Dominic Therrien practised commercial litigation for Heenan Blaikie in Montreal from 2002 to 2005 and, after operating his own firm for a few years, came back to Heenan Blaikie’s Vancouver office in 2011 where he leads the national Immigration group and practises immigration law. Mr. Therrien’s practice now focuses quasi-exclusively on Canada’s “high-end” business immigration programs. On a related note, Mr. Therrien worked in China for three years to assist high net worth Chinese clients in relation with the various Canadian Immigration programs.
A member of our China International practice group, Mr. Therrien is a frequent speaker in Canada (including at the University of British Columbia and to the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants) and abroad to discuss legal issues related to business immigration in Canada. He represents many Canadian and international companies, including financial institutions, with respect to their business clients’ immigration needs as well as in regard to labour mobility.
In addition to obtaining a Quebec law degree and a Certificate of Qualification in common law, he pursued undergraduate studies in political science at the Université de Montréal, and graduate studies in international politics at the Université de la Sorbonne (Paris, France). Mr. Therrien was called to the Law Society of Quebec (Barreau du Québec, 2002), to the Law Society of British Columbia (2010), and to the Law Society of Saskatchewan (2012). During his studies, Mr. Therrien won many awards at Moot Court Competitions. Mr. Therrien’s law career followed several years of playing professional baseball in the Atlanta Braves organization. He also taught political science before becoming an attorney.
Mr. Therrien practises in Canada’s both official languages, French and English, and also has a basic understanding of Mandarin.
- LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2001
- M.Sc., Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1998
- B.Sc., Université de Montréal, 1997
- Barreau du Québec
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of British Columbia