You can be the most experienced traveller, but we all know the prospect of immigrating is a big one that can make even the calmest person somewhat anxious. While everything you need to apply for Canadian immigration is available on the government website, most people who have successfully immigrated to Canada used the services of a licensed professional, if not for the entire process, at least for the more difficult to navigate parts of applying for permanent residency in Canada.
The first thing we want to mention is that you must be very careful of which company’s services you choose to engage with. Unfortunately, the field of Canadian immigration is filled with scam artists who are looking to take advantage of hopeful and potential immigrants who are ready to take the big step of immigrating to Canada. The best piece of advice we can give you is if you are going to enlist the services of a professional in your immigration journey, only make use of a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) or a qualified immigration lawyer. The first thing you can check to help give you peace of mind is the registration number each regulated Canadian immigration representative must have from the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). You can confirm the number they provide you with on the ICCRC website and ensure it corresponds with their name. The ICCRC webpage will also let you know whether they are in good standing with the Canadian government, or if they have been reported for bad practices.
The Benefits of Using an RCIC
Immigration lawyers tend to be more expensive than RCIC’s and when they aren’t, you have to wonder why. RCIC’s are focused exclusively on Canadian immigration in specific and know the in’s and out’s of the system like the back of their own hands (we can only vouch for our own RCIC’s unparalleled skills here). These are the benefits of engaging the services of an RCIC at each stage of the immigration process from start to end:
1. Determine Your Eligibility
There are over 100 different Canadian immigration programs. You could be eligible for any number of them depending on your level of education, work experience and personal preferences. You also need to be admissible to Canada, which depends on a few things such as your current status in the country you are residing in, whether you have a criminal record and so forth.
Providing your basic information can allow an RCIC to work out a tailor made immigration plan for you and your loved ones. Whether you choose to proceed on one of the paths the RCIC provides you with is then up to you, with or without their services.
2. No Comeback, No Hiccups, Just Results
Only RCIC’s and lawyers who have been legally hired can represent you in your application for permanent residency in Canada. Engaging the services of a professional also means you don’t have to worry about your application being rejected because of an error or missing document, as you can rest safely in the knowledge that the RCIC knows what they are doing, and can represent you as positively and completely as possible to give you the best chance of success.
3. You Can Focus on You
Applying for permanent residency in Canada is a prolonged task that will not take a few weeks. Typically it takes a number of months for the Immigration, Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC) to reach a decision on most applications. An RCIC will liaise back and forth with the IRCC until a decision has been made, freeing you up to search for a job, a new home, schools for you children and wrap up your life in your current home country.
How MDC Can Help You
Immigration to Canada can be both complex and confusing. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only optimize your chances of success when you apply for your Canada visa, but you will receive expert advice on which program is best for your personal needs. Our RCICs are registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and are legally permitted to assist you by evaluating your eligibility, reviewing all documentation and submitting it to the Canadian government on your behalf.
Don’t risk your chances of successfully obtaining permanent residency status in Canada. Let us make sure that all forms are completed correctly and sent in on time. Simply fill out our application form to receive your assessment today and take one step closer to a liberal life in Canada.