About Silvester & Associates Immigration
We’re here to guide you through the Immigration process. Whether you’re looking to:
We can help!
“Deborah and her staff are helpful and responsive to all our questions and concerns.”
Our award winning team has over 100 years of cumulative Government and Immigration experience.
We’re passionate about making sure our clients get to Canada with as little trouble as possible. That means doing things the right way.
If you’re immigrating or looking for work, we’ll make sure you go through the process correctly. If you’re an employer looking to hire workers, we’ll make sure everything is in order.
We’ve been helping people through the immigration process for a long time. We know it’s complicated, there are no shortcuts, and it’s better when you do things correctly.
DEBORAH J. SILVESTER
IMMIGRATION LAW PRACTITIONER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
IMMIGRATION SERVICES MANAGER
Immigration Law Practitioner
LMIA UNIT SUPERVISOR & LMIA SPECIALIST
Deborah J. Silvester – CEO
Deborah J. Silvester is Silvester & Associates’ Director, an accredited ICCRC Immigration Consultant and an Immigration Law Practitioner.
After receiving her degrees in Criminology and Political Science from Simon Fraser University, Deborah attended Law School at the Faculty of Law in Windsor, Ontario. Deborah is currently registered at American University Washington College of Law.
Drawing on over 30 years of Canadian Federal Government Experience, working as a Federal Senior Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer and as Manager of the Federal Foreign Worker Program in BC/Yukon, Deborah continues to share her expertise with her clients at Silvester & Associates.
Deborah is a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council and is a Commissioner of Oaths.
In her spare time, Deborah managed a successful mayoral campaign in the Township of Langley. Deborah also is Chair of the Board of Directors for Langley Care Society and its Executive Committee and is a member of Rotary.
Jeannie Suric – CFO
Jeannie Suric is our Chief Financial Officer at Silvester & Associates. Jeannie has over 30 years of experience serving the Government of Canada, including a role as a Federal Investigator, which fully equips her to navigate the intricate logistics of government relations and client communications within the context of Immigration.
Immigration Services Manager
Ming manages the Immigration Services Department which facilitates services for individual clients, including Visitor, Student, Worker and Permanent Residence applications. She has a wealth of experience addressing individual needs and maintaining excellent relationships throughout the application process.
Immigration Law Practitioner
Rihan Ali is an Immigration Law Practitioner in good standing with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC). He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Simon Fraser University.
After several years of working for a leading Canadian immigration consulting firm in Downtown Vancouver, Rihan now brings his extensive knowledge and practical experience to clients at Silvester & Associates, primarily focusing on business immigration and permanent residence. Utilizing his impeccable legal research and innate writing skills, Rihan strives to always put his clients’ best case forward.
Rihan is fluent in English and Hindi.
LMIA Unit Supervisor
Ukarjot values client relationships and places high importance on detailed and vigorous client representation.
Katherine brings with her years of experience from the Tech sector in Vancouver as well as having worked in management with owners in the agriculture and horticulture industries. Katherine is here to guide you through the process of bringing Temporary Foreign Workers to your dairy farm or greenhouse.
‘’Navigating the Temporary Foreign Worker Program is our specialty, and it is my pleasure to assist our wonderful employers here in BC and beyond.”
Immigration Services & Marketing Specialist
Thi is a specialist in Immigration Services Department at Silvester & Associates. She is in charge in services for Work Permit, Visitor Visa, Citizenship, and Permanent Resident Card Renewal Applications.
Thi is also a brand & marketing strategist with 10 years’ experience in responsibility for marketing programs, branding management, and other partnering initiatives.
As a graduate of Monash University (Australia) with a master’s degree in Communications & Media Studies, Thi has many years of customer service and marketing experience, including working with advertising agencies and designers.
She is fluent in English and Vietnamese.
Richelle Dela Cruz
Immigration Services Specialist
Richelle is a specialist in our Immigration Services Department, which facilitates services for Work Permit, Visitor Visa, and Student Visa Applications.
She is a graduate of Northeastern College (Philippines) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree Major in Political Science. She is an experienced administrative professional with a demonstrated history of working in the field of legal services in her municipality.
Richelle has completed an Accredited Immigration Consultant Program that concentrated on Canadian Immigration laws, rules, and regulations. She is fluent in three languages: Tagalog, English, and Mandarin Chinese.
“Deborah and her team have saved us COUNTLESS hours in recruitment and paperwork.”
Immigrating shouldn’t be traumatic.
Let us help you come to Canada.