About the Company
Canada Immigration Express is a private consultancy (not affiliated with the Canadian government) that provides professional evaluations and personalized assistance to clients from around the globe seeking to immigrate to Canada. The website is owned by Global Worldwide Online Marketing Ltd., a company registered in the United Kingdom, with offices in Canada.
They work with experienced immigration consultants that can simplify the process of applying for a permanent resident visa to Canada and guide you confidently throughout the procedure.
Keep in mind that the Canadian government has the sole authority to issue a visa to Canada and please note that Canada Immigration Express is not a representative of the Canadian government, nor is it affiliated with it.
Our Take on Canada Immigration Express
The website looks and feels well put together, with (almost) the right balance between marketing and actual useful content. At times, they go “off track” and call themselves “your No.1 solution to immigrate to Canada” and although I don’t like dealing with absolutes like We Are No. 1, I have to admit they offer a rather friendly environment and approach to Canadian immigration.
The general eligibility requirements are explained in an easy-to-understand manner, thus if you are just now thinking to build a new life in Canada but you don’t know where or how to start, Canada Immigration Express (CIE) does a good job at explaining it to you.
Of course, if you decide to go forward, they will offer an assessment of your eligibility for permanent residency and selection of the right visa type based on your profile, as well as advice on how to increase your points in order to be eligible for a permanent residency visa.
Their team of immigration specialists will make sure that your application meets all necessary requirements, thus taking all the guesswork out of the process and providing a professional approach.
And speaking of the team, we have to mention that Canada Immigration Express does not use in-house Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs), but instead they outsource to Great North Immigration Inc. to perform eligibility screening of clients’ profiles. Keep in mind that Canada Immigration Express is not an agent of Great North Immigration Inc. or its consultants. Great North Immigration is headed by Mr. Amir Shuval, RCIC, and Ms. Sigal Barak, RCIC. Both of them are members of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). As for their reputation: could you do better? Well, maybe, but then again, there’s always room for improvement – after all, Apple is coming out with a new phone every year, which is “better” than the previous one.
This all suggests that at the beginning of the process, your application will be handled by Canada Immigration Express and at some point, it will be transferred to Great North Immigration and their RCICs. This begs the question: why not go directly to Great North Immigration right from the start? After all, they also provide consultancy and assessment of eligibility. But maybe that’s a discussion for another time.
As a whole, Canada Immigration Express looks okay but I wouldn’t call it the Number 1 solution to immigrate to Canada. The website lacks paid or free courses to improve some skills and their visa programs don’t include student, business, or tourist visas. Maybe they offer such courses if you specifically ask for them and maybe they will improve their offering to include other visa types but at this time, the said features are unavailable, which makes the overall offering a bit lackluster.
Visa Programs Offered by Canada Immigration Express
This is a fast track way to obtain permanent residency in Canada. Skilled foreign workers and their family members may be able to apply for immigration to Canada through the Express Entry system as long as they meet the criteria for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program, or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
FSWP is a Canadian visa program (points-based) for skilled foreign professionals with at least one year of full-time paid work experience during the last 10 years in a qualifying occupation.
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
FSTP is a Canadian immigration program for skilled foreign tradespeople with at least 2 years of full-time paid work experience within the last 5 years in a qualifying trade.
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Many provinces and territories have collaborated with the Canadian national government to create a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that meets their local needs. Foreign workers can apply to the PNP of a particular province/territory and if they receive a provincial nomination, they will apply for immigration with the national government.
Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP)
QSWP is a points-based Canadian immigration program for skilled foreign workers and their families who want to live and work in Quebec. It is basically a two-step process: first, they apply for QSWP and if an invitation is issued, they will apply for a Canadian visa with the national government.
Canada Immigration Express Review
At the time of writing, there are very few user reviews for Canada Immigration Express, which suggests that we are dealing with a medium-to-low profile immigration consultancy firm. Not saying it’s bad, just that people don’t talk about it so much.
They are not reviewed on Trustpilot but we did manage to locate a couple of Quora posts. However, those are not very relevant regarding the quality of services or people’s opinions. Basically, people were asking if CIE is legit and others were simply telling them to apply for immigration by themselves, without paying a company to help them. Well, that’s debatable, and again, it’s something better left for another time.
Canada Immigration Express Online Presence
Canada Immigration Express doesn’t have a prominent online presence but they do keep in contact with their existing and potential clients through two social media outlets: Twitter and Facebook. Their Twitter account has 115 followers at the time of writing and it doesn’t seem like a lot is going on there, except some posts that praise the beauties of Canada and urge you to apply.
On the other hand, their Facebook page has almost 49,000 followers and almost 44,000 people who liked the page. We cannot be sure whether the users gave all those likes for CIE’s outstanding service provided or simply because they like the photos posted but either way, at least we can see they are active and posting regularly. Also, we’ve tried to contact them via Messenger and we’ve managed to get in touch with a polite rep, albeit after a 2 hour wait time.
If you want to get in touch with Canada Immigration Express, you can do so at phone +1-226-775-3026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also reach them on Facebook (where they have a Live Chat) and Twitter.
Their Canadian address is 180 Northfield Drive West, Unit 4, 1st Floor, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 0C7 Canada. Global Worldwide Online Marketing Ltd. has a registered office address at Lynton House, 7-12 Tavistock Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9BQ.