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My wife and I were searching for an established immigration consultant who could speak both English and Japanese. We found this in Aya K. Immigration Services Inc.
After meeting and describing our situation, we found her to be extremely professional, courteous and friendly. Aya is very proficient when speaking English and Japanese.
Aya and her team did an amazing job. They were always available and quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. They made things as easy and comfortable as possible for us and not once did we feel pressured or rushed.
From the time we enlisted the services of Aya K. Immigration Services Inc., to the moment my wife was approved Permanent Residency (Family Sponsorship Program), the entire process took less than 18 months.
We can’t thank them enough for helping us to be able to begin our life together here in Canada. I would definitely recommend Aya K. Immigration Services Inc.
We had reached out to Aya as my partner was looking to get her PR and to extend her graduate visa. I am a Canadian citizen and my partner is a citizen of Japan. We had researched online and after spending some time looking around, we eventually found Aya K Immigration. We felt very confident after meeting Aya in person as she was very knowledgeable and was prepared to answer any concerns we had. One concern we had was deciding between marriage or common law for my partner’s PR, but thanks to Aya advice we agreed that common law would be the best option for our situation. We are now looking forward to getting married together instead of jumping right into it.
Aya and her team are all very professional and have a very good understanding of the required documents and were quick to contact us whenever there were any mistakes. Our application had a few bumps along the way but we never felt alone or lost. Aya and her team were both extremely friendly and helpful throughout the entire process, and were always quick to answer any questions we had. I highly recommend Aya K Immigration for anyone planning to apply for their PR in Canada.
Aya and her team were organized, easy to work with, and extremely helpful during the entire PR process. Whenever we had a question or concern, they would write back promptly to help us understand the process. They are detail-oriented and and ensured that our application was as strong as possible.
Aya provided us with a list of required documents and we tracked our progress on an online spreadsheet which made the tasks more manageable. Her team also provided us with help in locating certain documents when we ran into trouble, or helpfully suggested alternatives. With Aya and her team, the PR application became a collaborative process — we felt continually supported from beginning to end.
We are very fortunate in that our application was processed quickly (less than six months!) and are certain that we have Aya and her team to thank for that. We would high recommend Aya to anyone from Japan seeking Canadian immigration services.
To whom who are still looking for a professional immigration service, I highly recommend Aya K. Immigration Services and suggest you to reach out to Aya and her team.
Back in 2020, my wife and I started her Canadian PR process, we have no idea what to do. We asked around and doing research online. Trying to take in huge amount of information and decipher all the supporting documents. We spent endless nights and we were moving ahead slowly.
One night my wife found Aya K. Immigration Services on google, we were reading her services and testatminonal and decided to reach out. Aya replied and quickly setup zoom meeting to understand what our goal was, and provided us options on how we can move forward. After our initial meeting, my wife and I had a much better understanding regarding our situation. We were happy that Aya was patient and took her time to explain everything both in English and Japanese so that my wife and I were on the same page. I can’t express how thankful and important to have a professional to explain the process in Japanese, there are times my wife ask me questions that I was not able to explain fluently in Japanese.
With the COVID restriction, we weren’t able to meet Aya and her team in person, yet Aya were able keep our PR process going smoothly through zoom meetings and emails. When problems arise, Aya always have recommendation ready prior the meeting. Our meeting was kept short and on point. My wife and I also want to thank Chihiro, and Rieko, they were very responsive with emails and detail oriented. They reach out quickly for any missing info and discrepancy when reviewing our supporting documents.
One example, I had a common in law relationship prior meeting my wife. I never knew that this could raise alarm in the process. Aya reach out and suggested to obtain a separation letter and have it notarized. Although it was awkward reaching out my ex, Aya express the importance of having this letter for immigration officer when reviewing our case, to ensure we had covered everything.
With this professional working mentality, my wife and I always double check our documents and submit them prior important deadlines, to ensure minimal back and forth commutation and to help speed up the PR process.
We were very happy and lucky that our PR process went very smoothly. We were surprise that my wife got her PR status approved within a year, especially during the pandemic lockdown. We were thankful and greatly appreciate all the help and support Aya, Chihiro and Rieko had provided though our journey together. We will not be able to have this done by our self.
We would strongly recommend Aya Immigration Services. I am a Canadian citizen, and my husband is a Japanese citizen. We decided that my husband would apply for Permanent Residency as we wanted to live our life in Canada. We really had no idea about the process and were very nervous about what it entailed, the timeline for approval and just generally what was involved. We did a lot of research into immigration companies as we felt we not only wanted the guidance, knowledge and support of experts in the immigration field, but we also wanted to feel comfortable with who we were dealing with. This was an important step in our lives, and we wanted to intrust the right people.
