Did you know it’s Fraud Prevention Month? Don’t become a victim of immigration fraud!
Don’t become a victim of immigration fraud in Canada
Despite new regulations and restrictions implemented and proposed by the Canadian government over recent months, shady immigration consultants and other people attempting to abuse the system are still taking advantage of those who want to immigrate to Canada.
Ways to prevent becoming a victim of immigration fraud:
Do not give out personal information to people you do not know, unless they are a licensed immigration professional.
Ask for a referral and credentials before hiring any immigration professional and always determine their fees and services in advance.
If someone says they can guarantee you entry to Canada, a Canadian Visa or approval of your Canadian immigration application because they are affiliated with or have an “in” with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, do not hire them. They are lying, and if they are caught by Citizenship and Immigration Canada your immigration application or future immigration applications can be in jeopardy.
Anyone who claims to be able to fast-track your immigration application for a higher fee or guarantee your immigration application’s approval for a set fee is fraudulent and should not be trusted.
Immigrate to Canada the right way
Immigration fraud can result in your immigration application being denied or worse – result in future applications for immigration to Canada being threatened. It’s not worth the money or the risk to immigrate to Canada this way, and remember: these fraudsters are not only abusing Canada’s immigration system, they’re taking advantage of you, too.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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