Every Client Matters to me.

Priya V.Sankarapapa

Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public 

I am a Canadian immigration lawyer in Calgary, Canada. I worked at the Department of Justice for 15 years primarily advising the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), prior to starting my own immigration practice. 

I assist clients with all their immigration needs, including permanent resident applications under Express Entry system, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Spousal and Family Sponsorship, Study Permits and Citizenship Applications.

My corporate/business immigration practice includes, Labour Market Impact Assessment(LMIA), Work Permits, LMIA exempt Work Permits, Intra-company Transferees(ICT), Global Talent Stream, Global Skills Strategy Stream, Self -Employed, Start-Up Visa applications and assisting clients navigate Employer compliance audit by IRCC. 

I also represent clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court of Canada, challenging visa refusals, inadmissibility issues and removal orders. 

I am a member of the Law Society of Alberta. 

My experience with the Department of Justice has given me an in-depth understanding of the legal framework within which immigration policies and programs are established and operated. During my role as legal counsel to IRCC and CBSA, I advised the two departments on various immigration program and policies, assisted hearings officers and reviewed several Federal Court and Court of Appeal legal submissions. I bring all of this experience and knowledge to find practical and cost-effective solutions to my client’s immigration issues.

There is a reason I practice Immigration Law

I was born and raised in Chennai, India and speak Tamil fluently. I personally know and understand the challenges and the opportunities of moving to a new country and starting a new life. I spend part of the year in Chennai (India) and part of the year in Calgary, Alberta.

You have made an important decision in your life,
let’s move forward.

I encourage you to read two articles published by the Canadian Bar Association on

Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

Your Key to Successful Immigration

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– Harvey Mackay


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Priya V. Sankarapapa

Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public

421-7th Avenue SW, Suite 3000

Calgary Alberta T2P4K9

phone: 403-630-4277