Chi-Young Lee (“Chi”)
Chi received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of
Business at York University in 2002 and her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2007 from the
University of Victoria. During her studies, she completed a work term with Citizenship and
Immigration Canada in their litigation management department, an international law firm
in Bangkok, the Ontario Securities Commission and WorksafeBC. After her studies she
joined the West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association (“WCDWA”) as their Legal Advocate,
where she worked primarily in the areas of immigration and employment law. Chi assisted
clients on immigration applications and represented migrant workers in mediations and
adjudications before the Employment Standards Branch of B.C. She has also presented on
immigration law for live-in caregiver and employment standards rights on several occasions
to immigrant and community groups based in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the
Okanagan regions of B.C. Chi was called to the Bar of B.C. in 2011 and joined McCrea &
Associates that same year.
Chi was born in Seoul, Republic of Korea, however immigrated to Toronto with her family
during her primary school years. She has studied in France, worked in the Republic of Korea and
Thailand and travelled throughout Europe, South East Asia, India and Nepal. She now resides in
Chi is a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Section and the Vice-Chair of
the Board of Directors of WCDWA.
Besides English, Chi has working knowledge of Korean.