Call for crackdown on bogus Canadian immigration consultants
Canada, 29th May: Victims of growing incidences of Canada immigration fraud are asking the Federal government for introducing immediate regulations in the industry and to take strict action against those involved.
Recently, residents of Metro Vancouver joined together asking for severe restrictions to be imposed on the immigration consulting industry. They said that several thousands have been lost as fee paid to immigration consultants in Canada while trying to bring their loved ones into Canada.
The victims allege that the immigration consultants charged them hefty amount by saying that it would help in quick immigration into Canada. The amount charged by immigration consultants was as sometimes as high as $20,000.
The protestors blame such growing incidence of immigration frauds on the lack of Canadian government’s oversight for immigration consulting industry.
Among a large number of victims of Canadian immigration fraud were those who wanted to bring their dear ones from India, the organizer of the rally in Surrey, Aditya Mohan claimed.
Immigration consultants, many of whom are unlicensed immigration advisers, misused the lack of knowledge of English of their clients and made them sign the contracts which could not be read by the latter. While the refunds for the whopping cash spent by these people are being guaranteed for an immediate return, however, it’s not yet confirmed.
A victim of Canada immigration fraud, Gurpreet Cheema along with her family wanted to enable her younger brother immigrate into Canada by getting him a Canada work visa. On being assured that the Canada work visa of her brother would be granted in a period between 6 months and 8 months, all the relevant paperwork was completed and a cheque worth $4,000 was also paid.
However, it was only after a period of eight months that Cheema’s suspicions grew about the immigration process. And the truth really baffled her. She found that the immigration papers of her brother had not even gone through.
Meanwhile, communications director for Canadian immigration Minister Jason Kenney, Alykhan Velshi, said that a legislation will be introduced by the end of June as part of the crack down on the bogus consultants in Canada.