Canada Warns Foreigners of “Immigration Agents” in India

Canada Warns India Consultants

The capital of Canada, Ottawa, recently launched a campaign in India to inform and warn prospective immigrants of using immigration consultants in India. Ottawa is located in Ontario but close to Montreal and the US border. The majority of Canadian laws and regulations are made in Ottawa which makes this warning very serious.

The immigration department’s spokesperson, Shannon Ker, stated that this information campaign is the department’s first paid media campaign. “As more Indian nationals choose to come visit, study and work in Canada, more people are falling victim to unethical consultant practices. Many are spending their hard-earned dollars and, in some cases, their life savings on consultant services where they don’t even end up with a visa in the end,” Ker told the Star in an email.

“Applicants, their families in Canada and stakeholders have shared with us how this issue is undermining confidence in the immigration system and keeping families apart. Many of these consultants are encouraging applicants to make repeat paper applications, containing the same information, which makes the whole network less efficient.”

This issue in India of having incompetent consultants or immigration lawyers has been ongoing for many years. India is one of Canada’s major source of immigrants for workers and students. The Indian immigrants that come to Canada help attribute to the country’s economy so having so many refusals due to misrepresentation is a problem that needed to be addressed. Source – The Star

How to Find a Good Immigration Lawyer

If you need to hire a Canadian immigration lawyer from outside of Canada there are several things you should look for before hiring one.

  • Experience: the immigration law firm you hire should have years of experience with a decent success rate for you to feel comfortable with using their services. Find out how long the firm has been in business and how long the professionals working there have been practicing. Read their bios to see what education and work history they have.
  • Read Reviews: you can find reviews of all immigration law firms online. They can give you some valuable insight into other people’s experience with the law firm. Although, take this with a grain of salt because many bad reviews could be fake or created by a competitive firm. The best way to navigate reviews is to look at the reviews deeply: do they have specific employee names? how was the communication? did the company reply to the review? These steps will help you decide which reviews are legitimate or not.
  • Research the Lawyer: There are specific requirements immigration professionals must meet to be able to charge a fee for representing you to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Immigration professionals who are registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) are governed by a code of ethics and professional standards.


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