Kelowna Immigration Services at NLAi

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Relocating to a foreign country is an extraordinarily brave journey. To re-immerse & establish yourself in a new setting is all consuming and requires your time and full strength. There will be technicalities and potential pitfalls throughout the immigration process. NLAI can help remove the barriers within the Canadian immigration process so they do not consume your valuable time and energy. As daily practitioners of immigration law in Kelowna, we are here to help you step over the hurdles.

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About N. Luo & Associates

N. Luo & Associates Immigration Services help clients come to Canada either temporarily or permanently. Our office is located in Kelowna, British Columbia and outreaches to the America and Asia Pacific regions.

Founder Norman Luo has over 20 years in consultation-business services combined experience. He graduated in Ashton College, is an active good standing member of ICCRC, member of Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultant and is appointed as a Commissioner of Taking Affidavits.

NLAi associates a group of energetic professionals who share the same vision, high standard of ethics and commitment to customers. We focus in the following area and strike for the success of our clients.

  • International Students
  • Entrepreneurs and Investors
  • Spouse/Family Reunification
  • Foreign Skilled Workers
  • Immigrant/Refugee Hearings & Appeals

How to immigrate to Canada?

To immigrate to Canada, you will need the assistance of an Authorized Representative, immigration lawyer or immigration consultant.

There are many challenges along the road of Canadian immigration. Perhaps, the first one in your mind is, who should/could I seek help from? In Canada, Bill C-35 clearly defines who can provide immigration advice for a fee. They are called “authorized” representatives. Hiring a person without proper designation may fall into misrepresentation and your application will get refused plus, you will be banned for 5 years from entering Canada. An “unauthorized” representative/”ghost” will face $50,000 to $100,000 and/or imprisonment for up to six months on summary conviction.

There are two major designated groups of professionals in this field whom can render paid services: immigration lawyers and immigration consultants.

Canadian Flag circled by birdsWhat is the difference between an immigration lawyer and an immigration consultant? Lawyers are members of provincial or territorial law society. Unlike immigration consultants, immigration consultants are all under a same rigid regulation body at the federal level. ICCRC, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council was designated by the government of Canada in July 2011, to regulate Canadian immigration, citizenship and international student advising services. Permitted full service providers of these regulated professions are known as Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs)

Immigration Consultants are as qualified as immigration lawyers to provide you with any immigration related services, whether it be consulting or completing and filing your application. An NLAI Kelowna immigration consultant can even represent you in a refugee hearing in front of the Immigration Refugee Board (IRB). Consultants also have the ability to represent you for any immigration related appeal.

Immigration lawyers, generally speaking, feel that they may be more qualified in their occupation and to justify this, they will charge more. It is true that longer years of education are required to become a lawyer. That does not mean that a lawyer is more qualified than a consultant to do their job when it comes to immigration services. In fact, immigration consultants practice and are allowed to practice only in the area of immigration law. They tend to be more focused and have a lot of hands on experience. So in a nut shell, in terms of qualification there is no difference, but in terms of overall cost-effectiveness, immigration consultant stands out!

Case experience usually trumps all other factors when it comes to hiring an immigration consultant who can get the job done. Our Kelowna immigration consultants have extensive experience in the immigration industry and practice. Our professionals will provide you with a clear understanding of your situation and will assess your needs based on our free evaluation. Once your evaluation and consultation are completed, you can then make an informed decision regarding your immigration needs. We will provide you with all the information that you need so that you are aware of all the aspects regarding your case and that there is a clear timeline established. This way there are no surprises and/or hidden fees that will emerge over the course of your case.

Our knowledgeable Kelowna immigration consultants want to help you attain your immigration goals sooner. Contact us today and we can help you successfully resolve your immigration case and ensure that you get the most current and accurate legal advice regarding your case. Our immigration consultant professionals will help you get a positive decision on your case. 

Canada immigration - Available options:

There are more than 60 programs available for immigration to Canada! The correct Canadian immigration pathway for you willsign with various paths to successful immigration options depend on your qualities, your goals, and your particular situation. The Canadian federal and provincial governments are constantly updating their programs to ensure that Canadian immigration is successful, both for immigrants and the country.

Among the many different categories, you may qualify for one or even more, for example professionals and skilled workers, you might choose Federal and Quebec Skilled worker programs, the Provincial Nominee Programs, the Canadian Experience Class, the Quebec Experience Class, etc. Our Immigration Services will explain more on these programs.
NLAi immigration will be happy to help you determine exactly what your best options are to achieve your immigration goals. Start your free assessment today, and we will guide you in achieving your objectives.

Become a successful Canadian immigrant:

Canadian immigration is not an easy task. Once you get your permanent resident status, a new chapter and the most important chapter starts. Canada prospers because immigrants prosper. Many Canadian have been new immigrants in the past few decades!

NLAi brings success to immigrants enjoying the beachTo become a successful Canada immigrant, firstly, you must paradigm-shift. It is the key to become a successful immigrant in Canada. You may have had a very successful past, keep your spirit of success, do not hang onto your past success.

Secondly, speak the official language(s), stay open. Canada is country of multi-cultures. The more people you communicate with, the more opportunities and loveliness of this country you will experience.
Last but not the least, be a volunteer and stay positive. More than 80% of Canadians get involved in various volunteer jobs. Through volunteering and helping others, you maintain a high and positive spiritual status. As you build up the community, your friendships and networks grow. Eventually, you get help from what you put in.
Many of our professionals went through the similar process, NLAi immigration will be glad to help you become a successful Canada immigrant.