We met with several companies via online meetings from across Canada in order to make the decision. However, in the end it turned out to be an easy decision to make. We immediately felt comfortable meeting with Aya, and we felt she completely understood what we wanted to accomplish. She explained the process clearly and what she would do to make the application as easy and successful as possible. After our meeting with Aya we both felt this was the person and company for us. Every subsequent meeting and interaction we had with her and her colleagues was professional and very clear as to what we had to do. We were supported every step of the way with our questions no matter how small they were.
What we especially liked was Aya and her team are very detail oriented and insisted that even small matters or issues be addressed. This showed us that she really cared about making our application a success and done as timely as possible with no delays. I expected the application process to be long and complicated – however it was anything but. We were kept informed of the status of the application throughout and I was pleasantly surprised how smoothly things went – and how fast. My husband’s application for Permanent Residency was granted relatively quickly with no issues – and a lot of this, if not most of this, was down to the hard work of Aya and her team.
Both myself and my husband are so grateful for the work that Aya and her team put into our application, and we cannot recommend them enough for immigration services. Aya and her team will always be a part of our lives in as much as they helped us to achieve our dream and goal of living together in Canada. Thank you Aya, Chihiro and Mari.
In 2020, while the effects of COVID-19 were still being felt around the world, my wife and I decided that we would begin the process of applying for her Canadian permanent residency. I myself am a Canadian citizen and have been residing in Japan with my spouse, who is a Japanese national, for many years. Although extremely unsure of what lay ahead in the process for us, we had the conviction of wanting to immigrate to Canada. After a cursory look through a lengthy and confusing Immigration Canada website and mountains of misleading online posts about immigration experiences, we contacted Aya K. Immigration Services Inc.
From our first online session, Aya was extremely professional and patient with us and our (endless) questions. Not only was she prepared with information about the situation as it was unfolding – and extremely transparent when there was no information available – she and her team were always sympathetic and extremely responsive to our communications. Any information regarding required documentation or possible substitutions was communicated clearly and in a timely manner; compared to having to guess our way down the list of requirements on Immigration Canada’s website, it was an incredible weight off our shoulders to have a reliable resource like Aya K Immigration on our side.
Over the course of our application, there were times when my wife and I felt hopeful, and there were times when we felt uneasy about the process. There were documents that required a bit of work to procure, from old photos and notes proving our relationship was genuine to official records from the Japanese ward office in our area. On any given day, we would go from second-guessing ourselves – about the answers we were giving, or whether or not we were providing enough documentation and details – to feeling extremely optimistic, only to start the next day wondering if what we were doing what correct. Throughout this entire emotional rollercoaster, the only constant that we found was the reliable advice and supportive positivity of the team at Aya K Immigration.
Our application for permanent residency was not a smooth one, by any stretch of the imagination. For months, we worked late into the evening preparing documents, then waited for days and weeks for decisions to be made, only to be asked to prepare more supporting documents, followed by more waiting. My wife had to deal with innumerable complications during the tedious process of requesting documents, but could always rely on the team at Aya K Immigration to provide quick responses to any of our numerous questions. As someone who was also returning home for the first time in almost a decade, I did not have a lot of the typical documents that were asked of a sponsor. With proactive suggestions from the team at Aya K Immigration, I was able to put together a strong alternate selection of documents.
We never really knew how our case would be viewed, but we did know one thing: that Aya K Immigration was working just as hard as us to make sure we had a good a chance as possible that this would go through. Their transparency and communication were nothing short of impressive; there were many days when I would fire off a last-minute question in the evening, not expecting a response until the next working day, only to get a lightning-fast answer in a matter of minutes! I’m also certain that many of our questions were beyond mundane and irrelevant to the immigration process, but Aya and her team were always patient and genuinely reassuring in their responses, no matter how complex or simple the issue.
And now, thanks in large part to their endless efforts and constant support, our family is packing up and preparing for our flight to Canada, having successfully been approved for our permanent residency! We have nothing but positive things to say about Aya K Immigration for everything they’ve done for us during this process. For anyone thinking about taking the leap and applying for immigration to Canada, we wholeheartedly recommend Aya K Immigration!
My wife and I inquired about Aya’s services after some complications with regards to my wife’s status in Canada. To provide some context, I am Japanese born Canadian (2nd generation) and my wife is Japanese.
We met while she was here during her working holiday visa which she stayed until the full extent and then changed over to a visitor visa after. At the end of her stay, we both went to Japan to visit family and relatives while planning to come back to Canada again. However, upon her return to Canada, we were hoping that the border control officer would allow her to stay for the full 6 months in Canada under the visitor visa, but they only gave her a month and a half.
Before this incident, I already had intentions of proposing down the road, however this incident at the border would have expedited the timeline quite significantly. Though it took away from the fairy tale romantic proposal, we discussed that getting married within her 1.5 month stay in Canada made sense since we’ve already considered the idea of marriage extensively. We were planning on a quick shotgun wedding in city hall, but wanted to consult with a professional before doing so.
