This is a listing of commonly asked questions that our firm receives from potential clients and the answers to these questions are as follows:
One must have sufficient funds to cover their expenses for the first 6 months after their landing in Canada and until one finds a job or start generating an income. The cost of living in Canada varies from city to city, but the recommended funds to initially settle for Independent immigrants is approximately Cdn $10,000 for an individual, and at least an extra $2,000-$3000 per dependant. Please note that this is just an approximation and the expenditure may vary from each individual depending on his or her lifestyle.
Applicants must take along a valid passport and the landing documents. There should be Proof of settlements funds that may also be requested at the time of landing. Applicants may also carry any copies of statutory documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, international driving license and educational documents etc. as well as a list of items they wish to take with them to Canada.
Individuals wishing to immigrate to Canada can also apply under the Family Class. [Link to Family Class] Family Class applicants may be eligible to immigrate on the basis of close family relationship that they have with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is eligible to sponsor. Spouses and parents — who can bring with them their dependent children, such as the brothers and sisters of the sponsor — are eligible to apply, and may qualify. The sponsor needs to have a certain minimum cut off income to be eligible to sponsor. This income threshold does not apply for those who wish to sponsor a spouse. The sponsor must sign an agreement pledging to take care of all the financial needs of the person he/she is sponsoring for a period of 10 years.
The Fees depend on the type of Immigrant category you are applying for and the number of applicants. For independent immigrants, the principal applicant and a family member who is 22 years of age or older or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner must pay $550 CDN, and a family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and not a spouse or a common-law partner should pay $150 CDN for Application processing fee. Plus $490 CDN for the Right of Permanent Residence Fee. This fee is payable by the Principal applicant (with some exception) and accompanying spouse or common-law partner. Dependent children of a principal applicant or sponsor, a child to be adopted, or an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild and protected persons, including Convention refugees are not required to pay this fee. See: Immigration Fee
All government-processing fees must be submitted along with the submission of the application for permanent residence. The processing fees are not refundable and must be paid for the principal applicant and any accompanying spouse, common-law partner, and dependent children. The processing fees are as follow:
|A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner||$550|
|A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner||$150|
Applicants whose destination is the province of Quebec must pay additional processing fees to the Quebec government.
Upon acceptance, applicants must pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) ($490 CDN). The RPRF is payable by principal applicants and accompanying spouses or common-law partners and each accompanying dependants aged 22 or over. It must be paid before the immigrant visa is issued overseas or before the applicant becomes a permanent resident in Canada. Quebec applicants are also subject to this fee.
Our Fees are not charged for initial eligibility assessments and brief personal or telephone advice. However, we do charge for in-depth consultations, complete immigration evaluations and ongoing casework, case complexity and the type of visa processing required for immigration to Canada. Government visa applications, disbursements and third party costs are additional.
Our fees are very reasonable and are much less than those of some of the larger, consulting firms in the city. We refund ALL your money if your application is refused, except for the Retainer amount because of the Administrative costs involved. See: Consulting Fee
Our service fees depend on the type of immigration category you are applying for and the number of applicants. However, our service fee is the lowest in the market.
We charge fees for visa processing that are in keeping with Industry standards. The general nature of fees is agreed in advance with the final fee depending on case complexity and the type of visa processing required.
Generally, a partial payment is due with the Retainer Agreement before any work can begin. The balance is paid in installment, at each stage of your application process. You will receive an invoice for each payment that is to be made.
Most skilled worker applicants are required to be present at a selection interview with an immigration officer. Such interviews are held to make sure the information in the application is accurate, to verify documentation, and to help applicants relocate to Canada. Interview waivers are granted at the discretion of the immigration officials.
Applicants for a Canadian Immigrant Visa under the Skilled Worker category may be required to attend a personal interview with an immigration officer. Such interviews are held to ensure the information in the application is accurate, to clear-up any uncertainties, to verify documentation, to test language ability, and to make sure suitability of the applicant to relocate and settle successfully in Canada.
Visa officers may, under all categories of immigration, grant an interview waiver, depending on the qualifications of the applicant, the quality of the supporting documentation, and the overall credibility of the applicant. The likelihood of an interview waiver varies from one Visa Office to another.
The interview is used to verify the information on your application, to confirm you have sufficient funds to settle in Canada, to determine personal suitability (i.e. motivation, initiative, resourcefulness), and to counsel applicants if they are successful.
Prior to your interview, spend time learning more about Canada and the Canadian labor market (i.e. become familiar with job opportunities for you, and with the qualifications and language ability that is required). We will guide you in every possible way and advise you accordingly to make your interview a success.
When you arrive in Canada, you must present your immigrant visa to a customs / immigration officer at the port of entry. The officer will check your visa and travel document and ask you questions similar to those on the immigration application form to verify that you are of good character and in good health. The officer may also request proof that you have sufficient funds to settle in Canada. Then, the officer will approve your admittance to Canada as a permanent resident.
