Do not be a victim of fraud, Be aware of unethical immigration consultants
- Lack of information can lead to abuse or fraud
- Immigrating legally to Canada is a process that can take several years.
- In Canada, it is not possible to pay more to get a favor or an accelerated processing of your application
You need to inform yourself and compare services
Canadian immigration is complicated, and programs change pretty frequently. It can be hard for you to keep up with the latest news, especially since there’s a lot of misinformation or out of date information out there.
During his many years of study and work experienced in both public and private sectors, Mr. Fournier witnessed the best and the worst side of the immigration domain. Misinformation is one of the biggest problem for many people seeking to immigrate in Canada.
Avoid fake consultants as well as firms and companies if they ask for a payment before giving you any information.
You may have spoken with scammers who promised work permits and guarantee high-paying jobs in Canada. Some even offer scholarships to study at Canadian universities or colleges. Potential new comers to Canada should be aware that many offers like these are fraudulent.
Canada’s immigration system is based on fairness. Every application receives equal consideration. No one can promise that your application will be given special treatment, ultra-fast processing or guarantee that it will be approved.
Only certain individuals are authorized to represent an applicant for immigration and submit their application to the Canadian government. Before following someone’s advice, you must first verify that he is a member in good standing of one of the professional board authorized by the government of Canada. If it is not the case, you are victim of a fraud and you risk legal problems when you arrive in Canada.
Your representative must be able to demonstrate you that he/she is a:
- Member of the Immigration Consultants Regulatory Council of Canada (ICRCC)
- Member of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society
- Member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec
Once you have chosen a licensed representative, do not hesitate to ask questions. When you have doubts about the information you received, do not hesitate to ask for a government reference. The immigration rules and time processing are all posted by the government of Canada.