Canadian Provincial Nominee & Immigration Services Review

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CPNIS – Are They Right For You?

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Canadian Provincial Nominee & Immigration Services or also known as CPNIS and it is a Canadian immigration company that was founded in 1996. CPNIS has both RCIC agents and Canadian immigration lawyers that work for the company. The RCIC agents for CPNIC are Dr Fereidon Alemi (R406631) and Ashkhan Alemi (R406639). There are no other agents listed or any lawyers listed on the website.

On the website, CPNIC claims to operate in over 44 countries with their head office in Toronto, Ontario and another Canadian office in Calgary, Alberta. There is also an office in Manila, Philippines for their Asia-Pacific business. CPNIS also claims to deal with over 35 000 applicants from South East Asia alone.

If you choose to deal with CPNIC then you have the option of meeting with the CPNIC team in a number of places:

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Manila
  • Cebu
  • Davao
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Baguio
  • Ilo Ilo
  • Singapore
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Hong Kong
  • Dubai
  • Tehran
  • Shiraz
  • Esfahan
  • Mashhad
  • Istanbul

However, there are only two offices listed on the Canadian Provincial Nominee & Immigration Services website which we find strange.

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The Website

The website for CPNIC is pretty basic in its layout and information. Not much effort has gone into the website with regards to detail. There is a privacy policy but there is no refund policy or a terms and conditions. The website was also only created in October 2011.

On the About Us page for CPNIC they claim to help people with finding jobs in Canada. They claim to have sister companies that deal with this process, Canadian Foreign Nurses Services and Employment & Recruitment Services of Canada but when we clicked on the links we were redirected to webpages that do not exist so this was worrying for us.

The Links page, which provides links to different news articles, employment options, housing and business websites. This is very helpful for people hoping to immigrate to Canada but surely if CPNIC has sister companies that provide recruitment services, this takes away from their business?

We checked the ICCRC website to see if Dr Fereidon Alemi and Ashkhan Alemi are legitimate RCIC agents that are qualified to do immigration to Canada and they are. What we found problematic is the fact that there are no immigration lawyers listed on the website when they clearly state that they work with immigration lawyers.

Under Immigration Services there is a list of the different visa applications that you can choose from. When you click on any of these, you are directed to the relevant section on the Immigration Services page. However, the information provided on these visas is extremely limited and doesn’t help you understand the visa.

There are only contact details and addresses for the Toronto and Manila offices so we are unsure how people are supposed to meet a CPNIC team member in all those other cities.

 

Social Media

There are no social media links from the website but we were able to do our own search on Facebook and we found a page for CPNIC. The page has an impressive following of over 60 000 likes. The page was created in 2012 and it has regular and relevant posts to it. What is strange on the Facebook page is the Free Consultation offer on the cover image. Nowhere on the website is there a mention of a free consultation.cpnic-free-consultation

There are often comments on the posts and CPNIC responds to most of the comments either telling people to visit the website, fill in their free assessment or e-mail their resume. The responses to possible clients is professional and friendly.

We were unable to find any other social media account for CPNIC.

 

Our Conclusion

We do not think that CPNIC is a scam but there are a lot of improvements that can be made to their website and their social media to stand out as more reputable Canadian immigration company.

The lack of important online documentation is always a worrying aspect of any immigration website. The absence of any Canadian immigration lawyers’ names on the website is also disturbing as CPNIC clearly states that they work with immigration lawyers.

If you have dealt with Canadian Provincial Nominee & Immigration Services, please leave a comment below and tell us about your experience.

You can visit their website here: www.cpinis.com

The Review

5 Score

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The Good

  • There are two registered RCIC agents
  • There is a privacy policy

The Bad

  • There is no refund policy and no terms and conditions
  • There are no immigration lawyers listed

Breakdown

  • Company Identity 50%
  • Legitimacy 60%
  • Features 50%
  • Service Feedback 60%
  • Published Content 30%
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4 Discussion to this review

  1. Bunny says:

    I was interviewed by Mr. Ashkan Alemi 9 years ago and that time I didn’t have enough credentials to apply for the permanent residency program. He asked me to contact me when I have at least 4 years experience in a managerial position in my industry. So recently I contacted him and this time around he said I am now eligable. The Manila office emailed me and they’re asking me to deposit 300 USD in their CIBC bank account. Once I depositthe money they will send me the package in 2-3 working days. I’m based in Dubai and was hoping they have an office here. So wish me luck, let’s see how this goes.

  2. leny says:

    My friend asked the assistance of CPNIS, his family is here now. He says , he got his visa in a year. I also asked my brother to go and see CPNIS. They were very honest to tell my brother that he is not eligible.

  3. Melinda dumalag says:

    I want to aplly a nanny. Will you help me pls…

  4. Gilbert Mendoza says:

    Very informative and useful indeed.

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