Brian Dingle

Partner & National Leader, Business Immigration – BLG Beyond

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Brian exclusively practices business immigration and citizenship law.

He acts on behalf of private and public sector employers and employees in administrative proceedings and applications to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, Service Canada, and Provincial Nominees programs and Canadian visa posts abroad.

Brian has successfully represented employers in the transfer and acquisition of key foreign personnel and talent for a variety of industries, including:

  • information technology
  • mining
  • oil and gas
  • finance
  • industrial
  • sports
  • entertainment

He represents all the major American film and TV studios, and high-profile entertainers in the transfer and acquisition of key foreign personnel and talent.

Brian is the National Leader of BLG Beyond Business Immigration

Prior to joining BLG as an associate, Brian was a summer student and an articling student with the firm. 


  • Advised one of the world's leading computer animators and a multi-Academy Award winning studio in establishing a new animation studio in Canada.
  • Advised one of the world's largest integrated oil and gas companies in respect of its business immigration matters following the acquisition of a competitor's global oil and gas business, which had serious implications for the client's temporary foreign workers.
  • Represents a large, foreign-based multinational company involved in operations, maintenance and asset management services in the mining, oil and gas and utility sectors; obtained work permits for several key players to establish a corporate presence in Canada.

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Member, BLG's Pro Bono Committee

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2009) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Immigration Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2019) of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Immigration - Nationwide).
  • Recognized in the 2024 and previous editions of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Immigration).
  • Recognized as a 2023 Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer
  • Recognized in the 2023 (and since 2022) edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Business Immigration) as a "Leading Individual".
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Corporate Immigration).
  • Recognized in the 2014 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Immigration Law).
  • Recognized as a Lexpert® Rising Star in 2009

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2002
  • LLB, Queen's University, 2000
  • Master of Industrial Relations, Queen's University, 1996