Alexandra L. Klein
Since 2011, Alexandra L. Klein exclusively practises in the field of business immigration and global mobility for employees. Her practice focuses on Canadian immigration and international visa processes. More specifically, she advises companies that are about to undertake major projects and that must anticipate the mobility of their staff, and helps companies dealing with labour shortages. As such, Alexandra is happy to be able to work with all industries and trades. She has also developed in-depth expertise as a result of her work with foreign athletes and trainers who are joining professional teams in Canada.
Alexandra joined BCF in 2013. Previously, she headed the department of permanent immigration to Canada for a Montreal law firm that specialises in Canadian immigration. She also worked as a researcher for the Faculties of Law and Management at McGill University, and interned for the General Consulate of France in Düsseldorf, where she liaised with the Press and local German government.
She is fluent in French, English, and German.
- Barreau du Québec (2018)
- Equivalency degree for foreign jurists, Université de Montréal (2017)
- LL.M., McGill University (2011)
- Master II in International Law, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis/IDPD, France (2010)
- Diploma in Law of Armed Conflicts and Refugee Law, International Institute for Humanitarian Law (Italy) (2010)
- Bachelor of Public Law and Political Science, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France (2008)
- Valedictorian (2010) - Master II in International Law, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis/IDPD, France
- Prix Apollinaire (2004) - Fondation Robert Bosch
“Le contentieux arbitral à l'Organisation Mondiale du Commerce”
Éditions universitaires européennes, 2016
“Organizational Change Theory: John Paul Kotter”
Co-author, published in Morgen Witzel & Malcolm Warner, eds, The Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2013
- Worked on immigration strategies and procedures for Canadian athletes and trainers, in addition to rival teams, to ensure the Canadian meeting could take place. Ensured local athletes obtained visas for foreign athletic competitions for various sports, including hockey, boxing, swimming, synchronized swimming, and Ultimate, among others;
- Performed a one-year replacement contract with a multinational engineering corporation where she handled all foreign visa processes;
- Provided strategic counsel for an American business consulting firm regarding the transfer of Consultants assigned to work with Canadian clients;
- In-depth experience in the luxury hotel and restaurant industry.
Speaker for BCF Conferences on CETA: “Le recrutement international comme solution aux pénuries de main-d’œuvre: une approche pour faire d’une embauche à l’étranger un succès!”
Speaker on National Railway Day, organised by the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers: “Skilled Foreign Workers: the Solution to Overcoming the Labour Shortage in the Railway Industry?”
Speaker for BCF Conferences:“Quoi de neuf en droit du travail: Immigration”
- Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
- Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association (AQAADI)
- Member of the Montreal Rowing Club Board of Directors