How Immigration works

Step 1: Case Assessment and Signing the Agreement with Legal Professionals

Before applying for a visa or deciding to immigrate, confirm your eligibility by having your case professionally assessed. After confirmation and before proceeding any further, hire and sign an agreement with your legal representative introduced by Maxcan Immigration. This agreement will outline the legal fees and consultant’s responsibilities for your immigration.

Step 2: Complete Application Forms and attach required documents

With the help of your immigration consultant, complete the application forms and attach all the required documents related to your case. Your consultant will provide you with the complete list of required documents. More often than not, more documents may be recommended to provide in order to strengthen your application.

Step 3: Application Submission to Visa Office

Before submitting your application to the correct visa office, your consultant will properly review and organize all the documents. Your consultant will also provide a legal submission letter in support of your application. You will need to pay your immigration processing fee before submission.

Step 4: You may be called for an Interview

Depending upon your case, you may be called for an interview with a visa officer. You will be notified about interview’s date and time. Consult your legal immigration advisor, he/she will prepare you for the interview

Step 5: Written notification about acceptance or refusal

After analyzing your application (including interviews in some cases), the visa office will send you a written letter notifying you of approval or refusal.

Step 6:

If your application is accepted, get ready to visit, study, work or living in Canada! But, in case of refusal, consider your options to appeal the decision. Don’t delay because there are usually deadlines to file an appeal.

I can do it myself, then why should I hire a professional?

There are stories all around about people who successfully handled the immigration process alone. Also, there are stories about people whose visa application got rejected because they did some mistakes on their own. You should consider them as stories only. Every case has different complexities and needs to be handled differently to achieve success.

We suggest you should hire a legal representative and minimize the risk of rejection. Do not play the gamble of going on your own because:

  1. The immigration laws are very complex and constantly change.
  2. Your basic knowledge to apply for a visa does not make you experienced enough to deal with all the complex issues that may arise in your case.
  3. Even successfully getting a visa on your own doesn’t ensure that you have not framed any problems that may affect you in future. The acceptance may turn out to be rejection.
Is there a difference between an immigration consultant and an immigration lawyer?

It is necessary to have some knowledge about immigration process by which you can avoid being a victim of corruption or fraud. There are some fake people who represent them as professionals and cheat innocent visa applicants. So, again, educating yourself about the immigration process will help you. You will encounter two types of immigration representatives during the visa process. They are:

  • When it comes to practicing immigration law, the major differences between an immigration lawyer and an immigration consultant are their credentials and services.
  • Lawyers are graduates from law school. They study various areas of law at the law school. Some lawyers choose immigration law as their practice area after writing the bar exam, so they become immigration lawyers. Whereas, immigration consultants study 6 to 12 months specifically on immigration law at a credited learning institution. They need to pass a national exam before they receive their license.
  • Lawyers and consultants offer most of the same administrative applications services. However, lawyers can represent a client in federal court, and a consultant can only go up to the tribunal level for appeals. But in reality, not all lawyers are interested in the federal court cases and not all consultants like to go to the tribunals either.
  • When it comes to each individual lawyer or consultant, what truly differentiate them from others are not their titles, but their experience, expertise, ability to apply the law to each unique case and their empathy to their clients. As a client, you should ask a lot of questions to find the right lawyer or consultant to best advance your case.
How Maxcan Immigration can help me?

Maxcan immigration has the best network of trained immigration law professionals who offer most cost-effective and efficient immigration and visa services to every client. The best practices and procedures of Maxcan Immigration are boasted with latest technologies which will help you in case processing. Here, few of the many benefits are mentioned that you will get when associated with us:

  • The processing time completely depends upon immigration office, but our involvement prevents any delays or setbacks.
  • Embraced with latest technologies, we take every possible step to keep your case moving forward.
  • After application submission, we regularly check and monitor its status.
  • We will inform you with every proceeding of your visa application.
Which documents will I require for immigration process?

The requirement of documents completely depends upon the type of application you will be submitting. For example, the documents required for the application of an independent/skilled worker are much different from those required to support a study permit application. Mostly, application forms have the instructions in which list of documents required for an application are mentioned. Some general documents include identity proofs like birth certificates or national identity cards. If you are married, you will be required to submit your marriage certificate.

What services my immigration law professional will provide?

The professionals at Maxcan Immigration are committed to help you in your immigration matters in a proficient and cost-effective manner. You can expect unmatchable services from law professionals at Maxcan Immigration.

While applying for a visa or an entry into United States or Canada, our professionals will outline working solutions and take necessary steps to get you, you family, or your employees the legal status of United States or Canada.

This includes all necessary paperwork and follow-up with immigration offices. The consultant will keep you informed with everything related to your visa application process. You can expect timely and competent services.

How much do you charge for consultation?

We charge CAD 150 plus applicable taxes.

What is the duration of consultation?

The duration of consultation is up to one hour.

What can I expect from consultation?

All your facts and figures will be properly analyzed and you will be given an in-depth review of your immigration situation.

