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Divya Bakshi Arya is one of the most prominent names in the Immigration profession in the South Asian community in Canada. A regular guest at Immigration related Radio and TV show . Mrs. Arya is a Lawyer from India and hails from an affluent legal family background. She has helped countless foreign nationals make Canada their new home. She shared her thoughts and her plans in an exclusive interview with IWIL on Monday from Vancouver.  

Brief Introduction about yourself and tell us something about Diva Immigration Services. 
I am a Lawyer with 2 years of Corporate Law experience and over a decade of practicing Immigration Law in Canada and India. Prior to this, I was working in the Legal department of Coca-Cola, India in the head office in Gurgaon, India.  

Please share your future goals for Diva Immigration 
I want it to be a knowledge partner for people wanting to relocate the right way. I want clients to walk in knowing that they will be helped with their queries and dilemma’s and most importantly through the daunting process of immigrating to a new country.  

What led to inception of Diva Immigration?
I worked with an Immigration company during my Legal Internship, and went beyond my scope of work to research the procedures, the Act and Regulations of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. My peers and seniors knew I had a passion for it and I kept getting promoted within the short time. After this I went on to practice Corporate Law, and after a few years of practicing Corporate Law, I realized my passion was Immigration Law. That’s when Diva Immigration Service was founded.  

What have been your biggest challenges till date? 
I do a weekly talk radio show in Vancouver on Immigration, and am a Guest speaker on a TV show which gives information to the viewers on Immigration and changes, on the South Asian channel.The biggest challenge is to be able to provide people with the right information so they accept and understand it . I find clients come in two categories, the over cautious and the ignorant who have only ‘selective hearing’ and want to land in Canada one way or another. That’s when vulnerable applicants are taken for a ride.  

What piece of advice would you like to give to the aspiring youth who wish to pursue their dream of becoming an entrepreneur? 
Love what you do, so you look forward to each day. Then everyday will bring you something new and empower you to take on challenges.  

Who has been your biggest inspiration? 
I am inspired every time I learn of someone who kept moving when adversity could have got the better of them. Whether its Steve Jobs, Terry Fox, Nelson Mandela, each person teaches you that everything happens for a reason, and that when things don’t go a certain way just stay focused. It’s all worth it in the end.  

What advice do you have for women starting out on their own special education and therapies center? 
Believe that it will happen, and it will. My favourite line from the Alchemist sums up my belief ‘When you truly want something, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it’.  

Tell us about Internet Moguls and your association with the concern.
Internet Moguls was started by my husband in 2009. I handle their Legal Division as well as a section of their Content department.