DUI Entry to Canada Team of Lawyers and Immigration Consultants
Shabnam Akrami, PA, B.A. (HONS.), M.A., LL.B. (UK)Managing Partner
Shabnam Akrami is the Managing Partner and Founder of Akrami & Associates.
Prior to receiving her Paralegal Diploma with Honours, she completed her Law Degree from the UK at the University of London as well as completed a Post Graduate Diploma.
In addition, she has also graduated from York University where she received both her Bachelor in Criminology and Masters in Socio-Legal Studies.
She is also a Member in good standing with Law Society of Upper Canada.
Prior to opening her own firm, she gained extensive experience in corporate immigration law; specializing in work permits, temporary resident permits and rehabilitation cases.
She has in depth and hands on experience in all Canadian Immigration and Citizenship matters. These matters include preparation and submission of applications for permanent residence, work permits, NAFTA applications, labour market opinions, temporary resident permits, sponsorships, and business investors.
Shabnam is dedicated to all her clients and committed to the successful completion of all the immigration matters in her care.
With Shabnam, there is always a way!
Kyla Parkhill, Paralegal
Kyla Parkhill has recently completed the Paralegal Education program at Humber College and is writing her licensing exam this August.
Before she decided that she wanted to pursue a career as a Paralegal, Kyla worked in Home Care as a Personal Support Worker. After several years and a lot of research Kyla knew that she wanted to change her profession and became very interested in law.
It only seemed natural for Kyla to become a Paralegal, and after a lot of dedication and hard work she has finished the program with Honors and looks forward to continuing education in the future. Her immediate plans are to take the Paralegal Licensing Exam and then begin the process of becoming an Immigration Consultant. Throughout the schooling process Kyla learned that she had a passion for Immigration and has continued to put a lot of effort into learning as much as she can.
Kyla provides a full complement of professional services and support in all areas of the immigration practice. This includes preparing and submitting family class sponsorships, Permanent Resident Applications, work and study permit applications, Express Entry and much much more.
Kyla looks forward to assisting you with your immigration needs as well!
Bahar received her Post Secondary Diploma with Honours from Humber College. Bahar has been working in the immigration field for approximately 2 years and is known for her attention to detail and client needs.
She has assisted in the successful completion of cases ranging from permanent to temporary matters and will find a way to get 'it' done. Prior to working with Akrami & Associates, Bahar also gained valuable work experience with an Architectural firm as the Office Manager.
Bahar looks forward to meeting you!
Sherry Teo Paralegal>
Sherry received her Paralegal Diploma from Humber College. She is an experienced Immigration Assistant working primarily on Canadian immigration matters. Sherry has managed and prepared a variety of immigration applications for our clients. She has done extensive research in the Immigration Field. She has assisted with many different Immigration applications such as: Citizenship, Spousal Sponsorship, Express Entry, Permanent Resident Applications, Work Permits and much much more.
Sherry has gained firsthand knowledge on the assembly of various visa applications, and is an excellent addition to the Akrami & Associates Team!
Isaac Bonful, Legal Assistant
Isaac received his Diploma in Paralegal education from Humber College, and is currently working on attaining his Bachelor's degree in the same. He is responsible for researching relevant immigration topics for the firm, curating part of the firm's social media content, and a host of other duties that are building a solid foundation for our clients.
Isaac provides a full complement of professional services and support in all areas of the immigration practice. This includes preparing and submitting family class sponsorships, work permit applications, study permit applications, Economic Class immigration (Federal Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, Express Entry), citizenship applications and other visa applications.
Isaac looks forward to assisting you with all your Immigration needs as well!
Sean Azim, SEOSEO, IT
Sean Azim is the Search Engine Optimizer and I.T. expert at Akrami & Associates. He graduated from Seneca College with a Diploma in Computer Programming. Further, he received his General Arts and Science Pre-Business Certification through Trade and Apprenticeship studies at Seneca.
Prior to working with Akrami & Associates he worked at Viva Soft which is a business software development company. Sean worked there as a Programmer for two years.
Sean is committed to the expansion of Akrami & Associates through sound marketing and online strategizing. Further, he is always looking for ways to make the online client experience a smooth one.
George A.Office Pet
George is the office pet. He has received no formal education however is an extremely fast learner. Prior to joining Akrami & Associates, he was busy lounging around and watching for the mail man to come by.
He enjoys long walks in the park and playing fetch. When George is not sleeping or playing with other Associates, he can be found curled up on the couch.
George looks forward to greeting you with a smile and freely accepts any petting you may offer.