Why Choose Embarkation Law?

Embarkation is a progressive legal firm that specializes in Canadian immigration law. Our team has over 40 years' experience helping individuals visit, work, immigrate to and claim refugee status in Canada. We offer legal services in English, Armenian, Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Mandarin, Punjabi, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu. 

Meet the Embarkation Lawyers


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Laura Best

Fadi Yachoua

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A lawyer will discuss your case with you in detail. We will describe your options and the best strategy to follow, as well as the cost of the case, if we take it on.

A consultation costs $300 (+tax).



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Depending on the nature of your case, you may be able to choose between paying by the hour or a flat fee for the entire case. We agree to the pricing in advance, so there are no surprises later on.



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No matter what type of legal issue you face, we are committed to providing you, your family or your company with quality legal representation. We look forward to working with you.

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We Can Help You Navigate the System.

I am an Italian citizen who suddenly, in mid-2012, found herself in the uncomfortable position of being a single parent literally stuck in Vancouver with a visitor visa. I felt lost, hopeless and threatened by the possibility to have to go back to Italy without my son. When I got in touch with Laura, I immediately had the feeling I was in good hands. She made me realize I wasn't the only foreign citizen in that situation. Finally, after 2 years, I am a Canadian permanent resident. I would never been able to reach this goal by myself. I will be always grateful to Laura and her team for the great job in achieving my objective and the warm human support I felt.
Simona Metelli, now a permanent resident of Canada
Darryl and Julia were a God-send during a most stressful period in our lives. We had adopted a little girl from Swaziland and had the adoption finished there.  I began the exhausting and ridiculous task of trying to deal with CIC on my own. Our file ended up on the bottom of the pile in Pretoria with no one taking our situation seriously. Darryl and his team came recommended and I could tell immediately upon meeting both he and Julia Chun, his paralegal, that I was in the right hands. Julia became this angel in our process. I would highly recommend Darryl and Julia to anyone in any immigration battle. 
Pam Carlson, whose daughter, Thula, is now a Canadian citizen

We had the blessing to meet Darryl Larson and Laura Best after our refugee claim was rejected. In our consultation, our case was reviewed, analyzed and by the end of the session we were told that it was not going to be easy but we still had some options. This was music to our ears -- at last good news after all we heard from the three previous lawyers we visited were negative things! In each step of the way they gave the extra mile for us. We had the certainty they were doing  all they could for our sake. It was not easy but they SUCCEEDED!!! It was such a rewarding experience, worth every penny!!!!

Norma Reinoso-Nunez, now a permanent resident of Canada with her husband and three children


Dedicated, Compassionate Support
Our team combines fierce and excellent advocacy in complex cases with service delivered with heart. In addition to keeping costs low, we ensure clients feel cared for and valued. 
We Understand How You Feel
Many of our lawyers and staff are themselves immigrants or refugees; we understand the anxiety that comes with immigrating and establishing a new life in Canada or the United States.
We Fight for Change
Our mandate is to take up the cases of our clients, but also to challenge aspects of the legal system which perpetuate injustice. We are active participants in the shaping of the immigration system, both through our case selection and our policy and advocacy work.
Call Us: (604) 662-7404

Our Services

  • Federal Court litigation
  • Admissibility hearings
  • Detention reviews
  • Refugee hearings
  • Applications for permanent residency, including Express Entry economic classes
  • Family sponsorship
  • Humanitarian and compassionate applications
  • Applications for visitor visas, including super visas for parents and grandparents
  • Work permits (LMIA, NAFTA and more)
  • Study permits
  • Business immigration 
  • Adoptions
  • PR Card renewals
  • Citizenship applications


After speaking with three other firms within Vancouver I had almost lost all hope in obtaining my Canadian permanent residency. I was recommended to them by a friend of mine and after our first meeting I walked away knowing I had options and not all hope was lost. Upon hiring them we meticulously went through my situation and found several solutions. I'm happy to say I am now a Canadian Permanent Resident! I devote a large part of this accomplishment to Laura and Fadi. I would highly recommend Laura and Fadi and will be going back to them for any future needs.

Jorge S. Monem, co-founder of We Love Van

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Vancouver, British Columbia

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