Sophia Khanzadian

Senior Manager, Senior Associate Lawyer

Sophia is a Senior Manager and a Senior Associate Lawyer at EY Law LLP. She leads our high-performing Québec immigration team in Montréal and oversees the provision of Canadian as well as Québec-specific business immigration services to corporate clients on a wide range of matters. Sophia has in-depth knowledge of Canadian and Québec business immigration, including temporary work permits and business visas, permanent residence and citizenship, as well as various policy- and compliance-related matters.

She also advises corporate clients on complex immigration strategies that result from corporate restructuring, including mergers and acquisitions; the impact to talent acquisition and retention.

Sophia is vested into understanding the importance of accommodating our clients’ business needs keeping in mind immigration compliance requirements and our clients’ corporate mobility policies.

Experience

Prior to joining EY Law LLP, Sophia practiced as a Senior Immigration Attorney in an established Montréal law firm and focused on the field of mobility, work permits and global immigration. She served a client base comprising mainly multinational companies based in Canada and abroad in a range of sectors, including engineering, aerospace, information technology, pharmaceuticals, as well as mining and metals.

Credentials

Fluent in English, French and Russian, Sophia is a member of the Canadian Bar Association - Immigration and Citizenship Section, the Québec Immigration Lawyers Association and the Armenian Bar Association.

Sophia was called to the Québec Bar in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Certificate in Social and Labour Law from the University of Québec in Montréal.