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Jane Katkova & Associates was established by Jane Katkova-Brown in 1995. 

Our boutique immigration consultancy firm specializes in all immigration and citizenship matters, related to both temporary and permanent entry and/or relocation to Canada.

We provide services to Canadian corporations and Canadian employers, assisting them in bringing professionals and semi-skilled workers from other countries of the world.

Based in Toronto, Ontario, we are proud to represent Canadians and international clients around the globe, offering services in English, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew, and Romanian languages.

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Our Team

An interdisciplinary professional team with big ideas and proven track records.

Jane Katkova-Brown
Jane Katkova-BrownPrincipal Counsel / Founder, M.A., a Member of ICCRC, #R412959 (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council)
Jane Katkova-Brown has been practicing immigration since 1993. With over 20 years’ experience, Jane provides immigration advice to private clients, corporations, and local community organizations, assisting them all in meeting their short and long-term goals and needs.

Jane speaks English and Russian languages.

Issie Fishman
Issie FishmanLawyer, Member of the Barreau du Quebec and Law Society of Upper Canada
Issie Fishman has over 30 years’ experience in a variety of areas of law. Over the past two decades, he has been focusing on real estate, corporate and commercial law. Issie continually offers advice with regard to corporate policies and drafts and reviews procurement documents.

Issie speaks English, French and Hebrew languages.

Ashley Fisch
Ashley FischLawyer, Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
Ashley Fisch received her BA at McGill University in 2008 and her JD at University of Ottawa in 2013. Ashley was called to the Bar in 2014. She practices immigration, refugee and employment law. Ashley has recently presented a paper at the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, and is currently co-authoring ‘The Law of Hiring’ in Canada with Howard Levitt.
Praskovia (Panya) Jain
Praskovia (Panya) JainIndependent Education Consultant (IECA Assosiate Member) and Member of ICCRC, #R511000 (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council)
Praskovia Jain is an Independent Education Consultant (associate member of IECA) and a Member of ICCRC. She has been working with students and families as a teacher, tutor and consultant for over 20 years after graduating with honours from the Moscow Pedagogical University.

Panya speaks English and Russian languages.

Veronika Barbakadze
Veronika BarbakadzeAssociate
Veronika Barbakadze received an Immigration Consultant certification from Humber College in Toronto and joined our Firm after a period of articling. She specializes in Canadian temporary entry and employment-related immigration matters. With a degree in Hospitality Management, Veronika brings over a decade of experience in human resource management, intracompany transfers/relocation, and foreign worker recruitment.

Veronika speaks English, Russian, Hebrew and Georgian languages.

Irena Lasker
Irena LaskerAssociate
Irena Lasker earned a degree in Business Administration and brings a wealth of knowledge in business practices to the Firm. Her initiatives have allowed our Firm to grow into a multidisciplinary practice with a variety of complementary services. Irena has become Jane’s right-hand associate and gained an extensive practical knowledge in all immigration categories.

Irena speaks English, Russian and Hebrew languages.

Helen Ying Gui
Helen Ying GuiImmigration Counsel, LL.M., Member of ICCRC, #R510812 (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council)
Helen Gui is a Member of ICCRC with good standing. Her professional legal knowledge and experience focuses on Temporary and Permanent Resident application especially for international students. She is capable to provide practical solutions to meet with clients’ requirements.

Helen speaks English, French and Mandarin languages.

Irina Tulneva
Irina TulnevaSenior Immigration Case Manager
With a degree in Philology in both English and French languages, Irina Tulneva is well-known for her scrupulousness and tenacity in the process of preparing clients’ applications. A highly knowledgeable and articulate assistant, Irina diligently works on case files to best reflect clients and ensure a successful result for their immigration process.

Irina speaks English, French and Russian languages.

Irina Maimust
Irina MaimustImmigration Case Manager
Irina earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Green Management from Conestoga College and LLB from Perm State University. With a three years experience in corporate law, Irina has a passion for solving difficult cases and fight for client’s interests.

Irina speaks English and Russian languages.

Alina Shpak
Alina ShpakParalegal, Immigration Case Manager, Translator
Alina Shpak is a Licensed Paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. She joined our Firm as an independent paralegal with practical experience in small claims court, human rights tribunals, and social benefits tribunals. Alina has extensive experience in dealing with provincial offences and landlord and tenant boards.

Alina speaks English, French, Belarusian and Russian languages.

Jian Xiaoling
Jian XiaolingImmigration Case Manager
Jian Xiaoling has been in practicing immigration matters for over 8 years in Canada and China. She has a strong connection the Chinese market and brings many Chinese clients to immigrate and study in Canada each year. She believes in the pursuit of education and strives to stay at the forefront of her field with her knowledge of services available in order to provide excellent service to her clientele.

