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We were thinking about emigrating to Canada, but neither of us work in one of the 'in demand industries.' So we felt that without a job offer, we were pretty screwed. Then, at a recent Canada Live show, I asked Brazolot if being a francophone would be of any advantage (I am bilingual French/English) and the fellow seemed very enthusiastic. He said we could emigrate via the Quebec program, but as long as we initially landed and got our visa signed in Montreal, we would be free to live wherever we wanted in Canada (my husband is mono-lingual, so Quebec is not a viable option for him).

For the sake of £20 we thought, let's go ahead and have a consultation to find out more. I cannot find this Quebec visa he described online, but then again I do not have any specialist migration knowledge. We might learn something I thought.

We haven't had the consultation yet, but it's booked. The more I look into it, the warier I am. They've asked for lots of documents, which I'm happy to show them in person, but I certainly won't be making copies just yet. They've also said that if I cancel less than 72 hours beforehand (or don't show up) I'll be liable to a £150 cancellation fee. That seems pretty steep seeing as the full going-rate for the meeting is £39! I'm pretty sure I didn't sign anything agreeing to that and they don't have my bank card details so I'm not too fussed, but it certainly raises some questions about their business practices.

What I want to know is, is this normal for a migration consultancy? Are they any good? Do I even need one (bearing in mind there are no obvious paths in)?

Oh, and I found out about the sexual harassment case against one of the bosses when I googled his name. Can't say it endears him to me, but it doesn't necessarily make him a bad migration consultant. I just won't be letting my husband leave me in the room with him. Please just let me know your professional experience of the Brazolot Migration Group, this is not a personal vendetta.

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They will probably be referring to the Quebec PNP.

Personally I would have nothing to do with Willis-Brazalot.

I could be wrong but I doubt you could qualify/immigrate under the PNP and immediately get on a train/bus/plane and go live somewhere else in Canada.

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I could be wrong but I doubt you could qualify/immigrate under the PNP and immediately get on a train/bus/plane and go live somewhere else in Canada.

It sounds awfully unethical to me, but that is what most Brazilian immigrants who do the Québec PNP do. They learn the most basic French to pass the interview, go to Montreal to get their SIN cards, then pack their bags and go to Ottawa or Toronto immediately, cause their English is still better than their French.

I wouldn't do that cause I'd feel like I was cheating the system and I was a terrible person, but it does seem to be legal.

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It sounds awfully unethical to me, but that is what most Brazilian immigrants who do the Québec PNP do. They learn the most basic French to pass the interview, go to Montreal to get their SIN cards, then pack their bags and go to Ottawa or Toronto immediately, cause their English is still better than their French.

I wouldn't do that cause I'd feel like I was cheating the system and I was a terrible person, but it does seem to be legal.
I am fully bilingual in French (my mother is french, I've worked in France, and I have a 1st class degree which included some french) and would fully intend on using my bilingualism once in Canada, even if it weren't in Quebec (there are other bilingual areas after all).

But it still sounds dodgy to me. And I obviously don't want to spend money applying to something that either won't work, or won't allow me to live where I'd like to. Hopefully this consultation will provide some answers, but I have a sneaking suspiscion that they'll want more money before they actually address my queries.

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I am fully bilingual in French (my mother is french, I've worked in France, and I have a 1st class degree which included some french) and would fully intend on using my bilingualism once in Canada, even if it weren't in Quebec (there are other bilingual areas after all).

But it still sounds dodgy to me. And I obviously don't want to spend money applying to something that either won't work, or won't allow me to live where I'd like to. Hopefully this consultation will provide some answers, but I have a sneaking suspiscion that they'll want more money before they actually address my queries.

As I said, it is legal, if you look at the Québec PNP site, it even says you'll be permitted to work and live *anywhere in Canada*. Obviously it is not what they want when they select you, but it is legal.

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As I said, it is legal, if you look at the Québec PNP site, it even says you'll be permitted to work and live *anywhere in Canada*. Obviously it is not what they want when they select you, but it is legal.
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Please do not use Brazalot, five years ago we considered using them and went for a consultation with 'Bo', his ego was almost as big as his costs.

