CJ International’s team of dedicated professionals has over three decades of expertise in the field of investment immigration. Being multilingual experts, many of them worked extensively in the immigration offices of their respective countries, mostly Canada and the USA and have a unique knowledge of multiple immigration programs. Therefore, they can identify the subtlest details of an immigration file and prevent potential problems while consolidating the application. Our unified team ensures that our clients are accepted to their dream destination.
Our selected clients benefit from our diverse portfolio of highly specialized products and services aimed at high-net-worth individuals. From wealth management to real estate, education and consulting services, our experts can directly assist our clients with their transition.
Mr. Jacques Plante has been involved in the Immigrant Investor Programs for more than 20 years. He is one of the co-founder and owner of CJ International Group established 2007. He has obtained his degree in Computer Sciences in 1985, became a fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute in 1987 and a Registered Portfolio Manager in 1993. After spending 15 years successfully pursuing his career from a registered representative to VP finance with leading Canadian brokerage firms, his role entailed handling operations, administration, finances and investments. He is currently involved in all aspects of the strategic planning and business development of CJI’s group of companies.
Jihong Zhu graduated from Nankai University with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting. She has worked as auditor in China for over 15 years. In the meantime, she was selected to participate in an exchange program of senior officials between Chinese and French government, which led her to work at the Court of Auditors in France. Ms. Zhu has been working in the field of business immigration since 2005. She was in charge of verification and processing of application files for immigrant investor before joining our group, where she has been responsible for the company’s operations since 2011. Ms. Zhu speaks fluent French, English and mandarin.
Lawrence Brisebois obtained a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Université de Montréal before being admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2011. He completed his articling in a law firm specializing in corporate law before joining our Shanghai office. After more than 5 years experience in Asia as an immigration lawyer, Mr. Brisebois has developed a deep understanding of the Asian and international clientele. He is now the Head of Vietnam Branch for CJ Group Legal Services Inc. Mr. Brisebois speaks French, English and has an intermediate knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.
Kenny Arévalo-Lebrun obtained a Bachelor in Law (LL.B.) and a Master in Law with a specialization in common law and transnational law (LL.M.) from Université de Sherbrooke, before being admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2010. He practised law at the Court of Quebec and the Superior Court of Quebec, before joining CJ International Group in 2015 as an immigration lawyer. As Vice-President, Mr. Arévalo-Lebrun is currently involved in all aspects of strategic planning and business development, and is in charge of CJ International Group’s legal affairs. Mr. Arévalo-Lebrun speaks French, English and has an intermediate knowledge of Spanish.
Radu Ghergus obtained his Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Babes-Bolyai University - Cluj-Napoca in 2000. After passing his bar exam, he practised commercial litigation in Romania. In 2005 he emigrated to Quebec, Canada where he continued his legal studies first at McGill University, Montreal (equivalence of BCL/LL.B.), and then obtained his Master in Laws (LL.M.) from University of Toronto (2009). He completed his international articling at an international law firm before joining Marin Favreau a boutique immigration law firm specialised in investor immigration.
He is also a bar member in good standing of the following provincial associations: Ontario Bar Association (2010), Law Society of Saskatchewan (2012) and the Barreau du Quebec (2011). Recently, Mr. Ghergus has been called to the Bar in the New York State and is qualified to practice law in the state of New York. Mr. Ghergus is specialized in investor and entrepreneur immigration to Canada, Quebec, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and in business immigration to USA, mainly EB 5 and L1 visas category.
Mr. Ghergus speaks fluent English, French and Romanian.
David Paillé obtained a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) and a Master of International Studies (M.A.) from Université Laval in Quebec City. He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2011. Mr. Paillé began his career as a litigation lawyer in the Montreal region, practicing in domains such as civil, administrative and banking law. During his master’s degree, he particularly developed a specialization in free trade agreements being negotiated or already in effect, while studying international law, economics and political sciences. He joined the legal team of CJ International Group in 2016 and currently works with immigrant investor matters. Mr. Paillé speaks French and English.
Dai Lin obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA) from the Williams School of Business at Bishop's University in 2010. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with an Emphasis in Art Education and a Certificate in Arts Management; also, she has a Diploma in Advanced French Language Studies. Before joining the Quebec office at CJ International Group Inc. in 2013 as an account, Mrs. Lin worked as an Assistant Controller at ZONE Laval University, and as a Mandarin Teacher at Centre d’études collégiales de Montmagny & Cégep de La Pocatière. She is currently in charge of internal accounting controls as well as dealing with administrative issues in business. Mrs. Lin speaks Mandarin, English and French.
Wei Zhang graduated from Hebei University of Economics and Business with a Bachelor of International Business and Trade. She is currently working in our Montreal Office holding the position of executive assistant as well as being enrolled at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, majoring in accountancy.
Mr.Chao Xue has a Bachelor Science from Shanghai, China and a Master Degree from Quebec Canada. He worked from 1999 to 2006 in Montreal Canada as a Chief Marketing representative of Quebec Investor Immigrant Program (QIIP), and helped thousands of Chinese immigrants to get their permanent residence in Canada though different programs. He is Fluent is Mandarin, English and French. He is one of the founders of CJ International Groupas being a Director and President of CJ International Group in Shanghai.
