Virginia, US

Cosmina is a Senior Manager and a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, responsible for Canadian temporary and permanent residence immigration matters. She also leads the firm’s private client practice in Toronto.

Cosmina supports clients with various Canadian work permit and entry visa requirements, including Labour Market impact assessments, electronic travel authorizations, inadmissibility applications and permanent residence filings. She also assists clients in understanding their obligations with the immigration programs and represents them in employer compliance reviews, audits and inspections.

She is experienced in representing a mix of major global businesses and smaller, locally based, businesses across various industries, assisting them in implementing cost-effective relocation strategies, as well as planning the foreign population.

Cosmina regularly interacts with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s domestic case processing centers, the Canada Border Services Agencies at various ports of entry, as well as Canadian Consulates and Canadian Embassies worldwide, and provides feedback to authorities on policy and procedural matters as part of the Toronto office’s government relations team.

Cosmina has authored numerous articles and participates in the firm’s client mute calls.

Beginning in April 2016 to the present, Cosmina has volunteered as a Mentor as part of the Women Mobilizing Women program in Toronto, Ontario. She also participates in the Toronto office’s initiatives working closely with the Herbie Fund to provide the immigration services needed to bring children from around the world to The Hospital for Sick Children, also known as SickKids. These services have been provided since 2011. From 2004 to 2008, Cosmina volunteered at the Fairview Mall Legal Clinic in Toronto, Ontario, where she was primarily involved in provincial offences and Canadian immigration matters.

Cosmina speaks English, French and Romanian.

Education


Osgoode Hall Law School | LL.M., 2018
Nottingham (Trent) University | Bachelor of Law, 2014, honors
Seneca College | Immigration Practitioner Certificate, 2010
University “Lucian Blaga” Faculty of Law, Sibiu (Romania), 2001, honors

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Legal Qualifications: Certificate of Qualification as a Lawyer, National Committee on Accreditation, Ottawa, 2018

Member, Canadian Bar Association's Business Permanent Residence Government Submissions Group

Member, Economic Developers Council of Ontario

Member, Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council

Member, Legal Writing Institute

Member, Ontario Bar Association

Developed effective programs to track employment and comply with immigration rules

Analyzed client needs and provided strategies to implement efficient service models

Trained human resources personnel in how to effectively handle their planning and recruitment

Publications and Lectures

Author, “Terminology in immigration.” The Magazine of the Romanian Manitoban, Volume 9, Nr. 4. October 2015: 14. Print.

Collaborator, “Canada.” In Global Business Immigration Handbook, Vols. 2011, 2010, 2009, edited by Fragomen Global. U.S.: Thomson West, 2009-2011. Print.

Author, “Entering Canada After Being Convicted in the USA of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) in One Isolated Instance.” Faptu' Divers, 7 October 2009: 19. Print.

Author, “An Additional Formality – Temporary Foreign Worker Units – Is It Necessary or Not?” Faptu’ Divers, 28 May 2008: 27. Print.

Author, “Everything You Need to Know About the I-94 Card.” Faptu’ Divers, 13 February 2008: 27. Print.

Author, “The Intra-Company Transfer – A Convenient Method to Work in Canada.” Faptu’ Divers, 24 October 2007: 28. Print.

Author, “The Apostille and the Supralegalization Procedure.” Faptu’ Divers, 22 August 2007: 35. Print.

Author, “The Theory and the Practice – the Perfect Combination at the Beginning of Your Career.” Faptu’ Divers, 28 February 2007: 35. Print.