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Silvia Macedo

McCrea Immigration Law LLP | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A lawyer since 2019


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McCrea Immigration Law LLP
560 Beatty Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 2L3
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Silvia Macedo's journey from Brazil to Canada is a narrative of relentless ambition and multifaceted success. Starting her career in civil and employment law in Brazil, Silvia took a bold leap, moving to Canada—a country she had never visited—fueled by the drive to embrace new professional challenges and opportunities. Her path through the Canadian legal licensing maze, accompanied by her roles as an immigration paralegal and a devoted mother to two sons, is nothing short of inspiring. Now, Silvia has come full circle, applying her extensive legal expertise to the realm of Canadian immigration law at McCrea.

Silvia's innate determination and compassionate advocacy make her a formidable force for her clients. She tackles a wide array of immigration and citizenship cases with a combination of tenacity and empathy that's rare to find. Known for her inability to keep a poker face, Silvia embodies transparency and honesty, ensuring clients receive straightforward and sincere legal advice.

With a significant focus on complex immigration matters, Silvia thrives on digging deep into legal research, unraveling the intricacies of each case she undertakes. Her unique background, being versed in both Brazilian and Canadian law, allows her to offer bilingual services, assisting clients in English and Portuguese with equal proficiency.

Previous Work Experience:

  • Lawyer at McCrea Immigration Law from January 2020 to the present.

  • Articled Student at McCrea Immigration Law from August 2018 to January 2020.

  • Immigration Paralegal at various organizations from 2010 to 2018, including McCrea & Associates and Egan LLP.

  • Executive and Legal Assistant at Adriana Resources Inc. from July 2008 to December 2010.

In addition to her robust legal career, Silvia dedicates her time to educating others, serving as a co-chair for a Continuing Legal Education Society of BC conference, an invaluable resource for business immigration lawyers. This role highlights her commitment not only to her clients but also to the broader legal community, sharing her knowledge and experiences to benefit others.

Educated at the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU) in Brazil and the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC, where she obtained her Master of Laws (LLM), Silvia's academic background is as diverse as her professional experience. This solid foundation in law, coupled with her real-world experiences in both Brazil and Canada, equips Silvia with a unique perspective on immigration law, making her a key asset to her clients and colleagues alike.

Silvia Macedo exemplifies what it means to navigate the complexities of immigration law with grace, intelligence, and an unwavering commitment to justice. Her journey from Brazil to Canada, marked by significant professional achievements and personal milestones, reflects her dedication to excellence in all facets of her life and career.


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