Are You a Newcomer to Canada? Watch Out For These Scams

Canada has a reputation for being one of the most welcoming countries in the world for immigrants. But not everyone here wants to see you succeed. For Canada’s current generation of thieves, immigrants — even those who haven’t yet arrived in the country — make ideal...

IMMIGRATION FRAUD: Woman faces expulsion from Canada after her immigration agent faked a letter

Karamjeet Kaur arrived in Canada in 2018 but after completing post-secondary studies in Edmonton and holding down a job for years, the 24-year-old woman from India now faces expulsion. An admission letter to an Ontario college, which helped her get her study permit,...

New Information about Immigration Fraud

Immigration fraud has always been predominant in the immigration application process. For this reason, authorities such as  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the RCMP and police have worked together to...

Ottawa to regulate immigration and citizenship consultants to root out fraud

The federal government is establishing a college for immigration and citizenship consultants to become the official regulator of the profession across the country.

Pandemic likely to drive a surge in immigration fraud, border agency warns

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to drive an increase in immigration fraud and human smuggling as desperate migrants try to get into Canada, says a strategic intelligence report prepared by the Canada Border Service Agency. The report warns that economic downturns and...

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.

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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