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Sonia Akilov -  Immigration Lawyer

Sonia Matkowsky

Sonia Akilov, B.A. (Honours), J.D.

Managing Partner & Senior Immigration Lawyer

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

Prior to joining Matkowsky Immigration, 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 skill set includes helping clients with difficult case such as:


  • 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

  • Criminal Rehabilitation and overcoming inadmissibility

  • Misrepresentation & Inadmissibility

  • Medical Inadmissibility Issues & formulating medical plans and arguments to overcome PR application refusals

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, please visit the following link:  Federal Court and Immigration Appeal Division

Sonia Akilov
B.A. (Hons.), J.D.

direct line:   1.416.848.7576

toll free:       1.888.595.9596

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