Pavan Dhillon is an experienced Canadian immigration attorney licensed in British Columbia and New York. Dedicated to exceptional client service, she specializes in strategic yet practical advice in all areas of Canadian Immigration law, including temporary and permanent residence applications. For over 10 years, Pavan has excelled at providing customized Canadian immigration solutions to companies and individuals in her specialized cross-border immigration practice. She limits her practice to federal Immigration law.
Pavan Dhillon is the Founder and Principal Attorney at Dhillon Immigration Law, a boutique law firm specializing in Canadian business immigration. She provides expert advice in securing a variety of Canadian temporary and permanent resident visas for her international clientele. Based in the United States, Pavan has cultivated a unique expertise in cross border business immigration.
For over ten years, Pavan has served as trusted Canadian Immigration counsel to global corporations, regional companies and startups seeking to expand into the Canadian market. Pavan tailors customized immigration strategies taking into account each client’s unique long-term and immediate immigration goals. Pavan brings her personalized approach to clients from a wide range of industries including biotech, digital media, information technology, gaming and entertainment, engineering, financial services, consulting, manufacturing and construction, aerospace, insurance and higher education. Keeping in mind the nuances of each industry, she devises compliance-driven immigration strategies.
Pavan has an exceptional track record with a variety of visa and work permit categories, including: labour market impact assessments (LMIAs), NAFTA or Free-trade agreement work permits, intra-company transfers, provincial nominee programs, express entry, Global Skills Strategy, Global Talent Stream, reciprocal employment and family-based sponsorship applications.
Pavan regularly advises individuals seeking to live, work, study or launch a business in Canada. Pavan has successfully advocated for her clients by negotiating directly with Port of Entry Immigration officers in difficult and complex cases. She also works extensively on Canadian inadmissibility issues from overcoming a criminal record (alcohol and drug related offences to white collar crimes), medical inadmissibility or non-compliance with Canadian immigration laws. She is also well-versed in the complex area of residency obligations.
Prior to launching her boutique immigration law firm, for over five years, Pavan successfully led and developed the largest Canadian immigration practice in the United States on behalf of an international law firm. Pavan is a regular speaker at legal conferences and events across the United States, Canada and Mexico. She has been quoted in news and media publications such as Bloomberg BNA.
Pavan brings her passion for immigration law to each and every case that she takes on. As she has gone through the immigration process herself as an immigrant to the United States and she understands what it is like to be in your shoes. Pavan consistently demonstrates her dedication to her clients by remaining at the forefront of the dynamic area of Canadian immigration law while relying on an innovative and efficient client service delivery model. Although Dhillon Immigration Law is based in San Francisco, California, we service corporations and individuals across the world–from Shanghai to Silicon Valley and from New Delhi to New York.
LL.B./B.C.L. (graduated with distinction)
Common Law and Civil Law
- Awarded the Montreal Bar Prize in Civil Procedure
- Associate Member of the McGill Law Journal (Management Board and Solicitations Editor)
- Co-founder of the South Asian Law Students Association
- Member of the McGIll Human Rights Working Group
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations (first class standing)
- Graduated with first class standing
- Awarded Outstanding Student Initiative Entrance Scholarship
- British Columbia, 2005
- New York, 2013
Pavan is an attorney in good standing in both the province of British Columbia and the state of New York. As a duly admitted lawyer in these jurisdictions, she is authorized to practice federal law in both countries. As immigration law is federal and not state specific, Pavan is licensed to practice immigration law in any state, including California. Located in California, she limits her practice to exclusively immigration law.
Fluent English, Fluent Punjabi, Conversational Hindi/ Urdu and Basic French