Andrew (Andy) Woodland:  B.A., M.B.A., M.L.E., RCIC

For 3+ years  as the Human Resources manager of a rural Central Alberta meat packing plant, Andy handled all of the immigration issues of a largely foreign workforce.  With no licensed immigration consultants or immigration lawyers nearby, Andy became the informal ‘go to’ guy for local people with immigration questions--however, lack of formal certification, and the pressures of a full time job prevented him from being able to offer significant help.

To overcome this obstacle, in August 2010 Andy enrolled in a certified immigration practicioner’s course. In January, 2012 he quit his HR manager’s job to prepare for a new career launch, and was formally licensed with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) in March, 2012.

15+ years of working and studying overseas, mostly in Asia, and learning several languages in the process, also gives Andy a unique and empathetic perspective on the challenges of life as an immigrant to Canada.