Nadia studied law at the university of Montreal and has been a lawyer since 1994, member of the Quebec bar and member of the Association Québécoise des Avocats et Avocates en Droit de l’immigration (AQAADI) where she was vice-president of the board of directors and regularly gives conferences about immigration laws, particularly about study permits and International Experience Canada (IEC). This year she won the Obiter Dictum award; this award is intended to recognize a member of the Association for her commitment, her remarkable work, her exceptional dedication and her contribution to the advancement of immigration law and the national influence of the Association.
Nadia also regularly gives seminars with IMEDA, an organization that provides training programs to consultants to keep them up to date with changes and news in Canadian immigration. She is also a partner of the CITIM (Clef pour l’Intégration au Travail des Immigrants), where she advises PVTists (people on a working holiday permit) on the best strategies for obtaining permanent residence while working in Quebec. Nadia is also very active on her Facebook group Français, belges, suisses et italiens au canada – questions d ’immigration which welcomes around 100 new members every week. This group has become an important community of mutual aid in immigration where members quickly find simple and documented answers to their questions. Determined, humane and honest are traits that have made Nadia one of the most professional lawyers seeking the complete satisfaction of her clients, for over 20 years.
Isabelle collaborates with Nadia Barrou’s Law Firm and provides consultation, file review services as well as counselling and representation in international mobility matters.
Called to the Barreau du Québec in 1985, Isabelle has over 30 years of experience in immigration law. She advises companies and individuals on work permit and visa procedures for managerial and skilled workers. Her practice focuses on work permits for intra-company transfers, professionals or other strategic employees, based on Labour Market Impact Assessments or exemptions. She also advises clients on various aspects of international mobility such as employer compliance, voluntary disclosures and inspections, frequent business visits, temporary resident visas, work permit exemptions, spousal work permits, permanent residence and Canadian citizenship.
Isabelle is a past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Quebec Immigration Section and an Honorary Member of the CBA National Immigration Section Executive. She also served on the Quebec Bar Advisory Committee on Immigration and on the CBSA Advisory Committee. She is a frequent speaker on immigration law in conferences and continuous legal education seminars for the Québec Bar, the CBA, l ’AQAADI, the LSUC, l ’Union Française de Montréal, la CITIM and private legal seminar organizations.
Over the last 20 years, she has been listed regularly as a leading immigration practitioner in the LEXPERT Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and in the Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Corporate Immigration and Chambers Canada directories. She was granted the Obiter Dictum Prize from l ‘AQAADI in 2009 and was named Immigration Lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers in 2012 and 2016. She was granted the CBA Immigration Section Award of Excellence in 2020.
Ying is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and Certified Consultant by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration. She has a Bachelor from the Normal Superior Institut of Hubei, Huangshi, in China and a Masters in Educational Science from the Université de Bretagne, Rennes, in France.
Perfectly trilingual, Ying has a wealth of experience in Canadian immigration, mainly regarding to business people programs, federal programs managed by Express Entry, provincial programs and temporary and permanent immigration to Quebec and Canada.
She is also the founder of ACACIC (Canadian Association of Chinese Immigration Consultants).
Passionate and dedicated, Ying is known for her thoroughness and great listening skills. She makes sure to undertake the best options to complete your immigration projects.
Originally from Quebec, Alyson studied in France where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Social Development. This experience made her learn about the administrative and legal hazards of a foreign country. It was by scrutinizing legislation, bilateral agreements and the complexity of the process that Alyson developed a genuine passion for Canadian immigration. For several years, she has been interested in this field and has been involved in several forums and support groups on social networks where, thanks to her fine interventions, many people have been able to demystify the procedures and carry out their settlement project in Canada.
Alyson is now a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) since 2021. Within the firm, we can always count on her to keep us posted of the finest details. She treats every file with great care and always ensures precision in her work.
Amanda knew from a young age that the field of law would be her passion. With a motivation that clearly demonstrates her determination, she joined O’Sullivan College in Montreal and became a Paralegal in 2018. Confident and fearless to take up all kinds of challenges, she joined the workforce which allowed her to create many opportunities to gain experience and knowledge in different areas of law. As she discovered a particular interest in immigration law, she decided to specialize her skills in the field by pursuing studies at LaSalle College in Montreal where she obtained her diploma in 2019. This led her to becoming a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in September 2021.
Within our team, Amanda prepares immigration files for people who wish to come to Canada temporarily or permanently and can communicate with them in either English, French or Italian. Her seriousness, professionalism, and ethics make Amanda a person who is faithful to her commitments.
Coming from a rich cultural background, Aliya has been immersed in a cosmopolitan environment from an early age and has developed a real passion for foreign cultures and languages. After growing up in Morocco, Aliya moved to France where she successfully completed a bachelor’s in law followed by a master’s in International Law at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, as well as an MBA in Marketing and Communications. This dual expertise allowed her to then advise renowned law firms in their development in France and Morocco before taking up on a new challenge in 2017: moving to Canada. Aliya now draws on this diverse background and her own immigration experience to advise and support her clients in their immigration process to Canada. Her various experiences living in Morocco, France, the Netherlands and Canada, also make her a very open-minded person, able to work in French and English, and to exchange a few words with her clients in Arabic, Russian or Dutch.
