Connect Converse Catch-up – Tamara Mosher-Kuczer '01

When I drive home after school, I sometimes listen to the nationwide World at Six, on CBC Radio. What a nice surprise, recently, to hear a piece on immigration policy from an intelligent lawyer speaking about the Canadian system, and realize it was my former student Tamara Mosher-Kuczer '01.  
Tamara lives in Ottawa with her husband Dan, and their five-year-old son, Ezra. She is the founding lawyer of Lighthouse Immigration Law. This is an excellent metaphor for individuals and families seeking legal assistance during their pathway to Canadian citizenship, with a nod to Tamara’s Nova Scotia roots. Tamara studied law at Dalhousie University, followed by a second degree in civil law at the University of Ottawa
“I find it very rewarding,” she says. “Looking back, my career ambitions started taking shape at KES with friends from all over the world. I also participated in the KES exchange to Japan, and taught English in Thailand.” While at Dalhousie, Tamara volunteered at the Halifax Refugee Clinic.
“I specialize in assisting employers bringing in skilled foreign workers, helping foreign workers obtain permanent residence, as well as aiding with family reunification,” she says. “People need help navigating the system and comprehending the pathways to citizenship.”  
Tamara keeps in close touch with KES friends and even held a Nova Scotia wedding where her friend Taylor Cameron (Freeman) '01 stood as one of her bridesmaids and friend Ashley McConnell-Gordon '01 made the journey from Alberta to be in attendance. Mariska Felderhof '01 also attended her marriage ceremony and reception in Montreal. 
Professionally, Tamara is a certified specialist in citizenship and immigration law by the Law Society of Ontario. She is an active volunteer with the Canadian Bar Association where she recently received the Volunteer Recognition Award. In 2024, she appeared as a witness before a Senate Committee in support of a pathway to citizenship for foreign children who grew up in the Canadian foster care system.
Tamara is extremely passionate about Canadian immigration, and helping people achieve their Canadian dream.
Tamara says, “As a country with a low fertility rate, and an aging workforce, Canada needs immigrants to increase our population, labour force, and economic growth. We need foreign workers in Canada to work as doctors, nurses, construction workers, and in so many other occupations so that we can continue to have a high standard of living. Immigration plays such an important role in our country, and I am very proud to play a part in the immigration journey of those I assist."
Kevin Lakes
Junior School Faculty

King’s-Edgehill School is located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.