Julie Beeton – Your Canadian Immigration Adviser Based in the Middle East
Julie is a Canadian qualified lawyer. She articled and worked as an Associate at the law firm McMillan on Bay Street in Toronto until she moved to London to work with the magic circle law firm Allen & Overy in January 2006. The same firm took her to Dubai three years later where she became a Senior Associate. Julie she has since made Dubai a home for herself and her family. In 2011 Julie moved to the hospitality industry and worked in the legal department of one of the largest US hotel brands, before establishing Beeton & Co to focus on helping students, professionals and families immigrate to her native Canada.
- Law Degree (LLB) – Western University, Canada (2002)
- Honour’s Bachelor’s Degree (4 years) in Political Science – Western University, Canada (1998)
- Faculty of Arts, French Language Studies – Western University, Canada (1999)
- Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Ontario, Canada (2003)
- Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, UK (2008)
- Current Member of the Canadian Business Council, Dubai
- Current Member of the Dubai Business Women Council, Dubai
Julie founded Career Girls Empowered in 2016 which brings professional women into high schools in the region to help inspire young women about their careers and education. She has worked with students in various high schools including King’s College and Dubai English Speaking School. “Career Girls Empowered” were fantastic at giving a realistic and humorous insight into the world of higher education and employment for girls in the 21st century. The Q+A session enabled students to personalise their experience and gave them some valuable advice to take away. We will definitely be using Career Girls Empowered again!” – Rebecca Coulter, Assistant Head Teacher, King’s College, Al Barsha, Dubai Please get in touch if you would like Career Girls Empowered to visit your school – firstname.lastname@example.org. Julie also supports the Kids Ark Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Kids Ark was established in 2000 to help disadvantaged and ethnic minority children in Thailand access education in order to break the cycle of poverty. Julie is responsible for overseeing the child sponsorship program and is actively involved with its projects. The Kids Ark Foundation is a registered non-profit organization with no religious or political affiliations.
Inspiration for Beeton & Co
As Canadian immigration specialist, I know that Canada offers incredible opportunities for those wishing to work or settle their family there. Ranked amongst the best places to live in the world, permanent residents benefit from universal health coverage and free, high quality public elementary and high school education, not to mention a stunning landscape and a wealth of recreational pursuits to choose from! It was the story of my friend Henry – a Ugandan national who now has Canadian citizenship – that inspired me to set up Beeton & Co. Henry was born in Uganda, East Africa, where he grew up with his parents in the rural parts of the country. He completed his bachelor’s degree in law at the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, but wanted to attain his graduate qualifications from an international school – ideally in a country that he could settle in after his studies. He also wanted to be able to compete in the global market, and knew that immigration to Canada would grant him access to some of the top universities in the world. In 2000, Henry earned a nomination for a Commonwealth scholarship, and in September of the same year began his LLM program at the University of Toronto law school, one of the most prestigious universities in the country. After completing his Masters, he was offered a further scholarship to complete his Doctorate in Law at the same university. During his years of study there, Henry discovered that having an immigrant status in Canada, as opposed to being a foreign student dependent upon a student visa, had enormous advantages. Along with all the benefits mentioned above, as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen the cost of a university education is approximately 30% less than what foreign students pay. In his own words, “Canada is simply irresistible when you get to know it!” As a permanent resident, Henry now lives with his family in Ontario, where he is an adjunct professor at Ryerson University and a consultant on conflict of laws. Prior to that, he worked as a professor of law at Makerere University. His story is what moved me to provide ethical and professional immigration services in the Middle East and also illustrates just some of the opportunities available to those considering immigration to Canada.