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Don Nishio

Don Nishio


Don joined Manning Elliott as a Partner in December of 2016. Don specializes in small and medium-sized Canadian businesses and Canadian subsidiaries of foreign corporations; income tax; taxation of subsidiaries of foreign corporations; non-resident tax; taxation of non-resident investment in real estate; taxation for immigrants and emigrants; and taxation of foreign expatriates working in Canada.

Don was born in Whitehorse, Yukon and grew up in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Excelling in sports and academics, he graduated from Nanaimo District Secondary School in 1972.

Don obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1981, after completing his Accounting and Management Information Systems degree at the University of British Columbia in 1978.

He studied, lived and worked in Japan from 1981 to 1985, where he learned to speak Japanese as a second language, working for a large international accounting firm.

In 1987 Don completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants’ “In-depth Tax Course” while working at a predecessor of a “Big 4” accounting firm.

Before joining Manning Elliott, Don was a Partner for another mid-sized accounting firm in Vancouver. Don’s wide-ranging experience includes the following industry sectors: airlines; biotech (animal health); building products; education; food products; game app development; gaming (playing cards); import and export; LNG exploration and transportation; mining exploration; professionals (doctors, lawyers, realtors, engineers); real estate development, holding, management and renovations; ship inspection; software development; and tourism (hotel, tour company, travel agent, home stay).

A member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC, Don also belongs to: Kiyukai (Vancouver Japanese Business Association), Konwakai (Japanese Business Association of Vancouver); Canada-Japan Society; Mokuyokai (society for people with a professional / personal interest in Japan), and the North Shore Winter Club.

For recreation, Don plays ice hockey at the North Shore Winter Club and with a private group which has raised more than $366,000 for charity in the past 20 years. He also likes camping, fishing (mainly fly fishing), golf, skiing, bike riding and photography.  He is married to another sports-loving CPA and has two adult sons.

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