The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Bob Dylan, 1964)
Well, today’s the big day. After a lot of effort over extended time we are now launching the revamped canadavisa.com.
Our law firm first went online with canadavisa.com in 1996. Both the Internet and Canadian Immigration have changed dramatically in the intervening ten years. Back then, as they say, things were simpler. People expected basic information from a website and Canada offered only one way for skilled workers/ professionals to qualify for Canadian immigration. Today, people look for websites that understand and react to their needs, while the Canadian government sets out more than 20 different ways for skilled workers/ professionals to qualify for Canadian permanent residency. Gone are the days of “one size fits all”.
There’s only so much tinkering and tweaking that can be done to a website. At some point in time it just has to be replaced by a different, and hopefully, better model. That’s what we’ve tried to do with the new canadavisa.com website.
Here’s what I’m hoping to achieve:
1. Provide tools and other resources that will allow people to speed-up the Canadian immigration application process. The major complaint I hear from people in the Canadian immigration process, is that it takes too long. There are ways to significantly speed-up the process through Work Permits, Arranged Employment or Provincial Nomination. It all starts with finding a job in Canada and that is the focus of the new canadavisa.com. I hope you will take advantage of our Canada Job Search Tool.
2. Offer real, practical solutions to the legitimate concerns that people have about qualifying and applying for permanent residence in Canada. Until now, canadavisa.com provided information on Canadian immigration and related issues. The new Canadavisa will still provide valuable Canadian immigration information, but going forward you will now be able to find solutions to the real issues that are most important to you.
3. Enhance the security of our website. All pages on the new canadavisa.com that ask for personal information of any kind are protected by Server-Gated Cryptography (SGC), which enables 128-or-256-bit SSL encryption (depending on the browser and host server operating system), the most powerful SSL encryption commercially available today.
4. Create a more interactive environment for visitors to the new canadavisa.com…Stay tuned for upcoming features.
It’s with some pride and a lot of trepidation that I flip the switch and go live with the new website. One never knows how users and search-engines will “feel” about a particular website until it goes live and by then it’s a little late.
Any comments and/or constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.