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Green Light Canada is a Canadian-based immigration company with 24+ years of experience, 3 offices across Canada and USA, and 4.8/5 rating on Google reviews.  We are a team of 55+ professionals. We cooperate with more than 700 local Canadian companies to help with international work mobility and labour shortage.

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About Green Light Canada
Determining Eligibility
Processing Time
Service Fees
General Questions
About Green Light Canada

Why GREEN LIGHT CANADA?

We, at Green Light, work with more than 700 companies across Canada and assist them with the recruitment of local and foreign workers to fill their labor shortages. We are a licensed Canadian immigration and recruitment firm and we manage immigration and work visa cases of candidates who were offered a job by Canadian employers we work for.

Our immigration consultants are IRCC-registered. You can check their numbers here.

IRCC consultants are approved by the Canadian official body to provide licensed consultations. So, we not only provide you help with a job match, we offer you help with the whole immigration cycle, choosing the right program, helping with a job offer and working with your documents until you get your visa or PR status.

For the job offer based immigration streams, we are committed to the ZERO Risk Policy.

ZERO RISK POLICY – We are committed to matching our candidates with potential employers within three months. If we don’t -You don’t pay!

What makes your company different from other firms?

Green Light Canada is a Consulting & Immigration Services Agency, established in 1995.

Our firm specializes in procedures and regulations related to professional, employment and business immigration  to Canada. We are committed to providing uniquely tailored solutions, even for the most complex cases.

Green Light Canada is a Consulting & Immigration Services Agency, established in 1995.

Our firm specializes in procedures and regulations related to professional, employment and business immigration  to Canada. We are committed to providing uniquely tailored solutions, even for the most complex cases.

We have 3 branches in Canada, headquartered  in Toronto, our staff consists of 55 people.

Our hands-on experience and a remarkable success rate (over 90%) allows us to gain the trust of both - people who plan to immigrate or have immigrated to Canada with our help, and Canadian employers that are looking to hire foreign professionals.

We keep up to date with the latest policy changes and ongoing professional licensing

requirements, which we aspire to implement for the benefit of our clients.

How can I ensure that I am dealing with an authorized company?

The ICCRC*’s website has a register of all the persons that are qualified to be Canadian Immigration Consultants. Any individual who claims to be a legal consultant will have a RCIC** code. If there are no results for a person’s RCIC code, then they are not a legal Canadian Immigration Consultant.

You can verify our Immigration Consultants on the following link:

https://college-ic.ca/protecting-the-public/find-an-immigration-consultant

by their RCIC IDs:

  • R513445 - Blumin, Evgeny;
  • R515679 - Lifanov, Pavel;
  • R530159 - Ovsiannikov, Vladyslav (Vlad).
  • *ICCRC - Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, national regulatory body designated by the government of Canada to regulate Canadian immigration, citizenship and international student advising services.
  • **RCIC - Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Do I need to use your services?

The ministry of Canada doesn’t require to have a legal representative as a must condition for the application. However, Relocation to a different country is an intricate process that requires matching with employers in Canada in most cases, an extensive knowledge of current immigration programs, a lot of paperwork, document submissions as well as tight deadlines. If you can handle it on your own, you can apply for Canadian Visa without having a representative

On the other hand, Having an RCIC assist you in applying for your Canadian visa/immigration can greatly simplify your application.

With more than 100 Visa/immigration options available, that differ in requirements/time frame etc., our RCIC can provide you with legal advice and support specific to your case, based on your personal objectives.

Our authorized RCICs can match you with the local labor market, get your application submitted correctly, ensuring that your

application meets the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Authorities, significantly increasing your chances of a favorable outcome.

I have a friend/relative in Toronto that would like to visit your office, can they do so?

By all means, you / your friends / relatives are welcome to come to our office.

Please make sure to notify us when they are planning to visit us so we can set up the appointment accordingly.

Do you have a branch office in my country?

Please note that we do not have branch offices.

Determining Eligibility

How do you determine my eligibility. Are you sure that I qualify for immigration?

Kindly note that before we contact our customers, we review their applications thoroughly.

Borderline cases are neither accepted nor further processed by our firm, as we are looking for cooperation that can be fruitful for both parties. The fact that you are reading this sentence already means that your application was evaluated positively by our team and you have a realistic chance of applying for and receiving Canadian Permanent Residency with our assistance. Moreover, our company thrives on referrals from satisfied customers.

If you decide to proceed with the consultation, at the end of the meeting you shall receive an assessment summary provided by our immigration specialist / consultant and listing all your immigration opportunities, pros and cons for each program.

Processing Time

How long does it take to immigrate to Canada through Green Light Canada services?

Processing time varies from program to program.

We might require 3-18 months to complete your immigration/visa process. Kindly note that the speed with which we work depends upon you as well. If you provide us with necessary documents in a timely manner and follow our instructions, we can work quickly, otherwise processing will take longer.

Service Fees

What is the total cost of my immigration?

The total cost of our services differ from one program to another, usually between USD$ 9,000 -15,000 depending on your family composition, country of your citizenship, and other factors paid in installments according to the retainer agreement. 

We will be able to quote the exact cost only after you become our client formally and your immigration strategy is determined by our employment and legal team.

