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council

Prior to joining Bull Housser, William Kafal worked at various immigration offices as an Immigration Examination Officer, Inland Immigration Counsellor, Supervisor of Immigration Counsellors, Program Specialist and Case Presenting Officer. He has extensive experience in all matters relating to immigration, advises clients on immigration procedure and practice and assists the other members of the firm.

The majority of William’s clients are business immigrants and independent skilled workers seeking permanent residence in Canada. His other main responsibilities include assisting the firm's corporate clients in a number of immigration related matters. He also assists clients in Canada in matters relating to family sponsorships, study and work permits, visitor extensions, permanent resident card applications, intra-company transferee requests, labour market opinions from Service Canada and Canadian citizenship applications.

William is highly experienced and adept at assisting clients in interpreting the entry requirements into Canada under the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

Work Highlights 
  • Over the past 22 years, William has acted for clients in the TV and movie entertainment industry, video game and visual effects companies, international shipping community and the high-technology sector.

Significant New Changes to Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Key Changes for Employers

On June 20, 2014 the Government of Canada made significant changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TFWP”) in an effort to address recent abuses of the program which have gained national media attention.