CPNIS – Are They Right For You?
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:
- Middle East
- North America
- Cagayan de Oro
- Ilo Ilo
- Kuala Lumpur
- Hong Kong
However, there are only two offices listed on the Canadian Provincial Nominee & Immigration Services website which we find strange.
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.
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.
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.
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
- There are two registered RCIC agents
- There is no refund policy and no terms and conditions
- There are no immigration lawyers listed
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