Lesley A. Love
Lesley Love is a senior associate lawyer in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office, practising in the Employment, Labour & Equalities Group. Lesley specializes exclusively in Canadian and United States immigration matters, providing customized immigration services to individuals and businesses. She helps companies looking to connect with international employees or send their own abroad as well as obtaining immigration documentation for accompanying family members of foreign national recruits.
Lesley also provides employment law advice on the hiring and firing of foreign nationals. She assists her clients with their long-term immigration goals, including permanent resident applications and developing immigration strategies and policies for companies.
Lesley has appeared as counsel at all levels of court and has represented clients at the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board.
Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Lesley practised solely in the area of immigration law at a medium-sized firm in London and then initiated an immigration practice at a small firm in Cambridge, Ontario.
She is proficient in Spanish and is a highly sought-after speaker and author. Lesley has spoken at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) annual conference on numerous occasions and has participated in and presented at many other immigration conferences and seminars around the world on current immigration matters. Lesley is co-editor of Gowling WLG's Immigration Law newsletter and a frequent contributor to other publications on immigration issues.
An active member of the Waterloo Region community, Lesley is currently the president of the board of the Cambridge and District Humane Society. She is also on the board of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and was formerly the chair of the International Committee with the Rotary Club of Galt.