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.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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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 American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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