Katrina Sriranpong is a former lawyer and philanthropist in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As a former lawyer, she spent a significant portion of her professional career assisting refugees and immigrants navigate the complex web of immigration law and policy. Sriranpong is an advocate for the rights of children in war-torn countries and supports programs aimed at rehabilitation, education and developmental aid for children.
Education and Early Career[edit | edit source]
Katrina Sriranpong attended John Robson Elementary School and New Westminster Secondary School in New Westminster, British Columbia. After graduating, Sriranpong attended the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She obtained a law degree from the University of Leicester in England, United Kingdom. Sriranpong also pursued further studies in International Business Law specializing in international arbitration, international criminal law, international intellectual property law and UN administrative law at the University of Oxford, England. Sriranpong was called to the Bar of British Columbia in August 2012 and the Bar of Alberta in January 2013.
Legal Experience[edit | edit source]
As a lawyer, Katrina Sriranpong specialized in immigration litigation and judicial reviews, a procedure by which the courts can review an administrative action by a public body and secure an order. Sriranpong appeared before the Federal Court of Canada for judicial review of negative immigration decisions. She also represented clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) in various matters including refugee hearings, sponsorship appeals, residency obligation appeals, admissibility hearings and detention reviews. Sriranpong represented human rights activists from Syria and Ukraine in claiming refugee protection in Canada as well as other refugee claimants from India, Pakistan, Turkey, Mexica, El Salvador, Honduras, Somalia, Botswana and Albania.
In her previous role as an immigration lawyer in Calgary, Alberta, Katrina Sriranpong advised corporate clients regarding immigration options for hiring foreign skilled workers, specifically in the oil and gas industry. Sriranpong formulated immigration strategies for employees of multinational corporations and prepared applications to overcome any inadmissibility issues. Sriranpong represented both corporate and individual clients in a variety of matters under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and ancillary legislation such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Katrina Sriranpong married in 2015. She has two sons and resides in Vancouver, British Columbia with her family.