Immigration Canada PRO – Who We Are

Individual Canadian Pathways Immigration Consulting Inc., which operates under the brand name Immigration Canada Pro, is a licensed immigration company headquartered in Toronto, Canada’s largest city and financial center of Canada. Our company specializes in all kinds of immigration programs with the largest emphasis on economic immigration programs at the federal and provincial levels, family reunification, and helping Canadian employers and foreign workers, international students, and foreign entrepreneurs. We also have representatives in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Asia.

Why choose Immigration Canada Pro?

Our company cooperates with several experts in business consulting on start-up projects. Our partners work directly with venture funds, angel groups, and business incubators. In addition, our partners have years of experience working with regulators, the Canadian Revenue Agency, and federal, provincial, and municipal governments to help you acquire an existing or start a new business in Canada.

The motto of our company is quality, not quantity. We care about our reputation and want our clients to receive the best service we can offer, and your immigration to Canada is successful and in the shortest possible time. Our team members are also immigrants. We have been in the place of our clients, so we understand all the problems and difficulties that our clients face when immigrating to Canada.

Our operating principles are also unique. We combine a client-centric approach with a scientific approach to evaluating and handling each case. Our judgments and recommendations are always based on case studies and supported by Canadian government forecasts and official statistics, as well as the latest updates on government requirements.

Meet our team

Oleg Schindler

Immigration Consultant #R706744

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Oleg Schindler

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, Co-Founder and Director of Immigration Canada Pro

Oleg Schindler is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and a Licensee in good standing of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC). His CICC License Number is #R706744. Mr. Schindler is also an Immigration Policy Analyst, Researcher, Co-Founder, and Director of Immigration Canada Pro. He has been involved in the immigration industry since 2016.

He was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Oleg holds a Master’s in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from Carleton University (Ottawa). He also graduated from a double major program in General History and Political Science from Bar-Ilan University (Israel). Oleg received his Immigration Consultant Diploma at Anderson College in Toronto.

Mr. Schindler is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian, and Hebrew and possesses some working proficiency in Polish and Belarusian.

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Valeria Yelahina

Valeria Yelahina

Case Manager and news editor for News Сanada Immigration

Ms. Yelahina is a copywriter and media consultant at Immigration Canada Pro. In 2020, she joined the Immigration Canada Pro team as a content creator who writes feature articles on the website and corporate blog, as well as publishes posts on the company’s social media. Valeria is also the editor of the news portal at News Canada Immigration.

She was born in Ukraine, where she now lives. Valeria graduated from the Stefanyk Precarpathian National University with a degree in French and English language and literature. She has experience working in international companies as a translator and consultant for foreign clients. She is confident in herself, quickly makes contact with people, and has an active life that always helps her achieve her goals.

Mrs. Yelahina is fluent in Ukrainian, English, Russian, and French.

Aytan Rafikhanova

Ayten Rafikhanova

Case Manager and Copywriter

Aytan was born in Azerbaijan and graduated from Baku State University. After gaining a specialty in Oriental Studies, she worked as a freelance interpreter and journalist and wrote political articles covering the global agenda for different websites, companies, embassies, and individuals in Azerbaijani, Russian, and English.

In 2020, Aytan relocated to Canada, beginning her Master’s degree at Carleton University in Ottawa. In 2022, she graduated from the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. Currently, she specializes in international student admissions and study permit applications.

Aytan speaks Azerbaijani, Russian, English, Turkish, Persian and Urdu.

Bakhodur Khabibov

Bakhodur Khabibov

Official partner and consultant of the company in the field of political, ethnic and religious persecution

Mr. Khabibov is a long-term partner of Immigration Canada Pro. In 2019, he joined our team to provide professional assistance and advice to clients on complex cases of political, ethnic and religious persecution in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Bakhodur was born in Tajikistan but now lives in Ontario. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Law and was an intern at the University of Washington. Bakhodur is known for social and political activism in several Eastern European and Central Asian countries. He also authored many scholarly articles, bills and books.