Is the consultation fee you charge refundable?

Once you are serviced, the consultation fee cannot be refunded. Good news is that the consultation fee is adjusted in case you hire legal services from our firm within three weeks of consultation. The consultation fee paid by you will be deducted from the fees you will pay for legal services.

Do you keep my information confidential?

All information disclosed to us is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. It is our professional responsibility to protect your privacy.

What is your fees for legal services?

The legal fees charged by us are among the most competitive in the industry. Not to surprise you in between, legal fees is always told to you in advance. Keeping it transparent, we also outline the government fee applicable or any additional office disbursement charges. The service providers at Maxcan Immigration restrict their practice to immigration law, so you get competent services at reasonable fees.

How can I be sure that I will get the required help?

Before accepting you as a client, our consultant will do a comprehensive evaluation of your situation. This will involve listening to your concerns and understanding your history, background and objectives. Only after understanding your situation and getting a clear picture of your case, our law professional will decide to provide you working solutions. You will be openly told about the process, time duration and cost of your case.

If I hire legal services from Maxcan Immigration, what will be the next step?

After being successful in the immigration assessment and being eligible for visa, you will be asked to sign an agreement with details about following points:

  • Nature of the case
  • Legal Fees
  • Disbursement fees including government fees
  • Role of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)
  • Expectations from you as a client

After that, you will receive a detailed list of documentation which will guide you about the requirements for your file. All the necessary information will be collected to complete the application forms, legal submissions and other necessary paperwork. After your file is completed, it will be sent to you for review and signature. Then, on your behalf, we will submit your application to the correct immigration office ensuring the processing in an effective and timely manner.

During the whole process, you will be informed at every step about the progress in your case. Most important is that, you can always contact us with your queries and concerns. Once your visa application is accepted, our respondents make sure it is delivered to you in time.

What services does Maxcan Immigration provide?

After being successful in the immigration assessment and being eligible for visa, you will be asked to sign an agreement with details about following points:

  • Permanent Resident Visa
  • Temporary Resident Visa (Visitor Visa)
  • Family Sponsorship
  • Federal Skilled Worker (Express Entry)
  • Federal Skilled Trade Program (Express Entry)
  • Canadian Experience Class (Express Entry)
  • Live-in Caregiver Program
  • Student Visa/Study Permit
  • Work Visa/Work Permit
  • Sponsorship Appeals
  • Admissibility Hearing
  • Detention Review

Apart from these services, you can also get help in Criminal Inadmissibility issues (Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation application), Permanent Resident (PR) matters, and Citizenship Applications.

Does Hiring You Have any Impact on Processing Times?

The processing times for all applications starts when the applicable Canadian immigration office receives a COMPLETE application. Please be aware that your application will be returned to you if it is not complete. When you retain us, we will ensure that your application is COMPLETE when it is sent out to the applicable Canadian immigration office.

While the processing times are controlled by Immigration Canada, our involvement in your case prevents against delays and setbacks.

We do whatever we can to keep your case moving forward.

We will follow up to check on the status of your application once it is in process. We keep your informed along the way.

People from which areas can hire your services?

At present we are serving people in and looking to move to the Greater Toronto Area of Canada which includes:

  • Markham
  • Aurora
  • East Gwillimbury
  • King city
  • Newmarket
  • North York
  • Oak Ridges
  • Pickering
  • Richmond Hill
  • Scarborough
  • Stouffville
  • Thornhill
  • Uxbridge
  • Vaughan
  • Whitchurch
  • Woodbridge
  • Ajax
  • Toronto

Of course, we are happy to provide services to people who live outside of these communities, as well.

Is it true that, even when whole family receives permanent resident visas, only one member can come to Canada first and others afterward?

You may or may not be aware that every permanent resident visa has a validity date. You need to enter Canada before the validity expires. The principal applicant and accompanying family members should come to Canada together to complete the landing procedure. The granting of permanent residence may be deterred if the principal applicant and the family members arrive at different times.

I apply for both work visa and permanent resident visa simultaneously?

Yes, you can apply for both simultaneously. However, you need to satisfy Immigration Canada your intention to leave Canada – after the expiry of your work (employment) visa.

Do I need to visit Canada before applying for immigration?

The applicants who apply under skilled worker class are not required to visit Canada before applying for immigration. For potential business immigrants, it is always advised to visit Canada before buying or establishing a business or making an investment to an existing company in Canada.

In case I am married, who should be the principal applicant – I or my spouse?

Either of you can be the principal applicant. It depends upon who gets more points.

In case, I don’t qualify. What should I do?

Contact our us please. Don’t be discouraged, there are still options available. We will review your application and provide you step by step procedure of getting a visa even after being disqualified. Our consultants will listen and understand all your concerns. Then the experts will guide you about successfully qualifying for immigration.


Get your immigration questions answered by Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant Mary Zhang at Maxcan’s office in Markham, Ontario. Maxcan serves the Greater Toronto Area.