A biography, or simply bio, portrays a person’s life experiences.
Bio of Katharina Kontaxis, RCIC
Mrs. Katharina (Kay) Kontaxis, RCIC (née 1978 in Vienna, Austria, Europe) volunteered as a jurist (law student) at the Juvenile Court of Vienna (criminal law) before immigrating to Canada in 2001. Already as a child she loved exploring different languages and cultures; her passion for history and geography lead her to Canadian immigration litigation. Since 2012, she lives with her husband and four ferrets in the future tech hub of Canada: Edmonton, Alberta.
Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), Toronto, ON, 2015 to present
Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC), Toronto, ON, 2015 to present
MyConsultant (MC), Toronto, ON, 2018 to present
Herzing College, Toronto campus, 2018 to present
The Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General, Edmonton, AB – Commissioner for Oaths, 2013 to 2016
Microbusiness Training Centre Inc., Edmonton, AB – Canadian Business (Certificate) 2017
Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC), Vancouver, BC – Immigration Law (Certificate) 2014
CEGEP André Laurandeau, Montréal, QC – Business French (Certificate) 2009
Capilano University, Vancouver, BC – Paralegal (Diploma) 2004
University of Vienna, Austria, Europe – Law (civil jurisdiction) 2001
University of Linz, Austria, Europe – Law (civil jurisdiction) 1997
Canadian Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Law
English (bilingual), French (professional), German (native) and Greek (elementary)
Herzing College, Toronto campus – online instructor, 2018 – current
MyConsultant.ca / CAPIC, Toronto, ON – freelance writer, 2018 – current
Edmonton Community Legal Centre, Edmonton, AB – volunteer (immigration), 2014
OFFICE: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Immigration, Citizenship, Tribunal
Advises on a broad range of immigration, citizenship and tribunal matters.
Mrs. Katharina (Kay) Kontaxis, RCIC maintains a diverse practice in the areas of Canadian immigration, refugee and citizenship law. She counsels individuals on these matters, and appears before the Immigration Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). Kay has a unique perspective on immigration issues because she worked as a Canadian immigration professional in three languages (English, French and German) in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Edmonton. This broad exposure to different cultures and languages has provided Kay with extensive experience arguing complex matters on behalf of her customers.
Further, Kay advises individuals and businesses on their applications for temporary and permanent resident status; including family classes sponsorships, federal skilled workers via the Express Entry system, provincial nominations (AINP, BCPNP and OINP), temporary resident visas, work permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other exemptions.
Furthermore, Kay understands the subtle nuances of the ever-changing Canadian immigration and citizenship laws and policies. Her professional services are person-centered and solution-focused. With the motto “clients-first” in mind, Kay provides timely, efficient and quality services as a Canadian immigration consultant, instructor and writer.
Finally, Kay offers a full range of Canadian immigration and citizenship consulting services to help make the process easy for her customers. She takes pride in building long-standing relationships with her customers – relationships built on mutual trust and respect.
- Protecting Rights at the Canadian Border, Katharina Kontaxis, MyConsultant 2020
- The Interpretation of Sponsoring a Relative, Katharina Kontaxis, MyConsultant 2020
- How to Sponsor a Relative to Canada?, Katharina Kontaxis, MyConsultant, 2019
- How to Take Charge of Your Medical Inadmissibility?, Katharina Kontaxis, MyConsultant, 2019
- Legal Research Tips for the DIY Client, Katharina Kontaxis, MyConsultant, 2019
- What to Consider when Preparing for an Immigration Hearing?, Katharina Kontaxis, MyConsultant, 2018
- What to Say when Dealing with the CBSA?, Katharina Kontaxis, MyConsultant, 2018
- How to Speed Up the Processing of Your Paper Application?, Katharina Kontaxis, MyConsultant, 2018
- Online Immigration Consultant Program, Herzing College, Toronto campus, 2018 – present