The right direction for your Plan Canada

We are an immigration and visa company for Canada and work with consultants licensed by the CICC (College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants), able to represent our clients before the Canadian government in all types of visa and immigration processes.

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Get to know GoNorth

The world is much bigger than our eyes can reach!

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, GoNorth is a company that acts as a facilitator of the immigration processes, optimizing our clients’ time and money, making the whole experience much more fruitful.

We offer personalized attention in 03 languages (Portuguese, English and Spanish), seeking to outline the best strategy for your objective of studying, working or living in Canada.

As a company run by immigrants, we understand the anxiety of those who plan to live temporarily or permanently outside of Brazil, and we can help our clients through the entire process, from planning to achieving their goals.

As a company run by immigrants, we understand the anxiety of those who plan to live temporarily or permanently outside of Brazil, and we are authorized by the Canadian government to act as their representatives, as we work with consultants regulated by the CICC (College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants).

Our services include: visitor visas, study visas, work visas, and immigration processes for several provinces, including British Columbia, Ontario, and Manitoba.

We work from profile analysis to document submission, offering a personalized and agile service to our clients.

Why GoNorth?

Putting your Canada Project into practice is almost always a complex decision, with many variables, and one wrong decision can put everything at risk. That is why it is important to have a specialized company to design the best strategy.

But is “just understanding” the subject enough? In our experience, no!

We at GoNorth understand that every customer is unique. Unique in your dreams and goals and for this reason our team of consultants will present you with the best possibilities for your project to succeed and for Canada to become a reality for you and your family! Count on us!

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The first days in a new country can be very stressful if the arrival is not well planned. We are prepared to answer your questions and make your visit as pleasant as possible.


The correct application to obtain a visa and the organization of all the necessary documentation are usually a big problem for those who do not know this process well. GoNorth works with qualified consultants to guide you through the entire process.


The beginning of life in another country is usually accompanied by doubts and uncertainties. The GoNorth Canada team will be available to help you make the best decisions, even after you arrive.

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About the destination

Why Canada?

Canada is one of the most receptive countries in the world! It is an ideal and sought-after place to study, walk and live.

Every year, thousands of people come to the country and fall in love with Canada’s respect, diversity, and multiculturalism.

With a low crime rate, the country offers quality education and health care, as well as beautiful scenery and diverse recreational activities, both in summer and winter.

If you are a person who seeks personal and professional growth outside your home country, and effective ways to achieve this goal, Canada should certainly be part of your plans, as it is a country that offers opportunities and encourages immigrants to come through various immigration processes.


Want to know more about which process best fits your profile and plans?
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What do our customers say about us?

Acacio Alves

My experience with Go North was nothing short of phenomenal. Kitty was wonderful – she gave me clear, detailed advice. She really cares about her clients and makes a personal connection with them. She is also very knowledgeable and answered all my questions effortlessly. I would recommend wholeheartedly. An excellent service!

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Canada and its provinces

Canada is a beautiful country and each region has its own particularity.

So, how to choose where to live? The climate, job market, and cost of living need to be taken into consideration before making this decision.

It is also important to remember that, the choice of province has to be made through in-depth knowledge of your profile to know if there are immigration processes that will benefit you and your family if you use a provincial process to immigrate.