In order to initiate your immigration case and commence the visa process, we require a deductible deposit of $250. Once the deposit is paid and your work visa case is open, we will start working on your application - Our recruiters will take care of your CV, present it to the employers, assess your opportunities and provide you with a related report. As soon as the report is ready (3-5 days),  you get a consultation with me our immigration specialist to understand the job opportunities as well as all the details of your visa process. This amount (250$) is included in the first installment of the work visa retainer agreement and will be 100% refunded to you if you do not obtain a job offer and we do not start your visa process within 3 months.

When can I expect to receive the feedback on my application?

After you sign the initial consultation/engagement agreement, assign our company to represent you in front of local employers and complete the payment of USD 250, usually we take two to five business days to prepare your job match and immigration strategy report. 

How do I make the payment?

We offer different modes of payment. The fastest and most convenient one is an online payment that you can make by using your Visa/Mastercard credit cards through the link/invoice that was sent to your email.

If you are unable to pay the invoice online you may proceed with bank wire transfer.

Do you work with any employers in Canada that can sponsor my visa process and pay the fees on my behalf and deduct it from my salary after I move to Canada? 

Please be informed that no sponsorship for your visa process is provided by the Canadian government, our company, or an employer. The visa services we provide are covered by the client. 

Can I pay your fees in installments?

Absolutely. We never request the total cost to be paid at once or upfront. The price of our services is paid by three to five installments depending on the program, in accordance with reasonable milestones/once your case advances to a specific stage of immigration. Therefore the process is more flexible and guaranteed for our clients. You may consider two to three months intervals between the installment payments.

For example, in case you decide to proceed with LMIA-Based work permit, you will have to pay the first installment upfront (USD 250 will be deducted from it), the second payment is upon getting the job offer letter, the third one - upon receiving positive LMIA and the final payment is when we submit your application for work permit to a visa office.

Are we going to have an agreement in case we decide to work together?

Yes, before we initiate your visa/immigration application process,both of the parties have to ratify the agreement so our cooperation is formally approved.

I am interested in cooperation with your firm, however I need several months/years to initiate my case, can I contact you later on?

You can contact us at any time, yet, keep in mind that Canadian Immigration laws, regulations and policies are always subject to change without any prior notice, therefore, we can make no assurances to you whatsoever that you will still qualify if you postpone your Immigration plans.

General Questions

What is a work permit?

A work permit is a  written authorization that is:

  • issued by an officer that allows a person who is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident to work in Canada;
  • needed if you want to work in Canada, even if your employer is not in Canada;
  • usually valid only for a specific employer, job and length of time;
  • issued based on a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), or an Offer of employment from an LMIA-exempt Employer.

What are the benefits of a work visa for a family?

Breaking News! Starting January 2023, spouses of foreign employees in non skilled jobs are eligible for open work permits as well as the main applicant (more information).

Your family members (spouse and kids, if applicable) are allowed to travel with you to Canada. 

In case we target a skilled position for your work visa, your spouse can get an open work permit and your children can receive Canadian Education for free.

Moreover, the whole family can get health insurance that will be provided by the government of Canada.

Do your service fees include accommodation/travel tickets?

No, travel / accommodation fees are not included in the total cost of our services.  All fees are covered by the client.

Can you guarantee a job offer?

No one can guarantee you a job or a visa to Canada. Please, be aware of this and avoid companies who make these promises. 

However, with our success rate more than 90%, we can guarantee that we do all our best to get you through the visa and/or immigration process successfully.

In addition, we are committed to the Zero Risk Policy, meaning, in case we are unable to provide you with the job offer within three months  (since the date you initiate your application officially and provide us with all the necessary documents), you get the full refund. 

What happens if Service Canada refuses LMIA/Nomination?

First of all, the chance for refusal is very low. Secondly, this is our responsibility, we will resubmit the application without any additional payment from your side.

What happens if the embassy refuses my work permit application, do I lose money I paid to you?

Same, if the application was assessed and prepared properly, the chance for refusal is almost zero and this is our responsibility. Our consultants prepared the assessment and they take the responsibility for your case. 

The company is responsible for the application's correctness, if the embassy refuses the application because of an error from our side, of course you lose nothing in this case. 

However, if the application was refused due to your personal inadmissibility, for example you have a criminal past or medically inadmissible, or you cannot perform the job you applied for, in this case this is your fault and we don’t refund you.

What happens if everything was good, but the embassy still refused the application?

First of all, we always have an opportunity to reapply the application. Canada targets to accept more that 400K residents each year, this is a huge amount, and the success rate is high today. Anyway,  the embassy cannot just refuse the application, they have to provide very clear reasons for it. We order officer notes from the embassy, review and reapply taking into consideration all that officer didn’t like. Again, the chance for approval is very high today, but it’s still not 100%. You can be sure that we will do maximum in order to succeed, but still a small chance for refusal exists and you have to take this risk into consideration.

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Our Locations

CANADA
  • Main Office: 1275 Finch Avenue West Unit 404 North York, ON M3J 0L5, Canada
  • London Office: 184 York St, London, ON N6A 1B5, Canada
  • Miami Office: 3325 Hollywood Blvd Unit 206, Hollywood, FL 33021, United States
  • +1 (416) 655-7797
  • info@greenlightcanada.com