Meet the Canada Immigration Partners team

Miho Shimizu

Miho Shimizu

Miho Shimizu, originally from Shizuoka, Japan, has lived in the USA and UK prior to moving to Vancouver, Canada, in 1996. She graduated from Douglas College, in British Columbia, with a General Studies Diploma in 2000.

Before becoming a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), she assisted more than 2,000 foreign workers a year through the Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP). Her six years as Western Canada Regional Manager of SWAP saw her act as the principal contact with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). She also successfully provided career coaching services to foreign workers in Canada.

Miho is one of the senior regulated Japanese immigration consultants in Canada. She is in charge of our Japan division, where she specializes in Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) skilled worker category, intra-company transferee from Japan, Family Sponsorship and Labour Market Impact Assessment/Work Permit applications. She is fluent in English and Japanese and a full member of ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) and CAPIC (Canadian Association of Professional Immigrant Consultants). Miho is presently serving on the Board of Director of CAPIC in British Columbia since April 2013, involved in organizing seminars and workshops for Immigration Consultants.

Outside of work, Miho has been a dedicated yoga student since 2007. She enjoys Bikram Yoga (known as hot yoga) and balances her work, family and personal lifestyle.

Matthew Sell

Matthew Sell

Matthew Sell, born in Nottingham, graduated from Oxford University, England, in 2002, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He worked as an analyst for a technology based investment bank before immigrating to Canada.

Matthew has experience in all federal and provincial programs, including investor and entrepreneur classes. He assists Canadian employers in their applications for LMIA’s and ICT work permits. He specializes in BC PNP skilled worker and Business programs.

Matthew has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan and India where he developed a rich understanding of Asian culture and a sensitivity to the issues and concerns of Asian immigrants.

He is a full member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigrant Consultants (CAPIC) where he previously served as Policy and Lobbying Director for the British Columbia chapter.

Matthew loves downhill mountain biking and winter sports. You will find him regularly enjoying his outdoor lifestyle in the North Shore and Whistler.

Stephanie Chau

Stephanie Chau

Stephanie Chau, originally from Hong Kong, China, immigrated to Canada along with her parents when she was little. Have returned to Hong Kong after a few years and completed secondary school there. In 2010, she came back to Canada on her own for university and graduated from Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia, majoring International Development Studies in 2014.

She volunteered in English tutoring programs at the Halifax Public Libraries after graduation. Working with temporary residents and newcomers, listening to their stories, sparked her interest in the field of immigration. She is fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and hopes to provide the best service she can to assist your immigration applications to Canada.

She became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in 2017. She is a full member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigrant Consultants (CAPIC).

Ayaka Bosshard

Ayaka Bosshard

Ayaka Bosshard graduated from Sophia (Jochi) University in Tokyo, Japan, majoring in linguistics, during which time she travelled overseas to learn languages and cultures. After working for a real estate development company in Tokyo, she moved to Canada in 2008.

She has been working for CIP Consulting since 2011. She found her passion in helping people with their visas as her experience in immigrating to Canada was not easy. Currently she works as a Processing Officer, helping prepare all the necessary documents for visa applications.