Canada Citizenship Immigration Services (canadacis.org) is a private immigration consultancy, with average fees, and a wide range of services, including permanent residency, work and study permits, as well as family sponsorship and business immigration programs. On top of this, Canada CIS can help with converting your CV to the Canadian job-market standards, IELTS preparation and registration, and even a complete job search and market preparation service, with their dedicated Career Advisor.
The website is owned and operated by BGTECH EOOD, which is a private company with a European office at Lozenets district, Blvd. Major Thompson St. № 1-7, ent. 2, floor 1, Sofia, p.k. 1407, Bulgaria, and with a Canadian office at 151 Yonge Street, 11th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2W7, Canada.
As always, it is important to note that Canada CIS is not affiliated with the Canadian government and cannot guarantee a visa or permit. The final decision on the matter belongs to the Canadian government.
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This immigration company seems to tick all the regular boxes, without standing out in any particular area. The website offers all the information you would expect, listing the full range of visas and permits they offer assistance for, information about their legal representatives, contact details and company information, etc.
Canada CIS doesn’t offer details about the experience as an immigration consultancy. Judging by the staff they employ, the services they offer, and the way the website is built, we can see they know what they are doing but still, we would much rather want to see an exact launch date. That would allow us and everyone else to better gauge their experience as an immigration business.
On the other hand, there are a lot of companies that don’t list their launch date, so maybe we are looking too much into these things. But enough nit-picking, let’s focus on their legal staff.
Proper RCIC License
First up, it is important to note that persons who provide immigration assistance must be included in two categories: 1) Citizenship or immigration consultants must be members of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). 2) Lawyers or notaries must be members of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society, or the Chambre des notaries du Québec.
Canada CIS works with Jean-Patrice Meunier, who is a Lawyer, member of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO Number: 63777E). We have checked Mr. Meunier’s credentials on the official website of the Law Society of Ontario and we can confirm he is a member in good standing, without any disciplinary action taken against him. Besides Jean-Patrice Meunier, Canada CIS collaborates with a few other selected lawyers and licensed RCICs.
To sum it up, the Legal Department of Canada CIS looks in good order, with the proper certifications and credentials. However, we would like to know more details about their RCICs, such as names or identification numbers so we could look them up on the ICCRC website.
Canada CIS Fees
Apart from company information and legal details (RCICs, lawyers, etc.), it’s important to know how much the service will cost, because usually immigration consultancies are not cheap. Canada CIS offers this information: to register your application, a single candidate will have to pay 525 EUR and couples/families will have to pay 675 EUR.
If you are eligible to continue, you will receive recommendations about the best-suited program and you will have to pay additional fees, as follows: the Standard Package costs 5,499 EUR, the Premium Package will set you back 7,499 EUR, and the All-Inclusive Package is valued at 11,200 EUR. It’s up to you to decide whether these fees are acceptable or not but the range of services offered is huge for the plans in the upper echelons (Premium and All-Inclusive), so it may be worth it. You could say that you’ll get a good bang for your buck with Canada CIS but there are more cost-effective solutions in our recommended consultants section.
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- Business Immigration
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- Study Permit
- Other temporary visa types
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Canada CIS has several social media profiles but their following is modest compared to other, more well-established immigration consultancies. At the time of writing, their Facebook profile has about 15,000 followers and almost just as many likes, their Twitter is followed by only 33 people, their Instagram has 236 followers, and their YouTube channel has 189 subscribers.
It’s unclear when this agency was founded but their Facebook page was created in late-2019, which may also offer hints about the launch date, which was probably around the same period.
Regarding their reputation and interaction with clients, if you check the testimonials and comments available on their website, everything looks great and Canada CIS seems like the greatest immigration agency in the world.
However, upon a deeper search, we’ve realized that some clients are complaining about this consultancy.
The client featured above complains that after paying 540 EUR, was asked for additional money and believes he was the victim of a scam. Well, the information about the fees is available on their website, so it’s probably just a case of not reading it thoroughly. However, there are other complaints about their tactics:
As always, all comments posted online should be taken with a grain of salt because one cannot fully verify their credibility but as the old saying goes, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire”, thus we recommend caution.
In conclusion, Canada CIS doesn’t enjoy the best reputation possible, but then again, we cannot give 100% credibility to all comments posted online. Anyway, you should use caution (as always), and you should clearly understand what you are paying for.
Editor’s Note – The Bottom Line
All in all, Canada CIS looks like a legit immigration firm but maybe not the best in class. Things to watch out for:
- They offer information about their main Lawyer, but not about their RCICs or other Lawyers;
- The exact time in business is not known;
- You will have to pay a fee just to register your application (other consultancies use this method as well). Additional payments may follow;
- The fees are average;
- Some clients have reported malicious practices and have accused Canada CIS of being a scam (we cannot fully verify, nor do we claim this to be true).
Based on all the above, at this time we consider that you may have better alternatives when it comes to immigration consultancies. However, the final decision should always belong to you, the client, after you have conducted a thorough assessment of the consulting agency.