Upon looking back, we were both so grateful that we retained Aya’s services as she advised us against the minimal wedding (with ourselves and witnesses only) because it would seem like we did it strictly to keep my wife in Canada. Furthermore, there were so many loopholes, and necessary steps that we never would have known or considered if we had gone through the application process on our own. We especially appreciated Aya’s attention to detail, thorough explanation, and step by step guidance throughout the process. Lastly, the thing we valued most was her transparency and how she treated us with warmth and kindness as opposed just another case.
To say the least, we highly recommend Aya’s services to anyone who is in need of an immigration consultant, but more importantly to at least consult with a professional before just simply going through the gauntlet.
At our initial consultation Aya was able to help us decide on which application process to choose and then helped us to get some of the required documents while my wife was still in Japan. After my wife arrived here Aya and her team worked closely with us and asked us for several additional pieces of information to make sure that our application was complete.
We are very happy with the service that Aya provided and would highly recommend using her.
My girlfriend went to college for 2 years and she was supposed to be granted 3 years for work visa, but she only received 1 year. We tried to contact CIC online but we never received a response. We looked into common law for her to acquire permanent resident status. For weeks we researched the required paperwork for CIC, we read blogs (couples like us and their situation for applying common law in Canada), government websites etc.
We were reaching a deadline before my girlfriend visa expires, so we decided to find a immigration consultant because we have no idea what we were doing, and we didn’t want to make mistakes to jeopardize my girlfriend Visa.I contacted many consultants around the Niagara region—Greater Toronto Area:majority of them didn’t respond to us, and the consultants that got back to us said they cannot do anything about my girlfriend Visa only being 1 year.
We didn’t give up, we continued to search for a consultant until my girlfriend discovered Aya business biography online— followed by the positive reviews. We contacted Aya and immediately the day after she responded to us. We met Aya, and we discussed our current situation/objectives.
Aya suggested step-step; that she’ll write a letter to CIC, to find out why my girlfriend work Visa was only 1 year instead of 3 years— followed by working with us for our Common law. Aya prepared our paper work (requirements we need for our Common law) at a fast pace and she discussed each of the questions for our parts that need to be done. Aya always responds within a day on email and keeps us updated if she won’t be available on specific days.
Eventually, my girlfriend Visa was corrected, and she was granted her 2 missing years for her work Visa, followed by my girlfriend getting her permanent residence a year after.
Aya is punctual, a great strategist , always answers emails within a day, organized and I recommend anyone who have the same situation as us to contact Aya.
We decided to retain Aya as our representative because we need a certified immigration consultant who can communicate with us in both English and Japanese fluently. Also, her knowledge of Japanese registry and legal system is invaluable to our complicated case which involved previous marriages and unaccompanied dependent. Although the application process was tedious and stressful, and many extra documents were requested by CIC; Aya and her assistant have been giving us clear instructions, sound advices and constant updates along the way. We believe that their work efficiency and attention to details in handling our case are some of the reasons for the success of our application.
Now I got married and successfully went through family sponsorship immigration thanks to Aya-san. When I was looking for some immigration agency service with my wife, I contacted several agency services with a few questions. Among all of them, Aya-san was the only one gave us clear answer. When we were discussing about our situation before signing on contract, she gave us strong feeling that we can believe in her and she is very confident. We decided to go with Aya-san.
After we signed on the contract, she gave us the list of what we need to prepare. She explained what they are and how to get with some tips. She knows what client may wonder and worry about. She understands how clients feel. Therefore, she tries her best to make clients feel comfortable and answer all questions to clients. She asked us to prepare as much supporting documents as possible. This could be a little bit challenging for some clients. We tried our best and it worth doing. With enough supporting documents, we were not asked to send more supporting documents and called for an interview to prove our relationship. As soon as she gets some notice from CIC, Aya-san told us what that means, what process it is on and what we need to do. By following what she told us to do, the process went through very smoothly and quick without any problem.
I strongly recommend Aya-san to future clients since they will not regret their choice and they will be happy with the result of it. I am going to tell my friends who need immigration agency to contact Aya-san and follow what she told them to do. Then they will have no problem at all. I am pretty satisfied with Aya-san’s work and happy that my wife is now permanent resident. Thank you very much, Aya-san!
Through several friends, I was recommended to Aya K. Immigration Services. The advantages were immediately obvious. To list a few:
– Communication could be done in English, but also in my wife’s native Japanese, which gave each of us a high sense of comfort and confidence in filling out the numerous required documents.
– Aya’s experience as an immigration consultant and familiarity with the Japanese system and required documents allowed her to explain to us exactly what was needed.
– Aya’s personal work ethic and strategy of building the strongest possible case before submission created, in our case, a smooth process that did not require any interviews or interrogation from immigration agents, and with minimal to little delay in processing, thus creating zero additional or unforeseen costs.
