The Maple VISA Team
Founder and Managing Director
Ilien is key to the operations of Maple Study Services. She is responsible for the overall office management and coordination between clients; educational institutions and with our affiliated partners to ensure smooth and seamless operations. Originally from the Philippines, Ilien came to Canada with her husband and children for the same reason that many others come to Canada – she understands the value that a Canadian education and the opportunities that it creates. Ilien is a graduate in Physical Therapy from Capitol University, which laid the foundation for a successful career working as a Medical Representative with Pfizer, and in roles for multinational call centers. Ilien’s true passion is to help people which is evident as she has assisted in the counselling and supporting many newcomers to Canada. Ilien speaks Tagalog, Bisaya, and English fluently.
Sean Michael Bolanio
Client Service Specialist
Sean is the central point of contact in guiding prospective clients through their immigration and study journey. He acts as the “Go-to” in advising them on their next steps to act in their future. He is reactive to what prospects need and tries to find personalized solutions. Sean is responsible for monitoring social media accounts for any incoming prospects and nurturing them in a social, but focused manner. Sean lives in Cagayan de Oro City and graduated from the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) with a degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education and Major in Technology Livelihood Education (BSED-TLE). He passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) last 2019 and is fluent in Cebuano/Bisaya, Tagalog and English.
Client Service Specialist
Liann currently works as a Client Service Specialist at Maple Visa Services. She is the main point of contact in helping prospective clients through their immigration and study journey while guiding them on next steps. Her main responsibilities are to impart a positive impact on people’s lives and provide an amazing journey for our clients to achieve their goals. Liann is married with 3 children and lives in Initao. She graduated from Iloilo State College of Fisheries with a Diploma in Marine Biology and worked for 5 years as an Overseas Filipino Worker. She is fluent in Cebuano/Bisaya, Hiligaynon/Ilonggo and English.
Renalyn Joy Luntayao
Renalyn is responsible for ensuring that the Maple Visa team has necessary forms and documents prepared in a timely manner for processing client applications. She acts as the support system for processing by providing various administrative and clerical assistance while ensuring that essential documents are created, updated, and organized. Renalyn lives in Initao and graduated from Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) with a Degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Major in Financial Management. She passed the Civil Service Professional Exam in 2014 and is fluent in Cebuano/Bisaya, Tagalog and English.
Shamigren Falco Catalan
Client Care Assistant
I am a Client Care Assistant! I assist and collect documents from our clients, sometimes I help to attend to queries and much more!
I live in General Santos City known as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. I graduated from AMA Computer Learning Center College (ACLC) with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. In 2014, I enrolled in Professional Education Earning Units for me to take the Professional Board Exam for Teachers, and passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) last 2016. I have a National Certificate III for Bookkeeping for Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). I am fluent in Cebuano/Bisaya, Tagalog and English.
My favorite part of working at Maple Visa is that the team always brings ideas on how to mend or help our clients throughout their Canada journey and every week after the meeting, I am looking forward to our games.
Brandon is a certified Immigration Consultant with ICCRC and is the founder of Maple Immigration Services. Brandon is passionate about everything immigration and enjoys not only helping people to come to Canada but seeing that they get integrated into the country. Although Brandon’s main focus is to provide immigration legal services, he has worked as a settlement counselor, a volunteer to the regulatory body and a teacher at a local college where he enjoys teaching and mentoring new immigration students. Brandon has firm family roots in Canada, but he has traveled and worked extensively overseas extensively for over a decade, which allows him to identify and service clientele from many different countries. Brandon is married and lives in Toronto with his wife and 2 young daughters.
Client Processing Assistant
Mariel is responsible for the overall office administration and coordination between the Maple Immigration Services team and the clientele during the processing stage and building of files. Ms. Gonzalez is integral at virtually all stages of The Maple process but works mainly in the collecting and assembling of client documentation. Originally hailing from the Philippines, Mariel came to Canada at a very young age and therefore she understands moving as a dependent and all of the challenges that it entails. Mariel has an Honors Degree in English from the University of Toronto and speaks Bisyaan and English fluently.