Located in Montreal, Mercan Capital is a recruitment and consulting agency that deals with immigration to Canada. With 25 years of ‘proven expertise and success,’ Mercan Capital was initially founded by Jerome Morgan in 1989 and promises to provide the helpful service of assisting internationals to immigrate to Canada. “Integrity, honesty and efficiency” is the motto of Mercan Capital, let’s see if they are true on their pledge.
Even though Mercan Capital’s main office is in Montreal, they have offices located on every continent – Canada, Asia, Middle-East, Europe, Africa and USA, taking pride in their international acclaim and expanding partnerships.
Digging a little deeper into who they are, we found little information other than the brief piece on Jerome (aka Jerry) Morgan showing how Mercan Capital has grown since its inception. In their ‘Professional Team’ page, they claim to have licensed consultants, lawyers, accountants and experienced processing staff but they do not introduce us to any of these individuals. We are also told that these agents are proficient in English, French, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and other native tongues to cater for their global clientele. But who are these people and are they qualified?
Jerome Morgan is found on the ICCRC database, under the registration number R415983 but there are no seals displayed anywhere on the Mercan Capital site.
Mercan Capital seems to have a strong online presence. With three different accounts for Facebook and Twitter each – one dedicated to their Indian clients and another which links to another Mercan Group site (http://investorimmigrationvisa.com ) that displays information about a coalition with what seems to be a US EB-5 visa investment program. The main social media pages are saturated with relevant content about their services and other updates on Canadian news. The other sites are less liked and also less updated in contrast to the main site.
About the Second site
According to the ‘About us’ page on the EB-5 Mercan Group Program, “The EB-5 visa category is currently the fastest way for high net worth individuals to obtain Green Card for their family. It was created to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Foreign investors only need to invest as little as $500,000 in an eligible business that will create 10 jobs.
This is not true. According to Federal US law, in order to be eligible for this specific program, the immigrant needs to invest a minimum of $1 million USD (not $500,000 as Mercan Group state). EB-5 Mercan Group is however more established with a clear introduction to each of their partners as opposed to Mercan Capital’s site.
Even though their motto boasts integrity, their online reputation sings a different song. According to two different news reports cited above, we can clearly see how Mercan Capital does not deliver on that promise. When these allegations were made known to Morgan, he acknowledged to CBC News that some of the contracts’ terms are considered illegal under employment legislation and said that the company no longer uses those methods.
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You can visit their website here: www.mercan.com
"Located in Montreal, Mercan Capital is a recruitment and consulting agency that deals with immigration to Canada. With 25 years of ‘proven expertise and success,’ Mercan Capital was initially founded by Jerome Morgan in 1989 and promises to provide the helpful service of assisting internationals to immigrate to Canada. “Integrity, honesty and efficiency” is the motto of Mercan Capital, let’s see if they are true on their pledge."
- User friendly
- Provides good general information
- Have an RCIC
- Good social media
- Incorrect EB-5 information
- No T&C's or Privacy Documents
- Complaints on national media
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