Some occupations are in high demand in Canada and it may be possible for us to find you work depending on your education and experience.
However, we are an immigration firm and not a recruiting agency. We do work with several recruiting agencies that specialize in searching for companies that are willing to hire foreign workers. The cost of this service can be quite high – if you are interested in finding more, please do e-mail us your resume and what you are looking for.
We do help our clients in searching for job opportunities though we only provide you with partial support such as help in writing your CV and cover letter, suggestion on where to seek for employment, governmental organization offering employment assistance program, etc. Canadian employers are looking to meet prospective candidates in person and, in that respect; we cannot perform on your behalf. You must take the necessary steps to secure employment. We cannot arrange a job on your behalf.
To gain a better understanding of Canada’s job market, it is recommended that you look through the ‘Careers’ section of any major Canadian newspaper, Canadian job portals and visit our Resources links section.
Many occupations in Canada require registration, licensing or membership in a professional or trade association. People who want to work in regulated occupations need to obtain a license from a provincial regulatory body. Applicants intending to work in these occupations will need to prove they hold sufficient credentials to meet professional or trade licensing requirements so they may pursue their occupation in Canada.
Licensing requirements often include education from a recognized school, Canadian work experience and completion of a technical exam. Fees for exams can be costly and are the responsibility of the applicant. Final assessment by the provincial authority can only be done after you are in Canada with permanent resident status. We can research whether or not your occupation requires licensing, and then have your qualifications and experience assessed by a Competent authority. See: Settlement Plan
Can you assist me in finding employment, business opportunities, or property once I arrive in Canada?
Yes. We can assist in these areas through our many partners in Canada. We encourage our clients to stay in touch with us once they arrive, as we can be a valuable source of information in all aspects of settling down in Canada.
You may apply for Canadian citizenship once you have resided in Canada for three years and obtain Citizenship if you meet the necessary requirements in accordance with the Law.
Yes, Canadian citizens are allowed to hold dual citizenship. This means that they will not lose their Canadian citizenship if they become a citizen of another country. Canada recognizes multi-citizenships, which means you can become a Canadian citizen and remain a citizen of another country at the same time.
Unless otherwise exempted, permanent residents of Canada must obtain proper authorization to enter or work in the USA. The citizens of Commonwealth countries cannot freely visit the US when they are permanent residents of Canada and need to apply for a visitor visa. A Permanent resident however will need the H1B visa from an employer to work in the United States.
Citizens of Canada are not required to obtain visas to enter the USA, and may be eligible for employment in the USA under the NAFTA Agreement. Citizenship is obtained after being a permanent resident for a minimum of 3 years. Once you become a Canadian citizen, you can work anywhere in North America legally under the NAFTA agreement.
We have the information and capability to make your immigration application easier and the immigration process to be handled competently. We will prepare your application in a professional and efficient manner, make submissions to the authorities on your behalf, direct you throughout the immigration process, assist you with any questions you may have, deal with the Canadian authorities and expedite the process for you by making sure that your application goes through the immigration administration smoothly and quickly.
Nagulury Surendhar Wesley is a licensed Canadian Immigration Consultant and is authorized by the Government of Canada to practice as an Immigration consultant in representing your interests.
We do assist in admission and student visa processing. Please contact us for further details
In some cases, foreign nationals do not need a study permit to study in Canada. A study permit is not required if the course or study program lasts six months or less.
Student fees for international students are often 2-3 times more than a resident student. The range is usually Cdn $ 8000 to Cdn $15000/-
A student must meet certain requirements when applying for study permits . Immigration officers look at many factors before deciding whether an applicant qualifies for a study permit. People wishing to study in Canada must Present a letter of acceptance from the educational institution where they intend to study; and Demonstrate that they are able to pay the tuition fees for the course or program of studies that they intend to pursue; Financially support themselves and any family members who are with them during their period of study; Cover the transportation cost for themselves and any family members to and from Canada; and Pass a CIC medical examination, if required In addition, a student must satisfy the officer that he/she will leave Canada at the end of the period that you are allowed to stay.
If you have a valid Study Permit, you can:
Work part-time on campus at the college or university at which you are registered as a full-time student; and Apply to renew your Study Permit from within Canada, if you decide to continue studying in Canada.
A Temporary Resident Visa is an official document issued by a visa office abroad. It is placed in your passport to show that you have met the requirements for admission to Canada as a temporary resident
If you need a Temporary Resident Visa in addition to your Study Permit, you do not have to make a separate application or pay a separate fee when you apply for your study permit at a visa office. An officer will issue it at the same time as the documentation that you will need to enter Canada as a student. If you wish to leave and re-enter Canada during the period of your authorized stay as a student, you will need a valid TRV for your return travel to Canada.