David LeBlanc

David LeBlanc, RCIC – IRB

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

David LeBlanc: Managing Director and Senior Counsel, Ferreira-Wells Immigration

David LeBlanc, RCIC - IRB

David LeBlanc, 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 Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant RCIC-IRB
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

David LeBlanc RCIC – IRB has been awarded the specialized Class L3 RCIC-IRB – Unrestricted Practice license, and is authorized to represent clients for hearings and appeals before all immigration tribunals including:

  • The Refugee Protection Division (RPD)
  • The Refugee Appeal Division (RAD)
  • The Immigration Division (ID)
  • The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD)

Areas of Expertise

David is a specialist in Family SponsorshipExpress Entry Economic Class, Business ClassRefugeeHumanitarian 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.

Additional Roles and Contributions

David LeBlanc, RCIC - IRB

With a background as a banker and National Credit – Customer Service Manager with Fortune 500 corporations, David oversees the staff and daily business operations of the firm. 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. This professional forum, established in 2004, is dedicated to the advancement of Canadian Immigration Consultant’s Continuing Professional Development.

David regularly gives back to the community and profession, sharing his expertise through one-on-one mentoring and as a keynote speaker at CAPIC’s annual conference. He guides fellow Counsel on balancing ethical professional conduct and client relationships while protecting themselves from challenging clients.

Media Mentions

David LeBlanc, RCIC - IRB

In recognition of his dedicated work in supporting asylum seekers and those in need of expert guidance on SOGIE-related immigration issues, David was interviewed and mentioned in the following CBC article.

Metro Morning’s host Helen Mann also interviewed David about a York University Professor whose son had medical admissibility challenges that impacted the family’s application.

Advocacy and Personal Interests

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.

Outside of his professional life, David is an avid portrait, travel, and urban scene photographer. He has volunteered as a telephone crisis counselor with Distress Centres, a family counselor with the Survivor Support Program, and a Big Brother, where he taught his ‘little brother’ Brent to ride BMX bikes. A world traveler, he was the past president of The Hemingway, an equity co-op, and oversaw its conversion to a condominium. He is also a trained chef.

David was born in Montreal on Bastille Day, the National holiday of France. He hopes to one day be in Paris on his birthday to see the fireworks and pretend they are for him.

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I had a very difficult appeal ahead of me and where other lawyers took my money and said it was a lost case, Ferreira Wells listened and said it was possible. David LeBlanc is very professional and has the knowledge to deal with hard cases and also has his heart into was he’s doing. He won my case and I will forever be grateful.

Clo L

5

Although we were over 10 hours ahead of Toronto time, we were getting emails from David at what was his 2:30 a.m. and on through the early morning hours and into the next day. He drafted a plan and response that within 18 hours turned everything around. 

KK & CS