– Having Aya take on our case freed up a significant amount of much needed time for my wife and I to enjoy our very important first year of marriage together, and focus on other issues that required our attention in order to build a strong foundation for a long-lasting and happy relationship.
Aya clearly takes pride in her work: using her own personal name in her business demonstrates that she is literally putting herself on the line whenever she takes on a case. If you make the good decision to work with Aya, expect an approachable professionalism that is driven by a clear passion for providing quality service. I’m happy to say that thanks to Aya’s services, we have been able to expediently close this chapter in our lives and so can look forward to moving on to the next.
My wife is Japanese and I’m Canadian, and we looked all around Toronto for different people to help us with our immigration process. As this is a sensitive, expensive and important process for both my wife and I, we were also sensitive to the person that we were doing business with in terms of professionalism and overall courtesy. After several phone calls, Aya was clearly leading the pack, as she simply made us feel comfortable; Her prices were also very reasonable. Our first consultation with her was free, and she accommodated us at the last moment. She’s very professional, straightforward and was incredibly helpful about our situation; we were also looking to get our applications done as quickly as possible. I Imagine this isn’t always the easiest request, however she was again very helpful through the process as well as expedient and tried her best to be flexible. At one of our meetings, we weren’t exactly 100% prepared with the paperwork. But again, Aya was accommodating and gave us a few extra moments to fill out some of the forms that were outstanding during that meeting.
Between my wife and I, she answered all of our questions, pointed out the realities of the situation and made us both feel like we had all of the necessary tools to go forward with a successful application. During the months that we were filling out paperwork and working with Aya, she was quick to answer email concerns from both my wife and I who were not in the same country at those times. In the end, everything was smooth and my wife received her permanent residence card within a very reasonable time. Although she cannot guarantee any time for processing, she still told us the general idea of when things would be finished and what we can expect in the coming months. The only hiccup that we had was that our application was actually approved sooner than we had expected – but that is no fault on Aya.
Overall, we are a happily married couple, and my wife now has permanent residence status. Following the success of these applications, Aya also gave us a quick and free consultation about what we can expect in the future for permanent residence applications, as well as advice should we choose to go towards citizenship for my wife. We were extremely happy with the overall results and process with Aya.
Aya, thank you so much for everything and Good luck to you and your clients in the future.
I would not hesitate to recommend Aya K. Immigration Services Inc. for those planning to apply for permanent residency in Canada. For reference, I am a Canadian citizen and my wife is Japanese. Both of us fully agree that the guidance provided by Aya and her team throughout the
entire process of attaining permanent residency for my wife was exceptional.
Immigration matters can be highly sensitive and daunting at the best of times, so my wife and I were braced for a particularly challenging environment in the face of the pandemic restrictions since March 2020. This underlines the need for an effective immigration consultant with a global perspective – Aya fits the bill perfectly.
From our initial consultation, Aya immediately stood out as being highly professional and meticulous, yet refreshingly approachable, compassionate and patient at the same time. Thanks to Aya’s efforts to carefully explain and simplify the permanent residency process, we were able to focus on the task ahead without feeling completely overwhelmed by the considerable documentation required.
Whenever complications arose, Aya’s calm demeanour and quick action helped immensely to alleviate our concerns. She listens carefully and fully understands the stress that can accompany the application process. We never experienced a sense of being rushed or pressured, and always felt reassured that everything was on the right track given the strong attention to detail exhibited by Aya and her team (Rieko and Chihiro warrant special mention here).
As soon as my wife received her permanent residency card, Aya confirmed the procedures for card renewal and even citizenship, another example of her continuous support from start to finish.
Inherent here is the fact that Aya is a great communicator, in both English and Japanese. She always made sure that my wife and I were on the same page regarding all essential issues, avoiding any misunderstandings. Her guidance was consistently clear and direct, both verbally
and in written form. Key deadlines were well flagged, updates were provided whenever possible and our (numerous) questions were answered promptly. You will never feel neglected.
In the final analysis, the journey was admittedly long due to pandemic-related delays, spanning roughly one year from the formal submission of the application to the confirmation of permanent residency and another 5 months for the delivery of the permanent residency card. However, Aya was always around to offer her support. Indeed, her professionalism and friendly personality
were greatly appreciated. The point to stress is that so long as her advice is respected and guidance followed, one can be confident that the application process will be conducted efficiently. Although my wife and I tend to worry excessively about everything, we can happily
say that her path to permanent residency was navigated smoothly under difficult circumstances.
Thank you, Aya!
I applied for my wife from Malaysia to apply for PR. The immigration process is very complicated, but Aya made sure everything went smoothly from the start. I also did not know anyone who specializes in Malaysian sponsorship. I was referred to from another friend, who also got her PR.
