Jane Katkova & Associates

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The Many Names of Jane Katkova-Brown

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Jane Katkova & Associates was established in 1995 by Jane Katkova-Brown. Katkova & Associates claims to be a boutique immigration consultancy firm that provides services to Canadian corporations and Canadian employers. They will assist Canadian employers in bringing professionals and semi-skilled workers into Canada from other countries.

Katkova & Associates has also helped reunite families and helped these individuals gain residency in Canada. The firm is based in Toronto, Ontario and provides their services in a number of languages like English, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew and Romanian languages.

On the website there is a seal for the ICCRC but there are no RCIC numbers provided on the website. On Jane Katkova-Brown’s bio, it says that she advocates for her clients and that she has represented refugees at refugee hearings. What we want to know is, is Jane Katkova-Brown an immigration lawyer or an RCIC agent? We were unable to find her in a lawyer search or on the ICCRC’s website. We did find a Evguenia Katkova-Brown on the ICCRC website (RCIC # R412959). Jane is fluent in English and Russian and has a 90% success rate.

Praskovia (Panya) Jain is an Independent Education Consultant and an associate of the IECA. She is also registered with the ICCRC as an immigration consultant but there was no RCIC number provided within her bio. We searched the ICCRC’s website and found her RCIC number, R511000. Praskovia provides guidance and assistance to clients before they take certain tests like the IELTS, she is fluent in English and Russian.

We searched on the ICCRC’s website for an RCIC agent under the company’s name and we found that the company has a registered RCIC number, R412959.

 

The Website

The website for Jane Katkova & Associates is laid out very nicely and it is easy to use and navigate. The information is very thorough and it flows well. However, they have failed to provide very important documentation like the privacy policy, refund policy and terms and conditions.

The website for Jane Katkova & Associates has the seal for the ICCRC but there are no RCIC numbers listed for any of the firm’s consultants. Another thing that puzzled us was whether this company is an immigration law firm or an immigration agency. We also feel that the content writer for this website has used every possible adjectives to describe the firm’s services. Boutique immigration consultancy firm, wow!

There are testimonials that are provided for the immigration company and they are all very positive. One thing that we found quite peculiar is that previous clients kept speaking about Jenny Katkova-Brown.

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The information that is provided on the various Canadian visas is very thorough and easy to get through. There is also a free online eligibility assessment that you can take for certain visa applications like:

  • Business Immigration
  • Skilled Workers
  • Family Class

Social Media

There are no social media links from the website but there are social media pages for Jane Katkova & Associates. The Facebook page was created in 2013 and it only has 727 likes. The posts to the page are relatively regular, the last post was is from the 27th of October. There is however not much traffic that comes through the page.

We found two different Twitter accounts for Jane Katkova & Associates. The first account has one follower and the last post is from the 5th of August and the posts are relevant to Canadian immigration.

The second account also has one follower (not the same person) and the last post is from the 8th of December. This account has 6 Tweets and they are all from the same day. We cannot understand why this account has not been deleted.

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We also found a YouTube account for Jane Katkova & Associates and the account has only one video that was posted a year ago. We found a LinkedIn account for Jenny Katkova-Brown with the same picture as Jane Katkova-Brown. We cannot understand why Jane or Jenny uses two different names.

Our Conclusion

We do not think that Jane Katkova & Associates is a scam but we do feel that they could clear a few things up for prospective clients. Another improvement that could be made is adding in important documentation like a refund policy, a terms and conditions and a privacy policy.

If you have dealt with Jane Katkova & Associates please leave a comment in our comments section below, we would love to hear from you.

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

The Review

5.4 Score

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The Good

  • The company has a registered RCIC number
  • There is another RCIC agent at the company

The Bad

  • There is no terms and conditions, privacy policy or refund policy
  • We are unsure if it is Jane or Jenny Katkova-Brown

Breakdown

  • Company Identity 50%
  • Legitimacy 70%
  • Features 60%
  • Service Feedback 50%
  • Published Content 40%
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10 Discussion to this review

  1. Hanna Abu Ata says:

    First of all I would like to thank Jane Katkova and her team, especially Sana for their professionalism,
    responsibility and competent work. After I received a refusal in Express Entry, I decided to ask for help
    from professionals. Very soon my application was submitted and I have got an Invitation to Apply. I am
    very satisfied with a great job.
    I would highly recommend Jane Katkova as a specialist who is very knowledgeable and has a vast
    experience in Immigration field.

