Scotia Consultants – Jack of all trades but master of how many?
Scotia Consultants are an immigration consultancy firm based in Bangladesh. The president and CEO of Scotia Consultants is Dr M.D. Jamilur Rahim and he is also a member in good standing with the ICCRC (#417527). Confused about the Dr M.D. title? We were too – as it turns out, Rahim comes from a medical background having completed his MBBS from Mymensingh Medical College, Bangladesh. Thereafter, he went on to study Information Technology and Management in United States and Canada and has been working in the field of Canadian Immigration since 1996.
Scotia Consultants apparently have three main offices located in Toronto, New York and Dhaka. They also have three representative offices in London, Melbourne, Jeddah and Stockholm. According to their website, Scotia Consultants was established in 2000 and has “become one of the leading and most trusted names in Canadian Immigration worldwide within a very short span of time.” They go on to state that Rahim has fast become “the best known, most reliable and sought after Immigration Consultant amongst the people of Bangladeshi origin living either in Bangladesh or anywhere else in the world.” Such large claims require backing, let’s find out if they are what they say.
According to their website, Scotia Consultants’ main objective is to “build public awareness and encourage qualified applicants to be represented properly with utmost care by authorized persons, not by any middlemen, or unauthorized people and thus protect them from being misrepresented or misguided” – While we commend them for this kind of commitment, we are quite weary that all they do is make tall claims.
Under their ‘Services’ tab, they provide a detailed description of what you can expect from them as an immigration consultancy, including an introduction into the different visa programs that they have to offer as well as a free assessment. We also appreciate that they have also detailed their entire process and requirements on this page.
What we did find concerning however, was the fact that the latest updates on this site was in 2014. Where have they gone?
Social Media & Online Review
Scotia Consultants have not provided any social media links on their site, but we did find a personal Facebook profile with their name. We suspect it must be Rahim’s personal account, but furthermore there is no other social presence. We were unable to find service feedback online which we did find oddly suspicious since they claim to be in operation for more than a decade. Where are their past successful clients?
While we commend how simple and to the point Scotia Consultants are, we are concerned that their site is so outdated and their online presence non-existent. With the last update being in 2014, are they even in operation still? Rahim remains an active RCIC member yet there is no real evidence of any past clients which does slightly bring their reputation to question.
You can visit their website here: www.scotiacosnultants.com
- RCIC member
- No social media
- Outdate site
Company Identity 50%
Service Feedback 20%
Published Content 60%