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Vista Canada Immigration Consulting has the twin missions of building a stronger Canada through the immigration of eligible foreign nationals under different government programs and of ethically serving foreign nationals with efficiency and competency in their respective immigration matters.


Family Sponsorship

Canadian law provides that foreign nationals may be selected as members of the family class on the basis of their relationship to a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.

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The Federal Economic Class/ Express Entry

Economic programs are constantly being updated. Interested professionals and workers need expert advice as to which of the offered categories they qualify in order to settle in Canada on a permanent basis together with their families. Generally, selection is based on one’s age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other factors.

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The Provincial Nominee Program

Canada’s provinces and territories can nominate workers who have the skills, education, and work experience and who are interested in settling in a particular province. Candidates may be found to be eligible based on the province’s criteria and different programs.

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Business Immigration

Business people may qualify for Canadian immigration either through the federal or provincial programs. Canada offers the Federal Start-Up Visa Program and Federal Self-Employed Person Program while many PNP categories also cater to entrepreneur applicants.

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Caregiver Program

The Caregiver program is constantly evolving. It is a program for individuals who want to migrate and work in Canada as caregivers; the latest features are described under the pilot programs for Home Support Workers or Home Child Care Workers.

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Canadian Citizenship

Adults and minors may apply to become Canadians after an assessment of eligibility factors such as their permanent resident status, period of physical residence in Canada, and admissibility, among others.

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Applications based on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H &C) Considerations

A foreign national living in Canada may use this exceptional measure if he needs an exemption from one or more requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) or Regulations in order to apply for permanent residence within Canada or if he believes that humanitarian and compassionate considerations justify granting the exemption.

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Application for Pre Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA)

If one stands to be removed from Canada and he is served by the Canada Border Services Agency an application form, he can, within a very limited period, avoid removal by showing that he is being removed to a country where he would be in danger of torture, there is risk to his life or of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.

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Temporary Resident Applications

Visa-required foreign nationals must apply for a temporary resident visa (TRV) to travel to Canada as visitors, students, or workers. If a foreign national meets the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and is admissible, an immigration officer may issue a TRV in the form of an official counterfoil document placed in the individual’s passport. To be granted this visa, the foreign national must satisfy a border services officer of the CBSA that he has the ability and willingness to leave Canada at the end of his authorized stay.

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Application for Criminal Rehabilitation

To overcome one’s inadmissibility to enter Canada due to a past commission or conviction of a criminal offense outside or inside Canada, an applicant for permanent residence may file this application to be considered rehabilitated and admissible.

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Consultations and Eligibility Assessment

Every applicant for a temporary resident or permanent resident application needs to be eligible for the type of application sought for. An initial interview or a written questionnaire may be given to the prospective applicant for a thorough initial assessment.

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Procedural Fairness Letter Response

An existing file may unfortunately sometimes receive a procedural fairness letter from the handling immigration officer. This is because a specific concern may have been detected in your files and the Officer is giving the applicant the opportunity to shed light on the same.

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Other Legal Services

- Legal Opinion, Philippine law
- Letter of Support/Invitation
- Statutory Declarations/Affidavits
- General/Special Power of Attorney

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Ria Ramos

Maria Natividad Ramos, RCIC, B.A.,B.S.Com, LL.B

Maria Natividad Ramos is a licensed Immigration Consultant and is a member in good standing with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CCIC). Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from De La Salle University, Philippines. She is likewise a holder of a Bachelor of Laws from the Ateneo de Manila University-School of Law, Philippines.

Prior to her career as a Canadian Immigration Consultant, she gained her legal work experience in the Philippines as a Clerk of Court in the Regional Trial Court of Makati; as a Legal Assistant in the Supreme Court of the Philippines; and as a Corporate Attorney with the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, Department of Justice.

After making Canada her residence in 2008, she transitioned from practising government legal corporate work in the Philippines to helping foreign nationals immigrate to Canada. To this date, her clients have successfully established their respective niches in different disciplines in the different provinces of Canada.

Maria obtained her Immigration Consulting diploma from Ashton College Vancouver (Honours). With her wide range of experience in different types of applications with clients of different cultural backgrounds, she shared her expertise and was an instructor of Immigration Laws at the Academy of Learning Career College.

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Member, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CCIC)
CICC Member No. R510829
integrated bar of the philippines

Attorney, Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Roll of Attorneys No. 36474

Vista Canada Immigration Consulting (VCIC)

VCIC has been affiliated since 2014 with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) (formerly the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council), the national regulatory body that serves and protects the public by overseeing
regulated immigration and citizenship consulting professionals. Because it believes in the importance of integrity and competency, it takes pride in ensuring that every immigration file it handles is meticulously and intelligently analysed, as well as professionally prepared to successfully advocate for its clients. For all your immigration needs, VCIC’s legal services are committed, dedicated, and transparent.

Foreign nationals from different cultural backgrounds who want to come to or stay in Canada as a worker, student, visitor, permanent resident, or other status are frequently confused, overwhelmed, and unsure of their qualifications, current rules and regulations, various changing immigration programs, streams and processes, and document requirements. As a result, they must be able to rely on an immigration professional who can provide appropriate and competent advice. VCIC assures that it has not only the ability to present an immigration application based on considerable experience with a variety of basic and complex cases, but also that it has the knowledge to do so. It also keeps up with new immigration regulations, manuals, pilot projects, jurisprudence, and immigration laws and modifications.

VCIC strives to serve only the best interests of its clients because its client’s success is VCIC’s success.