Learn a little about the provinces and evaluate which option is best for you and your family.
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The province of Saskatchewan (SK) which is located in west-central Canada. It has a total area of 651,900 km² with 10% of the territory covered by fresh water, counting rivers, reservoirs, and the province's 100,000 lakes.
Considered part of central Canada, Quebec is the largest province in Canada by area with 1,668 million km². The official language of Quebec is French and it is the only Canadian province where French is the 1st language for the majority of the population (78%). Anglophone (English speaking) communities and institutions are concentrated west of the island of Montreal.
Newfoundland e Labrador
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) lies in eastern Canada at the northeastern tip of the country, the Strait of Belle Isle separates the province into two geographical divisions: Labrador (a large area of the Canadian mainland) and Newfoundland, (an island in the Atlantic Ocean).
Prince Edward Island
PEI is one of Canada's maritime provinces located on the east coast of the country between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. At 280 kilometers long, Prince Edward Island (PEI) is the smallest province in Canada, both in area and population (just over 156,000), but it is the most densely populated.
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia (NS) is located in eastern Canada, is one of three Maritime Provinces and is bordered by the Bay of Fundy to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, and is separated from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland Island by the Northumberland and Cabot Straits, respectively.
New Brunswick
New Brunswick (NB) the only officially bilingual (English and French) province in Canada. It is a coastal province with beautiful sandy beaches, rocky hills, spectacular valleys and historic architecture that can be found in many cities and towns.
With a diverse natural landscape, MB has magnificent forests, crystalline lakes, rugged desert and vast prairie fields (plain covered with low vegetation). Manitoba is located in Central Canada and North America.
Alberta it is located in western Canada, between BC and Saskatchewan with an area of 661,848 km² and is home to more than 4 million inhabitants. Much of the province's population is concentrated in Edmonton (capital) and Calgary (largest city)
British Columbia
British Columbia, home of GoNorth, is Canada's westernmost province, situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 5.2 million in 2021, it is the third most populous province in Canada.
Ontario (ON) the destination for most immigrants. ON is located in the eastcentral part of the country and is the most populous province in Canada, representing 38.3% of the entire population of the country and the secondlargest province considering its total area.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have separated the most frequently asked questions about our services.

A visa is the stamp you get from the Canadian consulate in your passport that allows you to travel to Canada.

Types of visas:
Super Visa
Business (Investor)

Lack of ties to the country of origin and financial conditions.

No. It is recommended to request the ATIP to understand the reasons for the denial before submitting a new application.

You can. It is important to understand the reasons for the denial before attempting a visa application to Canada.

1 – By receiving a job offer

1 – By receiving a job offer
For this type of process the employer needs to inform through which program they will be hiring the foreign worker (LMIA, provincial program, LMIA Exempt or other).
We do not provide a job referral service and recommend the JobBank website if you want to start looking for a job: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

2 – As an international student

Some post-secondary courses (technical, undergraduate or post-graduate) allow the international student to work part time (up to 20 hours a week) and many of them are entitled to the PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit Program) which is a full time work permit after graduating for a period of 1 to 3 years (depending on the course and the College).
GoNorth does not offer educational consulting services to help you choose a course and college, but we can refer you to partner companies if you are interested.

Co-op is a time of work experience linked to a post-secondary course.

Express Entry (EE) is the main federal immigration qualification system for Canada, which is scored on skills and prerequisites in order to select qualified professionals.

The points are counted using the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) which takes into consideration factors such as age, level of education, proficiency in English and/or French, professional experience, and ties to the country.

The EE System encompasses 3 immigration processes:

Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

Canadian Exprerience Class (CEC)

Federal Skilled Trades (FST)

The PGWP is a work permit open to students who have graduated from a post-secondary course of at least 8 months at an eligible college or university.

The PGWP can last from eight months to three years.

To be eligible for the PGWP, the student must have graduated from a public or private college, in cases of degree level courses (bachelor, master or doctorate).

The exact time is determined by the immigration officer when he receives the visa process, however, there is a small rule.
1 year course at a Public College or a degree course at a Private College = 1 year PGWP
2-year course at a Public College or a dregree course at a Private College = 2 to 3 years PGWP.

Ideal time to start gathering process documents:
Our suggestion is 30 days before the end of classes, just waiting for the course completion letter

From the moment you officially graduate until you apply pro pgwp – you can work neither part-time nor full-time.
From the day you applied for PGWP onwards – You can work full-time, even without the pgwp in your hands


It is a work visa through which it is possible to work full time (up to 40 hours a week) and in any company.

This visa is very common for spouses of international students taking a course that offers the PGWP.

It is a type of program for people between the ages of 18 and 30 (or 35 – depending on nationality) to work in Canada.

The length of the visa will depend on the nationality, for example: Italian (6 months), Portuguese (2 years), Spanish (2 years), etc.

At the moment this program is closed for Brazilian nationality.

For each nationality there are different rules and the type of visa is the Open Work Permit, that is, if the applicant’s profile is accepted by the Canadian Government he/she can work in any company in Canada.

