I stumbled across this forum while looking for answers to some questions I had regarding my situation. I've gone through several threads here, but have not found the answers that I need. Hence this post.
I am a 34 year old Bangladeshi lawyer who holds PR in Canada. I completed my LLB (undergrad) degree and my Bar Vocational Course (post-grad) degree, both from Cardiff University, UK. I was called as a Barrister in UK from one of the Inns in 2007. I had since then come back to Bangladesh and worked as a lawyer, ultimately qualifying as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. I have almost 12 years of solid experience in practising law in Bangladesh, off late in a few cross-border litigation matters. I am also the Managing Partner of an established law firm in Bangladesh. Due to certain circumstances concerning my family, I have decided to migrate to Canada. I have submitted my credentials to NCA and have received my assessment report - I have to take 7 subjects. I am currently living in Bangladesh and plan to migrate to Canada fully in January, 2020.
In this context, I wanted to know:
(a) what route I should take to get requalified as a lawyer in Canada. I am aware (after reading several forum posts here) that the chances of employability is more difficult for foreign-qualified lawyers. Is there a route that I can take to offset the "stigma" towards foreign qualified lawyers in Canada?
(b) what, realistically, my chances are at getting employed as a lawyer (not as a paralegal) in Canada if I manage to complete the best means of requalification as a lawyer in Canada.
(c) what salary range I should be expecting/aiming for once I get requalified.
Any information and comment would be highly appreciated!