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.

Michael Niren

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

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Customer Reviews

Thanks to Alicea and Rania for their excellent service. This is the 2 nd time we are using them and they have always delivered successful results, even where other law firms has been unsuccessful. Alicea has been especially helpful and available to address all our concerns. She has an excellent work ethic. We will be using them again and always recommend them to our friends.

K Win the last week

Migrating is a hard task for anyone. Finding a job is even harder. Once I got a job offer, things started moving rapidly. So, I called used VisaPlace (Niren and associates) to assist with the process. Rania and Richard deserve the utmost respect in getting the job done. They have been patient with me and some set backs. Very professional.! Hands down, money was well spent. Thanks Rania and Richard, you make an awesome team. You'll definitely have a repeat customer with me !! I was very impressed at how well they were organized and had a positive experience. Very good and professional work led to a successful outcome. I highly recommend using VisaPlace.

RenaisTT4 weeks ago

I'll like to say I had an awesome initial consultation with Rania Abboud. She was knowledgeable, made the initial process easy and understood my situation. I am excited and hopeful to continue consulting this company. You do a great job for immigrants. Also, Natalie Walcz was great, she handled my situation professionally. Great team. Definitely assets to your company.

Jeffery Yirenkyia month ago