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Choosing the right representative for your Canadian visa application is serious business. As one of the most trusted Canadian immigration law firms, FWCanada will ensure that your application receives impeccable attention to detail. Our mission is to provide high quality legal services, in a transparent and efficient manner. Unfortunately, fraudulent and ineffective practice exists in most industries and Canadian immigration is no exception. Only lawyers who are members in good standing of a Canadian bar association, or members of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants are legally authorized to represent clients for the purposes of Canadian immigration. As the legal representative of all FWCanada clients, Attorney Marisa Feil has distinguished herself as a respected authority on Canadian immigration law. She is frequently contacted by government officials and other Canadian immigration lawyers for her expertise.


Supervising Attorney - Partner

marisaAttorney Marisa Feil attended McGill University, where she obtained her Bachelors degree. She went on to graduate from the Common and Civil Law programs at Université de Montréal, widely recognized as one of Canada's premier law schools. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Barreau du Quebec. Attorney Marisa Feil has been working in the field of Canadian immigration and successfully helping people come to Canada for several years even before becoming a member of the Barreau du Quebec and is widely regarded as an authority within the Canadian immigration industry. As the supervising attorney at FWCanada, Marisa manages day-to-day operations of the firm, oversees quality control and is the legal representative of all FWCanada clients. Attorney Marisa Feil liaises regularly with federal and provincial offices on behalf of her clients and is held in esteem by the very agencies that create the laws and policy that regulate the industry.


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FWCanada was created when a group of immigration professionals set out to establish a law firm that would surpass the quality of service offered by larger Canadian immigration firms. Some Canadian immigration law firms are too big to give a client's visa application file the attention it requires, or so small that they lack crucial expertise. At FWCanada, our Canadian immigration lawyers are attentive, forward thinking and constantly looking for opportunities within the realm of Canadian immigration on behalf of our clients. Immigration lawyers at FWCanada collaborate on every file to combine expertise so that each angle is considered. The end result is a client whose needs have been comprehensively assessed and whose Canada visa application travels the avenue of least resistance. Individuals and companies who seek to access Canada in an honest fashion can rely on FWCanada's immigration legal services to ensure that a perfect application is submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


If you visit CIC's (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) website you may note they make it clear that you are not required to use legal representation on immigration applications. While it may sound like a good idea to go at it alone, in order to get the job done more cheaply, overseeing your own application could be risky and cost you more in the end. There are a myriad of problems that can arise when attempting to negotiate immigration law and regulation. An error on your application could lead to rejection, loss of status in Canada and even a removal order being issued against you. You could also potentially lose years of expended energy and money. A significant number of our clients are intelligent people who set out to save a little and were simply overwhelmed by the visa application process. Given the complexity of Canadian immigration laws and the importance of your application, you may want to consider opting for the peace of mind that legal representation brings.


Despite attempts on the part of the Canadian government to crack down on fraud and incompetence through more thorough regulation, many immigration consultants continue to bill themselves as "experts", without any real experience. On June 8th 2010, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration tabled Bill C-35 in the House of Commons, in an effort to address some of these issues and bring greater accountability to the Canadian immigration process. It passed the House of Commons in late 2010 and came into effect June 30, 2011. The fact that the Canadian government had to introduce such swift and sweeping legislation illustrates the need for caution when seeking Canadian immigration representation.

In contrast, immigration lawyers are accountable to their provincial bar associations. Hiring an immigration lawyer guarantees that your representative has the necessary understanding of legal procedure required to properly represent you. Almost all sof the Canadian provincial bar associations also require immigration lawyers to attend continuing professional education conferences and seminars to ensure their knowledge of Canadian immigration laws remain current.


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Marisa Feil

FWCanada’s Supervising Attorney has an extensive background in immigration law, and is viewed by her peers as an authority in the field. Feil is always on top of the latest developments in Canadian immigration law.

Nell Slochowski

Passionate about immigration law, FWCanada’s associate case supervisor is pledged to report accurate, up-to-date information from a legal perspective as she works towards making the immigration process transparent and accessible.

Alessandra Hechanova
FWCanada’s website content manager is absorbed with the humanitarian aspects of immigration policy and is committed to circulating up-to-date immigration headlines as they are announced.

Stephanie Perlis
The social media coordinator’s extensive knowledge in the fields of politics and economics has intrigued her to monitor how upcoming changes in Canadian immigration law will affect the Canadian economy at the provincial, federal, and international levels. 

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Canadian Bar Association


Barreau du Quebec

Québec Bar Association



Quebec Immigration Lawyers Association

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