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Scott T. McGirr

(902) 460-3430(902)
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About Scott

Scott’s practice includes all aspects of Canadian immigration, refugee and citizenship law, serving both individuals and businesses. His experience includes temporary residence applications, family class sponsorship, economic immigration, humanitarian applications, refugee claims and appeals, immigration appeals, as well as judicial review in Federal Court.

Scott appears regularly before the Federal Court and has represented clients on immigration related matters before all levels of court in Nova Scotia. He has also represented clients before all the tribunals of the Immigration & Refugee Board – Immigration Division, Immigration Appeal Division, Refugee Protection Division and Refugee Appeal Division.

Scott was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2011 after receiving his law degree from Dalhousie University.

Active in his community, Scott has been volunteering with the Halifax Refugee Clinic since 2008, including serving on the board from 2013-2016.

Areas of Practice

Scott's Background

  • 2010: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2001: B.A. (Philosophy), Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2020 – Present: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2013 – 2020: Associate, M. Lee Cohen & Associates, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2011 – 2012: Associate, Cantini Law Group, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2010 – 2011: Articled Clerk, Wagners and Associates, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Professional Membership
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association
  • Member – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
Community Activities
  • Volunteer Counsel – Halifax Refugee Clinic
  • Board Member – Halifax Refugee Clinic (2013-2016)

Recent Blog Posts by Scott

Blog Post | Monday August 17, 2020

Canada Expands Definition of “Parent” under the Citizenship Act

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard, QC Authored by: Scott T. McGirr Posted in: Family Law Immigration

On July 9th, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco E. L. Mendicino, announced a change in the interpretation of "parent" under the Citizenship Act.

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Blog Post | Wednesday April 1, 2020

PGWP Eligibility and COVID-19

Authored by: Scott T. McGirr Posted in: COVID-19 Immigration

For university students, the arrival of spring signals the approaching end of the academic year. For students completing their studies, the end of their final semester is usually marked by graduation ceremonies, celebrations, and the start of a post-university life and career.

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