Olivia Scarr

President,  M.A., RCIC (R#521026)

Olivia is the president of Better Choice Group. She has broad educational background in journalism from China, international relations from Korea, and immigration laws via CILPP at UBC in Canada. Olivia holds a Master’s degree in Arts. She is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant in good standing with ICCRC, CAPIC and ACACIC. Olivia is also a certified partner with many educational institutions across Canada.

Olivia worked as a reporter for the Chinese national television company CCTV in Korea prior to coming to Canada; she has extensive experience working in the international department of School District 23 located in Kelowna, BC; her expertise in immigration matters is also remarkable while  working with other legal experts and lawyers over the years. Given all the personal and professional experience Olivia had in life, she has helped many individuals and families made Canada their home and helped many students successfully enroll in Canadian secondary and post secondary institutions. Olivia’s past experiences have truly solidified her passion for helping immigrants, families, and individuals to achieve their goals either to study or immigrate to Canada.

Olivia believes in sincerity, respect, and communication in both business and personal life. Olivia enjoys outdoors as well as spending time with family and friends. Olivia is fluent in mandarin Chinese, Korean and English. She hopes her language ability can make communication easier when helping clients and friends.

Unchalee (Pearl) Sanasen

Business Development Manager

Pearl was born and raised in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Chiang Mai University in Thailand. A Master of Business Administration Degree with a major in Finance from California State University in San Bernardino, California, USA.

Pearl has 10 years experience working with refugees and immigrants.

Pearl is fluent in Thai and English. Her diverse background working with numerous cultures and various nationalities – from Asian, Middle Eastern to African has helped our clients make smooth transitions and ease integration into Canada.

John Lironi

M.A., RCIC (R#414503)

John was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is an active member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). He has been an Immigration Consultant since 1999, and is the founder and Director of Gateway Pacific Immigration.

John represents individuals, families, small businesses and corporations in all aspects of Canadian immigration; including independent, family and business immigration, work and study permits, and visitor visas. John has assisted hundreds of individuals and families from over 30 countries and 6 continents, to work, study and immigrate permanently to Canada.

John is a former member of the Canada Border Services Agency (formerly Canada Customs), a member of the Immigration Appeals Division Consultative Committee, and an Instructor at the University of British Columbia teaching the Certificate in Immigration Laws, Policies and Procedures (CILPP).

John is also a graduate of the University of British Columbia Immigration Practitioner Program, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (MA) and the University of Victoria, Canada (BA).

Ivory Xi

M.A., RCIC (R#525798)

Ivory is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) who is authorized by Canadian Immigration and Refugee Act, and governed by Canadian national regulatory body, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).​

Ivory has been working with the Legal Services Society of BC (LSS, or Legal Aid) in Vancouver since 2007. She has held different positions with the organization. Also, she has a wealth of knowledge on Canadian family law, criminal law and immigration law from years of front-line public services to people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

Ivory is very familiar with community resources and services provided by Canadian federal and provincial governments. She has translated more than 10 different publications in different areas of laws in Chinese while working at LSS.

Joyce Jang

Business Development Agent

Joyce Jang was born and raised in Korea. She has a degree of Bachelor of Arts in English Language Education. With 14 years of teaching experience at a high school in Korea, she developed many practical skills in problem-solving, mentoring and communicating with empathy. She has experience working with immigrants and international students for over 6 years, and she has successfully assisted their settlement. Also, she has actively involved in the community through volunteering. Her passion is to connect newcomers with links providing right resources and assist them to experience a successful settlement in the community.