About the Late Canada Immigration Lawyer David Cohen

Last updated: 31 May 2021

Late Canada immigration attorney David Cohen at Campbell Cohen Immigration Law Firm and CanadaVisa.com

The late David Cohen (1946-2021) was a Founding Partner of Campbell Cohen and the Founder of CanadaVisa.com and its web properties such as the CanadaVisa Forum, cicnews.com, and its weekly newsletter. He was a pioneer in the Canadian immigration space and was one of the first to use the internet to help people move to Canada.

David Cohen was a remarkable family man, entrepreneur, and visionary. He committed his life to assisting others.

Upon graduating from McGill University's Faculty of Law in 1972, David dedicated his over 45-year career to helping people obtain Canadian immigration visas and permanent resident (PR) status.

David Cohen was the Senior Partner at Campbell Cohen, one of Canada's leading immigration law firms. He was invited by the Canadian Parliament and Senate to deliver expert analysis on Canadian immigration law and policy.


David started his practice as an immigration attorney in 1976, at a time when the government of Canada was radically changing its immigration policies and regulations.

He became interested in helping people with their Canadian immigration journeys because of his family's history. David remembered his grandfather speaking about his unsuccessful efforts to sponsor his sister from Poland leading up to the Second World War. Unfortunately, Canadian government officials did not facilitate the sponsorship and his grandfather's sister was never heard from again.

About CanadaVisa.com and the Campbell Cohen Immigration Law Firm

In 1994, David launched CanadaVisa.com and became one of the first lawyers in Canada to offer a full range of Canadian immigration services and consulting to prospective immigration applicants and foreign workers over the internet. Today, CanadaVisa.com is the largest private sector Canadian immigration website in the world, with millions of people visiting the website every year. 

In 1996, David founded cicnews.com, which is now the world's largest Canadian immigration news website. He also founded the CanadaVisa.com Forum, which is the world's largest discussion board dedicated to Canadian immigration. The forum features hundreds of thousands of members who help each other with matters relating to Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), other skilled worker pathways for immigrants and work permit holders alike, studying in Canada, and other important Canadian immigration issues.

David leaves a tremendous family and legacy behind. He will always be missed, but he will never be forgotten.

Today, the staff at Campbell Cohen provide the full range of Canadian immigration services to foreign individuals, small enterprises and multinationals alike. Campbell Cohen features some 60 immigration lawyers, paralegals, and other professionals dedicated to serving the needs of clients. The Campbell Cohen team of Canadian immigration specialists takes on the complete preparation of permanent residence and temporary work permit applications and dispenses experienced, expert advice at every stage throughout the process. 

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