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As an immigrant myself, I empathize with the challenges and sacrifices involved in making the decision to pursue immigration. I am here to provide you with the support you need along your immigration journey.


My name is Jing Yao

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)

License Number R710542

Verify status with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants here


My Consultation Approach

Having personally gone through the immigration process, I understand the challenges immigrants face, and I am passionate about helping individuals who are interested in studying, working or settling down in Canada.​When it comes to immigration advising, I apply some concepts from appreciative advising into my advising approach, which I also incorporate into my daily interactions with students. I provide a compassionate and understanding environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your stories. Together, we will explore your strengths through open-ended questions and envision various pathways before determining the optimal plan for you. I am excited about embarking on this journey with you.

About Me


2014 - Master of Education at University of British Columbia (UBC)

2018 - International Students and Immigration Education Program & licensed as a RISIA to provide legal immigration advice to international students

2020 - Certificate in Immigration: Laws, Policies and Procedures at UBC & licensed as an RCIC 


Since 2017, I started working as an International Student Advisor at a local public college. This role provided me with the opportunity to assist a diverse range of international students from around the world. I guided them through various immigration processes, such as study permits, visitor visas, Co-op work permits, post-graduation work permits, spousal work permits and more. Currently, I am employed as an Academic Advisor at a reputable university in Vancouver. However, my passion for immigration advising has led me to become a licensed RCIC in 2022 after a year of dedicated studies and preparation, and being an RCIC allows me to expand my advising scope and help more applicants.


Prior to my current roles, I also volunteered at the North Shore Multicultural Society (now known as Impact North Shore). During my time there, I supported newcomers from various countries, predominantly from China, Iran and Pakistan, in improving their English skills.  

Workshops and Media

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