Mr. Khabibov is fluent in Russian, English, Uzbek, Tajik and Farsi.

Ivan Kondratyev 

Ivan Kondratyev

Content Creator, Advertising and Marketing Specialist 

Ivan Kondratyev has been a marketing consultant at Immigration Canada Pro since 2024. Although he is a new member of the team, he has been independently studying Canadian immigration programs for over five years, using open information from official sources. At Immigration Canada Pro, Ivan analyzes potential clients’ needs, tracks demand dynamics and current trends in the promoted field and promotes the company’s services.

Ivan was born in Moscow, Russia. He graduated from Moscow State University, named after M.V. Lomonosov, with an International Relations/Public Relations qualification. In 2018, he immigrated to Israel. He currently resides and works in Canada. Ivan has extensive experience in analytical work, knows how to interact with people, and achieves mutual understanding. He is determined, consistent, and responsible.

Mr. Kondratyev is fluent in English and Russian. He enjoys travelling, rock music, nature and animals.

Iryna Kovalevych

Iryna Kovalevych

Iryna Kovalevych

Official partner and business consultant of the company

Mrs. Kovalevych is an accomplished and energetic Mortgage Advisor with a solid history of achievement in Banking and Finance. She is a motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Her expertise includes real estate lending, sales, and financial advice. She is a solid team player who diligently follows through on team expectations.

Iryna has been employed by Canada’s financial institutions for over 15 years. Iryna is an Honours graduate with a Master’s degree in Psychology from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine) and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Theology from Ukrainian Catholic University (Ukraine). Iryna is also a graduate of the Dalhousie University (Canada) Commercial lending program.

Mrs. Iryna Kovalevych further volunteered for the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations, Ukrainian Home for the Aged (Ivan Franko Homes), has been actively involved in the Ukrainian Canadian community as a volunteer of the Ukrainian National Federation, Sokil Property Owners Association has been an active member of LUCW – League of Ukrainian Canadian Women. Worked as an Observer in various Ukrainian Election Observation Missions ( parliamentary elections in 2009 and presidential election in 2014) at the Consulate General of Ukraine (Toronto).

Iryna has been on the board of UAMS since its establishment in 2022 and continues to provide strategic support to the charity and its mission.

Mrs. Kovalevych is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Yana Bychkova

Yana Bychkova

Authorized Representative and Regional Client Manager in Ukraine and Eastern Europe

Ms. Bychkova is an authorized representative of Immigration Canada Pro in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2019, she joined the Immigration Canada Pro team to provide professional assistance to clients and develop the company’s activities in the Eastern European market.

Yana was born in Germany and lives in Kyiv, Ukraine. She graduated from Dnipropetrovsk National University with a master’s degree in political science. She is actively involved in public activities and constantly engages in self-education through participation in various expert events and receiving additional education.

In the past, Ms. Bychkova worked at the US Visa Application Center, which has its headquarters in New York. With experience working in international organizations, particularly related to immigration, she has wide knowledge about the possibilities of immigration, study, and work in Canada.

Ms. Bychkova is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian and Spanish.


Pavel Garyashin

Pavel Garyashin

Official representative and regional account manager in Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus region.

Mr. Garyashin is an authorized representative of Immigration Canada Pro in Armenia. In 2023, he joined the Immigration Canada Pro team to assist clients professionally and grow the business.

Pavel was born in Siberia and moved to the Krasnodar Region. He graduated from the Krasnodar Polytechnic University with a degree in Roads and Roadside Structures, specializing in bridges, tunnels, and airfields.

Worked in the field of construction and repair of bridges since 2023 in Armenia, own online business.

Pavel has many years of experience in investment and international business, including knowledge of alluvial gold mining in the Yukon, Canada.

Mr. Garyashin speaks Russian and English.

