Jimmy Park is one of our most experienced, most successful RCICs. Specially qualified in Canadian immigration law, Jimmy has helped over 300 hopeful applicants find their new home in Canada over his years as an RCIC.
Jimmy loves Canada’s multicultural society, feeling that, as an immigrant himself, Canada’s open-minded, inclusive and respectful nature towards international immigrants made a huge difference to his new direction in life. He also feels that Canada is a perfect immigration destination as it has a wealth of opportunities for people from all walks of life.
During his own immigration process, Jimmy made use of an immigration consultant and, upon realizing the effect an expert had on his application process, he decided to see if he could help others the same way.
Jimmy believes wholeheartedly in the strict code of ethics RCICs must abide by and feels that it is fundamental to treat every applicant with equal respect and severity. It’s his guarantee to you that he will give your profile the utmost attention and make sure to use his experience and qualifications to ensure you get far greater results with him than alone.
With Jimmy, you can rest assured that you will get the utmost care and attention from someone who genuinely cares about helping those like himself enjoy the opportunities that Canada has afforded him.
Q&A with Jimmy Park
We spoke to Jimmy to get to the heart of his history with Canadian immigration, his relationship with Canada and what drives him to help others as an RCIC.
What Was It That Initially Attracted You To Canada And What Made You Decide To Move There?
There are many reasons why I decided to move to Canada. Canada uses English and is located near the US. And Canada is a multicultural society. There are a variety of nationalities living together as a mosaic.
Also, Canada has a good quality Education system. Rich or poor, Canadian/PR’s children have access to free high-quality education at public schools. Also, Canada has a stable economy, so greater economic opportunity and improved quality of life. Further, Canada has a very low crime rate and ranks among the safest places in the world (safe environment). Lastly, beautiful nature.
Which Province Did You Decide To Settle In And What About That Province Made It Work Best For You?
British Columbia (BC) is a safe place to live. Low crime rates and effective regulation make BC one of the safest places to work and live.
Also, BC has lots of different opportunities and industries including agriculture, construction, forestry, health and manufacturing. The biggest city is Vancouver in BC, and Vancouver is one of the most livable cities in the world.
Under Which Program Did You Immigrate To Canada And What Did You Learn From That Process?
I immigrated under the BC PNP program and this process made me understand the immigration process. From the assessment stage to the documentation stage, then into the actual immigration process, I learned how immigration works.
What Was The Biggest Challenge The Applicants You’ve Worked With Face When Trying To Immigrate To Canada And How Can It Be Avoided?
Mostly, financial situations and language scores such as IELTS test results. If you are not financially prepared, it is recommended to take some time to save funds first. Also, getting a higher language test score takes time to prepare or register for the IELTS language course program.
What Was The Biggest Difference Between Outsiders’ Perception Of Life In Canada And What Life Is Really Like There?
Canada is not Antarctica. It’s cold in the winter but it’s not all year round. Canada has spring, summer and fall seasons.
Also, not every Canadian speaks French. About 20% of the overall population does.
How Does One Become An RCIC? What Qualifications/ Certifications Do You Need?
If you want to become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), you must: Be at least 18 years of age; Complete the Graduate Diploma Program (Queen's University Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law or the D.E.S.S.
Why Did You Become An RCIC And How Do You Feel It Benefits Potential Immigrants The Most?
When I was applying for immigration, I hired an Immigration Consultant like me now – and immediately knew I wanted to learn more about this field. And I wanted to help and support immigrants like me who went through the immigration process. I hope immigrants enjoy studying, working or living in Canada.
How Many People Have You Helped Get Visas/ Permanent Residency/ Citizenship To Canada (A Ballpark Figure Is Fine) And What Have You Learnt From Helping Others With Their Journey To Canada?
I have helped more than 300 or more people to enter Canada so far. From this experience, I feel proud and happy to support their life, goal, and plan.
As An RCIC, You Have The Ability To Liaise With Canadian Immigration Authorities On The Behalf Of Clients. What Does This Entail And How Do You Feel This Benefits Your Clients?
It is important to understand the difference between a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and an unauthorized provider of immigration services, before acquiring the services of an immigration consultant.
RCICs are required to abide by a strict Code of Professional Ethics. There will be numerous benefits associated with utilizing the services of an RCIC and serious risks associated with utilizing the services of these unauthorized providers.
I can guarantee I will work hard on our client’s file!
Also, I can guarantee I can do the job better than our clients can!
People can do self process without like us – RCIC/Immigration consultants. However, If you proceed on your own without the help of a representative, you need to be the expert yourself, to avoid refusals or an application that is done incorrectly. To become an expert takes a lot of time.
It may seem like a good idea to go at it yourself to save money, but it is worth your money to have a better chance of a successful application in the long term. Also, time is money.
What Advice Would You Give To Someone Looking To Immigrate To Canada But Has Absolutely No Idea Of Where To Start?
First step, I recommend you to register our assessment process. Then, you will know your possibilities based on your own goals. Of course, you can do it on your own for the assessment, however, there is a lot of wrong and outdated information on the web.
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