Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Managing Director and Senior Counsel, Ferreira-Wells Immigration
David, our Managing Director and Senior Counsel, is a High Honors Graduate of Seneca College’s Immigration Practitioner Program, and a Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants. He has been in practice since 2002, having joined an already well established firm founded by Bruce Ferreira-Wells, a former IRCC immigration and citizenship officer. In April 2004, he was among the first hundred registrants listed with the former regulatory body Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants – CSIC, and is now a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council – ICCRC.
David LeBlanc RCIC – IRB has been awarded the specialized Class L3 RCIC-IRB – Unrestricted Practice license, and is authorized to represent you for hearings and appeals before all immigration tribunals at:
- The Refugee Protection Division (RPD)
- The Refugee Appeal Division (RAD)
- The Immigration Division (ID)
- The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD)
He is a specialist in Family Sponsorship, Express Entry Economic Class, Business Class, Refugee, Humanitarian and Compassionate clients, Appeals, ADR, Admissibility Hearings, and immigration tribunals. He prepares all of our final submissions to Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada IRCC, and responds to all challenges from IRCC.
A former banker and National Credit – Customer Service Manager with Fortune 500 corporations, David oversees our staff and daily business operations. He has taught classes at Seneca College in the Professional Practice Management module, and is a founding member of PeerHelp, The Immigration Consultant’s Listserv, a professional forum established in 2004 dedicated to the advancement of Canadian Immigration Consultant’s Continuing Professional Development. He gives back to the community and profession regularly, sharing his expertise in decades garnered in legal and credit management roles with colleagues one-on-one and as a keynote speaker at CAPIC’s annual conference, showing Counsel how they can balance the highest of ethical professional conduct and client relationships while protecting themselves from sharp clients.
David is well known among his peers for standing up publicly to a corrupt and abusive executive of the former regulator, and was part of a larger group that brought Ministerial attention to the matter, resulting in a brand new regulator being appointed. He brings the same focus and energy to bear in his dealings with IRCC in championing our clients’ causes.
David is an avid portrait, travel and urban scene photographer, and has been a volunteer telephone crisis counselor with Distress Centres, family counselor with Survivor Support Program – helping families who have survived a suicide cope – and Big Brothers, where he taught his ‘little brother’ Brent how to ride BMX bikes. A world traveler, he was the past president of The Hemingway, an equity co-op for ten years, and oversaw its conversion to condominium. He is also a trained chef.
David was born in Montreal on Bastille Day, the National holiday of France, and one day he hopes to find himself in Paris on his birthday so he can see the fireworks and pretend they are for him.