As 2016 unfolds, one unique development in Canada’s immigration circles cannot be overlooked: the professionals at www.immigration.ca are celebrating more than 20 years of successful online service.
“I have been told by many of our colleagues in the Canadian immigration industry that we are Canada’s immigration Internet Gurus” says Attorney Colin Singer who is the creative and Managing Partner of this successful enterprise. “Even prospective applicants to Canada, human resource managers and many government representatives in Canada routinely compliment us that our Internet web site is their first point of reference when an issue of relocation to Canada arises” he adds.
It is no wonder how this reality took hold. Singer was Canada’s first attorney and immigration professional to establish a well known identity on the Internet in 1994. Then in 1996, he launched www.immigration.ca, the rarest of one-word domain names in the Canadian immigration industry. “Back in the days when we started, there were no immigration lawyers offering their services on the net and there was no Yahoo or Google.”
It stands to reason that Singer, one of Canada’s foremost corporate immigration attorneys, continues to tackle his vocation with a flair for uniqueness and innovation. His immigration law practice, employing more than 25 lawyers, registered ICCRC consultants, paralegals and technical support staff continues to follow a time tested philosophy – Customer service, Customer satisfaction and Customer loyalty.
Emphasis is also placed on ensuring that the content of immigration.ca is more than just a mere replication of legal jargon. “We have always taken pride to ensure that our web content is comprehensive, thorough and more insightful than what government authorities are prepared to offer. Government has no interest in presenting the full picture”, he adds. “There is a famous Chinese saying that when translated infers: You do not know, what you do not know”, he cautions.
Indeed, Attorney Singer whose commentaries have been published in news media in both Canada and the United States shares an insightful understanding of Canadian immigration policy relying on 25 years of practice.
During past number of years Singer, a licensed Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with the Quebéc Order of Certified Human Resources and Industrial Relations Counsellors in the Province of Quebec and licensed as an employment agency in Alberta, began offering in-house employment and recruitment services to an established clientele including human resource and personnel managers and business owners across Canada. “Over the years we realized that the practice involves more than sharing our knowledge and expertise in the immigration industry. Immigration to Canada requires a strong knowledge of recruitment. Yet most immigration lawyers will outsource this component of the practice,” says Singer.
In 2007 the Firm acquired Global Recruiters of Montreal (www.grnmontreal.com) an independently owned professional permanent executive search firm forming part of the Global Recruiters Network, one of the fastest growing companies of its kind in North America.
Singer also explains that the focus of the firm’s activities often extends beyond immigration and employment search consulting. The firm endeavours to offer assistance on both personal and professional levels. Their extensive experience with immigrants to Canada, and their familiarity with the adjustment and adaptation that living in Canada requires, enables Singer and his team to provide its clients with services that are tailored to each of their clients’ individual needs and characteristics.
Twenty years is a significant measure in any service business but such a milestone in Internet terms is a lifetime! For Attorney Colin Singer and Immigration.ca, the future could not be brighter.