New Canada immigration norms open to abuse—Documents
Canada, 17th January: Canada’s immigration rules aimed at making the system more efficient and streamlined are open to misuse, findings of latest internal documents show.
Hence, the government needs to introduce stronger immigration rules if it wants to put a noose on the potential fraudsters.
Chinese abusing AEO program—Phoney documents are being used by Chinese fraudsters for the AEO (Arranged offer of employment) program, confirmed an official spokesperson of Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney.
Admitting happening of such incidents, Candice Malcolm said the immigration department-CIC (Citizenship and immigration Canada) is aware and is really concerned to control such things from happening in the near future.
Recent steps taken by the immigration department aim to strengthen the process of AEO and the onus must be given to the Harper government for ensuring integrity of Canada immigration, she maintained.
Out of the total foreigners gaining Canada permanent residency in British Columbia, nearly one third hail from China, reveal documents pertaining to 2009-10 obtained by Richard Kurland, a Canada immigration lawyer. And the fact that Canadian missions in several nations are quite understaffed make things worse for controlling fraudulent incidents, Kurland admits.
Steps to control child smuggling in Canada—Taking a serious clue from recent happenings, Canada government is using DNA to thwart child smuggling attempts by Chinese fraudsters through phoney documents. Apart from the DNA testing, several other steps introduced by Canada government also aim to target child trafficking by Chinese under Canada family class system.
Meanwhile, Malcolm added that there was no link between child trafficking taking place in China to human trafficking. Meanwhile, bogus birth certificates for children were being used to sneak into Canada under Canada family class system, she maintained.
She asserted that Canada has already introduced tougher process of document verification involving requirement of written correspondence, interview, submitting timeline of photos, financial support proof along with DNA testing where verification of birth certificate cannot be done.
In order to restrict attempts to misuse Canada family class system, around 10 percent of birth certificates were verified by anti-fraud unit.
The report by the anti-fraud unit of Canada immigration department CIC said the element of risk was certainly high in case of Canada child application program. Malcolm warned that Canada citizenship is certainly not for sale and the recent steps of tougher language requirements along with new Canada citizenship test is aimed to target those trying to abuse the system.