Marina Nelson is the founder of Marina Immigration Corporation and is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) licensed under the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) and a member of Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).
A desire to help people achieve their Canadian dream was the founder’s motivation in creating Marina Immigration. A lifelong resident of British Columbia and the daughter of an immigrant, Marina Nelson grew up immersed in the Vancouver-area immigrant community which included active participation within the Fraser Valley Italo-Canadian Society. Valuing the immense contributions many newcomers will make to Canadian society, it is her objective to make the immigration application process as smooth and as worry-free as possible for her clients.
Holding the Immigration Practitioner Diploma: Laws, Policies and Procedures from the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants, with undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and psychiatric nursing, and post-graduate certificates in Economics and Accounting from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom, Marina Nelson has a diverse background as an entrepreneur, health care services administrator, advocate, and community volunteer. Some of her career and volunteer contributions include contracts, board positions and advisory committee memberships with the following organizations:
World Health Organization
Ministerial appointment with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Registered Psychiatric Nurses Advisory Committee at Douglas College in British Columbia
Fraser Valley Health Authority Strategic Planning Committee
The Canadian Mental Health Association
British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
The Franciscan Sisters of Atonement Downtown Eastside Vancouver Street Mission
The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue as a life-saving crew member
Marina Nelson currently practices Canadian immigration consulting from her office on Pender Island, British Columbia and is available for online appointments with clients from anywhere in the world for all immigration matters including, work, study, visit, permanent residence, citizenship, family sponsorship, refugee claims, admissibility hearings, detention reviews, criminal rehabilitation, appeals at the Immigration and Refugee Board, and more.
Conveniently located just minutes from Bedwell Harbour Canada Border Services Agency Port of Entry, she is generally available 24/7 for Salish Sea pleasure boaters, commercial mariners, and seafarers requiring counsel in emergency situations at the Port of Entry into Canada, or anywhere in the Southern Gulf Islands. If you or someone you know is in the Salish Sea and is detained by Canada Border Services Agency, please call our emergency line at +1 (604) 897-9220.