Kelly Toughill is an associate professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and founder of Polestar Immigration Research. She writes about Canadian immigration policy for National Observer and other media outlets. She is also editor and publisher of Polestar Student Immigration Network, a multilingual portal of news, information and digital tools designed to help international students navigate the Canadian immigration system. It is a subscription-based portal. You can read more of her work here. Kelly is accredited by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council and does limited volunteer work, but does not engage in individual immigration consulting.