Bar Admission

  • 2015 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar

Daniel Lee is the leader of the firm’s Immigration Practice and a member of the firm’s Labour + Employment Practice. Daniel advises his clients on all matters relating to Canadian immigration law and immigration issues.

His practice is primarily focused on corporate immigration, including facilitating international mobility for employees and facilitating their permanent residence in Canada. Daniel also works closely with employers in developing workplace policies to ensure their workplaces are in compliance with Canadian’s immigration laws and policies.

Daniel has extensive experience in providing international and domestic immigration services to Canadian and foreign-based companies in a wide range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, telecommunication and information technology, and manufacturing. Daniel also assists his clients in making applications for permanent residency in Canada under economic immigration via Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program, and Family Class Sponsorship.

Daniel worked as a human resources professional at a multinational corporation prior to attending law school. Given his background, when representing corporate clients, Daniel fully understands the human resources needs and timelines of his clients. Daniel takes pride in delivering professional and timely immigration services with innovative strategies to address the frequent changes in immigration laws, policies, and procedures, and to meet his clients’ immigration objectives.

Prior to joining Alexander Holburn, Daniel practised in the area of business immigration law, at an international professional service firm.

On A Personal Note...

When Daniel is not in his office, he enjoys hiking and cycling in Vancouver. He also enjoys spending time with his wife travelling across North America and cooking for friends and family.

Representative Experience


  • Provide strategic immigration advice and practical immigration solutions to domestic and global companies to transfer their employees to Canada under the International Mobility Program and Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Advise clients on employer compliance obligations through developing and implementing internal policies
  • Prepare responses to employer compliance inspections under the International Mobility Program and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Prepare temporary resident applications for work permits, study permits and temporary resident visas
  • Prepare permanent resident applications under Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program and Family Class Sponsorship program
  • Prepare criminal rehabilitations and temporary resident permit applications in response to criminal and medical inadmissibilities



Canadian Immigration Updates

International Students Authorized to Return to Canada

Canadian Immigration Updates: Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program Opening; Canada Eases Border Restrictions for Extended Family Members; International Students Authorized to Return to Canada; and Work Permit and Study Permit Applications

New Employer Registration Requirement for B.C. Employers in Hiring Temporary Labour through Specific Federal Programs

Canadian Immigration Updates: Temporary Policy on Post-Graduation Work Permit Eligibility; Temporary Policy for Visitors to apply for Work Permit while in Canada; Entry/Exit Records; and Travel Ban

Canadian Immigration Updates: Biometrics; Restoration of Temporary Resident Status; Study Permit; and Service Canada

COVID-19 Pandemic: Update on Canadian Immigration

COVID-19 Pandemic: Update on Canadian Immigration

COVID-19 Pandemic: Update on Canadian Immigration

COVID-19: New Mandatory Self-Isolation Requirement – Top 5 Tips Employers of Workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Need to Know

COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impacts on Canadian Immigration

BC Provincial Nominee Program (“BC PNP”): An Alternative Option for Employers to Assist Foreign Nationals to Immigrate to Canada

New Open Work Permits for Vulnerable Workers – What Employers Need to Know

Hiring International Students – What Employers Need to Know

Foreign Pardon and Canadian Immigration

Changes to the Post Graduate Work Permit Program for International Students

DUI Offences and Canadian Immigration

New Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act (Bill 48) – What Employers and Foreign Worker Recruiters Need to Know

Working in Canada Under the “New NAFTA”

Can Cannabis Workers and Investors Enter the United States?


Practice Areas:

  • Business
  • Personal
  • Insurance