IndiaChandigarh: +91 9779110887, Chennai: +91 7604989893   
Philippines  Philippines: +63-9171243465     
Canada  Canada: +1-437-929-2273
Start Up VISA Canada



Mr. Sailesh Shankar, President, has a graduate degree in Computer Science and has held esteemed positions in various organizations across India, UAE & Canada. As a founding member of Universal Immigration, Mr. Shankar has overseen the development and current functioning of various departments to this organization in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service & Human Resources. Mr. Shankar is currently in charge of Study & Resettlement and responsible for assisting and aiding the clients in their most crucial period of their transition. Contact Mr. Sailesh Shankar at

MR. RAVI IYER - Chief Consultant

Mr. Ravi Iyer, RCIC (Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant) is highly qualified and aptly experienced in handling different applications of immigration in Canada and failed sponsorship appeals. He travels extensively worldwide and carries the wise knowledge and insight to guide clients in the best possible way. He is M.Com., holds University Gold Medal in International Banking, and Kulapathi Award in Financial Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Mr. Iyer is also Commissioner of Oaths in Ontario. Contact Mr. Ravi Iyer at


Ms. Candice Krishnan, Director has vast experience in handling and advising clients with crucial and complex issues in immigration. Ms. Krishnan is well qualified, holding a Bachelors degree in Commerce and also an Honors student in the Immigration program from Humber College, Toronto. She possesses great skill in administration and procedures and is a specialist in Family sponsorship program, Quebec skilled worker , Express Entry and Canadian Citizenship and PR information Contact Ms Candice Krishnan at

MS. SANGITA IYER - Processing Officer

Ms. Sangita Iyer manages operational matters pertaining to processing of Quebec skilled worker, FSW, and CEC applicants. She holds a degree in Economics, and has experience communicating in multiple languages. Apart from playing a pivotal role in administrative projects and member in the Board of Directors at Universal Immigration, Sangita has to her credit hundreds of successful cases that have allowed her clients to attain permanent residence in Canada. Sangita is committed to providing clients with a thorough and organized immigration process. Contact Sangita through her email:


Mr. Shekhar Pant is a highly dedicated, enthusiastic & self motivated professional with an International working experience, having a background in Financial Accounting, Auditing, Administration & Human Resources. He brings in over two decades of organizational & managerial skills from India & Africa, along with the credit of being consistently an effective & versatile manager, acknowledged for meeting company goals while maintaining excellent client relations. He is multilingual and proficient in English, French, Marathi, Gujarati & Hindi. He manages the processing operations with discipline, determination & a dedicated team committed to performance. He guides, directs & assists in the preparation of immigration files, timely attending to clients queries & concerns, coaching their endeavors towards success. His positive persona with a keen eye to detail ensures that the clients are taken care of most efficiently. He is a very competent & congenial associate, with a will to strive & arrive, he thrives in pressurized and challenging working environments with great adaptability & diligence. Contact Mr. Shekhar Pant

MS. EVELYN ESGUERRA - Processing Officer

Ms. Evelyn Esguerra is a Manila born Canadian but still a Filipino at heart. She graduated from University of Santo Tomas in 2003. She worked few years in one of largest telecommunication company in Canada and continues her Customer service expertise in Universal Immigration. She can speak Filipino, English, and partly Bisaya. Very fluent with current Immigration laws and has an eye for details. Email at

MS. SUMAN LAROIA - Manager – International Education

Ms. Suman has years of experience in student recruitment to leading Universities and Colleges in Canada, US and New Zealand. Her expertise includes recruiting qualified applications from international market, developing strategies and implementing systems that streamline the recruitment process. She has in-depth understanding of Canada, USA, and NZ post secondary admission requirements and student visa formalities. She assists students in counselling, selecting program and college according to their educational background and assists them in visa process. She is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi. Email

MR. KARTHIK. K - Senior Manager – International Student Services

Karthik has been with the company since inception and has risen to the highest level with his diligent work ethics and subject knowledge. He is an MBA from Chennai, India and vast experience in various immigration, college and university admissions, visa processes in Canada. He is an able administrator and has helped the company grow in all directions. He was responsible for establishing our operations in India and the Philippines markets and created a very strong team. He has now moved back to head office in Canada and is responsible for overseeing the student recruitment operations for branch offices in India and the Philippines. Karthik is also the point of contact for agent partnerships for student recruitment. He researches new potential markets, identify suitable agent partners, prepare expansion plans, budgeting and operational models. He can be reached at

