Are These GIANTS of Canadian Immigration As Great As They Appear?
CanadaVisa.com was started by Campbell Cohen Law Firm, which has been practicing law for 30 years. David Cohen is the senior attorney at Campbell Cohen Law Firm and he has developed a particular expertise in Canadian immigration. David Cohen is able to represent and advise foreign nationals with the immigration process, both temporary and permanent.
CanadaVisa.com is a giant in the Canadian immigration business. The firm employs over 60 members of staff, which includes lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The firm has even developed an immigration network, the Campbell Cohen Immigration Network, also known as Loon Lounge.
David Cohen graduated from McGill’s University from the Faculty of Law. He is a member of the Quebec and Ontario Bar Associations in Canada. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. We did a lawyer search for the associations that were mentioned on the website and we found that David Cohen is registered with the Barreau du Quebec.
Not everything they seem to be?
The greatest drawing card for canadavisa.com is the fact that David Cohen’s name is everywhere giving the impression that he will personally be handling your visa application. However, with a firm this size, chances are that he will never personally look at your application. It would be nice to know exactly who does work on the applications if not Cohen, but the website doesn’t make any mention of who these lawyers of agents are.
The website for CanadaVisa.com can be quite overwhelming as there is so much happening on each page. When we first looked at the website for CanadaVisa.com we didn’t know where to start, as there is so much information to take in. When we started to sift through the homepage, the information became a bit clearer.
CanadaVisa.com has since improved their website’s home page, displaying a professional interface that is easy to use and navigate. The look and feel has improved so much so, that finding what you are looking for is simple, without having to sift through tons of paragraphs of information.
CanadaVisa.com is an excellent resource if you would like to learn more about Canada and immigration. There is an option to view the website in French but it is quite small and easily missed.
One oddity is the fact the about us page states it was developed by David Cohen, which one might think strange as David Cohen is a lawyer and not a web designer or developer. Perhaps they actually mean he contributed to the planning of the site and its content? So either he is a man of many talents or this rather misleading sentence was included just to sound impressive? We can’t be sure.
Regardless of who actually developed the site and created the content, it really does offer a lot of useful information and tools. You can read up on the various Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).
If you are looking for a job in Canada, there is a helpful job search tool where you are able to search for the job that you want.
You may have heard about Canada’s Express Entry by now, and the homepage features an informative video about the new Express Entry system:
But who is Campbell?
CanadaVisa.com is a large firm. Their LinkedIn page states that there are other lawyers that work for the firm, but we couldn’t find any indication of who these other lawyers actually are. Surely David can’t handle all the visa applications for CanadaVisa.com himself. Another point we are curious about is: who is Campbell of Campbell Cohen Law Firm?
In the header of the website, we see the names “Campbell Cohen – Canada Immigration lawyers”. We know who Cohen is. But who is Campbell?
We feel that the whole brand of CanadaVisa.com and Campbell Cohen Law Firm is built solely around David Cohen. We’d assume Campbell is David Cohen’s partner in the firm, but why don’t we see any mention of him or her?
Not everyone is happy with CanadaVisa.com
We looked for reviews about David Cohen and CandaVisa.com, but we didn’t see any on the website. We found reviews online that aren’t flattering to the image of CanadaVisa.com on Trackitt.com.
All that glitters is not gold, and just because you are paying a large firm unfortunately does not mean you won’t have problems, as can be seen from these reviews. There are complaints about bad service, people being overcharged and people are feeling like another cog in the massive wheel that is CanadaVisa.com. If you would like to read the full conversation, you can click here.
Just looking at CanadaVisa.com’s social accounts gives one an idea of just how big this firm really is. The social media presence for CanadaVisa.com is massive and they have so many followers on each platform. The Facebook page for CanadaVisa.com was created in 2009 and has over 165 461 likes. The posts on the page are relevant, regular and interesting. The Twitter page also has a large following of 6167 followers with posts that are similar to their Facebook posts. Both pages receive regular comments and retweets.
However, despite this engagement, we noted very little effort is put into actually responding to these comments: the Facebook page rarely, if at all, has replies to questions or comments.
In addition to Facebook and Twitter, has a YouTube page with video discussions about Canadian immigration. The Loon Lounge allows people that live in Canada, would like to immigrate to Canada or meet people in Canada to interact with each other. There are quite a few videos on YouTube with David Cohen providing information on Canadian immigration and the firm of Campbell Cohen.
No one can say that CanadaVisa.com is a scam because the sheer size of their immigration empire is overwhelming. But what we can say is that their business may have become purely about making money and not about the people that need help. Having such a massive following on social media without responding to clients gives the impression of not caring or valuing clients on a personal level.
David Cohen definitely knows what he is talking about and he has the years of experience to back it up. He (possibly along with Campbell… whoever that is) has built an empire out of Canadian immigration and has done it well. However, we feel that the website could benefit from disclosing who the other lawyers are that work at CanadaVisa.com, instead of giving the misleading impression that your application will be handled by Cohen himself – which is clearly impossible given the size of the firm.
If you have dealt with CandaVisa.com, Campbell Cohen Law Firm or David Cohen please leave a comment below in our comments section.
You can visit their website here: CanadaVisa.com
- David Cohen is registered with the Barreau du Quebec
- They have a large social media following
- There is no terms and conditions and no refund policy
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