Shontel is the founder of Atkinson Immigration Services, a boutique immigration firm located in the GTA. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Hons. BA in International Development and Political Science and later graduated at the top of her class (with Honours) after completing the Immigration Practitioner Program at the Academy of Learning Career College.
Shontel has over 8 years of experience in the immigration field and has been a member of the ICCRC since 2018. At the onset of her career, she worked at several boutique and corporate immigration law firms in Toronto. Currently she represents clients in her own practice and has been known for offering a wide range of immigration services. Shontel has previously taught the Immigration Practitioner Program at the Academy of Learning College, the CDI College and has spent over 3 years in adult education teaching a wide range of courses at the college level.
Since 2019 she has been a presenter for the Immigration Learning and Information Centre (IMLIN) where she presents CPD accredited Immigration material to Immigration professionals. Shontel has also been a guest speaker and presenter on Canadian Immigration for several corporations and professional associations.