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Immigration consultant arrested

The RCMP has arrested a Quebec immigration consultant accused of providing Canadian citizenship and immigration documents to hundreds of residents of Middle East countries who then collected tax benefits from Ottawa. Ahmad El-Akhal, 62, was arrested in Montreal on Thursday following a 2½-year investigation by the RCMP’s Immigration and Passport and Commercial Crimes sections. His […]

It’s now official: Santa Claus is a Canadian

Now we know why Santa Claus wears only red and white: Because he’s a Canadian. And that’s official (ho, ho, ho). Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenney confirmed it again  at a citizenship ceremony in Calgary. The Vancouver Sun reports that the cabinet minister “reaffirmed” the jolly fat man (maybe he’s been eating too much poutine?) as a Canadian in […]

New arrivals push up immigration levels in Canada to their highest since 1971

Most of parts of Canada have recorded their highest immigration levels since figures began in their present form in 1971. Data from Statistics Canada for the third quarter of 2010 put Canada’s population at 34,238,000, an increase of 129,300, some 0.4%, since July. During the third quarter, 84,200 immigrants arrived in Canada, 8,800 more than in the same quarter of 2009. Despite the […]

Canada’s new immigration test

Canadian immigrants pass current testing with a rate of 97% because of widespread access to the tests on the Internet and an underground market selling the (only) 5 standard tests to would-be citizens. According to media reports across the country, failure rates of up to 30% since March can be attributed to new, tougher questions […]

New Canadian act targets ‘Ghost’ immigration agents

(IANS) ‘Ghost’ immigration consultants in India, who dupe people desperate to migrate to Canada, will be put out of business with the passing of new legislation by the Canadian parliament. Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said the legislation to crack down on crooked immigration consultants has received final approval Tuesday in the House of Commons. […]

Gov’t agencies powerless over Canada ‘immigration consultants’

MAKATI City – Citing lack of jurisdiction, government agencies responsible for deployment of Filipinos remain powerless over recruiters claiming to help easy entry to Canada. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said foreign and local “immigration consultants” have capitalized on many Filipinos’ desire to pack their bags for the North American market. “They are registered with the […]