We applied in September 2019 and everything was going smoothly, until COVID – 19. My wife finally got her approval in September 2020. These times are especially difficult, and I know that many people are still waiting. I am grateful for Aya in trying to get a hold of IRCC during the pandemic.
Aya had always emailed me back or provided updates very quickly, addressed her concerns very professionally, and always gave me her honest and professional advice when I needed it. She also followed up with the IRCC and made sure everything was proper so there will be no delays. I felt that she did everything she can do and was very kind and caring about being separated from my wife for a long time during this process. Thus, I would really recommend Aya K. Immigration services to anyone going through this confusing and difficult process. Thanks.
We thought the application was going to be a very long process, but through Ms. Kawakita’s methods and strategies , my wife was able to obtain her permanent residency 6 months after submission.
Ms. Kawakita is careful and confident in her work and she ensures that nothing is missed. Her proficiency in both English and Japanese language and her dedication to our application, and her knowledge with the Japanese documents helped both me and my wife understand, answer the application forms and produce the required supporting documents efficiently.
She is very trustworthy and we certainly would recommend her to anyone who needs support with their immigration application.
Aya k. Immigration Services we’re crucial in helping my wife obtain permanent residency. Carefully guiding us through the process and paperwork. Aya as well as her staff were friendly and attentive. From the moment we were introduced you could tell she truly cares about her clients. It was always easy to get ahold of her if I had any questions or concerns along the way.
At the time my girlfriend told me her visa was expiring it was quite the shock. I was afraid I was going to lose the love of my life. Combine that with just days later suddenly my beloved mother passed away. It was incredibly dark time where I truly felt hopeless. A few weeks later we where referred to Aya from a close friend of my wife. Once we met and I had a one-on-one conversation. I told her how for several months I have been planning to propose and had been saving for the ring,Yet didn’t want to ruin the moment for my girlfriend by rushing our proposal. Aya explained to me there was still time so I could plan something special. Which I did, from there Aya helped guide us in obtaining and organize all the proper documents for a spousal sponsorship.
8 months later my wife was granted her permanent residency. Looking back at the start of the process the future for my wife and I seemed so hazy. Yet now it is clear and hopeful. That is thanks to the efforts of Aya and her staff.
Thank you for everything!
My partner got in contact with Aya and we were able to have a skype session where Aya really helped us understand my partners visa options moving forward. We decided that we would consult with her again later once we had decided on the path we would take.
Fast forward a couple of months and my partner and I decided to get married. So, we began the visa application process with Aya.
Through out the process Aya made it very clear what we needed to do and prepare for the application, she was extremely knowledgeable regarding Japanese and Canadian laws, and is very personable. This was really important for my wife and I because she was working a full-time in Japan at the time we started,and I was a full time student in Canada.
Aya made the process a lot easier for us and saved us a lot of stress! Following Aya’s advice, our application went smoothly! My wife and I are very happy with the service that Aya provided!
Our first contact with Aya was through a Skype session. She was friendly, professional, and had in-depth understanding for the different routes one can take to obtain permanent residency in Canada. She recommended what was best for our situation and we began the process.
I think hiring Aya was one of the best decisions my husband and I made. She and her team kept constant communication in English and Japanese which made my husband and I feel reassured and comfortable throughout this process. It also took a lot of pressure away from my husband and I as he was still working a full time job in Tokyo while I was dealing with different processes in order to leave Japan.
She is knowledgeable regarding Japanese and Canadian laws, documentation and requirements which I believe makes her stand out as an immigration consultant.
From the beginning she has been honest and up-front about what to expect and already has a plan if any potential challenges might arise.
We were so happy that my husband’s application went smoothly. We are truly grateful to Aya for uniting our family together under such short time.
Aya was recommended to me by an Estonian friend who said she had an exceptional experience working with Aya. My partner Daniel and I applied for Permanent Residency via the Spousal Sponsorship within Canada stream as I’m from Estonia and he is Canadian.
I came to Canada 7 years ago to study at the University of Toronto with a Study Permit. Following graduation, I applied for a Post-Grad Work Permit and began working full time. As soon as I received it, I began researching the next steps to become a Permanent Resident. I knew that I would need help with figuring out which route to take and after getting a recommendation for Aya, I went for a consultation. She was so open and honest about my options and ensured me that she could help me with the application process. Daniel and I visited Aya for another consultation before retaining her to help us with the two year process of applying through the Spousal Sponsorship program.
We gathered documents to prove our relationship for a year. When we went for out application meeting with Aya, we were so happy to hear that with her guidance we were able to submit the application that day. No need to add any more information to the large stack of documents.
Aya continued checking in and sending me information about my application whenever she received any kind of news. The application process went very smoothly. When I finally received the call from Aya a year after we submitted our application with the news that my Permanent Residency had been approved, my day was made! Aya walked me through the final steps and followed through after I had officially landed as a Permanent Resident.
