Frequently Asked Questions
At the Great North Visa immigration services we subcontract a selected team of RCIC's with extensive experience with Canada immigration.
Since there are over 60 types of Canadian visas and programs available for Canada immigration, we would need to learn more about you and evaluate your particular case. Our team performs a visa eligibility assessment, which is an in-depth analysis of your personal, academic and professional qualifications, to determine what kind of visa best suits your circumstances.
To apply for a Canadian visa, your first step is to get a visa eligibility assessment to determine your options for Canada immigration. Next, you will need to meet the specific visa requirements and submit your visa application to the pool of candidates. Lastly, you will need to wait for the Canadian government to send you an ITA (Invitation To Apply). Once you receive your ITA, you may complete your visa application.
We charge a one-time fee of $495 for a single eligibility assessment. We charge a one-time fee of $750 for a family eligibility assessment.
*Please note that the service fees may vary depending on various factors such as; the complexity of your case, the visa you applied for and the size of your family.
The documents you will need to apply for a Canadian visa (but not limited to) are: your passport, Identity and Civil Status documents, relevant Canadian visa application form, proof of paid visa fees, proof of financial means, proof you will return to your home country once your Canadian visa expires, police clearance, medical clearance, photographs (according to the photo requirements for a Canadian visa), a cover letter that explains the purpose of your travel, a letter of support/invitation to Canada.
The time it would take to get a visa approval will depend on several important factors, such as the type of visa you're applying for, the number of applications you require, the number of family members you are immigrating with, etc. For example, if you're applying for the Express Entry program, the processing time can take around 6 months. On the other hand, if you're applying for the IEC Working Holiday visa, the processing time can take around 4 months.
It takes 8 weeks for USCIS to process your biometrics. Please note that this time frame starts AFTER you complete your biometrics. This means that the sooner you complete your biometrics, the sooner you will receive your results.
Canada's visa officers will look at the following: your immigration status, travel history, employment, family ties in Canada and in your country of residence, property ownership, academic qualifications, language skills and more.
You can track your Canadian visa application process through your personal account on our website.
The Canadian government charges different fees for the submission of different visa applications. The fees depend on the type of visa you're applying for, how many applications you require, your family size and age and more. These fees can range anywhere between a few hundred dollars to a few thousands. Please note that government fees are non-refundable.