Holly Gracey

Holly has been involved in the immigration consulting profession for close to 35 years. She has a passion for teaching and has been an instructor with e-Academy since its inception in 2009. In addition, she has also taught at immigration consulting educational conferences at both a national and regional level. She has consistently proven her dedication to her chosen profession by holding several positions on key boards of directors and committees instrumental in the development and growth of the immigration consulting profession.

Holly is the Managing Director and Secretary of R.M.G. Consultants Ltd. She specializes in Canadian immigration applications for all federal and provincial economic classes with special emphasis on business classes, temporary classes (including visitor and student) and worker family classes specific to spouses and parents, as well as dependent and adopted children.

Imran Qayyum

RCIC, ICD.D, C.Dir, ASC, A.C.C.,

Imran is the Chair of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) and former Chair of the Canadian Migration Institute (CMI).

Imran has been a practising immigration consultant for over 26 years and specializes in family, skilled worker and business class immigration. He has been a strong advocate for the promotion and enhancement of the Immigration Consulting profession. He participates regularly in consultative meetings with Citizenship and Immigration Canada on matters involving immigration policy and operational procedures and has been invited on several occasions to appear as a witness in front of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) to give testimony on issues pertaining to Canada’s immigration system being examined by the Committee. In addition, Imran contributes regularly on immigration matters for Canadian media.

Throughout his career, Imran has been closely involved with the progression of the Canada’s Immigration Consulting profession and firmly believes that in order to provide competent service, all immigration professionals must undergo a formal education program of immigration studies in order to gain the core competencies needed to understand Canada’s complex immigration laws and policies. To that end, he teaches and mentors on a regular basis.

John P. Ryan

RCIC, ICD.D, C.Dir, ASC, A.C.C., H.R.C.C.C.

John’s diversified background and teaching experience makes him a top-notch instructor at e-Academy. His career has spanned several professions, but his dedication to immigration consulting and the regulation of the profession has always been top of mind.

John has a thorough understanding of most areas of Canadian immigration, rendering his experience virtually unparalleled in the profession. He has been fortunate to enjoy a diversified career that includes international experience as a corporate director, a senior manager, a public servant and an entrepreneur. As a public servant, he also had the privilege of serving Canada as a Senior Immigration Officer, a Customs Inspector and a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces.

John has several areas of specialty including immigration, corporate governance, human resources and compensation.

Dianne Normandeau

Dianne has been an instructor with the CSIC e-Academy since June 2010. She is an accomplished Immigration Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the immigration industry. Her background has given her the advantage of gaining practical experience and knowledge in various areas of immigration most specifically, business, family class and all temporary applications, such as work permits, study permits and visitors. Her professional path has led her to her own immigration consultancy practice since October 2008.

Dianne is a member of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC), Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and is a Recognized Consultant by the Quebec Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities (MICC).

Dianne has great pleasure in providing guidance and helping the students to reach their goal of becoming Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. The e-Academy not only teaches them about immigration matters, but where to research to find the valuable information they will need to help their future clients; tools of the trade and industry insight.

TINA RYAN

RCIC, CCIC
Tina is the Chair of Canadian Migration Institute, the President of Visa Seminars International Inc.—a reputable immigration consulting firm based in Vancouver Island and the General Partner of US based Aerie Leisure LLP. Tina is also a US FAA licensed Private Pilot and a Co-author of PCTIA accredited immigration educational program CSIC E-Academy, an instructor and a bilingual entrepreneur who has conducted business successfully in different countries such as China, Canada and USA.

KEITH C. A. FRANK ESQ.

REGULATED CANADIAN IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT

Mr. Keith Frank has been in practice, specializing in immigration law for the past 39 years.

Mr. Keith Frank is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and a member in good standing of the ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council). He has held the title of National President of the Association of Immigration Counsel of Canada (AICC) as well as Vice President of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Counsel (CAPIC) for several years, which is the current professional body of Immigration Consultants.

Mr. Frank was instrumental in encouraging the government to regulate Immigration Consultants, which came into being in 2004. He also advocated that all Immigration consultants meet a test of competency, which is still in place today for all prospective Immigration Consultants, through the regulatory body, the Immigration Consultant of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

Before the creation of the ICCRC, Mr. Frank was selected by the first regulatory body of Immigration Consultants, the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC), to mediate a dispute, thus preventing a lawsuit in the Federal Court.

Mr. Frank has equally received various recognitions, such as recognition from the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC), for his distinguished service. He is also a past recipient of the Leadership Award for his outstanding vision, courage, dedication and commitment in service to the association, its members, and the profession.

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