  2. Lyubov says:

    I want to thank Jane and her team for their professionalism, excellent work and results, necessary for the clients.
    Most recently, I thanked Jane for a student’s visa for my son, and now thanks to her and her staff I received a visitor visa and I am going to Canada soon.
    Last year, we turned to another company and were denied educational visa.
    In this company we turned on the recommendation of friends, whom Jane helped, and, as time has shown, were not mistaken in the choice.
    Jane knows her business, and each of her advice is for the benefit of the client.
    Special thanks to Irina Tulneva, which has always been in touch, patiently listened to and helped in every way.
    Many thanks to Jane and her team..

  3. Maria says:

    We reached out to Veronika Barbakadze for assistance in obtaining a Temporary Resident Visa so I could reunite with my best friend after almost 20 years of separation. It is a nerve wrecking experience to go through any immigration proceeding, starting with the amount of documents you are required to gather and ending with a torturous anticipation of the final decision. The office of Jane Katkova & Associates made this process less stressful by providing excellent services and assistance every step of the way. All the staff were very professional, organized and ready help. The Receptionist always answered the calls and was a pleasure to speak with. Timur Khaliullin was very professional and was always there to answer our questions. And Veronika Barbakadze was caring, available, dedicated and delivered super-fast and excellent results. Now, I cannot wait to see my childhood friend again!!!
    We are very happy with our decision to choose Jane Katkova & Associates and strongly recommend their team to anyone who requires assistance with any immigration matter.
    Maria J.

    • Thank you very much for sharing your experience with our firm Maria!

      It was our absolute pleasure to assist you in this process and obtain a positive outcome. Wishing you guys a happy reunion in Canada with the entire family! All the best in the future, Veronika

  4. Ana says:

    After very bad experience with 2 previous lawyers I and my husband were recommend to go to Jane Katkova & associates and after a bit more than a year our immigration process is done!! Even though our previous lawyer did lots of mistakes and in the beginning we had many problems, thanks to professional Jane’s team and specialy Veronika, everything went smoothly and we got our PR. Despite all problems we had, Veronika was positive all the time, never gave up and didn’t let us even think something could go wrong. And what is more important, she not only take care of our case, but also helped us in a very difficult and hard situation of our life not really associated with the immigration process. I personally know at least 3 persons Veronoka was working with, 2 of those cases were successfully completed and 3rd is almost done too. Thank you to all Jane Katkova & Associates team and specialy Veronika and Jane!!!

    • Ana,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review – it was a pleasure representing you and Edgar. I wish you all the best in the future. Please do not hesitate to call me if you should ever need anything

  5. Vera says:

    Sometimes there are moments in our life when we need help, and it’s important to know where to look for it. Luckily for me, I was able to find legal help and support in the Jane Katkova & Associates office. I especially enjoyed service that Veronika Barbakadze provided me.

    I came to Jane Katkova & Associates after I had a bad experience with Rochon Genova LLP. One of their top lawyers ruined my immigration case, and I had to leave Canada. Veronika and Jane helped me to return to Canada, filed all the necessary forms and after two years, I got a positive decision on my case.
    Veronika helped me to fill all the forms and to collect required documents. She even worked on New Year’s Eve preparing my documents, which had to be sent out first thing in the morning.

    So far, I have referred several of my friends to Jane and Veronika, and they had only positive experience.

    If you need legal advice in immigration and citizenship matters, do not hesitate and contact Jane Katkova & Associates.

    • Dear Vera,

      Thank you for your kind words. We have come a long way:)
      We are all thrilled you are now a Permanent Resident of Canada and that I was able to make a positive impact on your journey!

  6. Paul says:

    Would never recommend this Firm , came for first appointment in order to get the information about the sponsorship program ( to know the time frame of this procedure , Cost and info about documents that i need to supply) spoke with Veronika Barbakadze for about 15min and she send me an invoice for 300$ for ” consultation ” . No one notify me that my first appointment ( sponsorship inquiry – 15 min talk) will cost 300$ , i never sigh any form and i told Veronika Barbakadze that i need 1 week in order to make decision if to start the sponsorship procedure with her or not . when i called and said : i decide to go with different Firm she send me this invoice . And main reason why i didn’t go with her proposal because she want the FULL payment upfront and not like in normal Firm half at the start of the process and half when file is open or approved . From my personal experience i advise not to deal with that Firm , save your money and look elsewhere if you don’t want to be Scammed !

    • Hello Pavel, I could only assume that you would have some decency of honouring an invoice for which you have received well over an hour of a consultation and many more hours of telephone, email and text consultations throughout the year which we have well documented. I would also highly appreciate if you stop spreading lies with regards to your experience due to the fact that everything written above is a false recollection of the events. Moreover you were provided with an official contract that stated that half of the retainer is due upon signing and the other half upon the final submission of the application. On a separate note I hope that you understand that taking advantage of someone’s time and proprietary knowledge to your benefit without remuneration is a theft.

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