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The Bright
Team

Each one of our immigration experts are recognized by the CICC or the LSO. They are all highly trained and experienced in a variety of Canadian immigration topics. Our team will assist you in navigating Canada’s immigration and citizenship processes.

OUR TEAM

We have 50+ years of cumulative immigration experience with specialists available for every
imaginable case whether it be sponsorships, study permits, work permits, permanent residency,
etc. These are the visionaries behind Bright Immigration:

Blayne Kumar

CEO

Blayne Kumar

Blayne Kumar, founder and CEO of Bright Immigration had a simple but profound vision, to offer clients an honest, client-focused and intelligent service to those looking for immigration. Blayne has first-hand experience of what poor service looks like and is determined to offer the best service in the industry. As a licensed immigration consultant, Blayne has applied his extensive knowledge and creativity to the world of immigration. In addition to being an immigration expert, Blayne has extensive knowledge in business as a serial entrepreneur, a passion for technology and creative ways to give back to the community. This is exemplified by founding Canada’s leading immigration technology company, Immproved, and a charity, Brighter Together.

Ooma W. Ramroop

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ooma W. Ramroop

Ooma holds a degree from the University of Toronto in Psychology, Criminology, and Sociology is a certified adult educator and a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC). Ooma teaches immigration law at the prestigious Queens University in Kingston Ontario. She has over 25 years of experience in public prosecutions and over 20 years of experience in immigration. Ooma’s strong advocacy skills, knowledge of immigration and criminal law allow her to be an effective advocate on sponsorship appeals, detention reviews, admissibility hearings, removal orders, and refugee cases to name a few.  She has a wealth of experience in advising private clients, corporations, and various organizations.

Caroline Velasquez

SENIOR CASE MANAGER

Caroline Velasquez

Caroline is a highly trained and dedicated immigration professional; she is a licensed RCIC and possesses over 20 years of professional immigration experience. Caroline is devoted to providing honest, responsible and accurate immigration advice. She is particularly knowledgeable on temporary resident visas, permanent resident visas, family sponsorships, and much more. The most motivating aspect of her job is in finding the answers to tough cases, and in assisting clients who require the most care.Caroline has proud Hispanic roots; she is fluent in Spanish and embraces her culture to the utmost. When she isn’t solving immigration cases, she spends her time participating in charitable events for animal welfare.

Elena Soto Leos

SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT

Elena Soto Leos

Elena is a legal assistant and proud member of the Bright Immigration family. She is fluent in English and Russian and has basic knowledge of Spanish. Originally from Russia, Elena understands the immigration journey all to well, in fact it is what motivates her to work in the immigration industry. She understands how important it is for family members and loved ones to be reunited, so she primarily works with sponsorships. Elena enjoys travel of all sorts, whether it be from country to country, road trips, or just long walks. Hot chocolate, gelato, and kind people are at the top of her list of favourite things.

Dunya Knezic

Senior Consultant

Dunya Knezic

A Member of the Law Society of Ontario and Registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Dunya's expertise includes all areas of Canada’s immigration law, including permanent residency, admissibility and enforcement matters, investigations, humanitarian and compassionate applications, detentions and criminal rehabilitation. Dunya was born and raised in Sarajevo, Bosnia. She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1996 following the Bosnian Civil War. After graduating, from Ryerson University in Toronto with Degrees in Criminal Justice, Criminology and a Minor in Sociology, she went on to pursue various community outreach initiatives.

Alicea North

Senior case manager

Alicea North

Alicea has a passion for helping people achieve their Canadian immigration goals. She a Licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario and a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) through CICC. She has a Honours Bachelor's degree from Brock University, as well as a Diploma in Paralegal Studies and a Certificate in Immigration Consultancy.