- Areas of Practice
- Association & Membership
Khrystyna Yankovska graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminology with Distinction. She went on to attend Law School at the University of Birmingham in England finishing at the top of her class. Khrystyna articled at Pace Law Firm under U.S. and Canadian Immigration lawyer Andy Semotiuk and upon admission to the Law Society of Upper Canada, she joined their Immigration Team.
Khrystyna has always embarked on many leadership and volunteer experiences. She has been elected to serve as a Member-at-Large at the Ontario Bar Association Citizenship and Immigration Section for the 2017-2018 year. Khrystyna is also an Executive Member at Toastmasters International In-Pace Club polishing her skills to become a more effective communicator and leader. She is also one of the founding lawyers of the Ukrainian Canadian Social Services Legal Aid Clinic in Toronto and volunteers her time there. She is an avid traveler and enjoys meeting people and understanding their culture. Khrystyna is currently advancing her French language skills, and she is already fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English.
CLIENT SUCCESS STORY
“We recently had the CEO of a company contact us. I’ll call him Jim. He got stopped at Pearson Airport trying to go to the United States. The officer noticed that Jim had been traveling a lot, going back and forth across the border to set up an arm of his business. Jim needed to get his immigration paperwork in order.”
“When he contacted us, time was of the essence: he needed to get down to the US quickly to do a business deal. We worked on his file for three solid days and delivered him the package for an intra-company transferee application. He could then present the package at the port of entry and get his L-1 visa. When Jim gave the package to the border official, no questions were asked; the paperwork had everything the officer needed.
Jim got his L-1visa and flew into the US to close the deal. From here on, he will have no issue going down to the US and running the business.”