Meet Our Speakers

As CAPIC's Membership continues to grow, so too does our impressive roster of events speakers. Without the hardworking professionals who regularly speak at our events, CAPIC would not be able to maintain its gold standard status in delivering immigration and citizenship law education, one of our founding principles. Our collection of experts, most of whom are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants, is listed below and continually updated with the latest information. If you've ever attended one of our seminars, there will surely be a familiar face or two. Get to know them a little better by having a peak at their bios or, better yet, attend another seminar soon. click here to view upcoming seminars and events.

Aileen Farrol

RCIC

Aileen has been practising Canadian immigration for 14 years. She has served as a CAPIC Director at the Ontario and national levels, where she is involved with several CAPIC committees..
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Alli Amlani

RCIC

Nasiralli (Alli) Amlani graduated from the Immigration Practitioner Program at Seneca College. He has been active in the immigration profession, including working with various committees..
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Andrew Z. Wlodyka

LL.B - Partner

Andrew was born in Vancouver of parents who had immigrated to Canada from Poland. All of his education was obtained in Vancouver. Andrew speaks Polish as well as English and is active within..
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Chris Daw

RCIC

Chris has been working in immigration consulting since 2001, specializing in matters relating to temporary foreign workers, students, and helping them transition to permanent residence..
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Chantal Desloges

LL.B

Chantal Desloges is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in both citizenship/immigration law and refugee law. Her practice encompasses every possible area of Canadian..
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Christine Poulin

RCIC

hristine Poulin has been a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (No. 508192) since 2013. She is also registered in the Régistre des consultants reconnus en..
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Daniel Kwong

LL.B

Daniel Kwong is an Associate at Larlee Rosenberg, practising in all areas of Canadian immigration law and representing clients from a wide range of backgrounds and industries. Having..
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Dory Jade

RCIC, C.Dir.

Fluent in both English and French, Dory has been a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant for over fourteen years and has served on various boards for the last ten years. Dory graduated..
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Elzbieta Kiegler

RCIC

Elzbieta (Elizabeth) Kiegler immigrated to Canada in 1989 and immediately became a volunteer in the Immigration Section of the Canadian Polish Congress in Calgary, helping newcomers with..
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Erin C. Roth

LL.B

Ms. Roth is a lawyer with Bellissimo Law Group. She has developed her practice in all areas of citizenship, refugee, and immigration litigation. She appears regularly before the Federal Court..
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Isabella Kowalewski

RCIC

For Isabella Kowalewski, helping people in their Canadian immigration matters is nothing less than a passion. She has been following this passion for close to 19 years. She was “discovered” by a..
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Ron McKay

RCIC

Mr. McKay has taken various positions at the provincial and national levels of immigration consultant professional associations. He previously served as a Member-at-Large, Western Chair, and..
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Isabelle Vachon

RCIC

Ms. Isabelle Vachon, B.A., RCIC, has an academic diploma in social sciences and sexology from UQAM, as well as in management from HEC Montreal. Her ten years of experience as a lecturer..
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Jeffrey S. Lowe

LL.B

Jeffrey S. Lowe has practised Immigration and Business law in British Columbia since 1983. He holds both a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia..
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Joe Greenholtz

RCIC

Dr. Joe Greenholtz has been an RCIC since graduating from the UBC program in 2010. Prior to that, he served overseas as a visa officer and Immigration Control Officer with CIC International..
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John Burke

RCIC

John is a graduate of York University in Toronto, Ontario, and a full member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Prior to starting his own immigration consulting practice..
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John Soden

RCIC

John Soden is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, working extensively with Canadian and international corporate clients to resolve short and long-term skills shortages across industries..
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Julia Brodyansky

RCIC

Ms. Brodyansky is a holder of a combined degree in Foreign Languages and Education and speaks five languages. She was one of nine participants in the original DACUM panel developing occupational criteria..
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Kim Ly

RCIC

Kim K.C Ly is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant based in London, Ontario, and the principal of Borders Consultancy Ltd. Fluent in Cantonese and with more than 22 years of experience..
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Lisa De Leon

RCIC

Lisa De Leon is a licensed Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. She is a member of good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and..
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Louis-René Gagnon

 

Louis-René Gagnon has held senior policy-making positions and operational responsibilities at MICC-Québec for 20 years. He was the Secretary of Intercultural Relations Board from 2003 to 2006..
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Louisa Supino

RCIC

BSC.PT, MCGill University Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant ID: R419943 read More

Lulwa Al-Hidiq

RCIC

Lulwa Al Hidiq is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, a Commissioner of Oaths, and a full member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council..
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Macdonald Scott

RCIC

Macdonald Scott is an immigration consultant with the multiethnic law firm Carranza LLP. He graduated from Sendeca College's Immigration Legal Practitioner program with honours and is..
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Mario Bellissimo

LL.B. C.S

Mario D. Bellissimo is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and a founding associate of Bellissimo Law Group. Mr. Bellissimo is a Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law..
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Mark Varnam

RCIC

Mark Varnam is a veteran immigration consultant with over 22 years of experience. His experience working for the immigration Department and as an immigration adjudicator has provided him..
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Matthew LeBaron

RCIC

Matthew LeBaron is an immigration consultant at Zemp Law Group, located in Calgary, AB. Zemp Law practises both Canadian and US immigration, with clients that range from individuals to..
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Mihaela Kerezova

RCIC

Ms. Mihaela Kerezova is President and Owner of her immigration law firm Immigration Paths, based in Toronto. Ms. Kerezova is educated both in Canada and internationally. She holds two..
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Neera Agnihotri

RCIC

Born into a hard-working immigrant family, Neera Agnihotri knows first-hand the challenges that we can face when entering a new community, let alone a new country in which to live, work, or visit..
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Nevena Djuricic

RCIC

Immigration consultant (Owner/Director) - New West Immigration Service, Vancouver, BC, 2001 – present , Instructor/Lecturer – Ashton College, Vancouver, Immigration Consultant Diploma Program..
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Phil Mooney

RCIC

Phil Mooney has been a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant for more than seventeen years, and has an active and busy practice. Phil’s practice encompasses many areas of..
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Robin Seligman

LL.B

Robin Seligman obtained her law degree from the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Bar in 1985. She has been certified as a specialist in immigration law by the Law Society of Upper..
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Ronald Poulton

LL.B

Ronald Poulton is considered one of Canada’s leading immigration lawyers. He has acted as counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal and Ontario Courts of Appeal, and the Federal Court Trial..
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Sol Gombinsky

RCIC

Sol is the principal owner of SOLUTIONS Immigration Consulting..
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Sylvia Bendo

RCIC

Sylvia Bendo has been a regulated Canadian immigration consultant since starting her practice in November 2009..
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Tim Morson

RCIC

Tim is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and former Canadian diplomat and immigration program manager with 20 years of federal government experience in Asia, Europe, the United States..
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Vilma Filici

RCIC

Vilma Filici is an entrepreneur, professor, community leader, mother, and wife. A multi-tasker, she manages a successful immigration consultancy business. She is also a professor of immigration..
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Wennie Lee

BA, LL.B, LL.M

Wennie Lee is a Barrister and Solicitor in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada in Ontario. She holds a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall and a Bachelor of Laws from the University..
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