Do you get a happily ever after at New Beginnings Immigration Services?
New Beginnings Immigration Services are an independent Canadian immigration consultancy operating out of Calgary and offer opportunities to foreign nationals looking to work, study, visit, travel or live permanently in the country. This independent consultancy has a mission “to make Canadian Immigration easy to access for everyone and to deliver sound, reliable and thorough immigration advice and assistance by simplifying the immigration process for qualified clients and their families.” They further go on to say that it is their duty to deliver “a holistic, professional approach and continually improve [their] services to meet the highest standards [to] fully satisfy clients.”
The person in charge of handling their Canadian immigration services is Mary Ann Go, a member of the ICCRC and also a Commissioner of Oath and paralegal. Being an immigrant herself, Ms Go understands the immigration process firsthand and has apparently witnessed the struggles and hassles that newcomers face. Mary Ann Go has not only completed and passed the Immigration Consultant Certificate Program (#R508947) she is also authorized by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
We were thoroughly impressed by the candid approach this consultancy takes – no fancy enticing words, no sugar-coating, just an honest representation of who they are and what they do. Their main focus is to “help people start a new life” and in doing so, “deliver sound, reliable and thorough immigration advice and assistance by simplifying the immigration process for qualified clients and their families.”
Their services extend to assisting immigrants obtain temporary visas such as study, work and visitor as well as the permanent options which include skilled worker and family visas.
New Beginnings have provided a list of affiliated bodies they work in coalition with to make the process easier. These affiliates are as follows:
- Rotary Club – QC North, Chapter 3708
- Toastmaster Club
- Alberta Association of Professional Paralegal – member
- CPD House- P. D. L. E. S – Professional Development and Legal Education Society-member
- Member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
- Tom Baker Cancer Institute, 2008
- Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, Community Connections for Newcomers, 2012
As previously mentioned, the website is refreshingly straightforward and user-friendly. They have provided all of the necessary information on the website with extra tabs such as an FAQ and a ‘Living in Canada’ page which introduces the immigrant to the other aspects of immigration process as well as other useful links to get better acquainted with Canadian life.
Social Media & Online Review
New Beginnings have an adequate social media presence, with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+ and LinkedIn profiles. We noted that they post relevant content on each page and that they advertise their services there too. What we found odd however was that most of these pages were not updated on a regular basis, with the last post dating back to mid-2015. We also noted that New Beginnings do not have a large following online despite their seemingly honest service. Similarly, we could not find any feedback of any kind online other than the testimonials supplied on the website.
You can visit their website here: www.newbeginninsimmigration.com
- Many Affiliations add credibility
- Informative site
- Social media is poorly maintained
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