Founder, Managing Partner
The immigration process can be a complex undertaking. A lack of understanding of the applicable rules and regulations have often resulted in long delays and even denials of an application.
Network provides immigration services under the direction of Mr. Kenneth Zaifman. Having been admitted to the Law Society of Manitoba in 1976, Mr. Zaifman provides you with more than 40 years of experience in the immigration field. Mr. Zaifman works in conjunction with highly experienced lawyers and Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants providing clients with years of knowledge and experience in Canadian immigration processing.
Founder, Managing Partner
Kenneth Zaifman graduated from law school in 1975 and articled with Richardson & Company, a well-established Winnipeg law firm. After his call to the bar in 1976, he joined Kopstein Kimmelman & Co. One day in 1979, William Kenyon Cole stumbled into Mr. Zaifman’s office looking for a lawyer to stop his deportation from Canada. R. v. Cole was Mr. Zaifman’s first immigration case and the rest, as they say, is history.
Mr. Zaifman started Zaifman Associates, in 1986, with two employees (and no associates). The firm now has a staff of twelve, including three other lawyers with a focus in immigration law.
Along the way, Mr. Zaifman became involved with the Canadian Bar Association (Past Chair), American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (Past Chair), Manitoba Bar Association (Past Chair), International Bar Association and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (meetings in New Zealand, conferences in Singapore).
Mr. Zaifman married Mira Thow in 1988 who is also a lawyer at the firm and is the brains of the operation. They have two daughters named Anna and Lea.
Senior Immigration Consultant
Darlene Goodman is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and joined Network Canada in September 1990. She has extensive immigration experience dealing with all areas of immigration and citizenship, including: permanent residence applications under the Federal and Provincial Nominee programs, business immigration applications, sponsorship’s, temporary residence applications such as Work Permits and Study Permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments, and humanitarian and compassionate applications. She is an accredited member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (“ICCRC”), and she was a presenter at the IMEDA “Goodbye, 2013…the year of changes” Seminar on the topic of the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program.
Consultant, Student Services
Ellen Brownstone is a graduate of the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA) delivered by ICEF, Languages Canada and CAPS-I. She provides a range of student support services for International Student Clients. She communicates with prospective students at first contact; provides educational counselling based on individual needs and interests including advice on schools, programs, admission requirements, and required language levels and English training. Ellen assists clients with school application and admission processes, and settlement services upon request.
Ellen has extensive experience in secondary, post-secondary and international education. She has worked with several local School Divisions as well as at a Manitoba University and two Colleges, in teacher and senior management roles. She enjoys supporting international students to reach their full potential. In addition, she is co-founder of the Manitoba Discovery Program. Ellen has a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and an interdisciplinary Ph.D in Sociology, Education and Law.
Cindy Van Landeghem is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and joined our firm in May 2016. She is fluent in Korean, Mandarin and English. In addition to having worked on multiple immigration files, Cindy is an immigrant herself. Her experiences have led her to personally understand all aspects of the immigration process. Cindy obtained two Bachelor Degrees from Sungkyunkwan University and University of Manitoba. She also holds a Masters Degree in Simultaneous Interpretation between Korean and Mandarin from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
Our goal is to match Canada’s best employment opportunities with the best and brightest skilled talent from overseas.