We both highly recommend Aya. Aya is a pleasure to work with. She is professional, trustworthy, very focused on details, responsive to emails, reliable and wonderfully friendly. Aya made sure that we fully understood every element of the application and prepared us for each step along the way.
Thank you Aya, for making immigration feel less intimidating and for all your help!
So thank you so much for all your help. Having my wife here permanently means so much to me, and I don’t think this would have been possible without your guidance through the process.
If I ever meet someone in a similar situation to what I was in 18 months ago, I will for sure recommend you.
Thanks again for everything.
After we handed in all papers, we felt that we had done everything we could with Aya’s guidance.
If you are worry about getting VISA, I would highly recommend hiring Aya. We would like to thank Aya and Rieko so much for giving us a peace of mind while waiting for my wife’s Visa to be processed.
In my first meeting with Aya, I could tell that she had already done her research on my case and on my situation. She knew the details of my case and without hesitation started moving forward with my PR application. She had all the information I needed to know firsthand and was able to answer all of my questions, doubts and concerns with certainty and accurate/supporting information. From the very first moment she confirmed my case was eligible and that I should apply for my Permanent Residency with no doubt. Since the beginning she provided me with confidence and with the strong belief that I was completely eligible to apply for my Permanent Residency and that my current situation would be resolved, which it did in the end. And this was the supporting representative that I needed and that I was looking for. Someone who could show me they knew their field and could be honest with me, providing me with all the available options I needed.
What impressed me the most about Aya was that she was always able to give me the guidance I needed during this difficult and sometimes stressful time as well as kept me informed with all information coming from CIC at all times. She was constantly available either through email or phone, and she was always well informed and well organized in all matters regarding immigration. I couldn’t have found a more qualified and more professional immigration consultant than her and I am so glad I did!
Aya was at all times the only person who truly believed in my case since the very start and put all her efforts, with a strong sense of urgency, to get all my paperwork together for permanent residency in a very short time.
Aya works in a team with her personal assistant who is extremely helpful and reliable. At any point in time they will be sure to send you all the proper documentation you require to avoid any delays in any of the processes. They both work as an incredible team and there hasn’t been any situation where I have been left out without an answer or a concern pending. This is particularly important with immigration services, when stressful times come and you need an answer to clear any doubts or concerns, and with Aya I have never been disappointed, I knew at any point in time I could count on her and get an answer within the next 24 hours. I have never had to ask if any documentation or confirmation had already arrived, as Aya has always kept me informed as soon as she received any documentation. Especially important, Aya would always give me realistic timeframes on when to expect my paperwork to come through which was very important to me. All the timelines were accomplished as anticipated.
I would high recommend others to meet with Aya if they need help with any immigration services.
Overall I can say my experience has been beyond incredible and I will have no doubt in recommending Aya to my friends and family at any point in time.
Thanks Aya K. Immigration Services for all the wonderful work and wish you all the success in your future endeavours!
I initially came to Canada for post-secondary education, and ended up residing for quite a number of years. During that time I had applied for study and work permits (and re-applications) on my own. In retrospect, I think I managed it only because I knew I could go to the support systems at the school if there were any issues.
So I graduated university and college, and miraculously wound up with a job (though it was contract work at the time). It was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss, and when I was sure that I wanted to stay and work in Canada in an industry I was passionate for, I realized I was lost for directions. There was no one I could rely on for help or information, and frankly, I didn’t know where to start this whole ordeal.
When I first met Ms. Kawakita, she outlined the PR application process in a very organized, straight-to-the-point manner. She explained that in my case, the first thing I needed was to become a full-time worker. I definitely felt at ease with a specific set of directions.
And when I had enough hours as a full-time worker under my belt, I visited Ms. Kawakita again. It had been quite some time since our first meeting, but she was friendly and sincere, and it felt as if we’d just met the week before. But even in her kindness, I vividly remember her strictly telling me to go take the IELTS ASAP when I told her I hadn’t yet. It was the hard nudge I needed to get focused on my PR application – not that I wasn’t before, but I lacked that sense of urgency. Ms. Kawakita’s sharp, unbiased assessment of my situation, and the speed at which she laid out the best course of action, renewed my trust in her. I was certain that I wanted her support through the application process.
So with a new perspective, I took the IELTS, got the preliminary paperwork sorted, and was able to get my Express Entry profile set up as fast as possible.
I received the Invitation to Apply only about a month after I took the IELTS. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting thing to move so quickly.
So the next three months was spent frantically running around to gather all the necessary documents on time. I could have been easily overwhelmed with the sheer number of things that had to be done. But Ms. Kawakita clearly laid out all the instructions, and was always there to answer my questions no matter how trivial they were – and I was able to keep a level head against the ticking clock.
Ms. Kawakita is kind and reassuring, but also very realistic and pragmatic about what could be or should be done. She was incredibly reliable for her professional knowledge, but at a personal level, it meant a lot that someone really understood my situation when I have very few friends that share a similar experience.
