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Rhonda graduated with a B.A. (Honours) in Theatre from Queen's University and an M.A. in International Affairs from Carleton University. After graduating, Rhonda joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and was posted to India as a Canadian Visa Officer with regional responsibilities in Nepal, Bangladesh and all areas of India. Rhonda also worked as a Canadian visa officer in Thailand where she was responsible for the regional adoption program and the Bangladesh and Burma immigration programs.
After leaving the Canadian Foreign Service, Rhonda started her immigration consulting practice in India. In 2002, she and her family returned to Canada where she now runs her immigration consultancy practice in Coquitlam, British Columbia. She also works in association with Polinsys.
Rhonda is Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and serves on the Board of Directors of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). She is the Past Chair of ICCRC. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) and was the National Secretary of that organization for two and a half years. Rhonda is a frequent guest speaker on immigration across Canada. She has appeared on the CBC and on local radio programs. She also writes a monthly column in India on Canadian immigration matters.