Intercultural Communication, Diversity and Inclusion Programs
Rhonda has a B.A. (Honours) 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 abroad 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.
Rhonda started her immigration consulting practice in 1996. In 2002, she and her family returned to Canada where she now runs her immigration consultancy practice in British Columbia. She is also the Executive Director of Imm Seminars, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider for Canadian immigration professionals.
Rhonda is Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and served on the Board of Directors of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) from 2011 until 2017. She is the Past Chair of ICCRC and served in a variety of other leadership roles. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) and was the National Secretary for two years.
Rhonda is a frequent guest speaker on immigration across Canada and in many countries around the world. She has appeared as a Subject Matter Expert on Canadian immigration matters on CBC television and on local radio programs. She writes widely on Canadian immigration matters. She’s been an instructor in the CILPP since 2009.