LeanaLubbe

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LeanaLubbe

Hi Everybody!!

Would appreciate if anyone can recommend a reliable and trustworthy immigration agency.

We've heard that 'It's Canada Time' is a reliable immigration agency.  Has anybody used this agency before and are they reliable?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards

Leana.

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JohanR

Hi @LeanaLubbe, Welcome first of all.

 

You are definitely in the right place to come ask these question. I personally have not heard of them. I did try and search the forum for references to this agency but alas it seems futile. 

 

There are some agencies mentioned, Canada Abroad, Matrix, but not this one specific.. I am sure that someone would know them or of them and will answer you soon.

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Marcola

Do not go with "Its Canada Time": saw some posts on the SACanada FB group from people who were scammed. Read here as well: https://ca.trustpilot.com/review/www.itscanadatime.com    

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iguessee

We are using NWI, New World Immigration. I don't recommend them for the Canada PR assistance.

I advise looking up these companies on https://www.hellopeter.com

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JennyVee

Hey,

So it's common knowledge that you can submit your application on your own. However, for us, we found that an agent was essential because of our rich and varied work, life and education history. We used Fran Wipf, at The Way Immigration. She's registered, incredible, kind, and based in Calgary. She really went above and beyond and I'd recommend her any day of the week. I plan on delivering a gift basket to her office when we land in November, and hugging her until she asks me to stop. 

There are plenty of scams, and companies that outsource unregistered agents, so do your research, and look for bad reviews. The other reputable options I found were Kobus Criek and Deanna-Acres Lans. 

If you have any further questions, shoot me a mail.

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M@C

I used Migrate International very professional ask for Tammy or Debbi. Got my PR and will be in Canada mid December.

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Nettie
On 9/20/2018 at 1:21 PM, Marcola said:

Do not go with "Its Canada Time": saw some posts on the SACanada FB group from people who were scammed. Read here as well: https://ca.trustpilot.com/review/www.itscanadatime.com    

Yes, I've researched them a while back and there are lots of discrepancies, like" their" Toronto address is not valid. Also you have to pay in Euro's to some obscure country in Eastern Europe. Red flags all over. Disclaimer, I'm not a professional PI and just recommend that you be very careful. It was good that you asked this question. It comes up a lot and it helps others who may be wondering the same thing. Good luck on your journey.

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NW18

We did an initial consultation with Deanne Acres at Canada Abriad. Very professional and in the one hour skype consultation she answered most of our questions. I didn’t need help post this session and we submitted our application successfully ourselves. Waiting for our PR currently.

Most of the process is very self explanatiry. I would suggest you take help of this forum, get your doubts together and if required just do a consultation session as taking help of an immigration agent is an additional cost that could be avoided if you are patient and ready to all the necessary boxes. 

The process is lengthy but straightforward. Good luck!😀

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Nelline

I tried to explain to someone the other day. There will  always be "good" (reputable) and "bad" (scammers) agents out there. But even the "good" agents have hundreds of "files" open at any one time. Especially at this point in time with so many people trying to emigrate.. The person (often a clerk being paid minimum wage!) actually completing your application is doing this as a "job" - it's not THEIR future on the line. The only one really qualified to ensure all the i's are dotted and all  the t's are crossed... is YOU. By all means use an agent but make sure they're reputable - some good ones mentioned above. But they're very busy... very very busy... my opinion. If you have a complicated case or just lack general organizational skills and don't know how to research... by all means fork out the dough. Otherwise, do it yourself.

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jimmy
On 9/22/2018 at 12:05 AM, M@C said:

I used Migrate International very professional ask for Tammy or Debbi. Got my PR and will be in Canada mid December.

We're also using them........ We are still in the process, but don't have anything to complain about. Their service has been excellent so far and they helped us quite alot over the last couple of months. Plus the fact that they are based in Cape Town and their offices a stone's throw from my wife's work, gives us piece of mind.

 

 

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Loxxx
On 9/20/2018 at 6:21 PM, Marcola said:

Do not go with "Its Canada Time": saw some posts on the SACanada FB group from people who were scammed. Read here as well: https://ca.trustpilot.com/review/www.itscanadatime.com    

Yes that scam me man, I can't believe how naive I was, but that's what happened when you fighting for better life and these professional scam artists are using.

That's worst kind of people making money by making other people desperate!

 

 

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Feto

Hi,

We also used Deanne Acres from Canada Abroad for the first consultation, you can go to her offices at Monte Casino Offices or she does skype sessions... Very professional... the rest we did ourselves... but she does offer packages at a premium...

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NW18
14 minutes ago, Feto said:

Hi,

We also used Deanne Acres from Canada Abroad for the first consultation, you can go to her offices at Monte Casino Offices or she does skype sessions... Very professional... the rest we did ourselves... but she does offer packages at a premium...

Yes we used an initial Skype consultation. The key is lost all your questions as she will ask you to upload these when u book a consultation and will be prepared with your answers. It’s well worth it and she even clarified our doubts for post AOR process. It was her advise that we should do it by ourselves as we already had most of it right using the IRCC website and various forums including here.

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diannedamata

I have UIS Canada contacting me to assist me.  Has anyone heard or used them.

https://www.uiscanada.com/

They are requested a payment of $1,490 for my family

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MaryJane

Most will advise to DIY your application because it’s really not rocket science to fill out forms, take tests, gather documents, send papers off for assessments, etc.

But if you need or want the help of an immigration agent to get through the process, all I can say is be very careful with your choice and your money.

There are some recommendations on these forums with regards agents (the Search bar is your friend). Unfortunately we do not have a big enough pool to have experiences with all these agents, especially some of the new ones that have crop up in recent times.

If you feel uncomfortable about forking large amounts of money out, rather not. Or at least, not yet. Canada is not going away. The immigration rules keep changing, yes, but they will change regardless of whether you make the decision this very minute or take the weekend to really think and talk it through. Immigration is not a one-minute decision especially involving families.

Do research first. Understand the process. Ask questions.

Personally, I’d want to “interview” (check them out) the person doing my application, as much as they are interviewing me if I qualify. I’m the paying customer, right? I know it’s not always possible to do this. But for agents to simply ask a large sum upfront without offering any consultation time is risky (for both sides) at best, dodgy (for the applicant) at worst.

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NW18
4 hours ago, diannedamata said:

I have UIS Canada contacting me to assist me.  Has anyone heard or used them.

https://www.uiscanada.com/

They are requested a payment of $1,490 for my family

Never used them but please check what is covered in that. Some agents charge only a service fee and getting docs ready is your headache anyways. There are a lot of recommendations on agencies here. Also lot of support available to guide you.

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MMichaelides

Hi Dianne

I have just joined the group and was wondering if you used UIS Canada?

 

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