Thank you, Ms. Kawakita, for your sincere support and guidance. I honestly couldn’t have gotten through this without you!
My professional life is quite busy and demanding. When it came time to apply for a Permanent Residency, I decided, I have to find someone professional and reliable to help me. And I did! I found Aya! I couldn´t wish for a better immigration consultant. She is extremely quick, correct, clear and concise. She knows the law and keeps an eye on all the amendments (and there were many since Aya took my case). She is also a very easygoing and friendly person, so that going through all the formal procedures never felt too formal. It was always pleasure to deal with her and meet her. And I felt safe, I knew I was in good hands.
Everything became even better when she got an assistant, Rieko, who is as nice and professional as Aya. And now, after 3+11 months, my Estonian community here in Toronto can be sure that I will not leave them anytime soon. I can keep serving the community and do the work I love.
Thank you, Aya and Rieko! Good luck to you! I am pretty sure, I will not stay your only Estonian client for long 🙂
I initially came to Canada for post-secondary education (4 years) and it was during the latter half of university that I began to think about the possibility of staying in Canada by pursuing permanent residency. I worked full-time in Canada upon graduating and as soon as I had one year of work experience, I proceeded to create my own Express Entry account. After realizing that my Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was not high enough to receive the Invitation to Apply for PR, I decided to apply to the Human Capital Stream through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee program. After two failed attempts (the first time, I failed to submit my application by the deadline; the second time, I had a missing document) and realizing that my Post Graduate Work Permit was also nearly expiring, I decided to seek professional advice from Ms. Kawakita.
When I first met Ms. Kawakita, she was very friendly and I felt comfortable explaining what had happened. She was professional and upfront about what to expect from her and what she expected from me. As it was not easy for me to visit her office, Ms. Kawakita kept me informed and provided quick, thorough replies to all of my questions via email. Additionally, I appreciated how Ms. Kawakita pointed out parts of the application that required close attention to detail, as well as, how she shared tips that made the application process smoother. Overall, I felt very thankful for the reassurance that Ms. Kawakita provided throughout this important process.
As a brief timeline, we submitted a new EE profile in November 2016 and I received an Invitation to Apply one month later. We submitted my application documents in early March 2017 and then applied for a Bridging Open Work Permit in April (Ms. Kawakita also helped me with this process). I was contacted by CIC to submit additional documents in June and then I received the “Confirmation of Permanent Residency” in July. Due to personal plans, I was not able to process the CoPR right away; however, I managed to do so about one month later. I then received my PR card in October. Even with delays due to personal reasons, the entire process took less than one year.
Thinking back to my decision now, I am so glad that I sought immigration advice from Ms. Kawakita. The guidance and reassurance I received was worth it.
Thank you Kawakita-san for all of your help!
We worked together for my Express Entry Permanent Residence Application: Canadian Experience Class. I came to Canada by myself in fall 2011 as a student, graduated 2 years after and have been working in Toronto ever since.
We started the application process in around May 2015; I received the Invitation to Apply in June and the Confirmation of Permanent Residence in October of the same year. For personal reason I had to delay the landing process until early January 2016 and finally received my Permanent Resident card in February 2016 (roughly 6 weeks process).
Aya& Rieko has helped me made the process painless and quick as she is very organized. I also found Aya’s service fee to be reasonable, she was always very transparent and clear about her terms & conditions, hidden charges were never my concern. She was also familiar with legal practices which made me and my employer comfortable in sharing confidential information.
Thank you Aya& Reiko for helping me to make this happen J I will see you again when I’m applying for my citizenship!
We then decided to hire Ms.Kawakita at Aya K. Immigration Services. Ms. Kawakita’s first step was to get to know my personal and professional situations, in order to determine the best possible immigration program.
Then, while putting the application together, Ms. Kawakita not only addressed the typical mistakes, but also hunted down every single inconsistency. She was very careful, thoroughly checking every single detail. She also requested additional (non-mandatory) documentation, in order to strengthen the application.
Ms. Kawakita stressed the central importance of the reference letter and gave clear and detailed instructions as to what must be included.
Each of our appointment was set in a timely manner and each step was perfectly organized and optimized for a rapid processing. Ms. Kawakita is very professional, yet very friendly.
I eventually became a permanent resident in a record time (4 months less than the posted processing time), and the process went smoothly as there were no additional documents required and no concern on CIC’s side.
Looking back, I realized I would have made several mistakes by filing the application by myself. Immigration is probably one of the most important step in one’s life, one for which nothing can be left to chance. I am glad I had such a professional service.
In conclusion, I highly recommended Aya K. Immigration Services!
I was not sure at the beginning how much difference it would make with consultant services in general. But I am really happy that I decided to go with Aya’s consultation services.
