Our Team Members

Migrating Bird Immigration Specialists

Alireza Khodadad, RCIC, MSc

Alireza Khodadad, RCIC, MScAlireza Khodadad, RCIC, MSc

Professional Summary

MBIS is pleased to include Immigration Consultant Alireza Khodadad, RCIC #506523 on our team, as he brings ten years of knowledgeable and diversified experience in the field of domestic immigration and visa experience. He has demonstrated the ability to facilitate a smooth process for clients and excellent status maintenance. He is able to supply counseling on immigration policies and procedures and effectively handle elevating questions and problems to alleviate key barriers and core problems. This is especially valuable when dealing with the more difficult immigration issues and refusals and appeals.

Alireza excels in a multicultural global environment and collaborates with employees at all levels to meet the team’s objectives, demonstrating a thorough understanding of immigration and work authorization laws as well as the many regulations making him adept at facilitating a variety of immigration cases. We can count on Ali to produce quality work under high-stress environments, while handling sensitive information, requiring a high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, and understanding. His dedicated legal professional expertise in Canadian Immigration, Citizenship, and Refugee law has allowed him to successfully build a trusting rapport with clients and offer sound legal advice in clear and universal terms, in a field in which client advocacy is so important.

Ali’s skills and experience include a thorough understanding of immigration case file strategies and case analysis informing him on the best approach to immigration research, inquiries, and investigation, and continuous process improvement on behalf of our clients. His legal writing skills prove invaluable in many areas regarding global immigration filings, document filing, visa applications, and more.

Work History

Immigration Consultant, 01/2016 to present, MBIS, West Vancouver, BC
– Alireza’s focus and strengths include:

– Creating and managing processes and procedures to coordinate documentation for visa processing on immigrant and non-immigrant applications.
– Collaborating with individuals and families to evaluate applications and determine eligibility for resettlement transitions.
– Driving continuous improvement in day-to-day process and transformation initiatives resulting in impactful evolution.

Immigration Consultant 01/2015 to 01/2016, Unican Immigration Services Inc – North Vancouver, BC
– Illustrated Permanent Resident Card and immigration processes and managed communication channels to provide a high level of service and consultation to immigration inquiries.
– Collaborated with outside counsel to interpret and apply technical immigration policies and procedures.
– Collaborated with individuals and families to evaluate applications and determine eligibility for resettlement transitions.


– Post-Degree Certificate: Canadian Immigration, Citizenship And Refugee Law, 12/2011, Ashton College – Vancouver, BC
– MBA: Sales And Marketing, 07/2006, Rutherford University College – Richmond, BC
– Bachelor of Law: Law And Justice, 07/2000, Azad University of Tehran – Tehran, Iran

Thomas Tofigh, RCIC, LLM, Ph.D., Managing Director

The area of Canadian and International immigration is quite vast and our founder and managing director Dr. Thomas Tofigh, RCIC, LLM. keeps abreast of it all. When you are looking for more than just efficiency and attention to detail in completing a well-produced professional application to enter Canada, Dr. Tofigh has a proven track record of success. He has been certified as an Immigration Consultant –(No. R509045) since 2013 by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). In 2018 he earned the diploma of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Officer and currently acts as an Official Consultant to the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council on matters of immigration law and procedure. This involves years of research and activities surrounding applicants interested in immigrating to Canada. In 2015 he received a Certification of Specialization – Mastering family sponsorship, spouse and children application process within Canada and Overseas. Thomas is also a Commissioner of Oaths for the government of British Columbia, The Commissioner for Taking Affidavits by the Order in Council Administration Office in the Ministry of Attorney General.

Allow no errors or omissions in your application when you have Thomas on your team. He is well-versed in Canadian and International procedures and requirements and ensures his staff knows what to do and will do it well! Email him at amir@mbis.ca and find out how his in-depth knowledge of Canadian and International Immigration and Business Law.

Along with his years of experience working as an Immigration Consultant, Thomas brings to the table an extensive education in areas advantageous to those coming to Canada via business or investment streams. Dr. Tofigh recently was awarded a Master’s Degree in International Commercial Law and a Ph.D. in Public Law. This combination makes him a valuable asset to have on your side, to not only present the best application for the right program for you in general, but to deal with the complex, and exacting criteria involved with the financial streams into Canada.

Dr. Tofigh can provide guidance in all aspects of Canadian immigration as well as Canadian and International business and law. When you need a solid source for your investment and/or entrepreneurial ventures in Canada, call our expert. He is able to provide business advice, answer questions about the Canadian economy, potential locations for settlement, etc. Having worked for years in business internationally and as a business owner, Dr. Tofigh also brings practical hands-on experience about owning a business in Canada and abroad.

