Proudly devoted to helping paint the Canadian cultural mosaic
Rufa is the CEO & Co-Founder of the Doria & Doria (DAD) Canada Immigration Consulting Inc. She has a PhD degree in Bioresource Engineering. Apart from being a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC member ID# R515966) and a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), she is also a Commissioner of Oaths, member of the Irrigation Council of Alberta, as well as a Board Member of the ReadWorld Foundation.
Having first-hand experience in immigrating to Canada herself, she has extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) of Canada, as well the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Her Canadian journey began with an acceptance to to the PhD program in Bioresource Engineering at McGill University that led her to the International Student route of the Canadian immigration process through applying for the certificat d'acceptation du québec (CAQ). She was accompanied by her spouse with an Open Work Permit and her minor-aged daughter with a Student Permit, wherein all the immigration processes were done by herself. This journey then led for a Permanent Residence status for the entire family, and became Canadian citizens shortly thereafter. She was also able to sponsor her parents to visit the family in Canada afterwards.
Rufa's vast international travel experiences gave her a deeper understanding of different cultures and practices of people with different cultural backgrounds. This also enabled her to fully comprehend the diverse needs and travel requirements from a global perspective. Prior to immigrating to Canada, Rufa pursued a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University in the United State, where she became immersed in the international student community.
Having worked as a University professor after her PhD degree, Rufa has a holistic understanding of students' needs - not only in regards with academic requirements, but also with the congruent immigration concerns inherent with an acceptance to a Designated Canadian Institution. With an extensive background in academia, Rufa is used to working in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment that lends well to an ever-changing Canadian immigration regulatory milieu.
She specializes in Student Visa applications, and their potential conversion to a Permanent Resident or Canadian citizen status.
In her free time, Rufa enjoys, travelling, reading and watching basketball & hockey.