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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast


Apr 30, 2021

Brenda Agnew and Charles Glusckstein, your hosts of today’s episode, are welcoming Jane Lou to talk about the Chinese community and her journey as a Chinese writer and producer moving to Canada.

Jane Lou joined the Gluckstein Lawyers team in early 2016, bringing with her over ten years of experience in the legal, marketing, and customer service fields.

Prior to joining the firm, Jane had been in private practice, owning and operating a successful immigration and paralegal service. Jane is a paralegal licensed by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), an immigration consultant certified by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and a member of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO).

Before immigrating to Canada, Jane obtained two Bachelor’s degrees with Honours at Zhejiang University and Beijing University, respectively. She had worked as a television producer, director, and writer with a Chinese state-owned television station. Her works (live shows and documentaries) have won numerous local, provincial, and national awards.

Jane’s ability to speak both Mandarin and Cantonese allows her to build and maintain a strong and trust-based relationship with other members of the Chinese community, and with clients requiring legal assistance when unfortunate accidents occur.

Jane is actively involved in the Chinese community and devotes considerable time and expertise to pro bono work. She also sits on the board of several non-profit organizations.

Jane is a frequent writer of articles for the Chinese media and has been called upon to provide her insights and commentary for Canada’s national media when immigration policy is reviewed or modified by the Federal and Provincial Governments.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:42] Jane talks about the Chinese New Year Tradition.

[3:22] Jane talks about her background.

[7:35] The matter of languages in China.

[10:46] How Jane ended up in Canada?

[12:13] Why did Jane leave Canada?

[14:21] Jane talks about the freedom to travel in China.

[16:21] The unforgettable experience to be a new immigrant.

[17:02] Jane shares how she built her English while she was still in China.

[19:10] Jane talks about the moment when she started to seek a job.

[23:43] Charles shares how Jane became part of the Gluckstein family.

[28:01] At Gluckstein the main goal is to help people.

[29:14] The challenges of advocating for yourself when you are speaking a different language.

[30:42] Jane talks about her experience with the range of interpreters and how she found her place in that field.

[33:25] In comparison to China, is there a different approach in North America to sales tactics?

[36:29] The value of honesty and dedication.

[38:50] The Chinese community tends to trust their own community members more.

[43:29] Jane talks about the reasons why she enjoys her work at Gluckstein.

[46:30] Jane shares how the pandemic affected her as an immigrant.

[47:33] Jane talks about her dog, Picasso.

[53:01] This or that questions with Jane.

[56:45] Jane shares her favorite recipe.

 

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