Fraudulent Immigration Consultancy

7 Jun 2017 1:10 PM | Bohdana Stepanenko-Lypovyk

Unfortunately, non-Canadian residents has a higher chance to get into fraudulent immigration consultancy schemes. The biggest concern is that Canadian authorities are unwilling to open cases for the fraudulent immigration consultancy schemes especially if non-residents are involved. One of our family friends got into a such fraudulent immigration consultancy scheme and we were ready to help him to file a complaint to CBSA and police in regards to this matter. However, police and CBSA told us that they will not take any actions unless a victim is in Canada. We started the investigation by ourselves and found another 8 victims of the same fraudulent scheme. Some of the victims are in Canada. Moreover, an licensed immigration consultant also was impacted by the scheme however have never filed a complain to CBSA or police. 


  • 8 Jun 2017 3:34 AM | Muhammad Watto (Administrator)
    Thanks for sharing this experience:
    Well, Canadian law will apply only to matters within Canadian jurisdiction, that is correct. But according to reports in recent CIMM committee hearings, CBSA and police have hardly done enough to cases referred to them by public or ICCRC. Since our profession was regulated in 2006 only 7-9 prosecuted.

    In my opinion, one of the best ways to take care of this issue is to EXPOSE those fraudsters publicly and let everyone know.

    We should also encourage the victims to come forward and we should help them to fix the wrong done by Illegal practitioners.

    If you know the names of those illegal practitioners, please post them here or let me know and I will do that under my name.
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