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We were thinking about emigrating to Canada, but neither of us work in one of the 'in demand industries.' So we felt that without a job offer, we were pretty screwed. Then, at a recent Canada Live show, I asked Brazolot if being a francophone would be of any advantage (I am bilingual French/English) and the fellow seemed very enthusiastic. He said we could emigrate via the Quebec program, but as long as we initially landed and got our visa signed in Montreal, we would be free to live wherever we wanted in Canada (my husband is mono-lingual, so Quebec is not a viable option for him).

For the sake of £20 we thought, let's go ahead and have a consultation to find out more. I cannot find this Quebec visa he described online, but then again I do not have any specialist migration knowledge. We might learn something I thought.

We haven't had the consultation yet, but it's booked. The more I look into it, the warier I am. They've asked for lots of documents, which I'm happy to show them in person, but I certainly won't be making copies just yet. They've also said that if I cancel less than 72 hours beforehand (or don't show up) I'll be liable to a £150 cancellation fee. That seems pretty steep seeing as the full going-rate for the meeting is £39! I'm pretty sure I didn't sign anything agreeing to that and they don't have my bank card details so I'm not too fussed, but it certainly raises some questions about their business practices.

What I want to know is, is this normal for a migration consultancy? Are they any good? Do I even need one (bearing in mind there are no obvious paths in)?

Oh, and I found out about the sexual harassment case against one of the bosses when I googled his name. Can't say it endears him to me, but it doesn't necessarily make him a bad migration consultant. I just won't be letting my husband leave me in the room with him. Please just let me know your professional experience of the Brazolot Migration Group, this is not a personal vendetta.
Hi there, we are currently using BMG and hope to move over to Canada next year. We have paid them quite a bit so far and sent them numerous copies of required documents, school qualifications, any degree qualifications etc. If my husband cannot get a job over there, we are going out on a student visa, and would probably go around July time in order to start a course in September. We visited them in August whilst visiting friends out there. We have met the boss you mention on the sexual harrassment case and found him to be pleasant. We also met with our case file officer and another member of staff who deal with job searches. We found them to be most helpful, although we do find it a bit difficult now being back in UK and emailing back and forth. Although I'm sure this would be the case of any situation when your dealing with another country and trying to communicate your concerns or whatever. Overall we have found them to be OK and so far have had no reason to be concerned.

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we had a meeting with dennis yesterday. we want to go to calgary via the federal skilled worker application, my wife speaks french so thought we would be an easy case to process. we were told we would still have to pay our own goverment, medical and police check fees but for his service (from what i could make out it was basically filling in the application as we would have to get all the info ourselves) would cost us £4500. I was a little confused as well after speaking to him as he said i didn't need 10 years of job history but after double checking the online check list it clearly says you do. he also said that we need to get it in quick and that the cut off age was dropping to 35 years old.

i did feel alittle pressured into signing the agrrement he put infront of us and he was keen to turn it over when i started reading the conditions. I do believe he does offer a service but as someone has mentioned already the forms are not that difficult providing you follow the checklist and give as much info as possible, plus there are many people on here to ask. it was with this we decided to use the $4500 to fund several trips to canada to set up interviews and exams etc rather than use them.

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We had the meeting with Brazolot and they gave us the pushy sales speech. We agreed to pay they over 5k with a one off payment of £600 and if we were not happy we could pull out in 2 months without any more payments.

We thought this was a low risk option and signed up. When we started the process we quickly realised everything brazolot was sending us was from cic website and we were having to do all the work in getting the documents together. So we decided to exit from Bo and his team and do the application ourselves. We are in progress and hopefully the next 6 months we should see some action from CIC.

I would suggest do your research before signing any contract (sex harassment law suit etc) and please not an immigration lawyer will not increase the chances or speed of your application. All the info is on cic website for you to download and review.

You have to wait until July for next batch of intakes.

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