(Third of three parts)
When Gerardine “Daydine” Alcalde arrived in Canada in 2002, she was prepared to be homesick. She was also prepared to struggle, to experience a few adjustment pains, to encounter culture shock, as anybody in any new environment would.
Thus she quite appreciated it when her the immigration consultant whose services she hired made things easier for her.
No surprise , then that when she herself was settled in Canada – in Toronto, to be exact – she thought of putting up her own immigration consultancy firm.
Thus, Access-Pro Immigration Services was born.
WHAT IS ACCESS-PRO?
Access-Pro Immigration Services (AIMS) is an immigration and citizenship processing and consultancy firm for people who wish to go to Canada for a holiday, to study, or to live in the Great White North permanently.
Among its services include the following:
Access-Pro provides assistance for those who want to immigrate to Canada by becoming caregivers to help them become eligible for permanent residency.
Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
Access-Pro provides assistance for parents and grandparents apply for super visas. The firm also help with information on practical knowledge like processing times, what to expect when you arrive in Canada and how to extend your stay.
Visitor Visa Canada
Access-Pro also assists those who wish to secure visitor visas, as well as information on which document are needed for various needs (travel, visit, do business, or transit through Canada), as well as how to extend one’s stay.
Canada Experience Class
This one provides assistance to those who wish to Canada as a skilled worker. Access Pro provides information on whether on has met requirements work experience, language ability, education, etc.
Work Permit in Canada
Do you want to find out if you are eligible to work in Canada? Do you want to know if you have met the requirements for open work permit or employer specific work permit? Access-Pro will help you in this regard.
Student Visa for Canada
Access-Pro will help facilitate your Student Visa, which is issued to foreign nationals enrolled in a Designated Learning Institution in Canada and valid for the length of the program.
Some Canadian provinces have their own Provincial Nominee Programs for business immigration.Quebec and the federal government of Canada also have investor programs.
Federal Skilled Workers Program
Access-Pro can help assess whether or not you qualify as Federal Skilled Worker. Minimum requirements include skilled work experience, language ability, education, proof of funds, admissibility to Canada, etc.
Provincial Nominee Applications
The Provincial Nominee Program allows entry of immigrants who have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory, and must want to live there.
Access-Pro is a full-service immigration consulting company that help clients come up with informed advice. The consultancy firm provides services that includes thorough case and risk assessments in all applications.
Honesty and integrity: these are the two core values that Access Pro believes in.
After all, its owner knows full well about stories of her kasimanwas who were duped by fellow kasimanwas.
Daydine wants to remove the negative impression among her compatriots, which is why her firm had always been upfront with its clients.
So far, the fledgling firm has already attracted dozens of customers, most of them repeat clients.
“They are usually students who come to me because they want to enter Canada via a Student Visa. Eventually, when they decide to settle and work here, they bring their families along for another consultancy session, this time, with different needs,” she shares.
There are stories, she says, about migrants conning fellow migrants – or Pinoys taking advantage of fellow Pinoys. But there are also stories of solidarity, of unity, and fraternal care.
Daydine, through Access-Pro, intends to affirm those stories by helping those who want a more adjusted life in Canada.
(Watch our for our next article on testimonies of people who had availed of Access-Pro Immigration Services.)