Active Professionals Calgary, Toronto, Montreal



Active Professionals Calgary, Toronto, Montreal

Paralegal, Immigration & Business Services 

Company Service Highlights

  • PARALEGAL: Canadian Pardon, Commissioner for Oaths, Small Claims Court, Uncontested Divorce, U.S. Travel Waiver, Wills & More
  • IMMIGRATION: AINP, Appeals, Citizenship, Express Entry, LMIA, Refugee, Sponsorships, Student, Visitor, Worker & More by R.C.I.C
  • BUSINESS: Bookkeeping, Corporate & Personal Tax Returns, GST, Payroll & more; Passport Photos & Translations/Interpretations

Head Office Calgary

Sub Office Montreal, Quebec

Montreal, Quebec Canada H2V 4H3
Mr. Daniel Tartif, R.C.I.C., M.A.I.T.C.
Commissioner for Oaths (QC)
By appointment only
Call: 1-403-590-3818

Opening Times

Monday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Evening and weekend: By Appointment

About Active Professionals Calgary, Alberta

Active Professionals is a registered trade name and a Division of Canada Immigration & Business Services (CIBS) Ltd Incorporated, an Alberta Corporation registered under the Company Laws of the province of Alberta. Canada Immigration & Business Services (CIBS) Ltd was established in 1999 and has since provided services literally to thousands of clients.

Our goal is to make Active Professionals a one stop service office for Paralegal, Immigration and Business Services. Do not hesitate to call or e-mail us for an inquiry about Paralegal, Immigration and Business Services. Either we will have a specialist within the office or we will arrange for an expert within our network outside of Active Professionals.

As it is clear by the name, “Active” means “lively, energetic, full of life, dynamic, on the go, full of zip etc.” In addition to the above, we decided on the “Active” name as meaning


We are committed to providing or finding accurate information to the best of our knowledge and resources. The Team at Active Professionalscares for clients. We believe in “the team approach” and we have a team of 8 professionals working for you.

We sell information and try our best to get the updates for you. Our staff believes in effective communication, with an emphasis on listening.

You cannot do a great job, until you listen to your clients. They are the ones who can best describe their case.

Looking for information not listed here? Do not hesitate to contact Active Professionals and we will do our best to answer your questions or find someone who can.

Why Choose Us?

At Active Professionals we realize that there are quite a few other companies in Calgary who offer the same services as we do. Being a savvy shopper you will likely want to research different companies before choosing the one that is suitable to meet your consumer needs.

Active Professionals offers exactly what you need. Our team of dedicated professionals will complete your requests in a timely manner. We work from a centrally located commercial office. You’ll find us easy to reach and ready to fulfill your goals.

When you look up our reviews we believe you will be very satisfied with what you learn. Our positive client testimonials, numerous business awards, years in business and zero complaints from the Better Business Bureau will surely inspire you to hire us. We offer competitive fees and efficient service.

You will find our references below. On our “Client Testimonials Page” you will see over 600 client testimonials. We are also proud to have received over 200 thank you cards from clients all over the world.

We would like to thank you for considering to do business with us. In addition to numerous client testimonials from our satisfied customers, we would like to share with you some of the professional qualities that make us stand apart from our competition.


  • Winners of the Consumer Choice Award (CAA)
    (2005/2006 & 2012/2013)
  • Lowest Fee Guarantee 110%
  • Educated Staff
  • Sincere and Accurate Advice
  • Expert Knowledge and Experience
  • Professional Association Memberships
  • Integrity, Honesty and Efficiency
  • Success
  • Up-to-date knowledge and information
  • Excellent Support
  • Word of Mouth
  • Licensed Employment Agency
  • Guarantee
  • Professional Office/Centrally Located
  • Prompt Service
  • Flexible Payment Plans
  • Personal Approach
  • One Stop Paralegal, Immigration & Business Services
  • Accessibility
  • Choice of Services
  • Information
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Creative & Practical Advice
  • Proactive Solutions
  • Nomination from American Biographical Institute Inc (ABI)
  • Nomination from the Heritage Registry of Who’s Who
  • The Brick Certificate
  • Referral Program
  • Network
  • Mini Vacation Opportunity

1. Winners of the Consumer Choice Award (CAA)
(2005/2006 & 2012/2013)

As a testament to our abilities Active Professionals, formerly known as Canada Immigration & Business Services (CIBS) Ltd., received the 2005/2006 and the 2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award for Business Excellence in the Immigration Consultant Category.

The Consumer Choice Award is based on the results of an independent research firm who conducted surveys at a variety of Calgary businesses.

The purpose of this award is to publicly identify those establishments, voted for by consumers “as their choice for excellence”.

