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 in 1996 John spent twenty-nine years with the federal
public service in the department now known as Service Canada/Human Resources and
Skills Development Canada (“HRSDC”). During the last half of his career with HRSDC
John functioned in the capacity of “Senior Consultant: Foreign Worker Policy and
Procedures” for the Ontario Region. In this role John was instrumental in the
development of Foreign Worker Policy, Procedures and Operational Guidelines at both
the Ontario Regional and National levels. In addition to providing advice and guidance to
Senior Management and Employment Center Managers and staff, John was directly
involved with employers, employer associations and trade unions. One particular
example was his direct involvement with senior corporate executives in the successful
establishment of the Honda, Toyota and CAMI (GM/Suzuki joint venture) automobile
manufacturing plants in Ontario.


Since leaving the Public Service in 1996, John has functioned as a Senior
Immigration Advisor to several prominent Immigration law firms in Toronto in addition
to operating his own Immigration Consulting practice. Currently, he serves as a Senior
Immigration Advisor to the ``Immigration Team`` at Pace Law Firm in Etobicoke.
John is a Licensed Canadian Immigration Practitioner who has more than thirtyfive
years of experience dealing with complex employment and employment-related
immigration issues in the public service and in the private sector. Currently, John
operates his practice from Richmond Hill, Ontario where he specializes in Canadian
temporary entry and employment-based immigration matters, including Service Canada
(HRSDC) Applications; Work Permits; Study Permits; Temporary Resident Visas; and,
Live-In Caregiver Applications.