Hello,I have used the services of migrationbureau.com and ODG recruitment for my immigration as skilled worker to Canada. To spare you all the nerve-wrecking details I only would like to comment that this bureau stands for POOR BUSINESS PRACTICES AND SERVICES. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!
On 03/09/11 we booked an interview for emigration to Canada
An email invitation:
* JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: Our Personal Relocation Agents will provide a brief outline of the Canada job market and advice on locating current job vacancies in your occupation. Your C.V. can also be sent to our in-country employment experts at ODG RECRUITMENT in Canada for an Employment Appraisal Report which will provide immediate practical feedback on your job opportunities (optional - additional fee applies).
* IMMIGRATION AND VISAS: Our Personal Relocation Agents can explain the services of our in-house ICCRC Regulated Immigration Consultants and the visa application process that these agents manage for clients. For regulatory reasons, our Personal Relocation Agents will be unable to provide specific immigration advice on the night, but they can pass on general introductory information and will help you to complete the important FULL CHECK IMMIGRATION ASSESSMENT so you can be individually assessed by our ICCRC consultants (optional - special fee of GBP185 applies).
* RELOCATION TIPS - We will have experts present who can provide general advice on the relocation process and on getting started in the country, such as setting up bank accounts/transferring funds, shipping your household items and other practical relocation tips.''
We came all the way from Southampton to New Kings road office.Upon arrival,an 'immigration agent' offered £185 per person CV assessment service.On my request about the Canadian job market he pulled top page from google,and typed in my proffession.
After 'careful consideration' we decided not to take this amazing £185 service.Mind you,you can have a free CV assessment on one of the american immigration companies if you search for it.
Well,what can I say?These canadian immigration agent must have earned a very good salary to charge people.
I undertook an initial assessment for NZ which cost about £160 GBP, the Migration Bureau came back and told me that we had a good chance of acceptance. They then wanted to charge me around £2000 GBP for their minimum service (basically I do all the work and they check it complies). I decided to do it myself and when I requested they complete the two pages in the application form regarding their license details for them to be able to advise me they told me where to go. Even a personal appeal to their MD was rebuffed, so it appears that their attitude stems from the very top. By the way their mission statement includes 'excel in every area of customer care' - they're having a laugh. In my opinion whilst the procedure is fairly involved, most people will be able to cope easily. It may be worth trying another company, perhaps their ethos will be truer to their aspirations.