Laura B. Hanusiak

Laura B. Hanusiak
Legal Assistant

Laura is an Associate in the Halifax office of Cox & Palmer.  She is a member of our corporate and commercial team with a focus in the areas of immigration law and probate.

Prior to completing her law degree at the Schulich School of Law, Laura attended Saint Mary’s University where she earned an honours degree in psychology.

Laura assists clients with various temporary residence applications, including:

  • Temporary Resident Visa applications;
  • Intra-Company Transferee Work Permit applications;
  • NAFTA/CUSMA Work Permit applications;
  • Labour Market Impact Assessment-based Work Permit applications; and
  • Study Permit applications.

She also works with clients applying for various types of applications for Permanent Residence, including applications under the Family Class (Sponsorship), the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, Express Entry and the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, as well as Citizenship applications and Permanent Resident Card Renewal applications.


Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (2018)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law


  • Saint Mary’s University (BA, Psychology (Honours, Summa Cum Laude) 2013)
  • Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law (JD, 2017)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Chair of the CBA-NS Immigration Section (2022 – Present)
  • Vice Chair of the CBA-NS Immigration Section (2020 – 2022 )

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Volunteer, S.P.C.A. (Dec 2010 – )
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Lawn Summer Nights  (Sept 2014 – June 2020)

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • English