Our Workpermit.com review first looks at the company’s history. The company states that was founded in 1988, and that it holds the position as a, “leading international immigration consultancy firm”.
They appear to operate in London, U.K. Although, they also have another office in Riga, Latvia.
The company also claims to have a 99% success rate and MARA (Migration Agents Registration Authority) registered agents.
Although, it gives some conflicting information stating established in 2008, which could mean when they hired MARA agents. It seems that MARA agents are only responsible for Australian immigration cases, which does not aid the company with Canadian visa services.
The website does not have the best design and seems very packed with different advertisements, which can be distracting as you use their site.
This does make it more difficult to get around the site, and makes it appear more “spammy”.
The fact that the website is not HTTPS secure, does not help. When a site is HTTPS secure a little green lock icon appears in the URL. This means that you are less likely to get hacked or have sensitive information stolen from your computer when you go on that site.
In terms of content there does appear to be relevant information about Canadian immigration services on their website.
The only issues that become a problem are the links on their sidebars that lead to irritating ads like:
This makes the site appear more “spam-like” than professional. It gives a bad impression for the user, when they click on a link and get redirected to something that had nothing to do with the link itself.
At the bottom of the page, Workpermit.com even says that anyone can pay them to advertise on their website.
There is an option to have live support chat with the company. Although, it seemed to be offline the whole time we researched the Workpermit.com website. This makes it seem very unprofessional.
The site does mention that they have legal Accreditation. They state that they have RCIC members, but do not mention the names or RCIC numbers of these accredited agents. This does not help their credibility as a trustworthy company.
The website does have a Privacy Notice and Terms and Conditions on their site, which are fairly detailed. Though you should know that Workpermit.com says that most of its consultation fees are non-refundable.
They have a weekly newsletter which is informative with links to further sources on their website. They also have several news videos that talk about new headlines.
The site also provides a work visa and permit discussion board, which seems to be used by a fair number of users.
The company seems to offer for four countries, namely the:
- Australia; and
We presume the visa options they offer for Canada are for:
- Express Entry;
- Business Visas;
- Study Visas; and
- Family Visas
When we tried to fill out their Immigration Assessment Form, we were just taken to a signup page. Rather than getting any relevant information about whether we can migrate to Canada, we were asked to give our contact details.
As we mentioned earlier, we could not find the names of RCICs, Immigration lawyers or other authorized representatives on the Workpermit.com website. This does cause issues, as we cannot confirm that they can legally charge for immigration services.
Social Media and Online Reviews
We found some reviews on the website that talked about the services of Workpermit.com.
There are very few companies that will ever publish negatives reviews on their own company website.
We noticed that there are no links to the social media accounts of Workpermit.com on their website, but we did find that they have a Twitter and Facebook account.
For claiming to be one of the biggest immigration companies around, Workpermit has a surprisingly low number of followers on Facebook, with only 112.
Besides the fact of the low number of followers, there are no reviews on their page.
Some good aspects about their Facebook page is that they post regularly throughout the month. The articles are relevant and link back to their website. They also seem to have a quick message response to customers.
Compared to their FB account, their Twitter has more followers at a very modest 1,152, since the account was created in 2010.
Like the FB page, they post the same articles on their tweets. The account is fairly active as they post regularly. There are no other defining aspects on their social media account besides this.
Consumer Panels and Complaint Panels
To get a better idea about the company we took a look at reviews written on consumer and complaint boards and found these.
This was not the only case where we found information about the company’s activities. On another consumer panel we found similar complaints like:
To conclude our Workpermit.com review, although, Workpermit.com has a detailed news and blog section, the idea that it is trying to operate without legal lawyers, consultants is a huge issue.
Any paperwork and applications that are handed in by illegal applicants means that your application will fail.
We would not advise you to trust the immigration services offered by Workpermit.com for the reason that we cannot prove their legitimacy as an immigration company.
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- Basic website design which is easy to use
- No mention of authorized RCICs, MARA agents
- Complaints about illegal immigration activity
- spam like website layout, which can ruin user interactions
Regulated and legal immigration experts 10%
Website usability 30%