Ms. Pardeep Kaur - Accountant

Ms. Pardeep Kaur has completed her Post Graduation in Global Business Management from Humber College, Canada. After completing her graduation in Bachelors of Commerce from India she gained 2 years work experience as an Administrative Executive before coming to Canada. She has experience in Financial Accounting, Auditing and Administration and is working with us since 2015 as an Accountant. She is fluent in English, Punjabi & Hindi. She can be reached at


MR. JOHN M. RUMBAOA - Regional Head – East Asia

John Rumbaoa is stationed in Manila and travels across the country to conduct events and represent the company at international fairs. He manages the Philippine operations composed of three branches: Manila, Cebu City and Davao City. He earned his bachelor’s degree at De La Salle University – Health Sciences Campus in Cavite and a certificate program in teaching at Philippine Normal University. His work at British Council as the Examinations Client Relations Manager helped propel the IELTS business to an all time high and bagged the bigger market share over the competitor in record time. His expertise is in the areas of recruitment, business development, operations, brand-building, managing start ups, marketing and partnerships. He is an able administrator and has helped our company grow at a rapid pace in the Philippines market. John can be reached at

MS. DIANNE JOCEL A. YABES - Senior Student Counsellor, Manila

Dianne is a Senior Counsellor at our Cubao branch office in the Philippines. If you are applying for student visa, she will be one of your first contacts. She was also our very first employee when we started our operations in the Philippines and she has grown leaps and bounds with us. With over 3 years of expertise in counselling, she has vast knowledge in colleges, universities and programs offered across all provinces of Canada. She graduated from University of the East with Latin honor "cum laude". She also has expertise in assessing applications for permanent residency programs in Canada. Dianne is also the point of contact for our exclusive programs with Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. You can reach Dianne at

MS. AIJAH MAE G. PANGILINAN - Senior Case Processing Officer

Aijah is a Senior Case Processing Officer at our Cubao branch office in the Philippines. She is a graduate of Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management from Centro Escolar University – Manila, which is one of the prestigious universities in the Philippines. She has been with Universal Immigration now for more than 3 years and one of the pioneers in the administrative and documentation team. She has assisted hundreds of students with visa documentation and has a 95% visa success rate with her applicants. Her main expertises are Canada Student Visa, Canada Tourist Visa, and Australia Tourist Visa. She can be reached

MS. SHAIRA JUNMYR C. TENORIA - Student Counsellor, Luzon & OFW

Shaira Junmyr Tenoria is a Student Counsellor exclusively for Canada. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and had previous work experience in recruitment process, sourcing and screening of potential candidates that will fit to the company hiring needs. As a Student Counsellor, she counsels and advises prospective clients on which pathway is best for them. She also gives assistance to immigrant applicants for Canada and applies her human resources skills in helping clients choose the best career pathway in Canada. Shaira can be reached at

APRIL L. LAZATIN - Case Processing Officer, Manila

Case Processing Officer, graduate of Bachelor's degree in College of Fine Arts and Design, Major in Painting from University of Santo Tomas - Manila. She has been with Universal Immigration for more than 3 years, and has been in charge of processing applications for Canada Student Visa, Canada Tourist Visa and Australia Tourist Visa. She has had many student visa applications approval over the past 2 years. She enjoys travelling abroad and trying different foods. Hoping her next travel destination would be Canada. You can reach her at

ARNEL L. ESPAÑOLA - Graphic Artist & Video Editor

Arnel L. Española aka Junel to most of the people that knows him, is a 21 year old Graphic Artist & Video Editor of Universal Immigration. He is the one behind all the fantastic videos, images and designs of the company’s promotional ads and etc. He also handles basic IT related concerns. He has been a freelance videographer and photographer for three years. By these experiences he wishes and dreams to achieve great heights in this field. If he were to ask what he wanted to be, he would also like to be bird that can fly high in the skies and be able to eat tiny insects when he gets hungry. A silly dream for a young mind with a vast experience and yet still want to learn more.