More than anything, it took only 8 month to obtain Permanent Residency under Canadian Experience Class without having any hiccups thanks to Aya’s instructions and professional knowledge (At the time average waiting time was 13 month).
At one point, there was a series of major immigration law changes that I was not sure if my case was affected. She kept informed through out course of the application process and provided much needed expertise and information to answer my concerns.
If it were not for Aya’s competent knowledge and consultations, I could have my application rejected. Thanks to Aya’s services and supports, my dream came true fairly quickly and now I am able to continue my journey in Canada as Permanent Resident. I highly recommend Aya to anyone looking for immigration consultations.
Provincial Nominee Programs
Without any delays, after our first meeting, Aya quickly helped me to select the most suitable program that would work for me based on my assessment. Aya’s attention to details made all the complicated paperwork and documents was less stressful and more accurate. She also explained carefully all the requirements of the process as well as its timeline to make sure that I was completely understood and satisfied before I sign any contracts or documents.
Just few months after our first meeting for the service consulting, I received my Province Nomination Program Certificate which I never thought I would be able to do so. Once again, Aya worked with me to guide me through all of the requirements and paperwork to apply for my Permanent Residency Application. Eventually, I received my Confirmation of Permanent Resident sooner than I expected without any issue or delay.
I am so grateful for everything and really enjoy working with Aya and her team. I will definitely recommend Aya service to anyone to begin their journey to Canada.
He first reached Aya to help him with Work Permit. She provided him sufficient information and smooth service. At that time, I graduated college in Toronto and got Working Visa, I started working on my next step – Permanent Resident Visa so my husband highly recommend to use Aya K. Immigration Services.
Aya made a complicated and stressful process, easy and exiting for me. I think my biggest mistake was that I have read too much articles about immigration and my head felt overloaded by incorrect and out of date information. We couldn’t get married with my husband because were told that we are not allowed due to our nationalities (I’m Ukrainian and my husband is Japanese) and immigration status. Thankfully, Aya broke the myth and our dream came true.
Aya understood all specific details of my situation and recommended me apply for Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program based on the job offer (I received OINP earlier than we expected). After, I applied for Permanent Resident. Anytime I had questions whether it would be on weekend or business week, she responds promptly with information which best suit my needs, even when I had long trip to Japan and Ukraine. Her professionalism is worth more to methan the cost of the service.
There are no doubts that I continue cooperate with Ayabecause I know, she always gives me options which I may never thought before. I am so grateful for everything and really enjoy working with Aya and her team.
We will work on my citizenship in a few years next.
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Other PR Applications
I heard about Aya from my cousin because she retained Aya for her PR application. I was not fully convinced at first as I was planning to work with an agency in Calgary since it would be closer to me. However, after my consultation and seeing how professional Aya was, I decided to retain right away for the AINP application.
I could see that Aya had prepared very carefully for our consultation when she gave me a couple of possible directions and her recommendations. I was really impressed as I have gone through so many agencies at that point and no one gave me plan A or plan B. Despite the physical distance and different time zones, Aya and Rieko consistently provide me with full transparency and prompt response. This especially made me feel at ease during COVID and everything was uncertain. After I got my nomination letter and proceeded with the PR application, Aya updated me with the new TR to PR pathway. I was able to obtain my PR in around 4 months. Throughout the process of 2 applications, Aya and Rieko always give me clear and concise instructions. They are also patient and calm while keeping me updated with every step of this new pathway.
I’m so grateful to have her and Rieko supporting me in this journey. I highly recommend Aya for anyone who wants to begin their permanent residency application.
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Aya and her team are the most professional, compassionate and understanding firm I have met. The minute Aya took over my case, I just sat back and relaxed and took a big sigh of relief.
Every step of the way I was informed, kept in the loop and was notified in a timely manner when updates or further information were requested. I think at times I may have personally slacked on my file because of a very busy schedule, but they kept me in check and made sure everything was done in a timely manner and went above and beyond the call of duty. I am grateful to have been guided and helped by them.
Taking immigration on your own is daunting. Let Aya take all the pressure off and help you. You absolutely cannot go wrong.
Thank you Aya for making sure I stay in this beautiful country for refuge and quality of life. I am sure this would have been a long arduous journey without you.
Aya and her wonderful team are incredibly reliable and professional. They have helped me become a permanent resident and most recently a Canadian citizen.
After going through the process to get PR with Aya and her team, I knew that when it came time to apply for citizenship, I would reach out to her. At the time, I was in the early stages of pregnancy and the guidance I received from Aya made gathering the documents and preparing the citizenship application more approachable and manageable. Her team was great at communicating each step of the process and genuinely cared about my journey to citizenship.
I would recommend Aya and her team to anyone in need of immigration assistance. Working with them greatly reduced my anxiety related to all the paperwork, as I knew how thorough and organized they all are. Thank you to Aya, Chihiro, and Mari for everything!
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