The NOC is a Canadian occupational classification system used by the IRCC to determine the eligibility of occupations in its immigration processes.

In November 2022, NOC 2021 will go into effect with NOC 2021 with significant updates, which will introduce new terminology and a revised classification structure.

Just as the CELPIP and IELTS tests assess English language proficiency and are accepted by Canadian immigration, French speakers prove their skills through the TEF (Test d’évaluation de français) exam. According to the official Canadian website, this is actually one of the exams that can be taken, as the list follows with the “Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEFAQ)” and the “TEF pour la naturalisation”.

French (language) knowledge test.

It is the spouse of the holder of a work permit.

It is the study permit that the student receives when he or she arrives in Canada.

In this application format the international student sends the documents and the average processing time by the Government is up to 20 days.
Applicants who wish to apply for this program must submit additional documents along with the documents already required for the study visa application.
Some requirements requested for this program:
– Have the result of the IELTS English proficiency test (general training or academic) scoring at least a 6 in each test skill or the TEF French proficiency test scoring at least a 7 in each skill.⠀
– Have proof of a $10,000 investment in Canada (GIC-type account);
– Submit the medical examination for immigration purposes;
– You are living outside of Canada at the time of your application;⠀
– Have proof of payment for the first year of your study program.

Permanent Residence.

PNPs are the specific programs that allow Canadian provinces and territories to select people who wish to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province. The goal is to attract immigrants to fill the economic needs of the region, usually from a job offer. Some of them are connected with Express Entry (EE), so for many it is the fastest way to obtain permanent residency in the country. The only exceptions are the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut and Quebec. The province of Quebec has the authority to set its own selection criteria for immigration.

Letter of intent, a document that must often be added to the visa process.

The LMIA – Labor Market Impact Assessment – is a document that many employers need to have in order to hire a foreign worker.
A favorable LMIA indicates that the employer can hire a foreign worker to do the work that no Canadian worker or permanent resident is available to do. After the employer receives the approved LMIA, the applicant (foreign worker) can apply for a temporary work permit (Closed Work Permit).

The arrival of the ITA is a long-awaited moment for anyone who dreams of immigrating to Canada! This document represents that the applicant who is registered with Express Entry has achieved the score of the last draw, and is therefore very close to becoming a permanent resident in Canada. Once the ITA is received, it is time to send all the documentation and proofs declared in the EE, and wait for the final result for the arrival of the Permanent Residency.

The IRCC is the Canadian federal government department responsible for handling all immigration-related matters, such as visas, permits, permanent residency, citizenship applications, asylum, and so on.

IRCC was formerly known as CIC – Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Study equivalence/ diploma equivalence.

Besides the CELPIP that we explained earlier, another way to prove English proficiency is by taking the IELTS, which is available in many parts of the world, including Brazil. It has been applied for more than 25 years, and for immigration purposes the “General Training” version is accepted. It has been applied for more than 25 years, and for immigration purposes the “General Training” version is accepted.

It is a closed work permit, meaning that the foreign worker can only work for the company that hired him/her.

It is usually done for processes based on an LMIA or LMIA-exempt, in the case of professionals who will work in a position that is LMIA-exempt, e.g. university researchers, religious professionals, professionals who are hired through international agreements.

In the process of proving English and/or French language proficiency, the Canadian government uses a kind of “ranking”, the CLB, which ranks the candidate based on their scores on official tests (CELPIP, IELTS, TEF and TCF). With this, the equivalence of what was achieved in each of the competencies evaluated is made, and the result generates a final score that will be considered for immigration purposes.

This is one of the exams accepted by Canadian immigration as proof of English language proficiency. It is available in some countries like Canada, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Australia, England, China, India, and the Philippines.

Certificate of acceptance from Quebec. It is the document that every student must apply for before applying for a study visa when studying in the province of Quebec.

Children above the age of 5 also need the approved CAQ to study.

The first step after receiving a visa denial is to apply for the ATIP.
The ATIP is a document where the government states in more detail the reason why the immigration officer denied the application.

The average response time is 30 days, but delays may occur.

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