John Burke is a Licensed Canadian Immigration Practitioner who has more than thirty years of experience dealing with complex employment and employment-related immigration issues both in the public service and in the private sector.
John is a graduate of York University in Toronto, Ontario and a full member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Prior to starting his own immigration consulting practice in 1996, John spent twenty-nine years with the federal public service in the department now known as Service Canada/Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). During the last half of his career with HRSDC, John functioned in the capacity of “Senior Consultant: Foreign Worker Policy and Procedures” for the Ontario Region. In this role, John was instrumental in the development of Foreign Worker Policy, Procedures and Operational Guidelines and was directly involved with employers, employer associations and trade unions with respect to foreign worker issues.
After leaving the Public Service in 1996, John worked as a Senior Immigration Advisor to several prominent Immigration law firms in Toronto, as well as operating his own Immigration Consulting practice. Currently, John operates his practice full time from Richmond Hill, Ontario, where he specializes in Canadian temporary entry and employment related immigration matters.