Roxanne N Israel


Roxanne is a partner with the Business Immigration practice at EY Law LLP and a member of the People Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP in Canada. She provides strategic immigration advice and legal services for her corporate clients related to all aspects of Canadian immigration. Roxanne also provides advisory services related to global immigration program management, policy development, vendor compliance and risk management related to cross-border travel. Prior to joining, EY, Roxanne practiced civil litigation and business immigration for five years with a national full service law firm in Calgary, Alberta.



While practicing full time, Roxanne completed a Master of Studies degree from the University of Oxford in International Human Rights Law. She is also an active volunteer who currently holds the position of Vice Chair on the board of the Centre for Newcomers, one of the largest settlement agencies in Calgary. Roxanne has a long history of service with the Canadian Bar Association as past chair of the Southern Alberta Immigration Section and as an elected member of the National CBA Immigration Section for several years. Roxanne also acted as a board director with the United Nations Association of Canada – Calgary branch for five years.


Roxanne is frequently called upon as a speaker on topics related to Canadian immigration and is a past co-editor of Canada’s Immigration & Citizenship Bulletin published by Thomson Reuters Canada Ltd. She is recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canada and Chambers & Partners as one of the leading corporate immigration practitioners in Canada.

Education/Professional Designations

  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2003
  • MSt., Oxford University, 2007
  • LLB, University of Victoria, 2002
  • BA, McGill University, 1998