Nancy Elliott and Mary Keyork practice immigration law in association

Immigration Lawyer - Elliott Law Professional Corporation

Nancy Elliott, B.A., LL.B.
Barrister & Solicitor - Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law
Nancy Elliott, B.A., LL.B.

Nancy Elliott graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Chinese Studies in 1989. She earned her Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University in Ontario in 1992. She studied Mandarin at the Beijing Foreign Languages Normal College in 1986 and at the Taiwan National University in 1987. She was provided a grant to research Chinese law in Beijing, Chongqing and Kunming.


Nancy Elliott was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995  and established her own firm specializing in immigration law in 1996.


Fluent in English, Mandarin, Spanish and French, she has handled hundreds of applications for permanent residence in all categories and has successfully represented clients at every type of immigration hearing, including admissibility hearings, appeals at the Immigration Appeal Division and at numerous applications to the Federal Court of Canada.


In 1996 and 1999, Nancy Elliott was very honoured to receive the Certificate for Volunteer Recognition from the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration for Canada.


Nancy Elliott writes a weekly column on immigration law in the Chinese daily newspaper “Ming Pao Daily News”, where she answers all types of questions relating to applications for permanent residence, temporary residence, processing issues and immigration policies.


Well-known in several immigrant communities in the Greater Toronto Area, Nancy Myles Elliott is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association’s Immigration Section, the Markham Board of Trade and several China-Canada organizations, and conducts seminars for community groups and business people on various aspects of immigration law. She is often interviewed by Chinese media with respect to immigration and business matters.

Immigration Lawyer - Mary Keyork Professional Corporation

Mary Keyork, LL.B., LL.M.
Barrister & Solicitor - Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law
Mary Keyork, LL.B., LL.M.

Mary Keyork earned a degree in Civil Law from the University of Montreal in 2005 and a Masters in Transnational Law and Common Law from the University of Sherbrooke in 2006.


Mary Keyork was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009 and has practised immigration law since.  After managing  a mid-size immigration law firm in Toronto for almost 2 years, Mary Keyork established her own firm specializing in immigration law in 2011.


Mary Keyork has handled hundreds of immigration applications in all categories and has appeared before all three Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board as well as at the Federal Court of Canada, successfully representing clients in complex immigration applications and hearings. Mary Keyork served as a Member-at-Large of the Citizenship and Immigration Section of the Ontario Bar Association for the 2010-2011 term.


Mary Keyork has a diverse background of related international experiences, including internships at the Armenian Parliament for the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) in Yerevan, Armenia through Birthright Armenia in 2006 and at the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland in 2007.


Mary Keyork also served a three year term as a Board Member of the Kasa de Kamu, where she assisted in the creation of a non-profit charity dedicated to helping young women in Peru. Mary Keyork is currently a Board Member and Treasurer of the Armenian Family Support Services (AFSS), a non-profit community organization whose mission is to provide emergency support, settlement and referral services to newcomers in the Greater Toronto Area.


Mary Keyork is currently a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and the Armenian Bar Association and also volunteers for the Ontario Lawyer’s Assistance Program (OLAP). Mary Keyork has also participated in the METRAC (Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children) legal information training on the subject of the vulnerable status of immigration changes on women.


Mary Keyork is fluent in English, French and Armenian (Eastern and Western) and has conversational abilities in Spanish.


Amy Li
Senior Legal Assistant
Amy Li

Amy is a Senior Legal Assistant at Elliott Law Firm, having joined the firm in 2009. Amy obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics from Yuan-Ze University in 2004 in Taiwan. She successfully graduated with Honours from the Brand Management Graduate Certificate program from Seneca College in 2009.


Prior to joining Elliott Law Firm in 2009, Amy worked in the telecommunication and consulting industries. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Amy has successfully assisted clients with respect to temporary and permanent residence applications in all categories, appeals and hearings, as well as assisting on complex legal issues.


Lillian Zhang
Legal Assistant
Lillian Zhang

Lillian Zhang is a Legal Assistant at Elliott Law Firm, where she combines her administrative and organizational skills with her passion to assist people.


Lillian graduated from Dalian University of Foreign Languages with a degree in Tourism in 2009, and from George Brown College in 2013, with a post-graduate Certificate in International Business Management. Lillian has expertise in assisting on a variety of temporary and permanent residence applications.

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