Reis Pagtakhan is a Canadian corporate immigration lawyer with over 18 years of experience in advising businesses and individuals on immigration matters. His focus is on:
1. obtaining temporary entry and permanent residency for senior executives, managers, professionals and other company employees from all over the world;
2. providing training to businesses and HR professionals on immigration law and processes; and
3. working collaboratively with business and HR professionals to create easy to use systems to comply with federal and provincial immigration laws.
A partner with Aikins Law, Reis has been invited to speak to Canadian and international audiences by the World Trade Centre – Winnipeg, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM), the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association, and the Community Legal Education Association of Manitoba.
Reis has presented position papers before the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, co-authored Manitoba Bar Association and HRMAM responses to proposed immigration changes, and has appeared before both the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration and the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on immigration legislation. He has written over 100 articles and papers on immigration law which have appeared in human resource, professional services, construction, legal and ethnic publications. He also writes a freelance column on immigration issues for the Winnipeg Free Press.