Chris Philpott – Testimonial

Chris Philpott on the day of his Canadian Citizenship Oath

Chris and Gena on their Wedding Day

Looking back, it’s hard to believe that it has been over eleven years since I first met with Beau at Heathrow Airport to start the emigration process, yet I can still remember the occasion clearly. Later this year will be the ninth anniversary of my arrival in Canada, the third anniversary of my becoming a Canadian Citizen, and the fourth anniversary of my marriage to Gena!

The whole emigration process was surprisingly easy for me…I think primarily because I was making the move alone, and so I did not have the added pressure of worrying about putting someone else through it all with me. I had wanted to emigrate to Canada long before I eventually did it; my first enquiries to Canada House were made in the early 1990s, but the seeds of the dream were first sowed way back in 1977 when my parents brought my sister and I over to visit relatives in Vancouver. I was only ten years old at the time, but the country clearly stirred something in me. As soon as I was old enough to pay my own way I came back for vacations at every opportunity, each visit reinforcing the fact that England could no longer give me the life I wanted.

After meeting with Dennis Brazolot in 2003 and signing on the dotted line, I couldn’t have hoped for an easier experience. I just had to provide the B.M.G. team with the information needed for the application, and everything was taken care of. The added peace of mind of having a team of experts oversee everything on my behalf was most definitely worth it. The most stressful part of the whole process was the wait to find out if I was successful (almost two years!), but that was out of everyone’s control – government bureaucracy will only move as fast as it wants!

I really can’t criticise B.M.G. in any way…every contact I had during the process gave me the answers I needed, and gave me the reassurance I wanted. Similarly, I can’t suggest any areas for improvement. I really cannot put into words just how much it means to me to have achieved my goal of coming to live in Canada, which is something I couldn’t have done without the help and support of B.M.G.

I never tire of telling anyone who will listen about my emigration experience. I would also be happy to answer any questions that clients or potential clients of B.M.G. might have about my experiences. Emigrating to Canada was not a life-changing experience for me…it was a life IMPROVING experience.

My very best regards to all at B.M.G.,

— Chris Philpott


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