About Us

Who We Are

Canadim is a Canadian Immigration Law Firm based in Montreal, Quebec, and is widely considered one of the most well-respected immigration law firms in Canada. In business since 2001, Canadim is a full-service Immigration law firm that specializes in clearly advising and representing all foreign nationals in their immigration application to Canada, whether it be on a permanent basis (as a permanent resident) or temporary basis, as a worker, student or visitor.

At Canadim, no one is treated like a number. We treat all of our clients with dignity and respect by offering personalized services and one-on-one guidance to each and every case. Canadim takes great personal pride in providing clients with exceptional legal representation, ensuring fair treatment by visa officers, and providing the highest chance to be granted status in Canada.

Our philosophy is simple. Work hard for our clients to achieve the best possible immigration results!

Competitive Advantages

KNOWLEDGE, REPUTATION AND CREDIBILITY

KNOWLEDGE, REPUTATION AND CREDIBILITY

Canadim Immigration Law Firm has nearly 20 years of experience helping thousands of clients with their immigration process. All these years, we have remained committed to offering personalized services to all immigration clients, whether you’re meeting staff in-person, over the phone or by email.

TRUSTWORTHY

TRUSTWORTHY

Unfortunately, there is significant fraud in Canadian immigration. We have committed the last 20 + years to helping foreign nationals immigrate to Canada. Canadim is a name you can trust!

EFFICIENT APPLICATION PROCESSING

EFFICIENT APPLICATION PROCESSING

Many people choose to work with a Canadim just because it makes the process easy. Canadim will provide step-by-step guidance, allowing you to navigate the immigration process without any added stress!

MINIMIZE COSTLY MISTAKES

MINIMIZE COSTLY MISTAKES

Canadian immigration authorities are extremely strict regarding applications. A single missing document can be grounds for an application to be refused. Working with a Canadim helps you to avoid wasting time and money on refused applications.

FREE ONLINE ASSESSMENT

FREE ONLINE ASSESSMENT

We offer free online assessment tools and consultations making immigration to Canada easily accessible to you.

Free assessment
CHECK OUT OUR CREDENTIALS

CHECK OUT OUR CREDENTIALS

Canadim’s reputation and credibility are unbeatable. Verify our legal standing with the Quebec Bar Association, and to check out my reviews on Google and on Facebook.

Our Team

With a strong staff of over 20+ Immigration Lawyers, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants, immigration advisors and support staff, we are in the best position to help you reach your immigration goals. Here are just some of the people that make Canadim the great company it is:

Attorney Renaud Dery,

Founder & Managing Partner

Renaud Dery is an attorney and a member of the Quebec Bar Association. He holds a Civil and Common Law degree from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Master’s degree in law from King’s College London, in England. He is an experienced and certified Canadian Immigration Lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of Canadian Immigration law.

Attorney Renaud Dery is the founder and managing partner of the prestigious Canadim Immigration Law Firm, founded in 2001. With 20 years of experience in immigration, Renaud Dery’s passion is, and always has been, immigration law.

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Rebecca Major, RCIC, LL.B

Director of Operations

Rebecca is a member of the College of Immigration
and Citizenship Consultants (CICC). In addition to this, she holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leicester, in the UK, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice for the University of Law in the UK.

Before starting her career in Canadian immigration, she worked for a large law firm in the UK and as a Researcher for the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Since 2010, she has worked as a Canadian Immigration Consultant, helping thousands of newcomers immigrate to Canada through all immigration programs.

Since joining Canadim in 2018 as their Director of Operations, Rebecca has used her knowledge of Canadian immgiration to train a new generation of immigration professionals. Through her work, she continues to have a positive impact on the lives of Canadian immigrants.

Nadia Bhuptani

Director of the International Student Department

Nadia Bhuptani is the Director of the International Student Department at Canadim Law Firm. She has been with Canadim for five years, during which time she has helped countless people fulfill their dreams of studying, and eventually settling in Canada.

In her role as the Director of the International Student Department, Nadia assists clients through their entire journey to studying in Canada. From choosing a school, to applying for a study permit, Nadia uses her expertise to guide her clients with patience and respect.

Her parents were born in Kampala, Uganda as were her grandparents. They were impacted by the reign of Idi Amin who was the president of Uganda in the 1970's.

This was a very difficult time, as Nadia's family, along with countless others, had only 90 days to pack their belongings and leave the country they considered to be their home.

Pierre- Elliot Trudeau was the prime minister at the time in Canada and helped many families that were in Kampala to bring them into Canada.
Nadia considers her family to have been very fortunate in this situation as some countries were not, and are not, as fortunate in times of social strife.
Immigration is therefore a topic that she is very passionate about.

Sophie Liu

RCIC

Sophie Liu was born and raised in China, she is fluent in both English and Chinese Mandarin. She is a member in good standing with the College of Immigration
and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC). She has a master’s degree in Adult Learning and Leadership at the Columbia University in New York City in 2015, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the State University of New York in 2012,  and completed the Immigration Consultant Certificate Program at Lasalle College with honors in 2015.

Freh Negash

Immigration Associate

Freh Negash is an Immigration Associate at the Canadim Law Firm and has been with the firm since 2016. She graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Diploma in Public Relations from McGill University.

