The Rip Off of Canada Abroad
Canada Aboard claims to be an immigration company that will help you immigrate to Canada with their expertise and knowledge. On the homepage of the CanadaAboard.com website they claim to work with RIC agents, who are these? We do know about RCIC agents that are recognised by the ICCRC.
We have done a review on the immigration company Canada Abroad, which has a very similar name and they have warned their clients on their website that there is a fraudulent company with a similar name. Canada Aboard is also one of our Trusted Agents.
This is very troubling as it straight away creates doubt in our minds with regards to the legitimacy of this immigration company.
There is information on the various Canadian visa applications that Canada Aboard offers with an option to fill out an assessment for each application to check your eligibility. We tried to fill in the assessment but were unsuccessful.
Canada Aboard has a Products page where they list the stages that you will go through and what each stage entails and its cost. We feel that the prices that Canada Aboard charges their clients is a bit extreme. Here is an example:
- Online assessment – $600
- Basic package – $2200
- Advanced Package – $2800
- Extra package – $3500
- Submission of application – $800 – $1000
Before you have even spoken to one of Canada Aboard’s consultants or agents you are down $600.
Throughout the website Canada Aboard talks of their immigration consultants yet nowhere on the website is there an RCIC agent listed. There is no seal for the ICCRC displayed anywhere on the website but then there are no RCIC agent names either on the website.
On the homepage of the Canada Aboard website they claim to have been in business for over 10 years and helped hundreds of clients immigrate to Canada. We looked up when the Canada Aboard website was made and we got a shock as it is just over a year old. This seems odd for a company that is over 10 years old.
There is a link for a Facebook account from the website, the account was created in 2014 and it only has one post from the 11th of November 2015. What we found strange is that the Facebook account for Canada Aboard has over 36 000 likes. How has Canada Aboard generated that much traffic through one post that is not even relevant to Canadian immigration?
It is possible that Canada Aboard has bought their likes on Facebook as it does seem impossible that they have that many likes from one post.
We are reluctant to say that Canada Aboard is a legitimate Canadian immigration company as they have failed to provide any indication of who their immigration consultants are. Who does their immigration? Who deals with their clients? There are too many unanswered questions.
The legitimate Canadian immigration company that we have reviewed, Canada Abroad, has called them out on their fraudulent activity on their website which worries us even more.
We would advise that you proceed with caution if you choose to use Canada Aboard to help you with your immigration process. If you have dealt with Canada Aboard, please leave a comment below and tell us about your experience.
- There is no indication of who the RCIC agent is
- You are charged for an eligibility assessment
- There is a warning about their fraudulent behavior from one of our Trusted Agents, Canada Abroad