MS. MA. NERISSA CAVAN-ALEJANDRE - Senior Case Processing Officer, Cebu City

Nerissa is a dynamic and performance driven HR/Administrative Professional with strong organizational and communication skills. She graduated from Cebu Institute of Technology University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is our first employee in our Cebu Branch in the Philippines and then became our Senior Case Processing Officer. She is in-charge of overseeing and managing the day to day operation of the branch. She is also responsible for assessing client’s profile and give recommendations best suited for them. She is equipped with knowledge and training when it comes to visa processing. Before she joined Universal Immigration, she is a seasoned Invigilator of British Council Philippines specializing in ensuring that the IELTS test runs smoothly and candidates have a positive and consistent test day experience. Aside from that, she is also a doting mother to her son and loves to dance and sing. She has a good humor and has a positive attitude towards work and life. It is important to foster positive relations among clients and colleagues because for her, family is life. She treats them as part of her family. To give genuine commitment to quality and client satisfaction is something she values. You can reach Nerissa

MS. LORIELYN T. DEVALQUE - Case Processing Officer, Cebu City

Lorielyn is a Case Processing Officer at our Cebu branch office in the Philippines. She graduated Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from University of San Jose-Recoletos, which is one of the prestigious universities in Cebu. She has been with Universal Immigration now for almost a year and is one of our pioneering documentation team members in Cebu. Her responsibilities include but not limited to processing the Canada Student Visa, Open Work Permit and Canada Tourist Visa. She has a positive attitude towards work and by handling her clients. She is always looking forward to making her clients as her friends after the success of visa processing. She believes that customer is the heart of every business and so as the bread and butter in the company. Lorielyn is a family-oriented person and enjoys spending time with her family. She is well rounded individual who lives with passion and motivation. Her struggles in life taught her that hard work and thrift are sometimes the only things a person can afford. She remained firm and strong in every challenge she faced in her life. You can reach her at


Rose is the newest member of the team. She is the branch manager and trainer for IELTS at Davao branch office in the Philippines. She assists applicants for student visa and other related concerns in the branch. She was once an owner and the administrator of IELTS review centre which is also one of the top review centres in Davao City from 2008 to 2018. She is also teaching ESL and TOEFL to students specifically Korean and Chinese both online and classroom setting. Rose is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education major in English and a License Professional Teacher ( LPT). She graduated in her late 40’s because she believes that education is a continuous process and it is never late to learn. Her goal in this company is to help other people fulfil their dreams as well as maintain the company’s high standards and reputation. Her interests are cooking and baking. She is also very compassionate to animals. Aside from managing the office, she will also help the students for their IELTS review and exam applications. You can reach Rose at


MS. ANITHA. N - Senior Case Processing Officer, Chennai

Anitha is one of our senior processing officers based in Chennai branch. She is a determined and diligent person who started her career with Universal Immigration as a fresher to the immigration field. Soon, she learnt various processes involved and performed throughout with commitment. She is a bachelor’s degree holder in Computer Science from Anna Adarsh College for Women. She has been with us for more than 7 years now. Anitha has processed hundreds of permanent residency applications and guided them to get the visas. She is now also in charge of processing applications for student visa for various countries. She has an eye for details, scrutinizes the documents effectively and performs exceptionally well under challenging situations. Contact Anitha through her email:

MS. ANNIE REBECCA ABHI - Administrative Assistant, Chennai

Annie handles our administrative tasks and provides support to the documentation team and for the overall operations of the Chennai branch. She has a Masters degree from Satyabama University. She joined Universal Immigration in 2015 and has been an excellent addition to our team over the past 5 years. Annie can be contacted at

MS. JAS DEEP KAUR - Branch Manager, Mohali

Jas deep Kaur is designated as Branch Manager for our Mohali, Punjab, India office. She earned her Master’s degree in Science from Shoolini University, Himachal Pradesh.

She has an extensive experience of 8 years in the processing of various Visa applications including Permanent Residency and TRV for Canada as well as Permanent Residency, Partner Visas, Tourist Visas for Australia. She has a keen eye for detail, being a people’s person with a meticulous approach and her team management skills has won accolades in handling clients and team members alike.

She is an avid reader, a passionate traveller and well versed in English, Punjabi, Hindi and French. Jas deep can be reached at

MS. PUNAM PANDEY - Student Counsellor, Mohali

Punam is our student visa counsellor based in Mohali branch officers. She has a Masters degree in Economics from Punjab University and has a background in Human Resources. She is responsible for student visa inquiries for Canada for north India region. She can be contacted at