Canadian Immigration Consultants Are Not Licensed To Sell Jobs
A disturbing report from the Canadian Embassy to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is reminding the public and people who are interested in immigrating to Canada on work visas or under the Skilled Worker Program that immigration consultants are not licensed to offer jobs – something that, according to Emirates 24/7, has become a “booming business” for immigration consultants in that part of the world.
According to the article, “The demand for jobs has encouraged immigration consultants in the UAE to sell such job offers.”
Immigration applicants pay out of pocket – sometimes thousands of dollars – for immigration consultants abroad to obtain a “guaranteed job” that doesn’t even include a visa. According to the article, immigration consultants in Canada are using their network of employers to hire workers from abroad, essentially selling those applicants job offers.
This has created a huge business for immigration consultants that are selling jobs to immigrants without being able to guarantee their work permit or visa application will go through.
One of the more worrying aspects of this article is that the immigration consultants are not licensed to do this, and it could result in regulators trying to crack down on this practice – immigration consultants have a clear set of rules they must follow, otherwise they can lose their license. And when this happens, it can affect the applications of the applicants who have already spent thousands of dollars trying to come to Canada.
What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments.
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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