Tailored Opportunities & Personalized Support

Helping all achieve their educational, professional, and immigration goals

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Our name says a lot about us:

Our name “Aportunita” is unique and creative. The word may not exist in any language, but it still resonates with our international clientele. It perfectly embodies what we stand for. We provide tailored opportunities and personalized support to help people achieve their educational, professional and immigration goals.

“Opportunity” means a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. The word exists in slight variations in many languages. We combined “opportunity” with "Aport", which is a playful nod to the French word “apporter", the Spanish word "aportar" in Spanish, and “apportare” in Italian, which means “to contribute” or “provide”. We contribute and provide opportunities for you to realize your dream of studying or working in Canada.

Our Mission

Who we are and what we do

At Aportunita, our mission is to help students, families, and professionals around the world achieve their dream of studying, working, and living in Canada.

We set ourselves apart as a trusted and respected brand in the global recruitment and immigration industry because we provide personalized support before, during, and after the individual's arrival to Canada.

We treat each case with the utmost care and attention: we are there for you from following up on every detail of your files, to liaising with authorities in your home country, to assisting with document acquisition, to providing emotional support.

We have a team of client relations specialists based in Europe and Canada, along with an in-house lawyer and a regulated Canadian immigration consultant who work together to make sure that your application is skilfully prepared.

Our detail-oriented approach guarantees a high success rate, with 98% of our clients achieving their desired outcomes.

Our Vision

Where we want to be in the future

At Aportunita we want to be the market leader in international student and worker recruitment, and immigration services. We want to be known for our unprecedented commitment to personalized support. We aspire to positively impact people's lives and treat each case as if it were for our own family.

CBC Radio's Metro Morning show with David Common Interview


Our President, Faustina Kalaci, was featured in an interview on CBC Radio's Metro Morning show with David Common. During the discussion, she delved into the intricacies of Canada's present immigration policies, the associated challenges, and the imposed cap on international student enrollment.

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Meet Our Staff

Faustina Kalaci


​​Faustina is a professional with extensive experience in underwriting and immigration services. For over a decade, Faustina has focused her career on helping individuals and families navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of immigration. During this time, she has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in a variety of immigration applications, including visas, work permits, and permanent residency. In addition to her professional work, Faustina has dedicated over 15 years to volunteering with vulnerable youth, providing mentorship and guidance to help them achieve their full potential. Faustina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor, where she majored in Political Science and Sociology. She also holds a continued education certificate from the Wharton School of Business, where she completed a program in Management and Leadership. With her diverse skill set and wealth of experience, Faustina is a compassionate and dedicated professional who is committed to helping others and making a positive impact in her community.

Gary Kalaci

On-staff Lawyer

Meet Gary Kalaci, our on-staff lawyer and award-winning entrepreneur. With a desire to help and the ability to speak multiple languages, Gary acted as an interpreter for Kosovo refugees and immediately began his career in the translation and interpretation industry. A few years later, Gary immigrated to Canada and, upon his arrival, started working as a court interpreter. After achieving a joint JD and MBA degree from the University of Windsor, he noticed an opportunity to turn his skills and experience into a business. In addition to steering the strategy and growth efforts of his translation company, Gary holds many leadership positions and is sitting on the boards of directors at several professional associations and not-for-profit organizations. Gary’s business and legal training armed him with the skills required to work with clients across the finance, corporate, legal and government sectors, among others.

Marina Falkina


Meet Marina - our seasoned immigration practitioner with a wealth of personal and professional experiences that uniquely shape her expertise in assisting clients from around the globe. Born and raised in Ukraine, Marina's journey took her to study in the US and eventually she became a Canadian citizen. With over 22 years of dedicated experience in immigration, Marina holds her license as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). She has worked tirelessly to help corporate and individual clients with various visa applications, including visitor, study, work, as well as spousal sponsorships and other PR applications. Marina's academic achievements complement her practical knowledge. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Windsor in Canada. Prior to that, she pursued her associate degree at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Marina also brings a unique perspective as a former employee of the Immigration Section at the Canadian Consulate General in Detroit, Michigan. This experience gave her valuable insights into the workings of the system and enhanced her capabilities as an immigration practitioner.

