Who we are
Matrixvisa is an immigration law consultancy that specializes in:
- Temporary Entry for Foreign Workers and Intra-Company Transferees
- Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA’s)
- Economic Immigration for Entrepreneurs and Investors
- Economic Immigration for Skilled Workers in Federal immigration classes such as:
- the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Provincial Nominee Class, and the Canada Experience Class
- Family Immigration (Sponsorship in the Family Class)
- Parent, Spousal and Child sponsorship
- Study Permits
- Residency Appeals at the Immigration and Refugee Board
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)
The director and owner of Matrixvisa Inc, Cobus (Jacobus) Kriek, is authorized under Canadian law to represent clients in immigration matters. In terms of Section 91 (1) and (7) (a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada, a paid representative must be that is a member in good standing with:
- a bar of a province;
- or a public notary in the province of Quebec (Chambre des notaires du Québec);
- or the Immigration Consultant of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). See: www.iccrc-crcic.ca
The owner and director of Matrixvisa Inc. became a member of the ICCRC after successful completion of a postgraduate course in immigration law in Canada, along with the successful completion of the entry examination for immigration law.
Cobus (Jacobus Kriek) is a member in good standing of the ICCRC and as part of a mandate to protect consumers inside and outside Canada, the ICCRC has rules of professional ethics and regulations that must be followed by its members:
- Rules of Professional Ethics provide rules such as confidentiality and several other ethical issues;
- The Retainer Agreement Regulations provide the requirements of agreements; Continued
- Professional Development Regulation provides the rules of continued education in
- Client Account Regulations provide the rules about the handling of the fees paid by clients;
- Client File Management Regulations provide the requirements for how files of clients must be managed;
- Agent Regulations provides the requirements of agents (Matrixvisa Inc has no agents);
- Practice Management Education Regulation provides the rules of how members of the ICCRC must be educated in managing their practices; and
- Compliance Audit Regulation provides the rules of annual audits of members of the ICCRC.
On 27 Oct 2010, Cobus also appeared as a witness before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration in Ottawa about changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. His presentation to the committee can be seen here.
Commissioner of Oaths – Certificate Number 174215
Cobus is also a Commissioner of Oaths in the Province of Quebec in terms of the Courts of Justice Act of Quebec, with worldwide validity.
Alberta License – License Number 321239 (2021 – 2023)
Matrixvisa holds licensure as a Recruiter in the Province of Alberta. It is compulsory in Alberta to have a License in terms of the Alberta Fair Trading Act and the associated Alberta Regulation 189/99: Employment Agency Business Licensing Regulation. Regulation 10 of the Alberta Employment Agency Licensing Regulations require that an agreement must be signed by a foreign national and Matrixvisa Inc. before a job offer is obtained. This agreement must contain in bold font size 12, the statement that payment from the foreign national for finding an employer/job offer is prohibited. Regulation 12 stipulates that a foreign national may not pay Matrixvisa Inc. for a job offer or for a search to obtain employment (relevant Alberta Regulations).
Saskatchewan License – License Number 000208
Matrixvisa holds licensure as an Immigration Consultant and Foreign Worker Recruiter in the Province of Saskatchewan. It is compulsory in Saskatchewan to have these Licenses in terms of The Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act.
British Columbia License – License Number IS-0001388
Matrixvisa holds licensure as a Recruiter in the Province of British Columbia. It is compulsory in British Columbia to have a License in terms of the Ministry of Labour in BC Employment Standards Regulation Part 2, 3 and 4: Employment Agencies.
Why use Matrixvisa?
Matrixvisa Inc. is a specialist international recruitment and immigration law company under one roof. Matrixvisa Inc was incorporated in March 2002, and we have been in the immigration industry for 17 years. We are proud to say that we are the only Canadian Immigration firm with offices in both Canada and South Africa.
The director and owner of Matrixvisa Inc., completed a postgraduate course in Canadian Immigration Law after he graduated from university with a degree in both: labour economics and industrial psychology (personnel management). He went on to complete a postgraduate qualification in International Trade Law (and in Immigration Law specifically, as was mentioned). Jashke Kriek, the Case & Processes Manager holds a Law degree from Australia and is now a graduate Australian Lawyer.
That’s a great team with assuring determination and interest driving your successful immigration. They have employed further administrative staff to oversee the paperwork. It can get hectic, you will be assigned to an assistant at the beginning of your contract.
We can help immigrants to emigrate to Canada, and find them work or show them to navigate the labour market effectively. Please read the 22 reasons why skilled workers can not find work here.
We have an in-house ability to represent clients from specific countries and specific industries through a complicated legal process that includes Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), as well different regulatory bodies in different provinces. A good example of our work in regulated occupations can be seen at point 13 here.
Matrixvisa Inc. gives every case individual attention and makes a careful analysis of every case. Our clients know that their success is important to us. We have a brilliant track record for service excellence.