Rates

As of November 1, 2016, KIS Migration’s policy is to charge a professional fee based on a flat rate for most matters and an hourly rate for limited work on a file.

Depending on the complexity of the case, we offer an hourly rate or a flat rate. We keep detailed logs of the time spent on your file. We only work for as long as a case requires, so you will never be over-billed. Final invoices will include government fees, taxes, and out-of-pocket expenses. Rates are C$300 per hour. Retainer fees must be paid upfront.

Flat rate billing

Generally, we will handle the matter from start to finish, with guidance throughout the entire process. Hence, you may choose to pay a flat fee (fixed fee) for the immigration and citizenship services. The benefit is that you can budget the fees at the beginning.

Hourly rate billing

Alternatively, you may choose to hire us at our standard hourly rate of C$300. KIS Migration will bill monthly for services rendered on an hourly fee basis. If you need limited support, it is more cost-effective to pay for our services on an hourly fee basis. We will render a detailed account of our time spent on various tasks.

No contingency billing

The regulator, CICC, expressly prohibits contingency billing. Therefore, a consultant must not charge a contingency fee (defined as payment of the professional fee depending on a successful outcome).

We are fully transparent with pricing, starting with the Initial Consultation Agreement (ICA) and the Retainer Agreement (RA).

Initial Consultation

Usually, an appointment is scheduled for 30 minutes. Before the consultation, the immigration professional will review your documents, identify issues, and perform legal and factual research. During the session, the immigration consultant will interview you and advise you on Canadian immigration and/or citizenship options. After the meeting, you will receive a comprehensive report in writing via a Customer Relationship Management System.

Retainer

Please note that the professional fees do not include government fees, taxes, or disbursements (out-of-pocket expenses: courier, postage, copy, print, telecommunications, third-party costs, etc.). In addition, you will bear the cost of document collection, notarization, medical examination, police clearance, translation, interpretation, educational credential assessment, language testing, etc. All Canadian residents will be charged 5% GST and all fees are payable in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Overall, KIS Migration does not offer pro bono (free of charge) services as legal aid is available in Alberta

We accept payment by wire transfer, INTERAC eTransfer, INTERAC eTransfer Autodeposit, debit card (VISA Debit and MasterCard Debit), and credit card (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover).

Above C$2,500.00

We require a retainer fee to start and continue to work with you. The deposit will be held in our trust account and will be used to satisfy our invoices for completed services. Until you provide us with a retainer fee, or replenish it when it is exhausted, we will not work on your file. A payment plan of two installments by milestones will be provided, so that the entire fee does not have to be paid upfront.

Below C$ 2,500.00

For all other matters, KIS Migration needs to receive the full amount of the professional fees as a retainer fee.

After a milestone has been reached, you will be billed for the completed work. Remaining trust funds are returned to you at the end of the process.

The amount we charge is for the process, not the result. Results can never be guaranteed by anyone as the granting of any type of status is at the sole discretion (right to decide) of the federal, provincial, and territorial governments.

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Foreigners who have Canadian temporary resident status are allowed to visit, work or study in Canada for a limited amount of time. To obtain and maintain Canadian temporary resident status, foreigners must meet the legal requirements to enter and remain in Canada as a visitor, student, worker or temporary resident permit holder.

After an application for Canadian temporary resident status was submitted to an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office, the visa officer will decide whether to approve the request and the border officer will determine whether to admit the foreigner on a temporary basis while imposing various terms (e.g. length of stay). Furthermore, temporary residents must comply with general conditions (e.g. to leave Canada by the end of authorized stay; not to study or work without permission, etc.).

According to demand, IRCC processes temporary resident applications under the following categories: