Arlene Ruiz started her immigration consultancy firm out of a deep desire to help immigrants like herself better navigate the process. Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Alexene Immigration & Employment Services supports clients who arrive in Canada with their diverse needs, including applying for work permits, spouse sponsorships, and permanent resident and citizenship applications. Ruiz – who has been working as an immigration consultant since 1994 – is highly passionate about helping families fulfill their dreams and make positive contributions to society. She is also an active member of the Business Network International, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatoon, and Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. In 2020, Ruiz was selected for RBC’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award.