Julio Mena practices business immigration law, with a particular focus on relocation of C-level executives, senior managers and highly specialized knowledge employees. He also provides advice on general employment law matters.

Julio represents domestic and international companies as well as individuals in a wide range of Canadian immigration matters, including hiring and termination of temporary foreign workers; work permit applications under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and International Mobility Programs, including NAFTA Intra-company Transferee stream and International Experience Canada stream; Labour Market Impact Assessment applications; employer compliance reviews and inspections; immigration aspects of mergers and acquisitions; applications for business visitors and other applicants who are not required to hold a work permit, including performing artists and professional athletes; permanent residence applications for investors, entrepreneurs and skilled workers under various economic immigration programs; sponsorship applications under the family class; and admissibility issues.

Julio gained first-hand knowledge of immigration procedures and practices by working at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada) and by volunteering for Pro Bono Students Canada on different immigration law issues for the benefit of a local community center in Ottawa. Before law school, he completed a professional program to become an immigration consultant.

Julio is a frequent speaker on immigration law matters at conferences and seminars.

His employment law practice includes assisting employers with drafting and reviewing employment contracts and internal policies and with other general employment matters.

While at the University of Ottawa, Julio was elected Secretary of Lawyers Without Borders (University of Ottawa’s Division). While at the Université de Montréal, he participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition in Vienna, Austria in 2013.