Partner – Ottawa Office & Certified Citizenship and Immigration Law Specialist

Jacqueline Bonisteel

Jacqueline leads the practice at our Ottawa office. Prior to joining CILF she practiced immigration law for four years at a major Ottawa law firm. In addition to practicing in all aspects of business immigration law, Jacqueline has appeared before all divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court with respect to immigration, refugee and citizenship matters. Jacqueline has spoken at conferences and seminars organized by the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the Commons Institute, the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Carleton University, New York Law School, and The United States Commercial Service.

Jacqueline is fluent in French.

Education, Affiliations & Contributions

Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2012
University of Ottawa, JD Common Law (Magna Cum Laude), 2011
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Carleton University), MA, 2011
Western University, BA International Relations, 2007

Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law: Immigration/Refugee Protection
Canadian Bar Association’s National Citizenship and Immigration Law Section Executive Member, Young Lawyer Coordinator (2014-2016).
President of the Board of Directors, English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (2015-Present).
Litigation Committee, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (2013-Present).
Expert panel member, Refugee Sponsorship Support Program (2015-Present).