Our empathetic team treats your case individually and passionately.

Our team is our most valuable asset, helping you sail through the entire process smoothly.


Languages we speak: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Russian and Spanish

Meet our core team


Awal Takkar, MSc, LIA, RCIC

President



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Awal heads our firm as its President. After completing her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Thapar University in India, Awal studied for a Master’s in Management for Business Excellence from the University of Warwick in the UK. Throughout her career, she has held senior management roles including Director of a Hospitality Group and a Vice President of an Immigration Consulting Group.

She has studied Immigration: Laws, Policies & Procedures from the University of British Columbia and the Grad. Dip in NZ Immigration Advice from Toi-Ohomai, New Zealand and is one of the few consultants in the World to be licensed to represent Clients for both Canadian Immigration Law as well as New Zealand Immigration Law.

As an Immigrant herself, she understands that so much emotion is involved during the process and she is extremely passionate about her work and works very closely with her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes for them.

Awal’s core areas of practice under Canadian Immigration are – Permanent Residency applications, Citizenship, TRVs, Restoration, Study Permits, LMIA and LMIA-Exempt Work Permits, PFL (Procedural Fairness Letter) Responses, ESDC representations, PNPs etc.

Awal's engineering background and business background, gives her the ability to continually streamline and optimize our processes which give us an edge, as she thought process when designing these is always centred on client success.

Awal is also licensed by the Province of Saskatchewan under their Foreign Worker and Recruitment Services Act allowing her to provide consulting services to foreign nationals coming into Saskatchewan. She is also a Commissioner of Taking Affidavits in BC.

In her free time, you may find her working on construction projects like building an elaborate race car track from scratch in pursuit to appease her 4-year-old son.

Awal speaks English, Punjabi and Hindi and understands Urdu.

Karan Singh, RCIC

CEO


Karan Pratap Singh, CEO,  RCIC
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Karan or as most people know him – KPS, is the CEO of our Company. He has studied from one of India’s premier Law Schools, Immigration Law from an ICCRC accredited post-secondary Canadian Institution and also has been awarded a certificate in Disruptive Strategy by the prestigious Harvard Business School. KPS has experience in managing multiple Consulting Businesses in Education, Immigration, Legal Services and Testing Services in C-Suite roles.

KPS has received multiple awards in recognition of his Entrepreneurial achievements from Premier of Provincial/State Government and other Government Dignitaries. He has worked in Hong Kong, India and Canada in Immigration Law related projects & roles and has successfully assisted thousands of clients with their immigration goals.

Karan has demonstrated abilities with not only Business/Investment Migration, Express Entry, Study Permit, Spousal & Family Sponsorships, PNP applications, Work Permits etc. but he also specialises in Complex matters including but not limited to: Overcoming Inadmissibility/Misrepresentation Matters, Restoration of Status, Residency Obligation matters, H&C submissions (Humanitarian & Compassionate) and Overturning/Reconsiderations of prior Refusals.

He is fully authorized and is able to represent his clients with IRCC as well as Immigration Courts/Tribunals such as the Immigration Appeal Division.

For our Institutional Clients, particularly DLIs – he provides ongoing advisory to Public and Private Institutions on Internationalization and Recruitment strategy. He is regarded as a thought-leader on the subject matter and his viewpoint is well respected by leaders within the Canadian Post-Secondary Institution sector.

KPS is a Commissioner of Taking Affidavits in BC and is also a licensed TFW Recruiter as per Provincial Law.

He takes a lot of pride in his work and nothing makes him happier than seeing things through for his clients. When he’s not working – you may see him tuned to global news to keep updated to public policy trends or debating with just about anyone as to why Breaking Bad is the best TV show ever.

KPS speaks English, Punjabi and Hindi and understands Urdu.

Tatyana Escobar

Manager - Operations


Tatyana Escobar immigration consultant.

With over 15 years of combined customer service, administrative, marketing and sales experience, Tatyana manages the entire Operations at our firm.

Tatyana is originally from Russia and has lived in 4 different countries including England, Czech Republic and finally Canada. She has experienced all the hardships going through different visa and immigration processes herself and now is happy to be able to assist and support the clients going through the same stressful times. She hopes to make it as smooth and easy as possible for them.

Tatyana is a perfectionist and always exceeds client expectations. Her incredible work ethic and never-give-up attitude are what our clients love about her. She is in charge of Office Management, Client Service Delivery, Business Development, Compliance as well as Accounting. As a Manager – Operations, she also manages our two offices in BC, and liaises with other internal & external stakeholders to ensure optimal results.

Tatyana has a passion for performing arts, as she played drums in a rock band for 8 years and then switched to Film and TV acting. Her spare time is dedicated to spending quality time with her son and husband.

Tatyana speaks English and Russian fluently.

Pawan Mangat

Legal Administrative Assistant


Pawan Mangat immigration consultant.

Pawan has studied electronics engineering and a Master’s in Computers, however, her passion for teaching and consulting led her to be immersed within the Education and Immigration sector.

In her previous roles, Pawan has managed a large and well-respected Overseas Education Recruitment Consulting firm’s branch office as well as provided coaching to international students and workers in BC for IELTS and CELPIP tests.

As an immigrant, Pawan has confronted all the challenges herself and is now delighted to be able to support our clients going through the same journey.

Her positive aura and empathy make our clients feel comfortable and positive throughout the process.

Being the Legal Administrative Assistant, Pawan supports the team and especially our Immigration Professionals with research, filing paperwork and is instrumental in keeping all our clients updated about their application progress.

Pawan loves to read fiction and loves debating about Politics. She is studying Technical Management right now, and all her spare time is fully devoted towards that education. 

Pawan can speak English, Hindi and Punjabi.

Sukhman Sidhu

Administrative Assistant


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Sukhman moved to Canada in 2018 after finishing her bachelors’ degree in Business Administration.

In Canada, she graduated from Capilano University in North American Business Management.

Sukhman also worked in the higher education industry at a DLI and has an incredible perspective of International Education/Study in Canada. In her role as an Administrative Assistant with us, she handles our Clients' initial queries, assists our Immigration Professionals, and senior management.

She assists with document and information processing and filing. She also liaises with our Institutional Partners (mostly DLIs) with their admissions processes.

Sukhman enjoys gardening and cooking delicious Indian cuisines in her free time!

Sukhman speaks English, Punjabi and Hindi fluently.

Paola Coloma

Administrative Assistant


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Where Paola’s most important approach is to foster collaboration and a nurturing positive environment around her, it is her passion for helping people that really sets her apart. This passion has led her to work in the Immigration field. She recently graduated as an Immigration Practitioner and is on the final steps to complete her credentials to become a Licensed Immigration Consultant.

Paola has a Business and Administration background with over 18 years of combined experience in customer service, sales, and leadership. In her previous roles at leading diverse teams, Paola developed important abilities on solving issues with diplomacy and coaching co-workers and clients.

Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Paola immigrated to Canada long ago with her family. Having to experience the immigration process herself, she understands the challenges that our clients face. She wants to be able to guide them through their journey as she believes that immigrants are an essential component of Canada.

As her passion is to help people, Paola volunteers for non-profit immigration organizations by assisting new immigrants to culturally navigate in Vancouver. In addition, she volunteers as an environmental steward in different parts of the city. She enjoys the outdoors and loves to explore the countless hikes that Vancouver has to offer.

Paola speaks English and Spanish fluently.

Both Awal & Karan are also proud members of Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC memberships R18689 and R18704), The Vancouver Board of Trade and the BCIBN.


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