CIL specializes in immigration and refugee law. This is our area of expertise. We are contacted by many individuals who are looking for other services and we love providing good referrals. We take our referrals very seriously. We want to provide sound guidance to individuals who contact our firm. Here is a list of our “Referral Partners”. These are professionals we know personally. In some cases, we have known the professionals for many years. Hopefully, you can connect with an expert who can provide assistance.

Family Law (MB)

Debra Takeuchi

Direct: 204-480-6616

Book a consultation with Debra

Alastair and Debra both lived and worked in Japan. She has handled many family law matters for clients of CIL and we have received many positive reviews.

Marriage Commissioner (MB)



Dwight was Alastair’s Coach for his TEDx talk in 2018. Since then, Dwight has helped many clients of CIL get married.

US Immigration Law & Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

Melissa M. Babel


Book a consultation with Melissa

Alastair and Melissa both practiced on Bay Street in Toronto more than 15 years ago. Since then, they (we) have each built our own law firms.

Criminal Defence

Matt Gould

Book a consultation with Matt

Alastair and Matt both lived and worked in Japan. Matt helps his clients with all criminal matters.

Wills & Estates

Marvin Giesbrecht

Book a consultation with Marvin

Alastair and Marvin both volunteered to help refugee claimants through the private sponsorship of refugee programs for Syrians and Afghanis. Marvin is actively involved in many volunteer activities and his daughter is currently practicing as an immigration lawyer in Toronto.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Chris Veeman

Book a consultation with Chris

Chris and Alastair have both given presentations at the national CBA Immigration Law conference. 

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)

Mark Holthe

Book a consultation with Mark

Mark has interviewed Alastair multiple times on his immigration podcast.

Private Health Insurance

Gwyneth Laidlaw & Jason Cummings

David Cummings Insurance Services Ltd.

Alastair connected with Jason Cummings, General Manager, many years ago through personal contacts. Since then, many clients of CIL have received health coverage from DCIS and we have received many positive reviews.

The above list of “Referral Partners” was created in MAY 2023. We will continue to update this list and please provide feedback to our office. We hope the above contact information is helpful and you can find assistance. Please do not feel obligated to contact the above referrals. It is your choice. You need to find the best professional who can help you with your particular situation.