Jenna Kirk
Jenna Kirk
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Jenna Kirk is a lawyer in our Calgary office practicing in the Labour and Employment Group, focusing on Business Immigration. She has experience in Business Immigration, Employment, Workplace Human Rights and Occupational Health and Safety.

Jenna has successfully helped individuals and employers with applications for admission to Canada as temporary residents and foreign workers, and with applications for permanent residence and citizenship. She also has experience with U.S. visa applications, waivers and NEXUS applications, as well as Canadian record suspension applications, applications based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds and residency appeals. She has worked with clients all over the world to create and develop business and immigration opportunities.

With respect to employment law, Jenna has experience advising on a wide range of employment related matters including employment contracts and agreements, workplace policies and procedures, wrongful dismissal claims, discrimination, the duty to accommodate, discipline and termination. She has successfully helped employers and employees understand their legal rights and responsibilities under provincial employment standards and human rights legislation.

Prior to joining Field Law, Jenna articled with a local boutique immigration law firm and worked in the areas of immigration and employment law for a large Canadian oil company. Jenna received her Bachelor of Science in Physics (2008) from Brandon University and her Juris Doctorate (2013) from the University of Calgary. Jenna was called to the Alberta Bar in 2014 and is an active member of the Alberta Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association.

Value to Clients

“Because I have focused my law practice almost exclusively on immigration, I have been able to build up a very solid knowledge base to inform my client service. As a member of the Calgary Immigration Centre, I remain connected to ongoing developments in the field and have built and continue to foster strategic partnerships with key individuals. I leverage these partnerships on behalf of my clients.”

Outside the Office

Jenna is an active community member, and uses her time outside of the office to engage with those around her in positive, productive ways. She volunteers with immigration-related causes, and is also a volunteer lawyer for Student Legal Assistance. The organization provides legal information and pro bono legal representation for individuals who do not have the resources to engage legal counsel on their own. 

Law Society of the Northwest Territories
Member
2017-Present
Canadian Bar Association, National Immigration Law Section
Member
2013 - Present
Canadian Bar Association
Member
2013-Present
Law Society of Alberta
Member
2014-Present
Calgary Bar Association
Member
2014-Present
Canadian Bar Association, National Immigration Law Section
Young Lawyer Coordinator
Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch (South)
Secretary
Student Legal Assistance
Volunteer Lawyer
2013 - Present
Student Legal Assistance
Student Volunteer
2010 - 2012
August 2017
Accommodating Medical Marijuana Use in the Workplace
Presentation
July 2017
Alberta’s Highest Court Clarifies OHS Law: Privilege Must Be Proven
Labour and Employment Alert
May/June 2017
Marijuana in the Workplace
Seminars
April 2017
Taking the High Road: the Federal Framework and Preparing for the Legalization of Marijuana
March 2017
Labour and Employment Year in Review 2016
Seminars
February 2017
Recent Changes in Canadian Immigration Law and Policy
Seminars
November 2016
Thinking of Immigrating to Canada?
September 2016
An Update to our Latest Article on Electronic Travel Authorization Becomes Mandatory
September 2016
Alberta Minimum Wage Increases Affect All Foreign Workers, Especially Caregivers
September 2016
Electronic Travel Authorization Becomes Mandatory
September 2016
Alberta's Minimum Wage is on the Rise
June 2016
State of the Nation: Canada’s Immigration System
June 2016
Clarifying Irving: Can an Alberta Employer Implement a Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy in a Safety Sensitive Workplace?
March 2016
What's to Come
March 2016
Donald Drumpf - Good for Canadian Immigration
March 2016
Refugee Resettlement
January - March 2016
Labour and Employment: 2015 Year in Review
February/March 2016
BIG Updates: Field's Year in Review
February 2016
BIG Alert
Program Delivery Update for the Artists
February 2016
Recruiting Temporary Foreign Workers
Seminars
February 2016
Temporary Foreign Workers: Best Practices for Employer Compliance
Seminars
December 2016
New Job Bank January 31, 2016
December 2015
Express Entry Review
December 2015
Strengthened Rules Around Canadian Citizenship
December 2014
Temporary Foreign Worker Program: How do the Latest Business Developments Impact your Business
November 2014
What Now & What Next? Making Sense of the Changes to Canada's Immigration System
Education
University of Calgary, 2013, Juris Doctor
Brandon University, 2008, Bachelor of Science
Admissions
Alberta,2014
Northwest Territories,2017