The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is launching an international multilingual campaign encouraging the public to take extra measures ensuring those offering immigration and citizenship assistance are authorized.
Federal law requires anyone offering Canadian immigration or citizenship advice for a fee must be in good standing of a provincial or territorial law society, the Chambre des notaires du Québec or the ICCRC. Those offering paid advice not a part of these organizations can be fined up to $100,000 and/or imprisonment for up to two years.
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This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.
Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.