According to the Consumer Choice Award Office, to date March 2015, we are the ONLY Immigration Consulting Company in Calgary who has been chosen twice for this award.

Thank you Calgary for choosing us as your NUMBER ONE Immigration Consulting Company!

The Consumer Choice Award trademark is considered the seal of excellence. Receiving this award not only emphasizes the crowning achievement of the recipients’ efforts, but more importantly, it also represents one of the most valuable rewards of all, the knowledge that the recipients have earned the trust and loyalty of consumers.

2. 110 % Lowest Fee Guarantee

When our clients compare our fees with our competitors, they often find our rates to be 40% lower. We challenge you to find a lower fee for the same services and experience that we offer, not including a comparison with home businesses fees, and we will match the lowest fee you present, plus we will reduce the difference by 10%. You must have a written quote to compare the services with fees lower than ours. Some exceptions do apply.

3. Educated Staff

Our dedicated staff are very well qualified to meet your business needs. Many of them speak different languages and have multiple degrees to their credit. For more details, please visit our, “Our Team” page.

4. Sincere & Accurate Advice

We do not sell dreams! We make more friends by telling people the truth, right up front. We will offer you comprehensive advice, right from the beginning of the process to the end. In order to preserve our hard earned reputation we endeavor to limit our client intake to those cases with a strong likelihood of success.

If we have doubts that your application will be successful, we will be honest with you about your chances of success. We will refuse to represent a client who we feel is misusing the system. If Active Professionals considers your case overly complicated or out of our range of expertise, we will turn it down and may either refer you to one of our other business associates, or let you know that we have no prior experience in this particular kind of case. This is what differentiates us from other professionals. Our motto is: “100 % client satisfaction”. To achieve this, we use the utmost care by adopting a professional approach.

5. Expert Knowledge & Experience

At Active Professionals our team has over 40 years of combined Legal, Immigration and Business Experience.

Active Professionals enjoys an excellent reputation with the public and the authorities. We know the players, we know the rules and we have the necessary practical experience to support our understanding of these matters. We are experienced in handling both your issues and the stress generated by the process.

6. Professional Association Memberships

Active Professional’s staff are members of a variety of Professional Associations including the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

Our present Accountant has a CGA (Certified General Accountant) designation and we have 3 staff members who have Commissioner of Oaths (Alberta) status from Alberta Justice.

At Active Professionals, one team member also has the Commissioner of Oaths (Saskatchewan) status from the Saskatchewan Department of Justice. Yet another is qualified in Quebec and has the Commissioner of Oaths (Quebec) status from the Quebec Justice Department.

Visit “Our Team” and “Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC’s) work with us” pages for details.

7. Integrity, Honesty and Efficiency

Since our goal is to maintain our established standard of excellence, we adopt high standards when choosing our staff.

Paralegal, Immigration and Business Services all require energy and dedication. We work hard to make everything easier and more stress-free for our clients. You will find that we are true to our word and handle our client’s work with professionalism and efficiency.

8. Success

With our help, literally thousands of individuals from all over the world have obtained success in their cases during the last fifteen years. More and more people are choosing Active Professionals.

Active Professionals benefits from a good reputation that keeps lasting over the years. Our office motto is, “Reputation for Results”!

9. Up to date

The rules and procedures required for the Canadian Immigration (for immigration clients), Legal ( for paralegal clients) and Canada Revenue Agency – CRA (for tax and accounting clients) keep changing. This can make it difficult for the general public to understand the procedures involved.

Our staff keeps up to date with the new laws, regulations and procedures. You should not wait to start your immigration process as you may lose the advantages that are available to you at this point in time. Once your case is submitted to the immigration office, in the majority of cases, any changes to the regulations will likely not affect you.

10. Support

At Active Professionals, we do not just do your paperwork and send your case file to the authorities. We take each and every file seriously and put ourselves in your shoes, as if your file were our own. We will provide you with a full range of services to help you. You will receive telephone and e-mail support during the whole process. Please browse our web pages to get a glimpse of what we offer.

11. Word of Mouth

Word of mouth advertising (happy clients referring their family or friends to us) accounts for roughly half of our clientele. In some cases, clients have even cancelled contracts with other companies in order to become Active Professionals, clients.

Paralegal Services

Paralegals in Alberta work in a legal capacity acting as agents and representing the best interest of their clients in various judicial matters. They provide their clients with a comparable and more economical service compared to using a lawyer.

Paralegals charge a fraction of lawyer’s fees, which can be a great advantage to those who require legal assistance but are unable to afford the high rates of most lawyers.