Her role is to assess and evaluate permanent residency options for our candidates and to determine the best course of action. As the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, she is passionate about helping our clients immigrate to Canada.

Nirali Desai

Immigration Specialist

Nirali Desai has 10 years of high-level expertise in Canadian Immigration working in different countries such as Canada, UAE, and India with clients from all over the world.

Over the years, she has worked on the entire spectrum of visa categories as a case manager. Ms. Nirali Desai has extensive experience in complex permanent residence and temporary residence applications.

Nirali is passionate about Canadian immigration and loves working with an international clientele. She is always dedicated to providing professional services in a transparent manner with a specific focus on her clients’ needs and goals. Nirali is also multilingual, fluent in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.

Niroshi Ariyakulanathan

Immigration Specialist

Niroshi is a results-oriented Immigration Specialist with years of experience assisting individuals to immigrate to Canada. With a success rate of over 95%, Niroshi specializes in temporary residence and assisting in the preparation of permanent residency applications in Quebec and across Canada.

In addition to her work at Canadim, Niroshi guides small and medium sized businesses to meet their labor needs by acting as a central point of contact between the employer and the temporary foreign worker. Her passion for this field combined with her cultural and personal background drives her to help individuals with immigration and its challenges.

Niroshi also worked as a parole officer and has two years of experience specializing in criminal and racial profiling, working towards changing societal judgment and stigma.

In her free time, Niroshi is an activist for the rights of the Tamil Community and visible minorities.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Law from Carleton University and completed a diploma in immigration from Collège LaSalle.

Lauren Boorman, RCIC

Content Manager

Lauren is an active member of the College of Immigration
and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) with a background in teaching and marketing.

Specializing in Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) across Canada, Lauren holds a particular interest in PNPs due to their ability to provide immigration options to those who may otherwise be ineligible for federal programs. She is passionate about problem-solving and finding immigration solutions.

Lauren is driven to help hopeful immigrants understand the complicated Canadian immigration system. Using her background in teaching, Lauren strives to break down complex immigration updates to Canadim readers in a clear and comprehensive manner.

Lauren holds a Bachelor's degree in World Religions from McGill University in addition to a diploma in Immigration Consulting.

Thikeep Mohanaseelan

Immigration Associate

Thikeep is an Immigration Associate at Canadim Law Firm and has been with the firm since 2017. He graduated from Vanier College in Social Sciences. His parents were born in Sri Lanka and he understands the struggles of immigration as it took his parents many years to finally achieve their dreams and start their lives in Canada. As the son of Sri Lankan Immigrants, he is passionate about helping our clients immigrate to Canada.

His role is to analyze options for his potential clients and provide them with concrete avenues that can maximize their chances of becoming a permanent resident here in Canada

Our Services

As a Canadian Immigration Law Firm which has been in operation for almost 20 years, Canadim has a range of legal departments providing personalized guidance for Canada’s many immigration pathways.

Express Entry Department

Canada’s major system for accepting economic immigrants is Express Entry, which manages applications to the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) programs, as well as most Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs). Canadim has an expansive department of legal specialists ready to assess your eligibility and assist you with achieving immigration success through whichever Express Entry pathway best suits your needs.

Quebec Department

The province of Quebec operates its own immigration programs separate from all other provinces. As a Quebec-based law firm, we have a department dedicated to servicing Quebec Immigration clients. In recent years, the Canadim Team has successfully secured permanent residence for hundreds of families through the Quebec Skilled Worker (QSW) program. From start to finish, our lawyers provide full-service support to help you navigate the QSW pathway.

International Student Program

Completing studies in Canada is a strong first step to becoming a Canadian permanent resident. Receiving a Canadian educational credential can make you eligible for work permits, Express Entry programs, and PNPs. Canadim’s International Student Program department is fully staffed to assist you from picking a school and program, to gaining admission to a school, to securing your study visa.

Family Sponsorship Department

For many Canadian citizens and permanent residents, Canada’s family sponsorship immigration program can help their loved ones reunite with them in Canada. At Canadim, we recognize the importance of family connection, an importance which is mirrored in the efforts of our family sponsorship department. If you are seeking to sponsor your spouse, child, parent, or grandparent, our legal sponsorship specialists will assist you every step of the way.

Business Department

The Canadian government provides a wealth of immigration opportunities for those able to contribute to Canada’s economic growth. We at Canadim recognize the vital role entrepreneurs, investors, and business owners play in strengthening the economy through immigration. Whether you are a foreign business owner hoping to build a company in Canada, or you are a foreign investor seeking Canadian business ventures, our dedicated business immigration team will be able to help you navigate your options.

The Canadim Community

With Facebook, Instagram and other social media outlets, any person can post, tweet, comment and let their voice be heard by millions. We invite you to become part of our online community and check out what our clients have to say about the quality services we’ve provided for them and their families.

If you are interested in learning more about the immigration process, or if you are ready to embark on the journey that will lead you to Canada, fill out an assessment using the link below, or give us a call at +1-514-989-9700. We look forward to serving your needs in a professional manner!

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If you are interested in learning more about the immigration process, or if you are ready to embark on the journey that will lead you to Canada, fill out a free online assessment form using the link below or give us a call at 1-514-989-9700. We look forward to serving your needs in a professional manner!

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