About our Team
Chris Veeman is a member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. He practices immigration law in Saskatoon, and is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2003). A former Federal Court of Canada law clerk to the Honourable Madam Justice Sandra J. Simpson, Chris has been practicing immigration law since 2003. He has been based in Saskatoon, his hometown, since 2004.
Chris has been invited to appear as witness on citizenship matters before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on several occasions (2008, 2014, 2016), and has represented clients in numerous high-profile refugee, immigration, and citizenship cases.
- Executive Member of the CBA’s National Immigration Law Section (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Author of the Chapter on the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program in Carswell’s text Provincial Nominee Programs in Canadian Immigration Law
- Frequent presenter and media consultant on issues related to immigration and the law.
Paola is both one of the longest and newest members of Veeman Law. Having helped Chris set up Veeman Law in the beginning and working behind the scenes for many years, Paola officially joined Veeman Law in the fall of 2017. She hails from Lethbridge, Alberta and grew up in an Italian household - both parents are Italian immigrants. She speaks fluent Italian and in her spare time she loves to cook, craft, and spend time with her family, including the dog, Chepwa. Paola loves spending time outdoors and loves all of Saskatchewan’s seasons.
While Dee has been with Veeman Law she has worn many hats during her time, including bookkeeper, receptionist, legal assistant, processing agent, paralegal…! She has had varied experience in most aspects of immigration and refugee law. Prior to her employment with Veeman Law, she owned her own business for many years in the title insurance field. Her varied experience makes her a valuable member of our team. Dee has three golden retrievers. She loves spending time with them outside. She also enjoys spending time with her family, loves life (and sometimes, the weather) in Saskatchewan.
Linda, Processing Agent
Linda was born in China and worked for several immigration agencies over a decade, before she immigrated to Canada. She is fluent in Mandarin and nearly fluent in English. She has worked as a processing agent at Veeman Law since February 2016. She enjoys camping in Saskatchewan’s beautiful provincial and regional parks, and visiting new Canadian cities.
Davida Bentham was born and raised in Saskatoon. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and completed her law degree with distinction in 2017. Her interest in immigration law began when she worked with international students at the University of Saskatchewan. She participated in a learning tour to Mexico to better understand why people choose to migrate north and the dangerous journey taken. Davida received the Gerda R. Bloemraad Award for her involvement as the Chair of a Private Refugee Sponsorship group that brought a family of six Syrians to Canada. Davida’s other passion is environmental sustainability. She has a Masters of Sustainable Environmental Management from the University of Saskatchewan. She is on the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Carshare Cooperative.