Jian speaks English and Mandarin languages.

Nirav Khatri
Nirav KhatriImmigration Case Manager
Nirav is a multi-disciplinary strategic marketing professional, with a diploma in Business Management, Nirav’s expertise spans across content management, market research and advisory. Nirav has worked congruously with a multitude of corporate clients for their marketing efforts to drive customer engagement and foster visibility.

Nirav speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati languages.

Sana Al-Masu
Sana Al-MasuImmigration Case Manager
Sana earned a Diploma in Immigration Consultant from Herzing College- Toronto and Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management from Brayer State University.
Sana has ten years’ experience in administrative and consultancy positions with international organizations. She has a passion to deal with clients and help them to succeed in achieving their immigration goals to make Canada their new home country.

Sana Speaks English and Arabic languages

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What clients say

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After very long time of waiting for this day, after a lot struggle, ups and downs the unbelievable happened. Thanks to Veronika Barbakadze and Jenny Katkova-Brown and to everybody in Jane Katkova and Associates office, I’ve got my VISA that will allow me to change my future. With my unusual story, my visa process was very complicated, unexpected and with low chance of success. Since the very first day, Veronika Barbakadzewas in touch with me almost on daily basis… There are no words that can describe her personality and her professionalism as well as her commitment to her client’s goals. This is a new beginning and definitely a new step in a new world of opportunities, first step in a very long journey that will eventually will change my life.
Arkadi Krasnopevtzev
Today I got the news from your office that my Mom’s H&C application was approved! I am so happy that I can’t help crying. I’m going to tell Mom about it tonight – we have to prepare her: good news requires right presentation too. Thank you so much for your professionalism and the job you’ve done! I am so grateful to Jane Katkova & Associates and Anastasia and everybody who took part in this! Thank you very much for all you do for people, with utmost respect!
Tatyana, Calgary, Canada
We contacted Jane Katkova & Associates for assistance with an LMIA application for a foreign temporary worker we were looking to hire. Anastasia Kononenko assisted with our case. We found everyone at the office to be 100% invested in our case and the success of it. It was very comforting to know we had a team of professionals on our side. In addition to this support, the knowledge the team brought forth was immeasurable. We had attempted this application without legal assistance, with no luck. Finally, with the knowledge that your firm had, we were finally able to get a positive response. I would definitely recommend your services to any other company attempting to hire a foreign worker.
Maria Berger, Veolta Electric, Toronto
I would like to thank Jane Katkova, Irena Lasker and Dasha Bosaya at Jane Katkova & Associates, who helped the process for Permanent Resident status under humanitarian and compassionate program go smoothly. From the beginning it seemed to be stuck somewhere in the bureaucratic process, but Jane and her staff were so professional and efficient, they helped the procedure go fast and very smoothly. Jane has extensive experience in the immigration process. She is also well-versed in Canadian immigration policy, and keeps up with the latest trends in immigration law. From your first conversation with Jane, you immediately become aware of her integrity and commitment, and moreover, the passion she exudes for her work. Phone calls and emails were answered in a timely manner. Information I requested about the process was promptly forwarded. Jane and her staff were always courteous and attentive, making me feel that my case was the only one being handled by the firm, when in reality I was likely one of hundreds of clients. I highly recommend the Jane Katkova & Associates.
Mark S., Toronto, Canada
Just wanted to express our thanks to Jane and her amazing team! We are so grateful to you guys for doing an exceptional job in helping my grandma obtain a permanent status in Canada. Thank you, Jane, Irena, Anastasia and other that we probably never met but who have done their part!
Tzvia Petliar, Maya Kigelman, Genya Shihman
Dear Jenny Katkova-Brown!!! We are deeply and cordially grateful to you and all your team for your professional services and support that made it possible to have our sponsorship application with the following application for PR processed in 9 months. The firm Jane Katkova & Associates proved itself a serious company, consistently working to reach a positive result. Thank you for your understanding and consideration, for your sympathetic attitude and all unaffected support you give to those who need it. We wish you, Jenny, and your close-knit team all the best.
