Joshua Schachnow, B.Com., J.D. (Western), is a Toronto-based lawyer focused on corporate immigration law. More specifically, he helps Canadian companies hire and sponsor tech workers using the Global Talent Stream as well as skilled workers from around the world navigate Canadian immigration so they can start a new life here.
Due to his interest in business and tech, Joshua has focused on working with tech workers and Canadian tech companies, and is passionate about making it as easy as possible for the Canadian tech industry to continue to thrive.
In his spare time, Joshua enjoys playing sports, reading (fiction and non-fiction) and cooking.
Jack Silverstone, B.A., B.C.L., LL.B. (McGill), is an Ottawa-based lawyer. He was chief of staff to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and before that held the same position at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
Earlier in his career, he was a Canadian foreign service officer and had diplomatic and consular postings in Mexico, the U.S. and the Caribbean and served in the Economic Law section while at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa.
Jack also held CEO and senior legal advisory positions in the NGO sector. He has lectured on immigration law as well as on human rights, employment law and the law relating to lobbying.
He served as a primary reserve legal officer in the office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces. Most recently Jack was the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.