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Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants has over 12 years of experience in the Canadian immigration industry, including 5 years as a Canada Border Services Officer, with a focus on immigration. Deanne Acres-Lans has also gone through the immigration process herself (to South Africa) and is able to relate to our clients on a personal level.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Canada Abroad offers regulated Canadian immigration consulting services. Understand your eligibility and the immigration process to enter Canada. Online consultations, as well as other Canadian immigration-related services, are available for booking on our website. 

ONLINE CONSULTATION SESSION

Our 60-minute consultations are an excellent starting point for those who want to fully explore their Canadian immigration options. Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, Deanne Acres-Lans, will go through all of your possible Canadian immigration options as well as how each immigration process works and what to expect from the process from the initial application up to landing in Canada.

Our 30-minute consultation is designed for those who know which questions they would like answered and do not need an in-depth explanation of the process. For those who require a more in-depth consultation, we recommend the 60-minute consultation.

EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE REVIEW

This review is for those who already know that they are eligible to apply for one of the Economic Immigration programs which use the Express Entry system and want to have their Express Entry profile reviewed before they submit their profile. A written report of any errors a well as any ways in which to improve your score will be provided to you within 72 working hours (counted from the time we have received all requested documents).

REVIEW OF REJECTED APPLICATIONS

This consultation is for those who have submitted an application for a Study Permit, Work Permit or Visit Visa and believe that IRCC has refused their application incorrectly or want to understand why their application was refused. Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will review your refusal letter and all of the relevant supporting documents and application forms to assist you in determining if a second application could be successful. This is not for those who want to apply for a Judicial Review by the Federal Court. This is only for those who want to further understand the refusal of their application to see if Judicial Review would be an option or want to submit a new application.

Once you have made your booking our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will review your documentation and then set up a time to discuss the application with you.

ORDER GCM NOTES

Was your application refused? Not entirely sure why based on the letter you received from the Canadian Government? If you would like to obtain the officer’s notes or the GCMS notes, you can make an Access to Information Request. These requests can only be made by Canadian Citizens. Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant can make these requests on your behalf. These are of great assistance when assessing the refusal of an application.

EDUCATION CREDENTIAL ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT WITH TRANSCRIPTS

Not sure how to obtain your Educational Credential Assessment? Let us do it for you! We will create your account with the applicable body and obtain your academic transcripts from your educational institution(s) to be sent to Canada. We will also arrange all of the couriers on your behalf. Please note that the listed fee is for one applicant’s transcripts which exclude all fees charged by third parties and is only our service fee.

EXPRESS ENTRY PERMANENT RESIDENCE FILE REVIEW

Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will provide a written review of your permanent residency application before your submission to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

You will be required to share screenshots of all of your completed application forms and your supporting documents. You will be provided with your written report within 7 working days advising you of any mistakes in the application forms, the quality of the supporting documents and advice regarding what you can do to strengthen your application and let you know if you are missing any documentation (counted from time we have received all requested documents).

LANDING INFORMATION CONSULTATION (PERMANENT RESIDENCY ALREADY RECEIVED)

The landing information consultation is designed specifically for those who have already had their applications for Permanent Residency approved and want to find out more about the next steps relating to landing in Canada, meeting their residency requirements, obtaining Citizenship and any other questions they may have. Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, Deanne Acres-Lans, will go through your questions with you and provide you with a PDF of the most commonly asked questions with the relevant information.

STUDY PERMIT FILE REVIEW

Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will provide a written review of your application. You will be required to share all of your completed application forms and supporting documents. You will be provided with your written report within 7 working days advising you of any mistakes in the application forms, the quality of the supporting documents and advice regarding what you can do to strengthen your application and let you know if you are missing any documentation(counted from time we have received all requested documents).

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL ASSESSMENT ACCOUNT

Not sure how to obtain your Educational Credential Assessment? Let us do it for you! We will create your account with the applicable body and direct you on which documents need to be submitted to them and where to send them. Please note that this fee is only for our services and does not include any third-party fees.