Paralegals are permitted to practice in Provincial Offences Court, Small Claims Court, Landlord and Tenant Tribunals and many other tribunals and hearings. In addition, Paralegals can assist with completing any applications and to prepare simple documentation. Although individuals and small businesses may be self-represented in many legal matters, representation by an experienced and licenced paralegal may result in a more competent, successful and less stressful experience.

What “Active Professionals” Can Do For You?

Active Professionals can act on your behalf by representing you as a legal agent or advocate in a variety of services. Our goal is to partner with you to achieve the best possible outcome in any legal matter where we represent or assist you.

Active Professionals’ paralegal services can accommodate your needs with knowledgeable and professional representation at a fraction of the price of a lawyer. Please read the recent article from “The Global and Mail” Lawyers are too expensive for most Canadians, give more work to paralegals!

Active Professionals’ paralegal services include but are not limited to the following alphabetical list.


  • Administrative Alberta driver licence suspension program appeals
  • Aids to daily living appeals
  • Alberta zero alcohol tolerance program appeals
  • Appeals for a provincial business licence
  • Appeals of decision of the registrar and railway administrator
  • Appeals of Parole Board of Canada (PBC) decision for conditional release
  • Assured income for the severely handicapped (AISH) appeals
  • Child and adult health benefit appeals
  • Child care licensing appeals
  • Child, youth and family enhancement appeals
  • City business licence appeals
  • Disability benefits appeals
  • Employment insurance (E.I.) appeals
  • Family support for children with disabilities appeals
  • Human rights Commission appeals.
  • Immediate roadside suspension program appeals
  • Income and employment support appeals
  • Persons with development disabilities appeals
  • Property assessment review appeals
  • Protection for persons in care appeals
  • Review of driver conduct appeals
  • Seniors benefits appeals
  • Special needs assistance appeals
  • Supportive living accommodations licensing appeals
  • Vehicle seizure program appeals
  • Workers compensation board (WCB) appeals


  • Completing the application to receive information as a victim
  • Completing travel document applications for refugees
  • Enduring Power of Attorneys
  • To obtain previous divorce judgment for any provincial court in Canada
  • Translating your documents into English and 50+ languages – For details please visit our page “Translation and Interpretation”
  • U.S.A. Waivers (Advanced permission to enter as a non-immigrant)
  • With all applications

Civil Matters:

  • Resolve civil matters in Small Claims Court of a monetary value up to $50,000.00

Commissioner for Oaths Services (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Québec):

  • Please visit our page “Commissioner for Oaths ” for a complete list of services.

Corporate Services:

  • Coordinate and prepare corporate documents and complete the required forms for the creation of new legal entities
  • Coordinate the certification, notarization and legalization of corporate documents required to support international activities, liaising with the relevant Embassies, Consulates and Chamber of Notaries
  • Dissolve and revive your company
  • Maintain the minute books of legal entities (annual resolutions, annual reports, etc.)
  • Manage and maintain the database containing all information pertaining to legal entities
  • Perform company name searches and reserve
  • Prepare and file your corporate amendments
  • Register your trade name
  • Update minute book

Criminal Offences (Summary Conviction):

  • Representation for summary offences

Divorce Matters:

  • Assist in obtaining your original certificates of marriage in preparation for your divorce
  • Assistance with contested divorce
  • Family court proceedings Support
  • Handle uncontested divorces (also called Desk Divorces)
  • Joint divorce
  • Mediation
  • Rejected divorce

Canadian Immigration Services

Active Professionals is a Canadian Immigration firm that has been serving clients worldwide since 1999. Active Professionals is pleased to have Mr. Anwarul Karim (Membership # R511978, Head Office, Calgary) as Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) and full members of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and Mr. Daniel Tardif (Membership# R420255, Quebec Office),Ms. Lina Balian (Membership # R407471, Ontario Office) and Mr. Shun Wong Lam (Membership # R507414, Head Office, Calgary) as Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) and full members of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) in our team.


Mr. Daniel TARDIF is also a member of Registre Québécois des consultants en immigration reconnus (Reg #11479).


All Canadian Immigration Services including but not limited to Consult, Advice and Representation are handled only by the above-mentioned Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) at Active Professionals.

We know that immigration to a new country is one of the most significant decisions in any person’s life. We understand the needs and concerns of prospective immigrants to Canada. Active Professionals has a proven track record of helping clients for immigration and non-immigration matters. As a result, our clients refer their family and friends to us with confidence. We go to extraordinary lengths to see that your loved ones are reunited with you in Canada as soon as possible. The vast majority of our clients have their interviews with Citizenship and Immigration Canada waived. Our RCICs are authorized by the Canadian Government to represent you in all Canadian Immigration Matters. Initial in-person, telephonic or via Skype communication is a mandatory requirement at our office before a client retains our Canadian Immigration Services.

