Who is Dr Joe?

Dr. Joe Greenholtz is a highly experienced Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) with a unique perspective on the immigration process. Before becoming an immigration consultant, Dr. Joe served as a Canadian visa officer with postings in New York, New Delhi, and Tokyo. This experience gives him a comprehensive understanding of the immigration process from both sides, allowing him to find the best pathway for his clients with almost every type of immigration application. He particularly enjoys problem-solving for clients who may not qualify through traditional routes.

Dr. Joe has also made significant contributions to the immigration consulting industry, serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and as Chair of ICCRC’s Governance and Nomination Committee. He is dedicated to promoting ethical and professional standards in the immigration consulting industry.

Dr. Joe's consultation style is based on building personal connections with his clients. He is known for his straight-talking, no-nonsense approach, which helps shed light on what can be a complicated and frustrating process. With Dr. Joe, you will never feel like just a number. He is committed to working tirelessly to achieve your immigration goals in the quickest and most cost-effective way possible.

After moving to Japan as a young man, Joe met his wife and they went on to live there for 20 years before moving back to Canada to raise their family. Outside of his work as an immigration consultant, Dr. Joe is heavily involved in his community. He has served as Past President of STEPS Forward Inclusive Post Secondary Education Society, as a lay councillor for the College of Applied Biologists of BC, and he mentors new RCICs. Dr. Joe also manages to play hockey twice a week, where he contributes enthusiasm even if he may lack in skill.


Dr. Joe Greenholtz

Dr. Joe’s Immigration is led by Dr. Joe Greenholtz, a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and former Foreign Service Officer with Immigration Canada. After becoming a licensed consultant in 2010, Dr. Joe was elected to ICCRC's Board of Directors  where he served as Vice Chair of the Board and as Chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee.

He has loved having a career that has allowed him to meet such a huge range of interesting and intrepid travellers from all walks of life. He truly cares about his clients and wants them to succeed - something you will find evident from your very first consult.

Above all, Dr. Joe knows the immigration process from both sides and uses that experience to create the most effective strategy to help you reach your immigration goals.  Put simply -  he will make a complicated process feel easy.

What Makes Us Different?

Over 30 Years of Immigration Experience

CICC Licensed

Affordable Fees

Subject-matter Expert

Video Conferencing

Comprehensive strategies

What Our Clients Say

Cristina Uroni
Cristina Uroni
Joe helped us on several occasions throughout my partner’s immigration process in Canada. Joe always replied promptly and patiently to our emails containing questions about the application processes. He was very knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire process. We are extremely grateful for Joe’s help, which very recently resulted in my partner getting his Canadian Permanent Residency. Thank you Joe!
Lauren Dillon
Lauren Dillon
Extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the pr process. Put me at ease knowing someone was looking out for my best interests! couldn't recommend more!
Meg Sequeira
Meg Sequeira
I was directed to Joe's services by my local MLA's office, to whom I had gone when I had exhausted all my options. Despite being on vacation, Joe was quick to respond to me via email and even quicker to set up a time to meet to go over my rejected documents. Joe's methods were thorough and his "marking rubric" was sent back to me in detail only 24 hours later. I recently applied for citizenship on my own and still used the methods he taught me in order to have peace of mind in knowing that my file was in good order and all my bases were covered. I highly recommend Joe. He was a life saver!
Tejinder Singh
Tejinder Singh
Daniela Arias
Daniela Arias
Excellent consulting service throughout the way - I have recommended Joe to my friends and family for future visas and PR processes.
Arnold King
Arnold King
Best immigration service, he so professional and understands the situation quickly, I highly would recommend Dr. Joe's Immigration, I have no regrets.
Charlie McCann
Charlie McCann
Joe was great, gave me alot of time over the phone before. Answered phone every time and helped with any questions I had, sorted me out 100 %
Eduardo Jimenez
Eduardo Jimenez
Dr. Joe is an excellent professional, he helped me throughout the process answering my questions and above all giving me some advice to obtain the visa successfully. I fully recommend his work to everyone.
Oli Sproates
Oli Sproates
When I was looking around for an Immigration lawyer to help me out, a lot of friends who had used Joe highly recommended him so I took their advice and went with Joe and from start to finish he has been exemplary. He made a tricky process seem very straight forward, he is very thorough and makes the whole process easy to understand, he was in constant communication whenever I had any questions or queries and made everything very easy to understand. I would highly recommend using Joe and will definitely be recommending him to any friends that are looking at doing their residency.
Danny R
Danny R
Joe helped me massively throughout the permanent residency process. From the initial detailed working out of points for an application through to getting the confirmation of residency, he was only ever a phone call or email away. The process went really smoothly, I would highly recommend using Joe for any immigration process! Thanks again!
Harrison Riek

I have used Joe on a personal level to get my PR and everything went exactly as planned and on schedule. We also use him for our hardwood flooring company and have successfully achieved LMIA visas for workers and are in the process of getting PR. I highly recommend Joe and his services whether it be for personal or business. He is very responsive, reasonably priced, knowledgeable and reliable.

Miles Francois

Joe was my lawyer for my Canadian Permanent Residency application. He was awesome, always responded to my emails (I asked a million questions along the way) quickly and efficiently. He really knows his stuff and gets everything in order just like you need. Highly recommend!

Anne Marie Kennedy

Joe was highly informative, very quick in his responses and told me exactly what I needed to do to get my permanent residency. He helped me greatly with any issue I had and was also very reassuring throughout the whole process. I whole heartedly recommend his services!

Martin Leahy

Joe got me my PR with minimum stress. He answered any questions I had promptly and was always looking for the best course of action to get me my PR. I have recommended him to a number of friends and they haven’t been disappointed.

Lukas Zawadzki

Joe was recommended to us by a friend when I was looking for an immigration consultant. I moved to Canada from Germany in 2016 and Joe has been nothing but helpful, knowledgeable, courteous and overall just very professional. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional immigration services.

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