About 

Bastin and Willetts is a fully licensed, insured Immigration consulting partnership with a successful track record.

We are skilled, dedicated immigration professionals who deliver tailored solutions to each of our clients.  No matter what your immigration background, we will provide accurate advice and clear solutions for you to achieve your goal.

 

When you chose Bastin and Willetts, you are in capable and truthworthy hands.

 

We will not waste your time or your chances.  We carefully review your background during an initial consultation process, which will assist us in determining whether or not you are likely to be a successful candidate.  This is always our first step, and yields a much clearer immigration path for our clients.

If you are a potential candidate, we can then help you prepare and submit your application using the highest standards of practice in our industry today.  If you are not, we offer advice on what you may do to improve your chances in the future.

We work collaboratively with fellow immigration practitioners  (consultants and lawyers).  If we feel that your immigration needs are not best represented by our firm, we will assist you by connecting you to the professionals who we feel are best suited to your set of circumstances.   No consultation is without merit.

Our firm focuses primarily on the following cases:

 Family Class, Economic Classes and Temporary Residents including:

  • Spousal Sponsorship

  • Inter-country Adoptions

  • Parent and Grandparents

  • Super Visas

  • Visitor Visas

  • Work Permits

  • Study Permits

  • Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA)

  • LMIA expempt work permits

  • Deemed rehabilitations   

Immigration is stressful.  It is oftentimes confusing and anxiety provoking.  Prospective clients almost always find it difficult to determine their best starting point. 

 

Bastin and Willetts are experienced consultants who are here to help guide our clients.  From an initial in depth consultation, we work with our clients to understand their education, family, work and immigration history.  From this, we will build an individualized immigration strategy that reflect the best possible outcome of an application to Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC).    

 

Our intent is to mitigate the anxieties that families feel when they are apart, that employers feel while they wait for much needed employees to begin, that students feel when they need to move forward in their life in Canada after years of commitment during their studies.   Instead of a stressful process, it becomes an empowering process where clients feel heard, supported, and successful.  

Be in Touch

TARA (DANI) WILLETTS   @TeedyW

Email: dani@bastinandwilletts.com      Tel: 604 379 0276

Skype: BastinandWilletts

ANDREA BASTIN   @AndreaBastin

Email: andrea@bastinandwilletts.com      Tel: 604 834 9027

Skype: BastinandWilletts

Find us on Facebook @BastinandWilletts

 
Meet Dani

Dani has been an Accredited Immigration Consultant since August 2013.  Prior to that, she worked with the Department of Citizenship and Immigration for 25 years. She was originally hired as an Immigration Officer, but in the 10 years prior to retiring from the department was primarily an immigration supervisor. She has extensive experience in every inland immigration program and several overseas programs.

 

Although substantively a decision maker and supervisor, her career also included opportunities to work in several other capacities including Intelligence Liaison Officer, Justice Liaison Officer, Regional Program Advisor, Senior Policy Advisor, PRRA Coordinator, Visa Officer, Manager, Director, Supervisor in charge of outreach for the 2010

Winter Olympics and Regional Training Coordinator. She was a certified departmental and interdepartmental trainer and a frequently requested speaker for external partners including NGO’s, other government departments, the Immigration Section of the Canadian Bar Association, CAPIC, CSIC and Universities and Colleges.

 

While employed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ms. Willetts was recognized nationally three times for her initiatives in outreach. She has received the Head of the Public Service Award, The Deputy Ministers Award, and the Public Service Award of Excellence. She has also been recognized several times as a trainer, both departmentally and interdepartmentally.

Meet Andrea

while she completed her certification to become an RCIC. She completed the full skills exam in October 2013 and continued to work alongside David Morris until December 2014.

With a primary focus and personal experience with family class and a speciality in adoption, Andrea has been asked to speak on the topic numerous times.  Currently advising students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on behalf of KPU's student association and working with TRIUMF to fulfill their temporary foreign worker recruitments, she is balancing a full practice with family and outreach sessions.  

Andrea is also a Commissioner for Taking affidavits and statutory declarations pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. for British Columbia. 

Andrea's first immigration experience was when the PR application for her two adopted sons went sideways after submission to the Canadian High Commission's visa section in Accra Ghana (West Africa). She lived abroad for 13 months while caught in a quagmire of administrative red tape with her family divided; her husband and son remained in Canada while she chased documentation in Ghana while caring for her infant sons.

 

The knowledge of how immigration decisions can drastically affect family life inspired Andrea to accept a position at the Immigration Law Firm of David Morris 

 
Reading is believing!
This is what our clients have to say...

"I cannot recommend Dani enough. She made the seemingly impossible, possible...Because of Dani's expertise, help and genuine care, I am now a happily married man and Permanent Resident in Canada." - HM

"Dear Andrea,  I cannot thank you enough.  I'd been through the ringer before you came along and explained the BCPNP to me.  Thank you for your plain language, your honesty, integrity and super fast replying to my every concern!" - MS

“I am heartily grateful for Dani who guided me attain my work visa to intern in Canada as part of my Master of Social Work program. The application could  have been more agonizing without her professional assistance (I was rejected once before the approval).  I had tried to consult two different lawyers before Dani, yet both of them went straight to explore my pocket before even looking into my case. Dani is prompt in responses and friendly to talk to, and above all, she knows what she is doing" - DW

"I am weeping as I write this testimonial for Andrea Bastin, hero forever to my family...  To have representation by one who knows what you are enduring as a family is enormous comfort...  I cannot possibly recommend Andrea Bastin enough.  No one should to an inter-country adoption without her" - JS and FM

"If you are looking for competent advice, then I would certainly recommend both Dani and Andrea.  I originally started my consultation with Dani but when she took holidays, the transition to working with Andrea was seamless.  We had issues at the border which Andrea couldn't for certain deal with, but she contacted Dani overseas who solved the problem for us right away.  This is great team and not only have we used them for our sponsorship application and the need for support when issues came , but now have started consulting with them for our business needs as well" - DB & MB  

"This is our third application with Andrea! We started with a work permit and TRV for my husband, then a sponsorship application. Now we are working with Andrea as we sponsor our adopted child. Even though we already knew Andrea, she was highly recommended by parents in the adoption community as well as our agency. Can't imagine navigating this without her" - LP & ED 

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