Licensed by the LSO in (year), Bilal is a well-spoken and dedicated professional who focuses time and energy on immigration matters. We’re so pleased that he took time out of his busy schedule to share a little bit about himself.
What better way to create a sense of community than to get to know one another, right?
Here’s what Bilal had to say:
“If there’s one thing my parents taught me, it’s that you can do whatever you put your mind to – and that’s especially true in this wonderful country of Canada. They immigrated to Canada from Pakistan in the 80s. I was born and raised in Toronto. In high school, I always knew I wanted to help people and our law classes ignited that spark.
Upon graduation, I immediately embarked in paralegal studies. After obtaining my license, I worked and interned in different law firms to see what I would really be interested in, unfortunately nothing felt meaningful. But, when I interned at an immigration firm, it actually felt like I was making an impact in people’s lives and felt more fulfilled. Not to discredit other lawyers and paralegals out there, but the other fields just weren’t for me. As a paralegal, we all have that urge to problem solve and serve our clients. It’s important to find what you are interested in by actually doing the work, and seeing what sticks. Not only will your work naturally add more value to your clients, but you’ll actually look forward to working on the types of cases you enjoy doing. It’s a win-win.
Everybody remembers their first successful case and the feeling it brought to you and your clients, but the journey it took to get there is just as sweet. I see my parents and relatives who came to this country to make a better life for themselves, and it brings me joy to return the favour by working with my clients seeing them have freedom to live their lives in Canada, whether it’s for a fresh start, economic reasons or just reuniting with family members. As such, I’ve been helping individuals immigrate to our wonderful country so they too can have all the opportunities to pursue their own #CanadianDream.”