PROICC Immigration Consultants in Review

PROICC is an immigration consulting firm owned and operated by CANADA IMMIGRATION LTD. In this review we will put them under the microscope and will show you why this company is not our top recommendation when it comes to immigration assistance.

4 Nov 2021, 9:45 am

6 min read

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3.0 /5
Overview

not enough information about the owning company (location, years in business); no information about the RCICs they use; there’s a pinch too much marketing in their approach; services are too expensive and the quality does not justify the high fee (at least according to their clients);

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PROICC (PROICC.com) is a high-priced immigration consulting firm that lacks full transparency and has an overall poor reputation. The owning company – CANADA IMMIGRATION LTD – does not display an office address on the website, nor information about the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) they work with.

Their services include but are not limited to eligibility screenings, profile assessment, and enhancement as well as guidance throughout the immigration process.

It is important to note that PROICC is not affiliated with the Canadian government and does not have the authority to provide applicants with a Canadian Visa. They can only offer guidance, consulting, and similar services, while the only authority that can decide on visa matters is the Canadian government.

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PROICC displays a welcoming website, which looks professional and user-friendly. This is always a good thing, but digging deeper we’ve found a few deficiencies, with the main caveat being the lack of transparency.

The company does not show an address or at least an approximate location, thus we’re not sure whether they are located in Europe, Canada, Australia, or… anywhere else. It’s definitely not a deal-breaker but it is a let-down because all companies should provide this basic info.

Then there’s the tone of the approach, which is a bit too marketing-oriented for our liking. They use big words like “we will serve as a guiding light every path of the journey…” and “embrace that glorious future of yours”. But let’s not dwell too much on wording and marketing – after all, if they actually provide quality services, calling themselves “a guiding light” is not such a big deal.

PROICC Fees

Moving on, PROICC offers two types of plans: Basic and Gold. Each comes with different services included. The Basic includes visa assessment, a professional review of your qualifications, and whether or not you are eligible for a Canadian visa, and will set you back $495. So far, sounds like a nice bargain.

If you are eligible, only then you can purchase the Gold service, which means you will get a personal account manager, your application will be managed by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, and you will have access to the Online Immigration System, among other things.

And here comes the bad news: The Gold service will set you back between $1,000 and $50,000 (!). That’s quite high. A reasonable fee for a quality immigration service should be around 3-6k for the entire process, including all extras. You can definitely find more cost-effective solutions in our recommended consultants section

No RCIC License in Sight

All companies that offer immigration consulting services have to work with at least one Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), who is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). 

The RCIC will represent clients before the Canadian government, and the company must provide some sort of information about their RCICs (such as experience level, etc.). Well, this is where PROICC falls short (again), because there is no information about their RCICs on the website. 

PROICC doesn’t specify whether they work with a third-party RCIC firm, or if they have a team of RCICs that work exclusively for PROICC, or any other RCIC-related information. Is this a deal-breaker?

Actually, it could be, because, in order to legally offer immigration advice or services for a fee in Canada, individuals have to meet certain requirements. They have to be members of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), or lawyers (registered with one of 13 provincial or territorial law societies), or notaries registered in Quebec.

We couldn’t find anyone related to PROICC on the ICCRC website, thus there’s a distinct possibility that PROICC doesn’t work with a regulated RCIC; however, we cannot confirm that. 

PROICC Services

  • Express Entry Immigration Program
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Family Sponsorship Programs
  • Investor Visa
  • Tourist Visa

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Online PROICC Reviews

PROICC does not have an active online profile and in fact, we couldn’t find any social media presence. On top of this, PROICC doesn’t seem to have a flattering relationship with its customers.

The information we’ve managed to gather revealed that a customer received a marketing phone call after she clicked on a PROICC ad. She decided to go ahead and sign up but soon after, she decided she wanted her money back; however, she was denied a refund. 

Other clients have been led to believe that their profiles satisfy all eligibility requirements and as a result, they paid for consulting services. Furthermore, they were told by PROICC that they have been accepted for Express Entry. All that was needed was more money. In actuality, they weren’t excellent candidates and weren’t accepted for Express Entry, so it was all a sham to squeeze more money.

More details here

And the “bad vibes” keep on coming:

proicc review by joan

or this one:

proicc review by Mat

The user comments are already bad enough but on top of that, we can add that according to Better Business Bureau (BBB), PROICC does not hold a necessary license from The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Such a license is required for businesses providing Canadian immigration or citizenship advice or representation for a fee. Also, there are several customer complaints against PROICC on BBB’s website.

See BBB warning here

Michael Huynh, director of professional conduct for the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), mentioned that the Council is aware of PROICC, but due to the lack of legislation there’s not much to do other than say “buyer beware.”

Editor’s Note – Bottom Line

There are several things you need to consider before choosing PROICC as your partner for your immigration endeavor:

There’s not enough information about the owning company (location, years in business), there’s no information about the RCICs they use and there’s a pinch too much marketing. We hope to see these things addressed soon, as we believe it would benefit both PROICC and their clients.

  • There’s not enough information about the owning company (location, years in business);
  • There’s no information about the RCICs they use;
  • There’s a pinch too much marketing in their approach;
  • The services are too expensive and the quality does not justify the high fee (at least according to their clients);
  • There are numerous negative client reviews;
  • According to the BBB, PROICC does not hold the necessary license from ICCRC.

We hope to see these things addressed soon, as we believe it would benefit both PROICC and their clients. But until they are addressed, we consider that you can find better alternatives and all we can do is follow the advice of ICCRC’s Michael Huynh and say “buyer beware”.

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Arriving in Canada as an international student over a decade ago, Rebecca fell in love with the country and the immigration process. she channeled her years of writing and editing experience into her love for immigration.

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