Who we are
SELAMTA Immigration Services Inc. is a Canadian immigration consulting company incorporated in accordance with the Canada Business Corporations Act. We are located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The founder, Mrs. Syn Amanuel is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
As an ICCRC member in good standing Syn Amanuel is authorized by the Canadian Government to represent or advise a person for a fee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
As per Canada’s Bill C-35 only Authorized Representative can offer immigration services for a fee or other consideration, at any stage of an application or proceeding. Authorized representatives include: members in good standing of ICCRC, lawyers in good standing with a provincial or territorial law society and notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Quebec.
To read more about this please click here or to read the full Legislative Summary of Bill C-35: An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act click here.
Mrs. Syn Amanuel acquired 16 years’ experience in volunteering as a host, interpreter and assisting with immigration forms in working with clients of diverse ethnic background: both immigrants and native-born Canadians.
A considerable number of her contacts have been refugees, refugee claimants and immigrants who came to Canada in all immigration categories.
By earning Diploma as Immigration Consultant in 2016, Mrs. Syn Amanuel has gained deep insight and understanding of how Canadian Immigration works and more than 60 ways for people to immigrate to Canada.
In 2016 Mrs. Syn Amanuel became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and started working as an Immigration Consultant.
Diploma - Immigration Consultant (Ashton College)
Certificate - Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)
Certificate - Commissioner of Oaths
Board of Directors at International Ave BRZ, Calgary (2019-Current)
CIWA (Calgary) 2008 - 2011
SISO (Hamilton) 2003 -2006
New Comers ( St. John) 2001 – 2003
+1 (587) 707-2989
+1 (403) 800-9850
Fax +1 (888) 927-1883
Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
Friday 9 am – 1 pm
Monday, Saturday, Sunday and Statutory holidays - Closed
Why you may need immigration
Tips and informations
The three ways a Refugee can privately be sponsored
Group of 5 - any five Canadian citizens or permanent residents who live in the same city and have the financial ability to support the refugee or refugee family for one year. *
Community Sponsor - any registered Canadian organization or business, incorporated or not incorporated, which has the ability to financially support the refugee or refugee family for one year. *
Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) - SAH is an incorporated organization which has signed a formal agreement with the Government of Canada to allow them to sponsor refugees. #
*Groups of Five and Community Sponsors are only permitted to sponsor refugees who have been formally recognized as refugees by either the UNHCR, or by the local government.
#SAH can sponsor individuals who are in a "refugee-like situation"
A refugee can not be privately sponsored to Canada by one person unless he found a community of SAH to co-sign.
There are two more ways to sponsor refugees:
Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program and
Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS) Program. To read more about these, click here.
Please note: Selamta Immigration Services is NOT able to find you a person or group of people in Canada for sponsorship.
Organizations who have signed sponsorship agreements with the Government of Canada to help support refugees from abroad when they resettle in Canada.
They can sponsor refugees themselves or work with others in the community to sponsor refugees.
Most Sponsorship Agreement Holders are religious, ethnic, community, or service organizations.
To see list of SAH in Alberta click here.
Who are Sponsor Agreement Holders (SAH)?
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry (EE) is an electronic system for managing permanent residence (PR) applications under the following immigration programs, run by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FWSP)
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
Am I eligible to apply?
Do you work in a skilled occupation?
Have you completed a language test?
(Fill the assessment form by clicking here and we will advise you if you qualify to apply)
How does the point system work?
You will be assigned points based on:
Age, Education, Language, Work Experiance, Skills and Employment Offer.
How does it generally work?
Step 1 - Create your Profile
(it will be valid for one year after you creat it)
your information goes into the EE Pool
Step 2 - Apply when Invited
(you have 90 days from the date you received your Invitation To Apply (ITA) to submit your online application)