Immigration Fraud in Canada

Protect yourself from immigration fraud in Canada

Types of immigration fraud in Canada

Protect yourself and family from immigration fraud in Canada, from fake websites, fake job offers, to immigration consultants.

Fake Websites

Websites claiming to offer special deals to people who want to immigrate. They ask them to pay for “guaranteed entry” into Canada or “faster processing” application.

Others may claim to offer guaranteed high-paying jobs. They also ask you for money in advance.



Email Scams

Emails that look like they are from the Canadian Government and offer special immigration deals if you give them personal information and/or money.

Phone scams

Telephone calls from people asking for money or payments to help you with processing an application. Immigration Canada do not ask for money by telephone.

Fake Marriages

This is a marriage or common-law relationship whose sole purpose is to let the sponsored spouse or partner immigrate to Canada.

Fake Documents

If you lie on an application –including false documents, fraudulent identity, or in an interview with an Immigration officer – is also a fraud.

Fake Claims

It’s also a fraud when a person gives false or misleading information on his application –including making false refugee claims.

Fake Immigration Consultants

There is a large number of unlicensed consultants who operate “under the radar” in and outside Canada. They ask you to lie and use false documents on your immigration application. They also ask you for money.

Immigration Consultants

The media has reported on several Regulated Immigration Consultants who have committed fraudulent acts such as advising clients to lie on their applications, asking for money to pay for “guaranteed entry” into Canada, or “faster processing application”

Corrupt Officers

The media has also reported on several Government Officers who have committed fraudulent acts such as advising clients to lie on their applications, asking for money to pay for “guaranteed entry” into Canada, or “faster processing application”

Beware and if you see something suspicious, report it.

If you are in Canada, call a “Call Centre” and choose the citizenship fraud tip option in an automated telephone system.

If you are outside Canada, contact your nearest Canadian visa office.

You can also send an email to Citizenship-fraud-tips@cic.gc.ca.

Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.



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