Jean-Sébastien Boudreault - Montréal Convention Centre

Jean-Sébastien Boudreault

Jean-Sébastien Boudreault

A member of the Quebec Bar since 2001, Me Boudreault was President of the Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association from 2013 to 2018, Vice‑President of the Montréal Pride Festival from 2008 to 2020, and from 2005 to 2008, played an active role within the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Law section. He has since 2021 been CEO of the Hotel Association of Greater Montréal. Following studies towards a Master’s degree in public international law at the Université de La Réunion (1999), and the obtaining of a law degree at Université Laval (2000), he began his legal career in 2002, specializing in international business law and immigration law at the Hong Kong office of Mandeville & Associates, and becoming manager of their Beijing office in 2003. With this management experience under his belt, he was mandated to return to Montréal in 2004 to open and manage an office for Mandeville & Associates, and work to develop the Middle Eastern market. This phase of his career took him to Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh among other countries. Me Boudreault has frequently shared his knowledge about immigration and about LGBTQ+ rights in conferences and seminars. In 2007, he started his own law firm, and carried out interviews for immigrant investors and entrepreneurs in Damascus, Montréal, Hong Kong, Paris and Turkey. From 2015 to the present, he has also acted as counsel on client acquisition and case management, and as an immigration consultant, for various firms.