Matthew Iwama is the founder of Vancouver Visas and is a member in good standing with the ICCRC, his RCIC number is R508275, which is not on the website. He has a Bachelors of Commerce from McGill University. Matthew specialises in Permanent Residence applications, Labour Market Impact Assessments, Spousal Sponsorship and Appeals before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
The Vancouver Visas website itself is quite modern and full of beautiful imagery. For each testimonial there is a picture of the client and a short extract of their journey with Vancouver Visas. But when you go into the services that they offer there is limited information about what specific applications actually are. For applications like Spousal Sponsorship and Canadian Work Permits there is no actual information about what it is about or how you qualify to apply. As Matthew specialises in these fields you would expect more information.
There are also no social media icons on the website and we had to do a little extra research to find out that Matthew has quite a few videos on YouTube about the various immigration policies in Canada.
We felt that the amount of imagery took away from what they actually did because there was so little information. The tone of the website also seemed quite relaxed and not very professional. The website has also only been going since October 2014 which leads you to question their experience in the immigration field.
Vancouver Visas has no Facebook page and no Twitter page. Matthew does have videos that are posted on YouTube but there are no links from the website so that potential clients could watch to educate themselves about the immigration policies. This is unfortunate as the videos are quite informative. Matthew has a personal Twitter page but he only has 32 followers and no posts.
Matthew Iwama’s LinkedIn page seems like it was written for him and once again doesn’t contain a great deal of information. We had to do quite a lot of background research about Matthew as there is so little on the website. So much more could have been done to make this website interesting and informative. It was only through this further research that we felt confident in saying that Vancouver Visas is not an outright scam.
We would still recommend that you proceed with caution as they do require that you start paying straight away for their services. There is even a payment option when you fill in your details.
You ca visit their website here: www.vancouvervisa.com
- Matthew Iwama seems to know quite a bit about the immigration policies of Canada
- No social media presence at all
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