Susanna Rezgo and Viacheslav Egorov, Surrey, Canada
I had a few questions about bringing my parents here from Kazakhstan so I turned to Jane Katkova and she was very knowledgeable in all aspects and complexities of Canadian immigration. Thanks!
One of your clients
I am writing to thank Jane Katkova and her staff for helping my spouse and I to successfully apply for permanent residency in Canada. Jane and her associates helped to make our immigration application go smoothly. They were there to answer any questions and make sure that we had a strong application when it was submitted. She gave very good advice and kept us at ease throughout the process. I recommend Jane and her associates for anyone who is applying for immigration into Canada.
Robert J. G. Forsyth, Hamilton, Canada
The level of service provided by Jane Katkova & Associates far exceeded my expectations. This is a very professional, knowledgeable and approachable team. Jane Katkova and her staff practically took care of every detail, minimizing time and effort from my side. They made my wife’s immigration process fast and smooth and I was impressed by their service efficiency. Without a doubt I highly recommend them!
Noe Soto Leos
Our family has known Jane Katkova since 1997, when after evaluating our file she accepted our case to work to obtain a Permanent Residence Visa in Canada. Our case was complicated as we were applying from a third country. It took 2 years of mutual efforts to get a positive result. During this time, Jane personally maintained contact, calling us and updating on the status of our case, giving us professional advice and encouraging us. In 1999, our family successfully moved to Canada and our nearly first visit was to Jane Katkova’s office where we got a warm welcome and also handy tips about what our steps should be to set up our living in Toronto. Jane gave us a list of useful contacts, my first resume was composed and translation services provided. We would definitely recommend to everyone in need of immigration services who is looking for positive result to deal with Jane Katkova and Associates.
Alexander Agafonov & Family
There are situations in life that despite your very best intentions, things happen the way they happen and push you to do things that you would very much prefer to do differently. In my situation the matters of business and family demanded my presence in Moldova thus preventing me from returning to Canada in the timeframe required for maintaining my permanent residency status. Once I was able to come back I realized that my PR status is in jeopardy and I might not be able to stay reunited with my family.
This is when I discovered Jane’s practice. After presenting to her my doom and gloom situation I immediately felt better observing the confidence and the knowledge with which she approached the subject. While she never downplayed the seriousness of my situation she dealt with it calmly and diligently. I was really awed at the level of attention to the detail, persistence and pragmatism with which all the actions and ultimately the resolution were planned. 0It was a difficult and laborious process for Jane where all the heavy lifting was done by her with me only supplying the required documents and answering her question. I was morally preparing for the worst or at the very least for a long process of denials and appeals and was very pleasantly surprised when on the first attempt Jane won the case. I was surprised but Jane wasn’t because she knew all along what she was doing and she knew she would win this. Now I am reunited with my family and can stay here.
Thank you so much Jane!
Sandi Yagolnitser, Vaughan, ON, Canada
We used services of Jane Katkova and Associates twice, and both times had very successful outcome. Jane is very knowledgeable and professional.
She knows every aspect of Canadian Immigration system and will give an advice and prepare documents for difficult cases.
We would recommend Jane and her team without second thought.
We are very thankful to all the employees of Jane Katkova & Associates who helped us to prepare H&C application for our now 14 years old orphan girl who lost both her parents. We happened to be the only people in the whole world who could take care of her. We did not even see where to start and what we could do to have her with us in Canada, when we first came to Jane’s office. Now after just 6 months since the application was submitted, thanks to Jane, C. found her new home and family in Canada and can live and smile and grow surrounded by our love and care.

