About Us

Riham Al Bakouni is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), registered and licensed member of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) in good standing, licensed by the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration of Québec (MIFI) as well as the Prince Edward Island (PEI) and a Commissioner for Oaths for Québec appointed by the Minister of Justice. Riham holds a Certificate in Immigration Consultancy from College LaSalle, in Montréal, Québec, as well as two bachelor degrees, one in Law and another in Applied Geophysics from Damascus University, Syria.

Being fluent in English and Arabic, with good knowledge of Spanish and French will enable Riham to establish a better rapport and comprehension of your immigration needs.

As a Founder of Bakouni Immigration & Citizenship Consulting her goal is to create exceptional experience for her clients given the importance of their decision. Considering the sensitive nature of immigration matters, Riham is helping her clients achieve their dreams and is making the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

With the proper professional guidance you will always be a few steps closer to making your dream come true.

Verify status on CICC website here
Membership ID # R531697

To verify the status under the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation, and Integration of Québec, kindly visit the Government of Québec website here.

License # 11808

Check the authorization of a Commissioner for Oaths here.

Name: Riham Al Bakouni
Commissioner No. 227771
Judicial district: Québec
Date of the oath (as applicable)

Why hire an Immigration Professional?

For some, especially those with high skills and language proficiency,  filling out an application or applying for a specific type of permit may seem a straight forward process,  yet it’s their first time and they are not aware of how critical this is to their immigration future.

Missing an important piece of information, providing the wrong document, passing a deadline, all can lead to the rejection of an application. What is worse,  it can be considered misrepresentation and the applicant gets a 5 year ban on entering Canada.

Saying the process is a “piece of cake” does not make the consequences in case of making a mistake any manageable. You are the one to suffer because of it. Save yourself and your loved ones from the risk of getting denied entry to Canada. Ask for the expert advice of an immigration professional.

Laws and regulations are frequently changing and despite the fact that the Government websites concerned with immigration matters are so simple and appealing but it’s the immigration professional who deals with this on daily basis. He is the one who handled several cases and combined different options to finally meet the needs of his client.

Make sure that your dealing with a licensed professional who is expert in the matter. Avoid dealing with unauthorized persons who claim having the required skills and knowledge. Hiring ghost consultants can negatively affect your application as well as may lead to it is being rejected.

And always validate the status of the immigration professional on the CICC website before signing the retainer agreement. Protect yourself by visiting the Fraud Prevention page and never hesitate to report to CICC:

Phone: 289-348-0422
Toll free: 1-877-836-7543
Fax: 1-877-315-9868

WARNING!  If you pay a non-authorized person (ghost consultant), the Canadian government can refuse your application.