Canadian Visa Specialists is managed by Christopher Willis, a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant who has been practicing immigration since 1995.
Christopher N. Willis, BA, RCIC is a member in good standing with the following organizations:
Chris has British & Irish roots and is a migrant to Canada himself, having immigrated with his family to Quebec in the early 1970's. He completed his elementary schooling in a French immersion programme, before attending school in the UK where he completed his O & A levels. Following a year in Australia, he returned to Montreal to attend Concordia University in Montreal, where he completed his Bachelor Degree. Following his degree, Chris travelled to the UK and became involved in the immigration industry. Initially, he was representing clients for applications to remain in the UK or to immigrate to Australia and New Zealand. He then developed a division for people who wanted to immigrate to Canada and has not looked back since.
While in the UK, Chris was based in London and involved with many Canadian organizations. He was the founding Chairman of Network Canada, a business networking and social group for Canadians in the UK.
Chris represented and captained the Quebec provincial field hockey team and was in the Canadian National Training Squad. As a result, he has travelled extensively around Canada. He has also travelled around the UK and Europe while representing British clubs and gained international caps for Wales.
Chris is fluent in both English and French.
He is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and also a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) of which he is the Secretary of the Quebec Chapter. He is a Commissioner of Oaths and is also a regular contributor to immigration specific newspapers and magazines as well as a speaker at Immigration and industry conferences.
Chris has been helping people immigrate and settle since 1995.
Louise Willis, BA, RCIC is a member in good standing with the following organizations:
Louise Willis is a regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (ICCRC # R421407) who has over 10 years of experience helping people immigrate to Canada. She is the sister of Christopher Willis, director of Canadian Visa Specialists.
Louise completed her secondary education in Cheltenham, England before gaining her Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. As well as completing a management diploma at Concordia University in Montreal, Louise has completed the immigration practitioner certificate at Seneca College in Toronto, for which she received high honours. As well as Canada and England, she has lived in West Africa, Jamaica, and India, and has travelled extensively around the world. She is bilingual and can help clients in English and French.
She specializes in Federal Skilled Worker applications, Temporary Work Permits (skilled and semi-skilled), Study Permits, Provincial Nominee applications, Quebec applications, Family Class, and Canadian Experience Class applications. Louise has worked with many tradespeople and has a strong knowledge of the trades and licensing requirements for Canada. She will be the main contact for those applying in the new Federal Skilled Trades Class.
Louise also has plenty of experience working with employers who wish to hire foreign workers and preparing Labour Market Opinion applications. She has travelled across Canada to meet and help employers and clients – visiting them in almost every province (so far!) and has represented immigration firms at exhibitions in Canada, Europe and South Africa.
Louise is a director for the Quebec chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) and also sits on the Board of Directors for Action Refugiés Montreal, a non-profit organization that provides support to newly arrived refugees in Montreal.