Aliya regularly takes up new challenges that she never fails to meet and surpass. Alongside Maître Nadia Barrou, who trained her as soon as she joined the Firm, Aliya now leads numerous seminars and conferences in partnership with non-profit organizations, both for the public seeking answers to their immigration questions, and professionals of this field who need to keep up with the latest news and updates in Canadian immigration Law.
Aliya is committed to the success of the cases she takes care of and is known to be reassuring, reliable and humane with each of her clients.
From Brazil and United States to Quebec, from being a dentist to now practicing in immigration, Elaine is not afraid to take up challenges. Her journey allowed her to learn English and French in addition to Portuguese, her native language. Since she arrived in Montreal in 2017, she has been recruited into firms specializing in international mobility and has acquired solid skills. Elaine then discovered a passion for immigration law and did not miss any opportunity to take training in the field and develop her skills.
Meeting people with different stories everyday, listening to them with kindness and handling their cases diligently and thoroughly, this is what drives Elaine and makes her one of the most promising professionals in the field of immigration.
Carlos is a lawyer, member of the Colombian Bar, specialized in international, civil and criminal law since 2002. With his empathy and great dedication to humanitarian causes, he became a municipal legal advisor, while working actively for the defense of human rights.
Since he arrived in Canada, Carlos has learned to master French and English perfectly in addition to Spanish, his native language. In 2014, he completed a master’s degree in international law at the University of Montreal and became vice-president of the Association Américaine des Juristes – Chapitre Canada and held paralegal positions in the field of immigration. Since then, he has been handling all types of files and preparing various applications that are sent to the immigration offices of Canada and Quebec. He continued in this direction by completing, in 2020, the immigration consultant training so he could soon become a member of the ICCRC. Immigration is a field that fascinates him, especially as he takes at heart the journey of each of his clients with whom he develops strong bonds.
After studying law and passionate about the arts and literature, Aurore studied modern letters and then worked for two years in the field of music as a teacher and secretary. She obtained her manager’s assistant superior technician certificate and worked for several years in different organizations as an administrative assistant, mainly in the field of training. She then studied a masters in teaching, education and training and finally moved to Montreal where she joined the firm of Nadia Barrou Avocate.
Extremely versatile and being used to treat the most complex procedures, Aurore accompanies her clients in each process with gentleness, calm and patience, qualities that make her the most pleasant person and the most concerned about your wellness. She takes care to maintain a peaceful and serene atmosphere among her colleagues.
From France to Quebec via Senegal, Jordan, Tunisia and Algeria, Dounya has a rich experience with refugees and migrants. After a bachelor’s degree in law and political science in Lyon and a master’s degree specializing in politics and development in Africa and the south at Sciences Po in Bordeaux, Dounya had the chance to live more than four years in the service of Asylum Seekers and Refugees at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Algeria. This allowed her to discover a true vocation in the field of immigration and dedicate her will to ensure that the human rights are respected wherever they are in the world. Her background and experiences make her a great-hearted human and a welcoming person, qualities that we consider essential when we establish a relation with our clients.
Valerie is characterized by her dedication, her versatility and her concern for precision. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminology and having studied in a travel agency, she has always shown a great open mind and a passion for people and their cultures. Perfectly fluent in French, English, Spanish and with over 15 years of customer service experience during which she has perfected her role, she takes care of receiving each of our clients and managing their files with respect and under the best conditions. Her availability, enthusiasm and good humor ensure a warm and joyful atmosphere among our team.
From Luxembourg to Quebec, from high finance to immigration law, Angélique has acquired advanced skills in administrative field.
With a degree in accounting, a Bachelor in International Cooperation and a university degree in Human and Social Sciences, she has always had an affinity for humanitarian projects, volunteering and is very open-minded.
She spent 2 years as a volunteer in a red cross refugee center in Belgium, which increased her interest in immigration. She also stayed in Rwanda for a humanitarian mission.
Angélique speaks fluent French and English. With already more than 5 years of experience in customer service and finance in Belgium and Luxembourg during which she performed communication and customer service as well as the management of their various requests.
Her enthusiasm, spontaneity and empathy ensure our customers a high quality professional service and contributes to a great cohesion within the team.
When she obtained a diploma in senior management and marketing technicians in Chambéry, France, Marie began her career as a sales representative in France before settling with her family in Montreal and completing her studies in video editing and mixing for advertising.
As soon as she obtained her post-graduation work permit, she joined our firm as a secretary. We also gain a lot from her technological skills for all our audio-visual presentations that we expose during our conferences.
From the day she joined the firm, Marlaine has establish extremely reliable, efficient, and precise procedures to ensure impeccable follow-ups and management with clients. The experience she has acquired throughout her career has greatly benefited the firm and the smooth running of transactions. Having your best interests at heart, she will be able to answer all of your questions regarding the billing of our services.
Myriam studied law and criminology at the University of Ottawa. When she obtained her bachelor’s degree, she came back in Montreal, her hometown, to complete a second bachelor’s degree in Management with a specialization in Human Resources at HEC-Montreal and joined the Ordre Des Administrateurs Agréés du Québec (AdmA) in 2019.
Passionate about the firm’s mission, she completed the immigration consultant training in 2020 and will soon become a consultant, member of ICCRC.
Her mission is to facilitate human relations, administrative and technological terms. In the past years, she has been able to make positive and concrete changes to the growth of the firm and she works to ensure the maintenance of harmony and performance of the entire team.