How to Tell if Your Immigration Agency is a Fake or Real

1. We’ll Give You a Job in Canada if You Pay for it

An immigration agency is only permitted to provide paid services for immigration and cannot guarantee a job in Canada in exchange for money. In actual fact, neither can a recruitment company. Some immigration companies may be partnered with a recruitment company but neither will promise you a job if you pay for it. This is simply illegal and you are probably communicating with a scam artist, not a real immigration consultancy.

2. Visa or Your Money Back. Guaranteed

No immigration company can ever guarantee that they can give you a visa, no matter what. Visas are strictly issued by the Canadian government, who will decide whether or not your visa application has been approved or not. Do not trust any agency that claims to have any connections within the Government to ensure that your visa is approved or claims to be able to give you a visa or your money back. It’s more than likely that you may be dealing with a fake rather than a real Canadian immigration agency.

3. No Registration Number – No Go!

At the end of the day, you should always verify the identity and registration of your Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and the immigration agency that they work for. Only RCICs or immigration lawyers are permitted to provide paid immigration services. If they are not, we’re sad to say that you may be a victim of immigration fraud. Before agreeing to anything or making a single payment, always check that your RCIC is accredited by the ICCRC here by entering their name or registration number on their online public register.

If you fear that you may be a victim of Canadian immigration fraud you can report it to the Canada Anti-Fraud Centre.

Don’t Be a Victim of Canadian Immigration Fraud

Navigating the Canadian immigration system can be a bit tedious, with a copious amount of forms and documents to complete and strict submission dates, we wouldn’t blame you if you felt apathetic about getting started on your application. But that’s what we’re here for. At Canadian Visa, we take the stress and hassle out of planning to relocate abroad. Our accredited RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) are ready to evaluate your eligibility, review all documentation and submit all documentation on your behalf. Using an RCIC not only gives you the best possible chance of receiving an ITA but will make the entire process simple and stress-free.