Entela Rama

Senior Client Operations Manager

Entela Rama, the Senior Client and Operations Manager, is a valued member of our team in Albania. Holding a Business Administration degree and having excelled as a Senior Accountant, Entela's progression into her role at Aportunita unfolded organically. Her fusion of financial proficiency and immigration finesse brings a distinctive dimension to our group. Entela's path to Aportunita was kindled by a passion for simplifying the immigration process for individuals and families. With Entela at your side, you're not merely a client – you're a fellow voyager embarking on a shared expedition. Her compassionate approach and unwavering commitment guarantee that your immigration journey is not just efficient and seamless, but also tailored to your individual story. As someone who comprehends the challenges and aspirations intertwined with the immigration process, Entela endeavours to transform it into an experience that is not only successful but also personal. With her, you gain more than just guidance – you acquire a partner dedicated to ensuring your immigration aspirations come to fruition.

Manuela Vukcaj

Client Relations Specialist

Manuela has been an esteemed Client Relations Specialist at Aportunita for several years. Her remarkable journey to Canada, starting with the assistance of the Aportunita team, has now transformed her into an integral member of this organization. Manuela's captivating story exemplifies the essence of our company's commitment to guiding individuals through the immigration process and opening doors to new opportunities. Having experienced the emigration journey herself, Manuela brings a unique perspective and profound empathy to every client she assists. Manuela's academic background has fortified her expertise in diverse fields. She holds a bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University “Of Luigj Gurakuqi”, which not only reflects her dedication to the well-being of others but also demonstrates her ability to cater to the unique needs of our clients. Furthermore, her Marketing diploma from George Brown College showcases her exceptional communication and organizational skills, making her a master at ensuring a seamless and stress-free emigration process for our valued clients. Manuela embodies the very spirit of Aportunita Emigration Services - a compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated professional eager to facilitate the transformation of dreams into tangible achievements.

Deni Gaxha

Client Relations Specialist

Deni Gaxha is a dynamic individual who has cultivated his career around the principles of personal growth and empowerment. Holding a degree in Social Sciences and Languages, Deni's journey has been underscored by his unwavering commitment to fostering positive transformations in individuals' lives. A natural affinity for client relations has been a cornerstone of Deni's professional identity. With a wealth of experience garnered from years in advisory and educational roles, he possesses a unique ability to connect with people on a personal level, understanding their aspirations and challenges. Having embarked on his own journey through the Canadian immigration process, Deni intimately comprehends the hopes and uncertainties that accompany such a transition. His personal experience infuses his approach with empathy and practical wisdom, making him an invaluable asset for anyone embarking on a similar path. With his dedicated support, you're not just navigating a bureaucratic process – you're collaborating with a compassionate advocate who stands ready to empower you on your quest for a better future in Canada.

Our Client Relation Specialists work in our office in Europe and Canada in order to accommodate our clients residing in multiple time zones.

We collaborate with an additional team of lawyers for litigation cases (Judicial Reviews).

Discover our Services

Are you an International Student?

Find out how to study in Canada

Are you a Professional Foreign Worker?

Find out how to work in Canada

Are you an Ontarian Employer?

Find out how to hire a foreign worker

Are you a Designated Learning Institute (DLI)?

Find out how to get more qualified students

Don't know where to start?
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LMIA is a document issued by the Canadian government to assess the impact that hiring a foreign worker would have on the Canadian labor market.
In Canada, a DLI is a school that has been approved by the provincial or territorial government to welcome international students.
Change of condition application means that you may need to move from one temporary status in Canada to another to avoid losing your status.
Living common-law means that you are living in a conjugal relationship with a person who is not your married spouse. This person has to have been living with you in a conjugal relationship for at least 12 continuous months.
IRCC stands for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Diploma (2 to 3 years): high school diploma. Certificate (1 to 2 years): high school + other requirements depending on the program. Professional degree (3 years): high school + other requirements depending on the program. Applied bachelor's degrees (3-4 years): high school + other requirements depending on the program.
To be compliant means that you will need to fulfill your conditions as a full-time international student and follow any additional conditions that may be applicable to you.
For Canadian immigration, you have to provide language test results from an authorized organization. There are two current authorized test providers in English, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP).
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services.
A transition plan describes the activities you are agreeing to undertake to recruit, retain and train Canadians and permanent residents and to reduce your reliance on the Temporary Foreign Worker Permit.
If your temporary status in Canada (e.g. your study permit) has expired and you did not apply for an extension before the expiry date, you must apply to restore your status within 90 days of the expiry date if you want to stay in Canada. This process is known as restoration of status.
A multiple entry visa will let you travel to Canada for six months at a time as many times as you want