Anikka Hammett

Anikka Hammett

Founder, Barrister & Solicitor
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Anikka completed her LL.B. (Honours) in London, United Kingdom, and has dedicated her professional career to immigration law. After graduating, Anikka began working as an Executive Officer for the United Kingdom government, processing and adjudicating on refugee and human rights matters. Anikka held several positions while working as an executive officer for the British government Immigration and Nationality Directorate, including Supervisor of the local asylum and refugee teams, Manager of the local human rights team, Assessment officer for claims made under the United Nations Human Rights legislation and providing legal support for the government’s immigration tribunal hearings.

Anikka immigrated to Canada and prior to her call to the Law Society of Ontario, Anikka was a licenced Canadian Immigration Consultant, assisting numerous individuals to immigrate to Canada under various economic categories. In 2011, Anikka obtained her licence to practice law from the Law Society of Upper Canada (now the Law Society of Ontario). Since then, Anikka has practiced corporate immigration law in several Bay Street firms, including Baker McKenzie LLP, KPMG LLP, Deloitte and PwC LLP.

Anikka has worked in several service areas in the immigration field, assisting corporate clients, individuals and refugees with all types of Canadian work and study permits, permanent immigration applications, provincial nomination programs, criminal admissibility issues and citizenship eligibility. She advises multi-national corporate clients in all Canadian immigration matters and issues related to conducting business across international borders, and she has acted for Fortune 500 and other major companies in various industries, such as consulting, engineering, logistics, mining, technological, construction, manufacturing, medical and automotive businesses.

Having the experience of being an immigration adjudicating officer, an immigrant and an immigration lawyer, Anikka’s unique standing on the different perspectives drives her passion for her work.



Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

LL.B. Law Honours

United Kingdom

Admissions & Affiliations

Law Society of Upper Canada


Canadian Bar Association



Helpful Tips for LMIA Work Permits

Ontario Bar Association Institute Series 2019

Breaking Down the Barriers

Trade Agreements and Employee Mobility 2010, published in the California Law Review, CERC publications and Baker & McKenzie LLP website

The Need to Comply

Major Changes to Canada’s Foreign Worker Program 2011, published in the Association of Corporate Counsel

Major Canadian Immigration Changes 2010

published in the Association of Corporate Counsel

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