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Experienced Immigration Lawyers  |  Toronto, Canada

Helping with Canadian & U.S. matters

 Our law firm helps clients with Difficult Immigration Issues including:

  • Previously refused applications

  • Permanent Residence & Family Sponsorship

  • Sponsorship Appeals

  • Inadmissibility Issues

  • Procedural Fairness Letters

  • Judicial Review & Federal Court

  • Removal Orders & H&C Applications

Based in Toronto, Canada and we help clients across Canada and around the world.

Sonia Matkowsky

Sonia Matkowsky, B.A (Hons.), J.D.
Senior Immigration Lawyer

& Managing Partner

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John Matkowsky

John Matkowsky, RCIC, CIM, MFin, BCOM
Senior Immigration Consultant

Founding Partner

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Sonia Matkowsky, B.A (Hons.), J.D.
Senior Immigration Lawyer

Managing Partner

Sonia holds a Jurisprudence Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Science, Law & Society from York University.

Prior to Matkowsky Immigration Law, Sonia practiced immigration law with two of Canada’s largest immigration law firms - Green and Spiegel, and KPMG law. Sonia has experience helping both individuals and Fortune 500 companies with their immigration matters.

Sonia's specialized skillset includes helping clients with:


  • Previously Refused applications

  • IAD and Federal Court for Sponsorship appeals

  • Residency Obligation appeals

  • Immigration Division Hearings on Inadmissibility Cases

  • Judicial Review and Reconsideration for previously refused applications

  • Procedural Fairness Letter Responses

Sonia's influential win at the Federal Court established a new law in Canada; Toki vs Minister of Citizenship and Immigration .

For Sonia's other litigation cases at the Immigration Appeal Division and Federal Court: 
Federal Court and Immigration Appeal Division

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John Matkowsky, RCIC, CIM, MFin, BCOM
Senior Immigration Consultant

Founding Partner

John is the founding partner and he practices in all areas of immigration law, particularly focusing on more complex immigration cases. He is a licensed Senior Immigration Consultant, and is a member in good standing with the ICCRC. John holds a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queens University and holds a Chartered Investment Manager designation.

Earlier in his career he worked in the financial markets as a Chartered Investment Manager and trader for large Canadian Banks and Private Family Trusts. John transitioned from helping individuals and families manage their investments to helping them immigrate to Canada under investor and business immigration programs.  Today, John practices in all areas of immigration law, helping clients make Canada home.

John lived in New York City, Indonesia, Australia and Hong Kong and dealt with many immigration issues himself, which guided him into practicing Immigration law.

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