BOOK LANGUAGE TEST (SOUTH AFRICA ONLY)

Not sure where to book your language test or which version you need to write? Let us do it for you! We will advise you of the available dates and times in your area and make the booking for you as well as submit the required supporting documents to confirm your booking. Our fee includes the test fee!

MEDICAL TESTS (SOUTH AFRICA ONLY)

Unsure of where to complete your required medical examination for your Canadian immigration application? Let us do it for you! We will book your appointments for you and any accompanying family members and assist you in determining any additional documents or reports you may need to take with you to your appointment to avoid any follow-up appointments. This does NOT include the fees paid to the medical practitioner as those fees are paid on the day of your appointment directly to the medical practitioner.

SPOUSAL FILE REVIEW

This option also includes a 60 minute Skype consultation to review the written report and any questions you may have in relation to the report.

Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will provide a written review of your application. You will be required to share all of your completed application forms and supporting documents. You will be provided with your written report within 7 working days advising you of any mistakes in the application forms, the quality of the supporting documents and advice regarding what you can do to strengthen your application, and let you know if you are missing any documentation (counted from time we have received all requested documents)

RECONSIDERATION CONSULTATION

This consultation is for those who have submitted an application via the Express Entry system only and believe that IRCC has incorrectly cancelled or refused their application. Our Deanne Acres-Lans will review your refusal letter and then request the relating supporting documents and application forms to determine if an error was made by IRCC and if a request for reconsideration can be made. 

This is NOT for those who need a Judicial Review by the Federal Court. We can only assist with requesting a reconsideration of incorrect decisions directly to IRCC.

Once you have made your booking our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will review your documentation and then arrange a meeting with you to discuss whether a request for reconsideration can be made or what your next steps should be. All meetings can be done via Skype, Zoom or you can call into our landline.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON COMPLETING YOUR EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE
Requirements
  • You should be ready to complete your Express Entry profile!
Description

This course will teach you how to create and submit your own Express Entry profile. This course has been prepared by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.

This course will take you through the entire process of creating your Express Entry profile – step-by-step.

In this course you will learn the following:

  • how to create your MyCIC account
  • how to create an Express Entry profile
  • how to complete each section of your Express Entry profile
  • how to make changes to your Express Entry profile
  • how to avoid an ineligible Express Entry profile
  • how to maximize your score
  • how to choose your NOC Code
  • how to submit your Express Entry profile into the Express Entry pool
  • how to check the status of your profile
Who this course is for:
  • Anyone wanting to immigrate to Canada using the Express Entry system
RECONSIDERATION CONSULTATION

This consultation is for those who have submitted an application via the Express Entry system only and believe that IRCC has incorrectly cancelled or refused their application. Our Deanne Acres-Lans will review your refusal letter and then request the relating supporting documents and application forms to determine if an error was made by IRCC and if a request for reconsideration can be made. 

This is NOT for those who need a Judicial Review by the Federal Court. We can only assist with requesting a reconsideration of incorrect decisions directly to IRCC.

Once you have made your booking our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will review your documentation and then arrange a meeting with you to discuss whether a request for reconsideration can be made or what your next steps should be. All meetings can be done via Skype, Zoom or you can call into our landline.

HOW TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA USING EXPRESS ENTRY UDEMY COURSE

This consultation is for those who have submitted an application via the Express Entry system only and believe that IRCC has incorrectly cancelled or refused their application. Our Deanne Acres-Lans will review your refusal letter and then request the relating supporting documents and application forms to determine if an error was made by IRCC and if a request for reconsideration can be made. 

This is NOT for those who need a Judicial Review by the Federal Court. We can only assist with requesting a reconsideration of incorrect decisions directly to IRCC.

Once you have made your booking our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will review your documentation and then arrange a meeting with you to discuss whether a request for reconsideration can be made or what your next steps should be. All meetings can be done via Skype, Zoom or you can call into our landline.

ADDING A CHILD TO AN EXISTING APPLICATION

Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant can assist you in ensuring that all of your children obtain their appropriate Canadian status along with the rest of the family. If you have had a child since submitting your application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada then we can assist you to ensure that they are added to your application so that they do not need to be sponsored in the future. This is NOT for those whose visas have already been physically issued into their passports.

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