We are grateful to Jane Katkova-Brown for her professionalism and personal support.

Olga Kevesh
Hello, Jane and Associates. I would like to express my endless gratitude to Jane and her staff for helping our dream come true. When I was looking for a professional help to sponsor my parents from Israel, I was lucky to meet a beautiful Lady inside and out – Jane Katkova. We started the process immediately and three weeks ago my parents arrived to Canada as permanent residents. I would like to thank Jane for her professionalism and for being so kind and caring during the long waiting time process. Her office staff was amazing as well. Special thanks goes to Irena Lasker and Irena Tulneva for being supportive, available and very helpful. While in the process, it is very important to get a professional advice promptly and these ladies were always there for me. It was a long journey, but in the end the most important thing is that we succeeded. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Jane Katkova&Associates. Best regards, Marina.
Marina Kapelnikov
Dear Jenny!
Thank you and your amazing team very much for your professionalism and the job you’ve done!
My wife Galina has got eventually her permanent status in Canada!
Thank you Irena Lasker, Irena Tulneva, Anastasia Konopenko and others who have done perfect job in our case. You have answered any questions and provided us with very good advises.
I would definitely recommend your services to all people who decided to immigrate to Canada.
Alexander Truba
Alexander Truba
I was referred to Jane Katkova by friends. Jane Katkova and her team handled everything very professionally and in a very timely manner. They helped with my wife’s sponsorship documents to Canada. My wife has now arrived in Canada faster than we had expected. Thank You once again.
Jay Katsnelson
After very bad experience with 2 previous lawyers I and my husband were recommend to go to Jane Katkova & associates and after a bit more than a year our immigration process is done!! Even though our previous lawyer did lots of mistakes and in the beginning we had many problems, thanks to professional Jane’s team and specially Veronika, everything went smoothly and we got our PR. Despite all problems we had, Veronika was positive all the time, never gave up and didn’t let us even think something could go wrong. And what is more important, she not only take care of our case, but also helped us in a very difficult and hard situation of our life not really associated with the immigration process. I personally know at least 3 persons Veronika was working with, 2 of those cases were successfully completed and 3rd is almost done too. Thank you to all Jane Katkova & Associates team and specialy Veronika and Jane!!!
Ana Dubako
We were referred to Jane Katkova by our friends, and never regret it! Jane is very professional, knowledgeable in Canada’s immigration law and most important cares about people. Every case for Jane seems to be personal and she always makes sure she does her best. I want to thank Jane for the effort she made for my family, for her creativity that comes from her heart, and for the positive result. Without her help and her guidance we would not get what we have now! Special thanks to Irena Lasker for her hard work and positive attitude!
Svetlana Katsnelson
I could not breath when Irena Lasker called me and informed that my mom’s application has been approved for H & C processing. It took less than 10 months from the date of application has been submitted.
My family is very thankful to Jane and her team for the time we have spent together preparing and translating all necessary documentation. Tens letters were written, professionally reviewed and signed.
I wish you all the best in your future cases and thank you again!
Sophie Mikhailuk
Jane and her staff did a great job and had very good ideas for how to approach our immigration application, which was just recently approved. She supported us throughout the process and helped with all that was needed. We highly recommend her for any immigration-related matters.
SS Stern
Nice office with nice people! I recommend them! They are doing the real job. I had had a very bad experience with someone else before so I can see a big difference working with these people. Special thanks to Veronika.
Lolita Mike
I came across this opportunity to write a review about Jane Katkova on Google and I will do it with big pleasure. My immediate and extended family has been the client of Jane since the beginning of 2000-s. First, Jane brought to Canada my sister as a skilled immigrant from Germany. After, Jane brought to Canada my mother for the family reunification. I referred many friends to Jane, all of them received permanent residence with her help. The last person from my family Jane was dealing with was my aunt. We first dealt with her situation on our own through Canadian Embassy in Turkey and were refused. Jane took the case, appealed the negative decision and WON! She does miracles and always puts her heart to her clients. Thanks to Jane and her team! Special thanks to Irena Lasker, always to the point, accurate and attentive! Yana Pchelkin and family
Yana Pchelkin
We were referred to Jane Katkova by our social worker in JIAS. The social worker told us that Jane helped many their clients and that we will not regret. The social worker gave us names of some other lawyers to check out, and we visited all of them. We decided to work with Jane and we never regretted it for a second. My son first received a student visa. And later inspite our situation was very difficult, all of us – my daughter, my son and me received permanent residence. Jane was not only very professional when representing us, but we felt that she really cared. And so did her team. Irena Lasker was great too. It is a year since we received a status. We are very thankful to Jane Katkova @ Associates. If you decided to go to them – you will have best on your side.
Natan Abramov
Thanks to the team of Jane Katkova & Associates for an excellent and tenacious work they have done for my family in bringing us to Canada!
They always had time to attend to our uncountable questions. They are very professional and honest. No false promises. Highly recommend!
Thank you again.
Lala Aliyeva
I met Jane 6 years ago when i was looking to apply for a permanent resident status in Canada and was referred to her by a relative who used her immigration service in the past. during the first consultation meeting i saw that she knows what she’s talking about. Jane and her staff guided me every step of the way from submitting my application to receiving my PR card. now it’s time to apply for Canadian citizenship and i was back at her office this week using her help once again.
Joe Berman
For various reasons my parents spent more time out of Canada than they had to to maintain their residency status. If not Jane Katkova, they would hardly won the appeal. Jane is not only seasoned professional with great number of successful representations, but she is very kind and sensitive to her clients’ needs. Her employees were very helpful and professional. It was a pleasure working with her firm. I would definitely recommend hiring Jane for every matter related to Immigration law.
Leo Idelchik
Words can not describe how satisfied I am with Jane Katkova & Associates’s work!
It was a long process before my mom was able to get her permanent visa. My dream only came true because I made the right decision in choosing the right team to tackle this obstacle. Jane Katkova & Associates is this team – a team with great patience and professionalism! Jane is competent, knowledgeable, and has the ability to draw reasonable, logical conclusions. She understands her clients, their needs, develops trusting relationships, and prepares precise legal strategies. When working on a case, Jane has the perseverance to complete the work necessary to drive it to a successful finish!
I want to thank Jane Katkova, Irina Tulneva from the bottom of my heart and especially thank Irena Lasker who was extremely knowledgeable and responsive, being in touch with me even on her own weekends and vacations.
I highly recommend Jane as a trustworthy, efficient and kind lawyer!
Janna Muravsky
Had a very nice experience with this skillful and knowledgeable agency. Jane helped me a lot with all my questions, and overall left me with a pleasant feeling. I am very grateful for all her help.
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