Nova Immigration was founded in 2015 by Shani Hanwella, a veteran Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant and a former Immigration Officer of the Government of Canada. Shani has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian immigration industry, 12 years with the Canadian High Commission of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and another 12 years with a leading full-service immigration law firm in Toronto, Otis & Korman Canadian Immigration Lawyers.

Our Mission

Nova Immigration Solutions strives to meet the immigration needs and goals of our local and global clients with reliable, accessible, and affordable solutions.

Shani Hanwella

Shani Hanwella is a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

In her capacity as a Canadian Immigration Consultant, Shani Hanwella has represented many applicants in their immigration application processes successfully at various Canada immigration offices in and outside of Canada. She also represents clients at all 3 divisions (Immigration Appeal Division, Immigration Division, and Refugee Protection Division) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

A Canadian citizen of Sri Lankan origin, Shani is fluent in English and Sinhala languages. She has written articles relating to Canadian immigration matters both in Canada and Sri Lanka. Currently she writes an immigration column for a Sinhala monthly news paper in Toronto, Yathra News.

A word from her former employer ...

Shani and I began working together in 2003 and we continued working together until she decided to take the plunge and go out on her own. I was very sad to lose her but I was very excited for her at the same time. Shani is an intelligent and meticulous person who takes what she does very seriously. She was always an asset to my firm and I know she will be an asset to anyone that she represents. I wish her nothing but the best.

Michael Korman
Senior lawyer at Otis and Korman

Shani Hanwella is a Member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC license number R411663).