Immigration FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about Canadian immigration and ImmiSearch

What is the cost of ImmSurance Protection Plan?

ImmiSearch's ImmSurance Protection Plan is included in all bookings and services retained and paid for through the ImmiSearch platform.

What happens if my immigration consultant breaches the RCIC Code of Ethics?

Our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants are experienced, reputable, and verified. They are regulated by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and must comply with the RCIC Code Of Ethics or risk being disciplined.

In the unlikely event that an immigration consultant hired on ImmiSearch makes a critical breach of the RCIC Code of Ethics as assessed by ImmiSearch, ImmiSearch will assist you in submitting a formal complaint to the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and in recovering your service fees from the immigration consultant in question. If you are unable to recover your fees despite an ICCRC order to the immigration consultant to return your fees, ImmiSearch will refund you your fees as decided during ICCRC's complaints and discipline process.

What happens if I hire an unauthorized representative on ImmiSearch?

We go to great lengths to verify that every immigration consultant is licensed and registered with Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

In the unlikely event that you hire the services of an unauthorized representative on ImmiSearch's platform, we will refund you 100% of the service fees incurred. The only exception is if we suspect fraud.

What immigration program can I apply under?

Immigration can be daunting with over 80 different programs to consider.  We recommend booking an initial consultation with an experienced immigration consultant to receive a fully eligibility assessment on programs that you can apply under. If you are not eligible for any option, the immigration consultant will also help you assess pathways that may help you become eligible in the future.

Alternatively you can use our 3 minutes immigration program finder to see a general list of immigration programs that you can research further.

What questions should I ask my immigration consultant?

Before you decide you hire an immigration consultant, you should make sure that they are the right partner for you. Remember that you may be working with them for several months or even years!

We recommend asking these questions in the beginning:

  • How experienced are you?
  • What are you specializations?
  • What exact services will I be paying for?
  • Who will be working on my application?
  • What are your fees?

What is the cost of using ImmiSearch to find a consultant?

100% free! We believe that having access to legitimate, licensed, and authorized immigration consultants is a right. ImmiSearch charges $0 service fees for finding, booking, or hiring immigration consultants. You'll only need to pay the consultant for their services.

How much does it cost to hire an immigration consultant?

The cost of hiring an immigration consultant can vary depending on the type of immigration program, the complexity of your case, the consultant's experience, and more. From example, a Study Permit application can range from $500 - $1000 while an Express Entry Canadian Experience Class permanent residency application can generally cost between $2000 - $5000. These are general numbers and some consultant fees may be lower or even higher.

Is ImmiSearch a Legitimate company?

Yes! We understand your caution. Immigration is daunting enough.

ImmiSearch is a British Columbia based company started by a team of immigrants and immigration experts. The company started in 2020 with support from The University of British Columbia's entrepreneurship@UBC accelerator program.

We've also been featured in TechCouver, Best Startup Canada, New Ventures BC, Entrepreneurship@UBC, Vancouver Tech Journal and The High Technology Facilities Group.

If you have any doubts, you can reach us via phone, email, and live chat on our site. You'll always talk to a real person when you contact us.