Foreigners lured with lucrative jobs in Alberta Oil Industry-another Immigration Scam
An immigration scam to lure foreigners
Alberta has an oil reserve of 171.3 billion barrels, making up the third largest crude oil reserve in the world. The volume of oil is indicated well by the fact that it can meet the nation’s requirement for 400 years to come.
Foreigners are attracted by this nation and hence are lured by the unauthorized agents and individuals. There are many case histories when foreigners have been given false assurances of reaching Canada and working in a reputed firm for a very high salary.
Against the “false hope” a huge amount of money is realized from the aspirants and in turn they are made to wait for years in the name of “processing time”.
A Canadian of Nepalese origin has revealed that more than 100 aspirants from Asia have “ruined economically” in the name of availing a job in Alberta’s oil Industry.
The two individuals who have been charged under the Criminal Code and refugee Protection Act are Bradley Jacobson and Kendall Schmidt. They are supposedly appearing in the court of Winnipeg court.
Jacobson being an immigration Consultant, working under Canada Regulatory Council.
The local consultants in Nepal have informed that these “victims” have paid about $1,300 for getting a job in the said Province.
In order to pay the money, the aspirants even sold their lands and borrowed loans from others, which clearly indicate their desperation.
Nepal does not pay well to the workers; the wages are as low as $8 per day. Hence people thought this opportunity to be an exceptional one and tried to grab it at any cost.
According to a local consultant, Pandey the alleged owned a company in the name of CISI (Canadian Immigration Strategies). He also said that the “fraudulent” had assured people of getting jobs in Alberta at a rate of $17.45 per hour.
Jacobson had spread the “trap” quite well when he came to India with a person and introduced him as a representative of Oil company in the Province.
Jacobson continued to lure the foreigners by showing them documents of fake companies and the demand of workers by them, until he was charged legally.
People of Nepal are worried about making the repayment of their loan.
Jacobson has lost the membership of Canada Regulatory Council and his agency has been taken over by the Immigration Consultants of CRC.
A non-profit council has been set up to look into the rights of consumers and clear the mess at a faster pace.