Benjamin Kranc (pronounced 'Krantz') is principal of Kranc Associates, a corporate immigration law firm. Ben received his B.A. (Hons.) in Computer Science from York University in 1983 and his LL.B. from Western University in 1986. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1988 and has been certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1997. Ben has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a foremost practitioner in the area of Corporate Immigration Law, and has received Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer rating, 'AV Preeminent®'.
Ben practises Canadian immigration law exclusively, with a focus on corporate immigration. He is active in the field, having written various texts including 'North American Relocation Law' (Thomson Reuters/Carswell, regularly-updated) and the corporate immigration section of the Human Resources Advisor (First Reference Books). He has also written for professional journals and other periodicals including The Law Times, Immigration and Citizenship Bulletin, and the International Human Resource Update.
Ben is a lecturer at the University of British Columbia Certificate in Immigration, Laws, Policies and Procedures Program and a frequent speaker, having spoken for organizations including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, the Human Resources Professionals Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association - Citizenship and Immigration Section.
In addition to the foregoing, Ben has experience at the corporate immigration executive level, having acted as President of Emigra Canada, and Director of Emigra Group (the global parent organization), one of the world’s largest corporate immigration service providers.