Ferreira and Koach A Name to Be Trusted?
Ferreira and Koach is an immigration consultancy that has been in operation since the late 1960s and was first established in 1975 by Peter Ferreira and Edward Koach. According to their website, the two founders started their careers with the Ministry of Immigration and then eventually worked their way to senior positions. Both founders are registered as Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) members.
Ferreira and Koach describe themselves to be “one of the most respected and successful Immigration Consulting firms in Canada”, with branch offices located in Bahrain, Shanghai, China and Hong Kong.
At first glance, their website looks like it could do with a few improvements. In all fairness, there are a few pretty images here and there, but the font is a bit small. The upside to this site is that it does seem to contain lots of information about their services as an immigration consultancy. They also have a page about other interesting aspects of the immigration process and life in Canada. Ferreira and Koach also offer immigration consulting services for those looking to immigrate to Australia and they offer a free initial assessment. The site has a ‘Featured Articles’ section that contains news and events relating to immigration – however, it has not been updated since 2010.
According to their website, Ferreira and Koach offer a range of services which include:
- Independent Skilled Workers;
- Assessment for certain academic qualifications;
- Removal of Terms & Conditions;
- Family Class Sponsorship/Positions of Trust;
- Worker/Student Visa;
- Appeals to the Immigration & Refugee Board;
- In-Canada Applications;
- Canadian Citizenship; and
- PR card (permanent residence card) related services
Social Media and Online Review
The Ferreira and Koach Facebook page does not have a large following, but it contains some relevant content that is up to date and posted regularly. The same can not be said for the Twitter page though. The last tweet the company made was in 2013 and it is just a repetitive stream of the same shared content and a newspaper clipping that advertises their services in Bahrain.
During our online search, we came across a positive client review of this immigration consultancy.
At first glance, Ferreira and Koach seem to be a legitimate immigration consultancy. We are concerned that they do not display a “Terms and Conditions” page on their website.
They have shown a great willingness to be transparent with their clients by mentioning that they do charge fees eventually. We would have liked to know if there are any refund policies and whether they account for cancellations. We do, however, appreciate that their service is a long-standing one and that they have more than one RCIC member on board.
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