August 27, 2011

Tale of Two Dentists

Tale of Two Dentists
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I've talked to two dentists today.

One of them have just received the visa while the other seeks a remedy to her refused visa application. They both attended information seminar/orientation we've conducted. One of them hired the services of Canadian Immigration Consultancy while the other decided to file on her own. They both filed an application under Federal Skilled Workers program.

When Dr. Alvaro attended the seminar few years ago, his occupation wasn't included in the priority occupations and thus, not eligible to apply. But when his occupation was included in the Ministerial Instruction 2 (MI-2), he decided right away to file his application through our help. I have just contacted him this morning to inform him that his visa was delivered to our office yesterday.

While Dr. Alvaro was in the head office attending our in-house pre-departure orientation, I was talking to another dentist who visited our Mall of Asia office. She showed me a refusal letter from Centralized Intake Office (CIO). Her application was refused due to insufficient documents to support her experience as a dentist. To save on cost, she decided to seek help from a friend instead of getting help from an experienced consulting firm. She wanted to file an application again, this time, with our help. Unfortunately, she now have a slim chance due to the information she have already submitted.

Ordinarily, an employment contract and employment certificate with job description is enough proof for your work experience. That what stated in the application checklist from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. But if you have your own dental clinic, who will certify your job description? How do you convince the visa officer that you actually perform the duties of a dentist?

Immigration is not a simple process. Small mistakes cause BIG problems.

When you need a haircut, you go to a barber. When you're sick, you go to a doctor. You want help for your Canadian Immigrant Visa Application? There's Canadian Immigration Consultancy.