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       Effective January 1st 2022, please note that we are not accepting new clients as our services are not available

Welcome to the official website of the Canadian Immigration Counseling Center

Last year was an historic and significant anniversary for the Canadian Immigration Counseling Center, 10 years of delivering quality, innovative Immigration and Settlement Services to allow immigrants to immigrate to Canada and to connect, integrate, and fully participate in Canadian Society. Last year we helped almost 150 clients seeking immigration and settlement assistance. 

Along with a staff of 26, who between them speak over 20 languages and have an extensive amount of experience dealing with immigrants from all over the world, our organization could not offer the services it does, without the expertise and commitment of our dedicated staff and especially without the approval that we have been receiving since 2010 from the Hispanic Center of Toronto. The Canadian Immigration Counseling Center would not be recommended by the Hispanic Center of Toronto if they did not believe in our mission to provide high quality service to potential immigrants and new comers.

What did immigration look like look 66 yeas ago? In 1946 a total of 72000 immigrants came to Canada. A higher percentage than in the next few decades as many lower-income foreigners were looking for farm land given to them by the state in order to attract new comers to resettle in Canada.

Of these newcomers arriving in Canada just after the Second World War, 51,500 came from the United Kingdom, 12,000 came from the United States and just 9,000 came from other countries. Compare that to 2011/2012 when a total of 50 different languages were requested of our translators and interpreters, with the greatest numbers being for Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.

Just as immigrants often have to adapt and even reinvent themselves to thrive in their new home, innovation is not a choice for the Canadian Immigration Counseling Center, it is a necessity. When it comes to meeting client’s needs in a timely, effective and accountable manner, we pride ourselves in our collaborative partnerships.

We are constantly looking at various initiatives to ensure that newcomers are not marginalized. We create an environment that is welcoming and embraces diversity, while working with well over 20 organizations across Canada.

The quality of our services, not only in providing practical support, but also the emotional caring and concern that is so vital to newcomers in their transitional period, is now being recognized nationally. In addition, since 2010, the Canadian Immigration Counseling Center is offering Certification Programs for those who want to become Immigration Consultants.  Our education program has been carefully designed by experts in the field of immigration.  That explains why our Immigration Consultant course is now approved by Quebec's Ministry of Education.

Why choose Canada?

For several years now, Canada has been accepting about quarter of a million new Permanent Residents each year.

For people with skills, work experience and a language skills, qualifying for residence is not always easy. Once accepted, you can take pleasure from the fact that you will be free to live permanently in a country consistently rated by the UN as the world’s best country to live in.

Furthermore, Canada is the world’s second biggest country, rich in natural resources including oil reserves second only to Saudi Arabia.

Despite the abundance of natural wealth, real estate in most Canadian locations has traditionally been cheap compared with other developed countries. A combination of a rising currency and rapidly rising real estate prices means this is no longer the case in much of Canada.

If you are bringing children to Canada, it’s likely their education will be important to you. The OECD compared the performance of school students in 65 countries in mathematics, reading and science. Students in Canadian schools performed better than students from any other English speaking country.

Canada’s health care is publicly (tax-payer) funded: payment is generally not required for medical treatment, although, depending on the province you live in, it’s probable you’ll pay for pharmaceuticals and dental care.

Canada’s 35 million residents enjoy virtually unlimited recreational opportunities, and you might be forgiven for thinking you have found your dream location.

The Canadian government is aware that many migrants have struggled to integrate to the Canadian society, and it is now striving to improve immigrant assistance services.

Do not worry.  The Canadian Immigration Counseling Center will help you integrate quickly without having to struggle. We have helped hundreds of immigrants in the past 10 years.

That is why we do not need to advertise our services in the local newspapers. We are known for our dedicated and efficient services.

Useful Resources in Canada

Discover Canada: citizenship test guide is now available as an audio eBook that you can download to your personal computer or laptop.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada: The Government of Canada’s online immigration portal with information on moving to Canada, applying for citizenship and multiculturalism.

The Maytree foundation: A Canadian charity focused on reducing poverty in Canada by offering training, networking and other resources.

Metropolis Canada: An international research and public policy network focused on immigrant integration in Canada with several provincial and regional divisions accross the country from east to west.

International Experience Canada (IEC): A partnership program with many countries allowing youth to travel to Canada to work, study and explore. French citizens between 18 and 35 can see different programs.

Canadian Council for Refugees: A non-profit umbrella organization focused on the protection and settlement of refugees in Canada.

Institute for Canadian Citizenship: A national, non-profit organization focused on helping new citizens by connecting them with established citizens and promoting Canadian experiences for new comers.