We only deal with clients who we are confident will have the best chance of success. If our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) feel that you will not qualify to make a successful application, we will be honest with you, and you will not be left with false hopes, wasting your time and money needlessly. You will have “Peace of Mind” knowing if you qualify now or what you will need to do to qualify in the future.

Given the significant and recent changes to the Immigration Laws in Canada, it is imperative that prospective immigrants contact us to guide you through the process from start to finish. Discover the difference that working with our team of friendly experienced professionals brings. We invite you to call us on 403-590-3818 or email us at to book a confidential initial consulting with one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs).

The following are some of the services we provide:


  • Adoptee’s Application
  • Adoption Sponsorship Application
  • Confirmation of Canadian Citizenship of the Adoptive Parent(s)


  • Deportation Appeal
  • Loss of Permanent Resident Status Appeal
  • Permanent Resident Application Appeal
  • Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) Application
  • Removal Order Appeal

Applications Review Services

  • Review and Checking of Forms and Documents for Any Citizenship and Immigration Application Prepared By Applicants Themselves

Applications to Become Permanent Resident

  • Business Immigration
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Canadian Express Entry
  • Caregivers Program
  • Family Sponsorship
    • Adopted Children and Other Eligible Relatives Sponsorship
    • Dependent Children Sponsorship
    • Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship
    • Spouse, Common-law Partner, Conjugal Partner Sponsorship Within or Outside Canada
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Federal Skilled Workers
  • Investor Immigration
  • Provincial Nominees Program
    • Alberta
    • British Columbia
    • Manitoba
    • New Brunswick
    • New Foundland and Labrador
    • Northwest Territories
    • Nova Scotia
    • Ontario
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Saskatchewan
    • Yukon
  • Quebec – Selected Skilled Workers
  • Refugees
  • Self-employed Persons Program
  • Start-up Visa

Citizenship Applications

  • Application for a Search of Citizenship Records
  • Application for Canadian Citizenship, Adults and Minors
  • Application for Grant of Citizenship for Stateless Persons Born to a Canadian Parent
  • Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship
  • Application to Resume Canadian Citizenship
  • Citizenship Residence Questionnaire (RQ) Service
  • Citizenship Test Preparation Service
  • Declaration Concerning a Citizenship Certificate That Was Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Never Received
  • Fast-Track Canadian Citizenship Application for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) – Current and Past Members of CAF
  • Proof of Citizenship Application
  • Request to Correct a Date of Birth for Citizenship
  • Withdrawal of Citizenship Application

Consultation Services

  • Assessment Services for any Immigration and Citizenship Applications
  • Consultation on Skype
  • Consultation Over the Phone
  • Initial Consultation
  • In-person Consultation

Miscellaneous Business Services

Active Professionals offers full Accounting, Bookkeeping, Tax and Payroll services geared exclusively towards small and medium business owners. Our Business Services in addition to the Accounting includes but not limited to the Translation & Interpretation of all Major Languages, Graphic Design, Web Design/Web Development/Web Maintenance, Passport Photos, and Employment Agency Services.

For further information, please read our specific pages for details.

In addition, find below a list of Miscellaneous Business Services, which may not listed under our Specific Pages.

  • Accounting – For details of complete Accounting including Income Tax Preparation services, please visit our page “Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Consultancy Services
  • Advertisement
  • Banner Ads
  • Business Plan
  • Business Printing
  • Business Proposal
  • Business Writing (letters and website)
  • Car Wash Ads
  • Educational Services
  • Electronic Document Management
  • Email Services/Email Marketing
  • Employment Agency
  • Event Registration
  • Facility Planning
  • Fax: Sending and Receiving
  • Feasibility Report
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resource Assistance
  • Internet Research
  • Interview Preparation
  • Logo Creation
  • Mailbox Services
  • Market Research
  • Marketing
  • Paper Roll Ads
  • Passport Photos
  • Personal Assistant Services
  • Personal Tax Return
  • Photocopying
  • Preparing Mailing Lists
  • Preparing Mailing Merges
  • Printing ( black-and-white, USB Flash Drive printing, business cards, stationary, flyers)
  • Proofreading: editing, formatting, spelling and grammar checking
  • Referral services at no charge to client: Realtors, Insurance Agents, Mortgage Brokers, Lawyers, Travel Agents and other professionals
  • Resume Preparation
  • Scanning documents
  • Sorting and Filing documents
  • Translation & Interpretation
  • Typing and Word Processing
  • Virtual Assistant Services
  • Web Design & Development

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