Click on the files below for a complete list of Dr. Thomas Tofigh’s education and work experience:

Dr. Thomas Tofigh - RCIC, LLM - Complete Education
– Mehr-e Arak – Ph.D. in Public Law , 2015 – 2019

– The University of Salford – Master’s Degree, International Commercial Law, 2018 – 2020

– Diploma, Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Officer, 2017 to 2018

– Certification of Specialization – Mastering family sponsorship, spouse and children application process  In-Canada and Overseas, 2015

– British Columbia Institute of Technology – BCIT Certificate, Operations Management, 2011 – 2013

– APICS CPIM – Certificate in Production and Inventory Management, 2011

– Ashton College – Diploma, Canadian Immigration Consultant, 2012

– NWRC – Postgraduate Diploma, Professional Software Development, 2008 – 2009

– Mehr-e Arak – Master of International Law, 2001 – 2003

– Islamic Azad University – Bachelors’ Degree in Mining Engineering, 1990 – 1996

Thomas Tofigh - RCIC, LLM, Ph.D. - Work Experience
Migrating Bird Immigration Services Inc., North Vancouver
Owner and President – Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, June 2013 to Present

MBIS Marketing Consultants, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Owner and President, Oct. 2018 to Present

CANBC Trading Inc., North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Owner and President, May 2018 to Present

Hue Graphic Inc., North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Owner and President, Oct. 2015 to Present

Rana Consulting Group Inc.
Chief Operating Officer, Nov. 2016 to Mar. 2018

UniCan Immigration, West Vancouver, BC Canada
Immigration Case Manager, Mar. 2012 to Dec. 2013
– Prepared and managed client applications for their respective immigration streams.
– Consulted with clients, advising them on Canadian immigration law, policies and procedures.
– Managed cases before and after landing in Canada including immigration program requirements.

IMM Business Solution Inc, Vancouver, BC Area in Canada
Sales & Marketing Director, Nov. 2011 to Feb. 2012
– Researched new markets for kitchenware
– Determined new market channels
– Contacted follow-ups on sales prospects
– Coordinated with marketing groups to facilitate functions
– Provided status reports to management

Merat Poolad Eng. Co.
Supply Chain Planner, Apr. 2001 to Apr. 2008
– Developed purchasing policies, procedures, controlled purchasing dept. – $10,000,000 budget
– Identified vendors for bulk materials, equipment, or supplies
– Supervised the negotiation of and awarded purchase contracts
– Evaluated cost and quality of goods or services
– Supervised the entire process from purchasing decision through to receipt and consumption

Poolad Machine Company
Expert in Technical and Safety Services, Sept. 1996 to Apr. 2001
– Programmed Economic systems to decrease inventory costs
– Analyzed and developed a structure for 10% year over year cost reduction
– Prepared ‘Repairing Timing Graphs’ to conduct repairing activities on time

Dr. Afsaneh Sari

Dr. Afsaneh Sari – Director of Middle East Dept.

Migrating Bird is honoured to have Dr. Afsaneh Sari join our team and focus on Business People and Skilled Workers from the Middle East who wish to work, invest or immigrate to Canada. We look forward to benefitting from her skill set, making Migrating Bird Immigration Services Inc, a stronger team. Dr. Sari has a Ph.D. in private law with a specialization in bank and insurance affairs as well as international arbitration. She has an MA in International Trade Law and a BA in Law. She also has a BA and MA in Arabic Language and Literature.

Afsaneh has written many articles on banking and arbitration as well as women’s rights, specifically, a comparison between women’s rights and freedoms in Iran and other countries. As a team championing the human rights of individuals for years, we certainly appreciate her background in addressing human rights issues, world religions and more. To take advantage of Afsaneh’s expertise, email her at afsaneh@mbis.ca.


Islamic Azad University, UAE – Ph.D. in Study Private Law, 2012 – International Business Law – (Lawyer, Legal Adviser, International Arbitration, International ContractIslamic Azad Universitys)

Islamic Azad University, UAE  – Masters of International Business Law

The University of Shiraz, Iran – Bachelor of Law – International Business Law

Master of Arabic Language and Literature – Azad University, UAE (Graduated on top of the class-  Science and Research Branch)

Bachelor of Arabic Language and Literature – Azad University, Iran


Lecturer in Azad University – Shahr Ghods – University of Kar- Ghazvin Lecturer in Azad University – UAE – Shahriar

Lecturer in Azad University of Science and Technology – Institute of Cultural and Human Sciences Studies – Payame Noor University of UAE

Bachelor of Law Attorney and Legal Advisor – (Dr. Ahmed Saeed)

Dr. Ahmad AL Jahvari Law Office, Sultanate of Oman  – Lawer & legal consultant, Apr. 2017 – Aug. 2019,

MG Groupe – Deputy CEO, Sept. 2016 to 2019

Dr. Thomas Tofigh, RCIC, LLM, DBA

Thomas Tofigh, RCIC, LLM, Ph.D.

Founder and Managing Director

Janice Mennie

Writer/Researcher/Manager of Communications


Dr. Afsaneh Sari 

Director of Middle East Dept.

Alireza Khodadad

Immigration Legal Assistant