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Joshua obtains results.

Joshua regularly assists clients with immigration processing, admissibility issues, procedural fairness matters and refusals. He frequently appears at provincial and federal tribunals and levels of Court, and is well-known for his work in accompanying clients to ports-of-entry across Canada to resolve admissibility issues and facilitate the processing of complex work permit applications. Joshua also works with individuals and families, with an emphasis on employment, investment, citizenship, humanitarian / compassionate and family sponsorship-based applications.

Attention to Detail

Joshua has a diverse background in immigration law, which has included litigating complex immigration matters, and the processing of various temporary residence, permanent residence and citizenship applications to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and international Canadian visa offices.

Experience

Prior to joining Murphy and Company, Joshua practiced immigration law with other leading immigration firms in Canada. He was first called to the Bar in North Dakota (2009), and later called to the Bar in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

"Is there a more than 5 star option?! Joshua took my family and I under his wing, and brought us all together..."

Kassidy

"...I always turn to Joshua for advice. He always finds a way!"

Yaron

"Joshua was a true 'knight in shining armor' for our family."

Ireena

"Joshua Slayen is the most professional lawyer and most highly qualified when it comes to immigration related matters."

Vivek

"...Fortunately, Joshua helped me when I was in the most difficult time."

Xiyan

"...DON’T THINK TWICE AND HIRE JOSHUA SLAYEN, he’s worth every penny!!!"

Dvir

"Joshua Slayen is one of the great lawyer who helped me got off from the admissibility hearing."

Zabur

"If you need an excellent Immigration attorney with a sterling reputation work with Josh."

Michael

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Winnpeg
  • Juris Doctor, University of North Dakota

"Is there a more than 5 star option?! Joshua took my family and I under his wing, and brought us all together..."

Kassidy

"...I always turn to Joshua for advice. He always finds a way!"

Yaron

"Joshua was a true 'knight in shining armor' for our family."

Ireena

"Joshua Slayen is the most professional lawyer and most highly qualified when it comes to immigration related matters."

Vivek

"...Fortunately, Joshua helped me when I was in the most difficult time."

Xiyan

"...DON’T THINK TWICE AND HIRE JOSHUA SLAYEN, he’s worth every penny!!!"

Dvir

"Joshua Slayen is one of the great lawyer who helped me got off from the admissibility hearing."

Zabur

"If you need an excellent Immigration attorney with a sterling reputation work with Josh."

Michael
Jennie McCahill

Jennie McCahill   Immigration Practice Manager

Prior to moving to Vancouver, Jennie worked primarily in the areas of banking and insolvency in her native Dublin, Ireland. Upon her arrival in Canada, Jennie gained experience in corporate litigation before settling into immigration law.

Jennie assists lawyers in our Immigration Department and she is especially passionate about working with vulnerable clients on Humanitarian and Compassionate immigration applications. Outside of the office Jennie is involved with local triathlon and cycle clubs, regularly competing in events – she is also an avid downhill skier.

Education

  • Bachelor of Law, Dublin Institute of Technology (2008)
  • Professional Diploma in Financial Advice, University College Dublin (2014)
  • Certificate in Immigration Law, University of British Columbia (2020)
ryan mowchun

Ryan Mowchun   Counsel

Ryan is an immigration lawyer who advises clients on all areas of immigration, including temporary residence matters, permanent residence matters, admissibility and enforcement.

Prior to joining Murphy and Company, Ryan practiced as a solicitor for all levels of government. As such, he has unique insight into the policies, decision making processes and procedures that are involved with immigration processing. With his own father having immigrated to Canada, Ryan also understands the challenges and opportunities associated with pursuing a future in Canada.

In law school Ryan was the recipient of many awards including the McCarthy Tetrault Prize in Contract Law, the Chris Considine Prize in Evidence Law, the Fasken’s Scholarship, The Alexander Holburn Scholarship and the President’s Scholarship.

Ryan lives in Victoria, BC with his wife, son and two dogs.

Education

  • B.A., University of Manitoba
  • J.D., University of Victoria
Guin Sykes

Guin Sykes   Administrative Assistant

Guin is our talented Administrative Assistant who now assists with a wide range of matters after initially joining the firm as a receptionist.

Outside of the office, Guin enjoys rock climbing, fine art, and coffee.

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How Can Joshua Help You?

Joshua Slayen is an immigration lawyer with several years of experience helping people immigrate to Canada. Called to the bar in 2009, he’s helped hundreds of people from all walks of life and he can help you too! His services are affordable and effective, so don’t hesitate – contact him and his team today for a consultation that could change your life.

    Joshua Slayen

    Partner at Murphy and Company LLP:

    1-800-708-3884

    #203 815 Hornby St.
    Vancouver, BC
    V6Z 2E6