Category: Immigration fraud/scam

Wealthy would-be immigrants told to lie about their assets, intentions — even their identity

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebec-immigrant-investor-consultants-hidden-camera-1.4832245 An immigration consultant in Hong Kong said on hidden camera that ‘it’s normal’ to disregard the residency requirements and not declare all assets when applying to the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program. (Radio-Canada)

Clients of convicted B.C. immigration fraudster are ‘far from being victims,’ government says

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/clients-of-b-c-immigration-fraudster-far-from-being-victims-government-says The legal battle could have huge implications for potentially hundreds of Chinese immigrants who had hired Wang to obtain Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status The legal battle currently brewing in Federal Court could have huge implications for potentially hundreds of Chinese immigrants who had hired Xun “Sunny” Wang, an unlicensed immigration consultant, to […]

Biggest immigration fraudster in Canadian history left $900K fine unpaid

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/xun-sunny-want-release-fines-immigration-1.4727253 National Parole Board decision says Xun (Sunny) Wang had to be released one-third through his 7-year sentence Wang, 49, was convicted of enabling more than 1,000 people to illegally obtain residency in Canada by falsifying passport entries, faking job offers and supplying them with bogus Canadian home addresses, to thwart immigration requirements. The tactics made it appear his […]

Immigration consultant council suspends licence of former Edmonton MLA Carl Benito

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/carl-benito-licence-suspension-1.4848144 The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council has temporarily suspended the licence of former Edmonton MLA Carl Benito. (CBC News) The federal council that regulates immigration consultants has temporarily suspended the licences of former Edmonton MLA Carl Benito and one of his sons, as it awaits the outcome of a Canada Border Services investigation of […]

Lawsuits allege Brampton PC candidate defrauded would-be immigrants

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/brampton-north-pc-candidate-ripudaman-dhillon-lawsuits-1.4690320 Immigration consultant Ripudaman Dhillon is running for PCs in Brampton North (…) CBC News obtained copies of four active lawsuits against the firm and Dhillon, who also does business under the name Ripudaman Singh. All the cases were filed in Brampton within the past 10 months. Each plaintiff has different legal representation. All the suits allege that Dhillon’s firm […]

Rich investors granted Canadian residency despite suspicions of fake documents and dubious assets

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebec-immigrant-investor-program-civil-servants-1.4830231 Some rich foreigners seeking Canadian residency under a special Quebec program for wealthy investors couldn’t point to the province on a map, while others submitted fake documents or disguised their assets — yet many of them were still accepted for immigration, former civil servants say. The officials, charged with administering the Quebec Immigrant Investor […]