My name is Philip Hicks and you guessed it, I’m a Canadian! But I didn’t start out life as a Canadian. I was born in the UK. I am now a very fortunate dual citizen, British Canadian.
My journey started by coming to Canada on a Working Holiday Visa and ended up with me applying to become a Permanent Resident and then subsequently a Canadian Citizen.
Eventually, I plan to train as an immigration consultant which rightly so the government is now regulating much more. But in the interim my love for helping people continues and I want to help by pointing you in the right directions to start your journey, from how to navigate the Canadian Government website through to what paperwork you want to start gathering together early in the process.
I especially enjoy working with people who need extra support due to accessibility, be that visual impairment or learning difficulties. Navigating the government websites can be extremely frustrating even if you do not have an impairments but with one can be a complete nightmare.
I provide a combination of coaching and consulting. I am a trained coach and want to help you fully understand why you want to emigrate, what you hope to achieve and where you want to start to get the ball rolling to achieving your dream.
The consultation side focuses on some of the more practical elements of applying to come to Canada. I have done all my applications myself without the use of immigration consultants and learnt plenty that can help you navigate the minefield of immigration applications more smoothly. As mentioned above, I have a special interest in helping those who have accessibility restrictions. I am a firm believer that information should be freely and easily available regardless of our physical and cognitive abilities.