Yulia Nesterova

Yulia Nesterova

Authorized Representative and Regional Client Manager in the Republic of Korea

Ms. Nesterova is an authorized representative of Immigration Canada Pro in Seoul, Republic of Korea. In 2019, she joined the team to provide customers with professional assistance and develop the company’s activities in the Korean market. Ms. Nesterova is also authorized to provide interpretation and translation services for Immigration Canada Pro. As the Regional Client Manager, she is the company’s primary contact person in the Republic of Korea.

She was born in Russia and immigrated to South Korea in 2011. She graduated from Korea University with a B.Sc. in English/Russian and literature. She is a hard-working, quickly grasping, diligent person who always tries to achieve the maximum results. Having a background as an international student in Korea allowed her to learn about the opportunities for international education and study in Canada. Ms. Nesterova has also developed knowledge about immigration and work opportunities for Koreans in Canada.

Ms. Nesterova speaks Korean, English, and Russian and has some working French proficiency.

Kristina Tarakanova

Kristina Tarakanova

Official representative and regional manager for work with clients in Russia and the CIS countries.

Ms. Tarakanova is the authorized representative of Immigration Canada Pro in Moscow, Russian Federation. She joined the Immigration Canada Pro team in 2021 to provide professional assistance to customers and develop the company’s operations.

Kristina graduated from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia and has a master’s degree from the Russian University of Tourism and Service. Throughout her career, she has worked in London, UK, in the field of VIP customer service, was the head of the private banking division in Russia, and also represented the interests of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Kristina is an expert with many years of experience in investment and international business, including knowledge of the startup ecosystem.

Ms. Tarakanova is fluent in Russian and English.

Tatyana Boytsova

Tatyana Boytsova

Regional Client Manager in Israel and the Russian Federation

Ms. Boytsova is an authorized representative of Immigration Canada Pro in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2019, she joined the Immigration Canada Pro team to assist clients professionally and develop the company’s activities in the Middle East region.

Tatyana was born in Russia. She graduated from the Ural State Law Academy, and in 2005, she passed the qualification exams and received the status of a lawyer at the Russian Bar Association. Having opened her own law office, Tatyana successfully worked, representing clients’ interests in civil, criminal and administrative cases.

Having diverse work experience, Tatyana immigrated to Israel in 2012. After confirming her diploma at the Israeli Chamber of Lawyers and passing all the required qualification exams, she received a lawyer’s license and continued to practice law in Israel.

Tatyana specializes in immigration law, including assisting with immigration to Canada. With a broad knowledge of the opportunities for immigration, study, and work in Canada, she has helped many people successfully immigrate and find new homes in Canada.

Ms. Boytsova is fluent in Hebrew, Russian, and English.

Ekaterina (Kate) Bogomolova

Ekaterina (Kate) Bogomolova

Manager of the Business Immigration Department

Ms. Bogomolova is an authorized representative of Immigration Canada Pro in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, and Moscow, Russian Federation. In 2019, she joined the team to lead the department of business immigration applications. Ms. Bogomolova specializes in Start-Up Visa applications, entrepreneur applications, and self-employed immigration.

She was born in Russia and immigrated to Canada in 2019. She graduated with a Jurist Diploma with Honors from Ulyanovsk State University (Ulyanovsk, Russia) and the University of Gerhardt Mercator (Duisburg, Germany). In 2020, Kate completed an Immigration Consultant program at Anderson College to become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).

Ms. Bogomolova has twenty years of experience as a legal professional in business law, commercial law, and litigation. She has also mediated and is a member in good standing of the National Mediators Organization of the Russian Federation.

Ms. Bogomolova is fluent in English, Russian, and German.

Shaunak Maheshkumar Patel

Shaunak Maheshkumar Patel

Accounting Technician

Mr. Patel is an accounting technician at Immigration Canada Pro. He joined the team in 2024 to assist the company with bookkeeping tasks. He was born in Gujarat, India, and moved to Canada in 2024.

Mr. Patel graduated with a Master of Commerce Diploma from Gujarat University (Gujarat, India). Ms. Patel has six years of experience in bookkeeping.

Ms. Patel is fluent in English, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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