Gordon H Maynard’s practice is with respect to all categories of admission and enforcement processes, including representation of clients before administrative offices at ports of entry and abroad, administrative Tribunals in the IRB, before Federal Court for judicial review and appeal proceedings under IRPA and Citizenship Acts.
Mr. Maynard focuses in matters of temporary entry and permanent status, including entry of workers under NAFTA, GATS, and HRSDC LMO processes and achieving resolution of issues of admissibility and issuance of appropriate authorizations. Mr. Maynard is knowledgeable and effective in the transitioning of temporary workers and students to permanent resident status through PNP, CEC and FSW programs.
Mr. Maynard’s clients include major businesses engaged in international transfer of personnel and private individuals seeking assistance and guidance in navigating the immigration law corridors.
From 1990 through to present date Gordon Maynard has been an active member of both the BC Provincial and National CBA Citizenship and Immigration Law Sections. With the Provincial Branch he has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Branch Chair for three terms. For the National Section he has served as Provincial Section representative, member at large and as a table officer from 1990 through to 2004. He completed his term as Immediate Past Chair in 2004.
Mr. Maynard is a regular invited presenter at National and Provincial seminars for the education and professional development of the legal profession. Recent presentations have been made at the 2007 (Victoria), 2008 (Niagara) 2009 (Whistler) and 2010 (Halifax) National CBA Continuing Legal Education conferences attended by counsel, government Department representatives and judiciary from across Canada. Mr. Maynard has presented by invitation to AQAADI, the Quebec CBA and private sector Human Resources education programs.
Mr. Maynard has served on liaison committees with the Immigration and Refugee Board at the Provincial and National levels, has participated in Department consultations through the CICIP and in Ministerial consultations on behalf of the CBA.
On behalf of CBA Mr. Maynard has appeared regularly before Parliamentary Committees with respect to Immigration and Citizenship Law legislation reform and, with Michael Greene, is a co-recipient of the CBA Louis St. Laurent Award for distinguished or exceptional service to the objectives and goals of the CBA.
Mr. Maynard served as a member of Federal Court Rules Committee for several years, through to 2009.