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cansha

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As I said, you are assuming that everyone is exactly like you in terms of intellectual ability, background, ability to spot BS etc and setting that as an arbitrary reference level, with anyone being worse than you in these areas is to be blamed.

For example, someone with a Hindi medium school background is obviously going to struggle to understand the process (as its not written in Hindi) and also he won't have the same critical ability to evaluate consultants that you have. You can't expect him to be at the same level as you.
The argument is a bit flawed because if that guy doesn't have ability in English then he would not qualify for Canada in the first place. As far as I know English ability is one of the key requirements. And last I checked reading ability was part of the test.

And I think you did not understand what I said so you can read it again. I said you can't blame the consultants alone. I didn't say the blame is 100% of the person engaging with the consultant.
 

pizzaboy99

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The argument is a bit flawed because if that guy doesn't have ability in English then he would not qualify for Canada in the first place. As far as I know English ability is one of the key requirements. And last I checked reading ability was part of the test.

And I think you did not understand what I said so you can read it again. I said you can't blame the consultants alone. I didn't say the blame is 100% of the person engaging with the consultant.
The argument is not flawed at all. If he can't read English, how do you think he will go on the IRCC website and see one of the requirements is English?

I understood what you were saying clearly. I am saying that the blame is 100% with the consultant and 0% with the victim and you say that the blame has to be shared.
 

Breeze00

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As I said, you are assuming that everyone is exactly like you in terms of intellectual ability, background, ability to spot BS etc and setting that as an arbitrary reference level, with anyone being worse than you in these areas is to be blamed.

For example, someone with a Hindi medium school background is obviously going to struggle to understand the process (as its not written in Hindi) and also he won't have the same critical ability to evaluate consultants that you have. You can't expect him to be at the same level as you.
This is true. I guess it's the reason why most citizen of countries whose official language isn't English find it a bit difficult. But if your official Language is English, you have little excuse. We should all try to educate ourselves n help other that are interested or atleast, introduce them to this forum.
 
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Hi ,
Thanks for posting the details. What is Govt Canadian website, if you like to start applying for PR yourself?
There is a immigration consultant who is requesting a payment of USD 400 for PCE (Profile Competency Evaluation). Is this Normal?
 

Mr_Chang

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Hi ,
Thanks for posting the details. What is Govt Canadian website, if you like to start applying for PR yourself?
There is a immigration consultant who is requesting a payment of USD 400 for PCE (Profile Competency Evaluation). Is this Normal?
He's pretty much ripping you off to fill a questionnaire that is available online on your behalf. He will ask you the same questions and then tell you if you are eligible or not by entering your answers online.

This is where I want to highlight this post from last year, it's a perfect example.


It may sound like victim bashing but I think onus is also on the person paying these consultants. Canada process is relatively simpler process and surprisingly well documented one at that. I had looked at Australian process and I was lost ... And probably would have needed a consultant for that (Although many of my friends did even the Australian process themselves). But Canada process is very straightforward. So one should not need a consultant in the first place. And even if you take services of a consultant since you have less time there is no excuse if you have not educated yourself about CRS score and cut offs which are available with a simple google search.

Bottom line is if you have not done due diligence ... blame can't be put squarely on the consultants.
If you would google "express entry eligibilty tool" the first result is http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp which is the official govt. website.
If you google "canada immigration eligibility check" the first (non - ad) result is https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/eligibility.html which then links to various articles talking about eligibility

Instead I'm sure for most people the immigration process with searches like "Immigration consultant for Canada" or something similar. This fear of "Immigration processes are complicated, let's hire a consultant" is what causes most people to fall into the trap of unauthorized agents who charge a lot of money.

Consultants are required. I'm not denying that, but there are cases which warrant them (complicated profiles, previous refusals, overstayed last time etc.) But still, the first step should never be consulting an agent. That's just plain lazy.
 
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