After many years of immigration experience and client relationship, we have a pretty good idea of who will be successful with their immigration application. There are a number of common traits that we see in our successful clients and there are a number of things that people need to be aware of as there are traps that are out there that you may not even be aware of.
It is my intention to give you some advice and while this may sound a little “preachy” it is not meant to be, it is meant to be a realistic measure of some of the common traits that I have seen over the years.
You value professional advice. Clients who trust the “Proper” immigration professionals to do their job are often successful with their representative. Clients who do their due diligence are always great, but the work thrives on cooperation and teamwork between the client and service professional. I know that this sounds self serving but it isn’t meant to be. We all have our areas of expertise and I like to use some common examples to illustrate this. Actually, today (at the time I am writing) I was speaking to someone who was a nurse, I gave her an example that I use quite a bit and form her own field. I note to people that in this information age, everyone is an expert, and they may or may not know what they are doing. I could surely get onto YouTube and learn how to stitch my own wound up but instead I choose to consult a professional as this is out of my area of expertise. She appreciated the fact that she had just gone through the Immigration Blueprint Challenge (Challenge Page) and was exposed to a ton of professional advice over the course of a week together that empowered her to make “proper” decisions.
You are results-driven. Clients who are passionate, ambitious, and want to see their plans put into action are extremely successful in their immigration goals. You want to put your dreams into action to get the results you want! At the end of the day, immigrating to Canada is a result. It will be a result of the passion, hard work, and dedication you put into the process. I can not impress this upon people more than what has been aid here but again using another example of another person that we were working with this week. She is a student here in Canada and we were looking at next steps and work on finalizing the next stages of her Immigration Blueprint. She knew that she needed a certain English score and that it would make all the difference in her being able to come to Canada. She stated in our zoom meeting together that she was going to put that up on her wall and focus on it as this is what is required. She knew the result and was driven to achieve it.
You are coachable. People who do their part in the process are awesome, but it is so important for immigration professionals to teach and coach you through the process. Although an immigration consultant may be representing you and your file, you should be eager to learn about the process along the way and listen to the advice that you have invested in. Anytime you seek out professional advice, whether it be healthcare, legal, financial and the list goes on, you place yourself in a vulnerable spot. In doing this, it can be very nerve wracking as you may not know if you are being lead astray or not. We all have this situation at some point in our lives and this is the reason that have written a Professional Primer of questions that you should ask your professional (Professional Primer). There are a number of factors that you will need to consider but you also need to consider yourself and if you are open & accepting to the advice that you are being given.
You listen to sound logic at a high level. We give the real deal about immigration. We provide valid, precise, and true advice and information, and our successful clients take this advice in the same manner. We are realistic and logical about the process, and we hope our clients take this approach as well. This is very interesting to me as there have been many people over the years who have sought paid consultations, have had their pathway mapped out and then gone on their way to do “other things”. It is not until a few years later that they have gone another way, it has not worked out and they have in some cases destroyed their chances of becoming a Permanent Resident (PR) in Canada It is truly heart-breaking and unfortunately in some cases I am not able to “fix” the damage that people have done to themselves especially when they had the answers in some cases years before.
You are a forward thinker and planner. Immigrating to Canada will only be successful if you have a solid plan in place. Planning for the future is the reason why most people chose Canada. Whether you are planning for your retirement years or for a safe and secure place for your children to grow and thrive in, Canada remains one of the top countries for immigration. Preparing for your immigration journey in advance alleviates a lot of stress and time. It is the core component of a successful application when it is time to submit your file. Our Answer to this is the Immigration Blueprint and a system that we have developed called the Immigration Success System™ (The System). The beginning phase of this is planning and the end result is the Immigration Blueprint which is your guide to execute on your plan at a very high level.
