Everyday I receive messages, texts, e-mails etc. that start with the following “My Friend ***** ******* Recommended You” etc.
I feel proud that individuals seeking immigration advice ask our opinions. Don’t get me wrong I love when my former successful clients refer our services to those that are in need of quality immigration advice or are just interested in their chances of immigrating to Canada, we are overjoyed. Then every so often we get the following responses to articles I post that infuriates me.
HELLO, How are you?, Interested, how can my family immigrate, look at my profile and tell me how you can help us, how much for a LMIA, can you find a job for me, how long will it take to process a work pemit?, how is work going sir, can you help me with PNP? etc. etc.
This morning I got this e-mail.
quote “I have a question.What opportunity do i have to come to Canada? I live in Albania.
A friend of my recommended me to check your organisation. He’s name is (alias Mr. Smith).
Im waiting for your response.
Best regards”! unquote
How should I respond to this e-mail? Should I respond at all to this inquiry? How terse, blunt or even rude should I respond? How can I assist this man without any details included regarding his qualifications?
LUCKY FOR HIM I KNOW HIS FRIEND WHO REFERRED HIM TO US!
His friend paid an Immigration Lawyer a deposit of $15,000.00 Canadian to get his wife a job as a cook in Lloydminster Saskatchewan making minimum wage. They moved the whole family from Albania to Lloydminster, Saskatchewan with the chance of becoming a permanent resident through the SK provincial nominee program.
That Lawyer forgot to inform the applicant that they needed to take a language test to prove their ability in English with only two weeks remaining. The Lawyer only told them about IELT’s language testing. They looked for available dates in Edmonton, Calgary, Regina and Saskatoon and none were available. They were never told that they could take a CELPIP language test in Canada which had plenty of available dates and locations.
After working as a cook for more than a year they got refused by the Saskatchewan nominee program for not meeting their guidlines. Then a friend of (Mr. Smith) recommended our services.
I submitted an application for landing from within Canada based on common sense! Since they were already in Canada I applied under the Humanitarian and Compassionate factors IRPA section 25 (1).
They had already established themselves in Canada, They had two kids excelling in schools in Canada. They were pillars of the Lloydminster community. Her employer and customers wrote glowing letters of just how great an employee and friend the principal applicant was.
The employer claimed she was an excellent employee and he had no difficulty communicating with her. That he hired her because no one else was willing or had sufficent skills to work in his restaurant!
THEY RECEIVED PERMANENT RESIDENCY FIVE YEAARS AGO!
If you want to get a positive response by an experienced Immigration Counsel regarding your options of immigrating to Canada understand the following. There are 10 provincial nomineee programs plus three territorial nominee programs available to all. There are different special programs like the Atlantic, Immigration Pilot Program or the Rural & Northern Pilot plus plenty of individual communites that can offer you temporary employment with a pathway to permanent residency. Plus study and stay programs.
How many questions should an experienced Immigration Counsel answer before being retained? Should you be paying an experienced Immigration Counsel to research your chances of success or run to someone that will accept you as their client without knowing anything about you!