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Meet Dani (She/Her)

Dani is now retired, but there is no evolution from Bastin & Willetts to Bastin and Company without the brilliance, humour and care that Dani poured into supporting our clients over the years.

Dani taught us, and our clients, all that we needed to know in order to make solid, ethical decisions. No surprise that Dani was recognized nationally three times for her initiatives while working at IRCC as an outreach officer. 

We wish her nothing but the best in her retirement, which will no doubt be filled with travel and photography!

Meet Andrea (She/Her)

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 on long range planning (the path to PR for foreign nationals), personal experience with family class and a speciality in adoption, Andrea has been asked to speak on the both temporary immigration and family class immigration programs numerous times.  Andrea has worked for Education institutions (Kwantlen Polytechnic University on behalf of KPU's student association), working with TRIUMF to fulfill their obligations to students and postdoctoral fellows among others. 

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 

"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
"I write this for Andrea, but also for my fellow HR peeps across Canada. Retain Andrea. You will not regret it!"
- MG
"Dear Andrea,  I cannot thank you enough.  I'd been through the wringer 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
Referrals
Reading is believing!
This is what our clients have to say...

"I met Andrea as a hopeful foreign student. At first, I didn't like her approach because I wanted to be in Canada NOW. But I listened to her advice, overcame a refusal when I didn't fully understand the detail required to submit an application that was complete, and went on to complete my masters degree in Canada. She then helped me apply for my PGWP and PR. I am now a Canadian citizen (which she told me how to do on my own!) and am now working with Andrea to sponsor my wife. I have known her for years, and that support she gave me as a student was unlike anything my colleagues received at the time. It was a life plan, not just a study plan. Thank you Andrea" - IK

"My immigration timeline still amazes me. 2013, Andrea said she was "new" and I should probably get a more experienced person to assist me. But I just knew she had her head and heart in the game.  Glad I did not go elsewhere because 2013 made me a permanent resident. 2019 made me a citizen AND the father of a beautiful adopted child -- none of this would have been possible had she not seen the value in a gay man escaping from a country who saw me as an illegal. My husband and I are living our dream in Canada, and Andrea made this possible now three times over. It is an honour to write her a testimonial..." CP (on behalf of DG and Baby C!)

"I write this for Andrea, but also for my fellow HR peeps across Canada. Retain Andrea. You will not regret it!" - MG

"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

"Funny to write a testimonial for someone who told me I didn't qualify for immigration! Andrea did. Others did not. IN the end, Andrea helped me with an immigration. It took a few years longer than I had hoped, but I was successful. I now know that I would have been refused and had all sorts of problems had Andrea not been honest with me. She came highly recommended, and of course she should be. Rare to have someone deliver 'bad news' in such a kind way! I am now a PR in Canada, thanks to her" - FM

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

Our firm focuses primarily on the following cases:

 Family Class, Economic Classes and Temporary Residents including:

  • Spousal Sponsorship

  • Inter-country Adoptions

  • Visitor Visas

  • Work Permits

  • Study Permits

  • Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA)

  • LMIA exempt work permits

  • Deemed rehabilitations   

We acknowledge that our place of work is within the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the 

xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations.  

Be in Touch

TARA (DANI) WILLETTS   @TeedyW

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

Skype: BastinandWilletts

ANDREA BASTIN   @AndreaBastin

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

Skype: BastinandWilletts

Find us on Facebook @BastinandWilletts

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