You have a high chance of success in the selected pathway. It is so important to be forward-thinking, coachable, and results-driven, but, if you are not successful in the process itself, you won’t be able to immigrate to Canada. You must be qualified under the stream applicable and highly qualified to be blunt. Successful clients are qualified clients. This all ties into the above with the planning of your application and being able to execute on the application and implement into your pathway. It is amazing to me that over the years people have gone down a pathway and spent literally years of their life not on a plan that they were never qualified for in the first place. If they had only taken the time to understand and also chose a route that had a high likelihood of success base don their chosen pathway this would have a very different outcome
Beyond these traits, our ideal clients also need to be qualified in their immigration pathways. We look for success through the qualifications and requirements under the applicable stream and apply it to our clients' unique scenario. I would like to shift gears and speak about some of the different types of people and their attributes so that you can have a better understanding of how best to maximize your success in gaining your Second Passport here in Canada.
The Skilled Worker
Are you a skilled worker with a university/college education ready to make the move to work in Canada? You may be interested in having a Canadian Passport to leverage your experience which will open more opportunities for your future. Canada’s job market is always looking to bring in skilled workers to boost our growing economy. If you are a skilled worker and the following attributes apply to you, we believe you will be successful in coming to Canada!
There are common attributes of a skilled worker that are successful in their application:
Are you a student or even a recent graduate looking to broaden your qualifications in a Canadian institution? Students who look forward in their future are our ideal clients. Students who understand that even taking a short-term education in Canada can give you the ability to work here and a pathway to a Canadian Second Passport, become very successful in making Canada their new home. The Canadian education system is world-renowned. Canada is the home of some of the best post-secondary education in the world and is always looking for international students to join us. If you are a student looking to study in Canada and the following attributes apply to you, you are likely to be successful in your education journey!
There are common attributes of a student that are successful in their application:
The Business Owner
Do you own a business and are looking to expand into Canada’s ever-growing labour market? You know that you can leverage your current business to transition into Canada as a pathway to a Canadian Second Passport. Business skills are highly valued in Canada and having a Canadian Second Passport can open numerous doors for you to help grow your business worldwide. Canada is always looking to bring in new businesses and companies to benefit the Canadian labour market and economy. If you are a business owner and the following attributes apply to you, we believe you will be successful in bringing your business to Canada!
There are common attributes of a business owner that are successful in their application:
The Tech Worker
Are you a tech worker looking forward to applying your skills in a new place? Having tech skills allows you to move throughout the world seamlessly. You may be looking to work for a company in Canada while settling with your family or you may be looking into the growing sector of technology and how it affects your future. Either way, Canada is very tech friendly and the door is open to you and your brilliant tech skills. Canada is always looking to bring in tech workers to boost our growing economy and labour market. The technology industry is very in-demand and continues to grow in the years to come. If you are a tech worker and the following attributes apply to you, we believe you will be successful in coming to Canada!
There are common attributes of a tech worker that are successful in their application:
The Investor/Business Professional
As an investor or business professional, you have accomplished many great things in your life and know how to build a business. Achieve wealth is a skill a lot of people cannot reach, but you use your experience and skills to achieve it. Why not reward yourself and leverage your business skills in Canada to gain your Second Passport? If you have the financial means then this might be an option for you as a pathway to a Second Passport. Canada is always looking for ways to give small businesses the chance to thrive in our economy. If you are an investor or business professional and the following attributes apply to you, we believe you will be successful in Canada!
There are common attributes of an investor/business professional that are successful in their application:
No matter what immigration pathway you are taking, it is important to be involved in the process and do your part as a client to be successful. Remember to have goals! Immediate, short term, and long term goals are the ticket to a successful immigration journey and life in Canada. Having goals and a plan to reach those goals result in an effective immigration journey and application process. We are committed to standing behind all of our work, advice, and the representation that we provide to you, our clients. We only take on cases that are “winners” in our opinion and if you decide to take on our services then rest assured we believe in the merits of your case and believe that you can be successful!
Please feel free to reach out to the Second Passport Team should you want any more information and if you would like more information about establishing a safe and secure second home here in Canada please drop us a note and we will surely help out.
Ready to get started? Here are three ways we can help:
1. Join our Facebook Community to connect with an amazing group of Second Passporters... This is a space where the community can share information, updates, and connect as a group of people all the same goals!
2. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to help you prepare for your new journey of immigrating and settling in Canada!
3. Ready to begin your journey? Join our 5-Day Immigration Blueprint Challenge. By the end of the 5 days, you will have an Immigration Blueprint™ outlining your pathway to Canada.