Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2011

Expertise : immigration law

Hotline: 581 543-2634

Member of the Quebec Bar since 2011, Me  Diane Serres has assisted various clients in different structures, both in private practice and in companies, as well as in multiple areas of law, including civil and commercial litigation and commercial law. Her rich experience has allowed her to accumulate cross-disciplinary skills, such as human resources management, and a good knowledge of the corporate and business world, allowing her to develop a global understanding of the issues her clients face. She is thus able to offer services adapted to their circumstances to achieve their objectives.

Me Serres practises in the Immigration Law Group at the Saguenay office. As a strategic partner, she advises her clients on the different ways to enter Canada and the various programs available for temporary residents (labour market impact assessment, Quebec acceptance certificate, Quebec selection certificate, work or study permit, etc.) and permanent residents (through the skilled worker program, the Quebec experience program, or sponsorship), for both individuals and employers who wish to recruit foreign workers and are concerned about the sustainability of their recruitment efforts.

Thorough and hardworking, Me Serres has an excellent capacity to adapt both on personal and professional grounds. Indeed, she has a great concern for efficiency and customer satisfaction. Hence, Me Serres favours an approach based on seeking efficient solutions adapted to her clients’ needs.

Committed to being involved in the various spheres of her life, Me Serres has been volunteering for years with multiple organizations and boards of directors, including the Société de développement commercial de Zone Talbot, or the childcare centre Les Petits Cailloux. More recently, she also participated in the 2020 cohort of the Saguenay-Le-Fjord Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership program au féminin before becoming an ambassador.

Assistant: Raphaëlle Boulay


  • Immigration Law (Quebec acceptance certificate, counsel on the integration and retention of foreign workers, labour market impact studies, family sponsorship and residence, study permit, work permit, permanent residence, visa)


  • Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) - Business Law, Université Laval, Québec (2021)
  • LL.B., Université Laval (2010)
  • Economics, management, LL.M. - Business Law Mention, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Toulouse (2009)
  • Degree in Private Law, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Toulouse (2008)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre, Saguenay (since 2022)
  • Simard Boivin Lemieux s.e.n.c.r.l., Saguenay (2019 to 2022)
  • Déry Télécom inc. and affiliates, Saguenay (2013 to 2019)
  • Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells, Saguenay (2011 to 2013)
  • Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells, Quebec (2011)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Teaching as part of the mandatory qualification profiles for obtaining the license of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec issued by the Provincial Association of Home Builders of Quebec (APCHQ), Saguenay (2012)
  • Conference co-presentation “From paper book to digital book: the new challenges of the industry faced with major Internet players” presented by Me Charlaine Bouchard for the cycle of conferences on intellectual property of the Centre d'études en droit économique (CÉDÉ), Université Laval (2010)
  • Directed master's research "The digital book: virtual threat to copyright? The Google Books Search saga” published in the Economic Law Bulletin, vol.1, no 1 (2010)
  • Research professional for Professor Marc Lacoursière, Université Laval (2009 to 2010)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Secretary and member of the board of directors, Société de Développement Commercial de Zone Talbot (since 2019)
  • Secretary and member of the board of directors, CPE Les Petits Cailloux , (since 2019)
  • Secretary and member of the board of directors, TrioLait organization, (2019 - 2020)
  • Vice-Chair and member of the board of directors, Maison d’accueil et d’hébergement La Chambrée (2012 - 2018)
  • Secretary and member of the board of directors, Coopérative de solidarité INAQ (2012 - 2013)
  • Secretary and member of the board of directors, Jeune Barreau du Saguenay Lac-St-Jean (2012 - 2013)
  • Vice-Chair for external affairs and member of the board of directors, Quebec Young Bar Association (2010 - 2011)
  • Vice-Chair for external affairs and member of the board of directors, Association des étudiants des cycles supérieurs en droit de l’Université Laval (2009 - 2010)
  • Member of the board of directors of the association of Laval students enrolled in graduate studies (2009 - 2010)


  • Participant in the first cohort of the Leadership au féminin de la Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Saguenay - Le Fjord (2020)