Canada’s immigration, refugee board accused of discrimination in spousal sponsorship applications

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada told Global News they recognize that most relationships are genuine, but that officers must do their due diligence because marriage fraud does occur.

Casualties pile up from Sunny Wang’s mass immigration fraud

British Columbia is struggling to seize 11 Metro Vancouver properties owned by a Richmond consultant who is avoiding paying his fine and taxes.

B.C. immigration consultants’ licences suspended following criminal charges

A couple of Langley, B.C., immigration consultants who face dozens of immigration fraud-related charges have had their licences to practice suspended by their profession’s regulatory authority.

Scammers Are Targeting People Immigrating To Canada & The Feds Want To Help

According to officials, although there are several legitimate websites on immigration and citizenship services, others “offer false guarantees to take your money or steal your private information.”

Asylum seekers from India swindled into paying thousands for free services, say health workers

Thousands of dollars in fees but no invoices. Charges for services that are otherwise free. Cases dropped without warning. As Montreal social worker Anne-Marie Bellemare started meeting more and more asylum-seeking clients from northern India about 18 months ago, she began to notice a worrying pattern.

Immigrant Vivek Vishisht of India Deported from Canada for Frauds on Canadian Seniors

In December 2020, the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada published its decision in the matter of Vishisht and Canada (Minister of Public Safety). The hearing took place in February 2020. The Judgment was issued in March 2020. The reason for the delay in publishing this decision is unknown.

Five charged in alleged large-scale immigration fraud scheme by CBSA

Vancouver (November 27, 2020) – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that they laid fraud and forgery related charges against five people in connection with an alleged large-scale immigration fraud scheme. The agency’s so-called Project Husky determined...

Mother and daughter arrested in connection with Lester-B.-Pearson School Board fraud

Montréal (November 23, 2020) – Quebec’s anti-corruption unit (UPAC) charged two former employees of the Lester-B.-Pearson School Board, Caroline and Christina Mastantuono, with fraud, forgery, and breach of trust. The alleged scheme took place between 2014 and 2016 at...

Winnipeg man sentenced for immigration fraud

Winnipeg (August 24, 2020) – Winnipeg Provincial Court handed down the sentence on August 21 for Vladimir Bibilov in an immigration fraud case. The court found that the Winnipeg man acted as an unauthorized immigration consultant and fraudulently collected fees from...

Charges laid regarding various immigration fraud cases

Winnipeg (July 15, 2020) – Authorities laid multiple charges in connection with separate immigration fraud cases. The suspects allegedly were taking advantage of immigrants for financial gain. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) charged two men, Chinenye (Victor)...

Immigration Fraud

Immigrant Vivek Vishisht of India Deported from Canada for Frauds on Canadian Seniors

Immigrant Vivek Vishisht of India Deported from Canada for Frauds on Canadian Seniors

In December 2020, the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada published its decision in the matter of Vishisht and Canada (Minister of Public Safety). The hearing took place in February 2020. The Judgment was issued in March 2020. The reason for the delay in publishing this decision is unknown.

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