Canada immigration to crackdown on fake immigration consultants
Canada, 24th December: Canada is going to act tough on crooked immigration consultants who try to dupe innocent people wanting to come to Canada.
This will be done through a new bill for controlling unethical immigration advisers from misusing newcomers in Canada.
The bill received the approval by the parliament and is likely to become a law in Canada.
Jason Kenney, the Canadian immigration minister, has expressed his happiness at the progress made by the new bill in the past few months and has praised the parliament for all its help.
Speaking on the issue, Mr. Kenney said that he feels extremely satisfied that C-35, the new bill to curb activities of crooked immigration consultants in Canada, is now under consideration for the Senate.
The act, if passed, would make it unlawful for immigration consultants not having credible credentials or qualifications to get fees for the services rendered by them.
And if the bill gets approval by the Senate, then it will authorize the Canadian minister of immigration and citizenship for formulating a regulatory body to check immigration consultants throughout Canada. So, this will help in stopping the element of abuse and check any unprofessional behavior of such immigration advisers.
Introduced way back in June this year, the bill is a step to stop immigration consultants’ involvement in unlawful immigration activities and curbing them from providing misrepresentation of information to potential immigrants or newcomers in Canada.
The Canada immigration minister Mr. Kenney said that the crooked immigration consultants are a threat to the national integrity of Canada and to the fairness of the immigration system apart from posing a risk to the innocent people seeking their services.
The immigration system of a nation receives a big blow when these bogus immigration consultants encourage newcomers in Canada to cheat it, asserted Kenney.
And hence, after the approval of the new bill by the Senate, any of the services before submission of any application for Canada immigration will be deemed to be unlawful, thus stopping any further abuse of the system.
Kenney maintained that although majority of immigration advisers in Canada are ethical, but still, immigration fraud is a big threat.