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Suzanne I. Rix
Partner
Legal Assistant
BIO

Suzanne is a partner with Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office and practices in the area of citizenship and immigration law. She was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1998.

Suzanne regularly assists clients with Intra-Company Transferee Work Permit Applications, NAFTA Work Permit Applications, and Labour Market Impact Assessment-based Work Permit Applications, as well as Study Permit Applications and Temporary Resident Visa Applications. She also assists clients with various types of Applications for Permanent Residence, including under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, Express Entry and the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, as well as Citizenship Applications and Permanent Resident Card Renewal Applications. Suzanne provides these services in English and German.

She is an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section and Past Chair of the Citizenship and Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia). She also sits on the Grow and Nurture the Skilled Workforce Task Force of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce.

Suzanne is the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Maritime Provinces.

Experience

  • Assisting a golf course developer in obtaining Labour Market Opinion-based Work Permits and NAFTA Professionals Work Permits.
  • Assisting a large fish processing plant in obtaining Work Permits for a number of employees, both as Intra-Company Transferees and based on Labour Market Impact Assessments.
  • Assisting a German multinational company in obtaining LMO-based Work Permits for 200+ workers.
  • Assisting a Mexican multinational company in obtaining LMO-based Work Permits for 100+ workers.
  • Assisting many clients obtain Permanent Resident status through Federal and Provincial Nominee Programs.
  • Assisting many clients with Inside and Outside Canada Spousal Sponsorship Applications.
  • Assisting many clients with Canadian Citizenship Applications.
  • Assisting a multi-national offshore drilling contractor in obtaining Intra-Company Transferee Work Permits.

BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia (1998)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University

Education

  • Dalhousie University (B.A. 1993)
  • Dalhousie Law School (LL.B. 1997)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Canadian German Lawyers’ Association
  • Greater Halifax Partnership; Immigration Leadership Council
  • Past Director of the Immigration & Diversity Team for FUSION Halifax

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • Skilled Worker Task Force Committee Member, Halifax Chamber of Commerce
  • German-Canadian Association of Nova Scotia, board member
  • Immigration & Diversity Team for FUSION Halifax, former Director

Lectures & Presentations

  • “Immigration to Canada: A Primer” – presentation to Dalhousie International students
    Speaker at the Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Conference

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

Languages

English
French
German
Spanish

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