Myriam is an Associate in our Fredericton office with a broad practice encompassing general corporate/commercial law, corporate governance and a growing specialization in immigration law.
Myriam understands the importance of immigration to the economic growth of our region. She works with both employers and individuals to provide strategic and practical advice regarding the immigration process. Myriam represents clients on a variety of Canadian immigration issues, ranging from individuals seeking temporary resident visas, study permits, work permits and permanent residency, to large corporations seeking labour market impact assessments and work permits to attract and retain global talent.
Before beginning her legal career, Myriam worked in government as a Page in the House of Commons, and later as Parliamentary Assistant to the Member of Parliament for Fredericton. Her political involvement is where her interest in the law began. Through her experience working in the public sector, Myriam has developed a deep understanding of the government and institutions legal sector.
Myriam is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of New Brunswick, York-Sunbury Law Society and currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors of CISV Fredericton, a local Not-For-Profit focused on building peace and healthy child development through global friendships. She is also a member of McInnes Cooper’s Diversity & Inclusion Working Group and CSR Committee. Myriam has done extensive pro bono work for clients in the not-for-profit sector, including various cultural associations and organizations within the province.
In her spare time, Myriam enjoys playing music, attending sporting events and concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
Mar 19, 2021
Recently, New Brunswick temporarily broadened the eligibility for its Skilled Worker Stream through its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP),…
Jan 13, 2021
On January 2, 2021, Newfoundland and Labrador began accepting expressions of interest under the new Priority Skills NL stream through its…
May 11, 2020
McInnes Cooper partner Michael Melvin and Student-at-Law Myriam Whalen provide a detailed Legal Digest in the Spring 2020 Edition of The…