Michael XIA obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from Zhejiang University and a Master's Degree in Project Management from Université du Québec in Chicoutimi. Mr.Xia is Deputy General Manager in CJI Shanghai office and is fluent in Mandarin and English.
Vicky Shi is International Marketing Manager for CJI. She is also an Associate member of Australia CPA and Global CFA professional, she brings expertise in Management Consulting and Financial Industry in serving not only Fortune 500 companies, but also HNW and ultra HNW clients. Vicky has over ten years of big four consulting experiences prior joining CJ International Group. She is the International Marketing Manager currently dealing with customers in all Asian countries. She is fluent in Mandarin and English.
Helene LI obtained a Master Degree of International Master In Management (IMIM) major in International Finance from ESC-Lille in France. She joined the Shanghai office of CJ International Group in 2010. Mrs. Helene LI is currently in charge of the management of US Department as Vice General Manager.
Ms. Zoe Huang studied and worked in Australia more than ten years. She worked in HLT Accounting firm (Australia) many years and got extended experience in projects development. She currently works as a Project Manager in the CJ International Group Shanghai office. She is fluent in Mandarin and English.
Victor RAO obtained a Bachelor degree from South China University of Technology. He was the manager of Quebec and Federal Investor Immigrant Program in another broker company before he joined CJ International Group in 2008. Mr. RAO is currently in charge of the business management for CJ International Group Guangzhou Office. Mr. RAO speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin with extensive experience in the Immigration Service field.
Charles Hou obtained his PhD in Educational Psychology from McGill University in 2009. Dr. Hou is an expert in international education. Before joining CJ International Group, he was teaching and doing research in universities in China and Canada for nearly 10 years. Dr. Hou is currently the Director of Education Department of CJ International Group.
Dr. Hou speaks fluent English and Chinese Mandarin.
Linh Tran graduated from the Institute for International Relations of Hanoi (Vietnam) with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations in 2000. This was followed by a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the University of Geneva (Switzerland). Before joining the Montreal Office of CJ International Group as a Marketing Executive Assistant in November 2015, he has worked for over 10 years as a project officer for several services of the French Embassy in Vietnam, including Health and Higher Education Cooperation and Trade Promotion. He is currently involved in the promotion of several International Immigrant Investor Programs offered by CJ International Group in the new Asian markets. Mr. Tran speaks fluent French, Vietnamese and also English.
Françoise Beaudoin obtained a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from the University of Montreal before being admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1995. She then completed a DEA with honours in International Economics and Development Law at University of Paris. Mrs. Beaudoin has been practicing in the field of business immigration for more than ten years, providing counsel to immigrants from Asia, the Middle East and South America. As part of CJI Legal Department Montreal office, she oversees the process of filing applications for Quebec Immigrant Investors Program as well as other business immigration matters. Mrs. Beaudoin speaks French, English and has an intermediate knowledge of Spanish.
Ms. Linda Lu graduated from Harbin Normal University and majored in British and American Literature. She works since the 90's in the immigration industry. She worked in several consulting companies and QIIP broker companies. She is the general Manager of CJ International Group for the Beijing office.
Yen Hoang is graduated from the University of Industry in Vietnam and has extensive working experience in the office management field. Before joining the Vietnam office at CJ Legal in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant, she has worked for a Real Estate Company as well as run her own business. She is currently working in our Vietnam Office in charge of all internal administrative issues. Yen also joined several volunteering activities in Europe as a team leader. She is fluent in English and Vietnamese.
Mr. Tu Nguyen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Degree in Business Administration and Management from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom in 2013. He has been employed by reputable international banks in Vietnam from BNP-Paribas Investment Bank to Citibank N.A, and Standard Chartered Bank VN with expertise in banking and investment products from wealth to liability and strong networks in investment field (real estate, bond, securities). Mr. Tu Nguyen has joined CJI since 2017 and currently in charge of business development for the Vietnam market. He speaks fluent English and Vietnamese.
We believe in bringing the best to our clients so they can achieve their dream with an unparalleled expertise.
Our goal is to advise and assist our clients with our premium residency and citizenship by investment program via our global network of qualified immigration experts. The core values and aims we keep close at heart when working with our clients are the following:
- Advising our clients with a team that believes in integrity to our team and clients;
- Teaming with reliable experts who have an uncompromising expertise on advisory, audit and education consultancy allowing for a fast transition to their final destination;
- Focusing on the best possible help in choosing a program that best suits our clients’ interests;
- Contributing to governments on their own programs and helping them design programs that attract investor funds and trusts which will contribute to their country economic development;
CJ International abides by unique values that deeply reflect our company culture and ethics. This is driving the way we do business every day and create & maintain relationship with our valued customers and consultants.
- Alignment - We are committed to a common goal that deeply unites our company in providing clients with the exact same quality experience for our investors and our team, in a global way.
- Success - We are committed to leading our clients in the direction that is best for them. Our qualified people, our profession as a whole, and our stakeholders at large, are demonstrating everyday how to take the lead to show you the way at all levels.
- Distinction - We are known for innovation and our case by case solutions-based approach. These are created and delivered to you by extremely talented people with the passion to exceed expectations.
- Adaptation - We have the ability to anticipate and respond quickly to changes in the immigration markets to meet complex investor requirements.
- Trust - We build our relationships with our clients based on confidence and mutual respect.