Sonia Matkowsky (Akilov) - Immigration Lawyer
Sonia Matkowsky (Akilov), J.D., BA (Honours)
Senior Immigration Lawyer
Sonia is the Senior Managing Partner at Matkowsky Immigration Law and an immigration lawyer licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Sonia is fluent in English, Hebrew and Russian.
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. Sonia was called to the Ontario Bar in 2012. Prior to co-founding Matkowsky Immigration Law, Sonia spent seven years practising immigration law with two of Canada’s largest immigration law firms - Green and Spiegel, and KPMG law. Sonia has extensive experience representing both individual clients and Fortune 500 multinational companies from a wide variety of industries.
Sonia practices in all areas of Canadian immigration law and has experience with a variety of matters including compliance reviews, temporary and permanent residency applications as well as applications for Canadian citizenship. Sonia also represents clients in family class applications and appeals; Express Entry applications (Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)); Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) applications; entrepreneurial program and investor applications; enforcement and admissibility matters; Detention Reviews at the Immigration Division (ID); Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) and Federal Court litigation.
Sonia's most recent influential win at the Federal Court of Canada was Toki vs Minister of Citizenship and Immigration . For Sonia's other litigation cases: Federal Court and Immigration Appeal Division
B.A (Hons.), J.D.
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