Recently, these students received deportation letters from the Canadian Border Security Agency. These 700 students applied for study visas through Education Migration Services located in Jalandhar. He had charged more than Rs 16 lakh per student for all expenses to the premier institute Humber College. However, the expenses excluded air tickets and security deposits.
After the authorities in Canada found their admission offer letters to educational institutions fake, more than 700 Indian students are facing deportation. Recently, these students received deportation letters from the Canadian Border Security Agency. These 700 students applied for study visas through Education Migration Services located in Jalandhar. He had charged more than Rs 16 lakh per student for all expenses to the premier institute Humber College. However, the expenses excluded air tickets and security deposits.
These students went to Canada to study in 2018-19. When these students applied for permanent residency in Canada, the fraud came to light. Therefore, the admission offer letters’ came under scrutiny, and the documents were examined by the CBSA. It was also found that most of these students had already completed their studies. They have also got work permits and gained work experience.
Reasons behind the fraud
Such kind of fraud was encountered in Canada for the first time and this is due to the entry of a large number of foreign students. Multiple factors are involved in some frauds such as getting forged offer letters from colleges and providing forged fee payment receipts to students. It also involves seeking visas through fee payment receipts as only after depositing the fee to the colleges, the visas will be issued.
Here, most students were given offer letters from colleges where they did not study after landing in Canada. They were asked to wait for the next semester or were either shifted to other colleges. One of the students stated that she has completed her diploma in computer science from a public college in Canada.
This is because she was given an offer letter from a private college at the time of seeking a visa. However, she insisted on getting admission to the public college. Therefore, her fee was returned by the agent. Moreover, he facilitated her admission to the new college. Also, the consultant had told her that she will be able to change her college after reaching Canada.
She also stated that there are several such cases in which students change their college by paying some commission to the agent after reaching Canada. Many other students also stated that the agent returned their fees and thus, they took admission to some other colleges. However, this was not updated to the Canadian Government.
Moreover, another consultant vouched for the scrutiny of whether the colleges in Canada issued the admission offer letters or were forged by the agent. Also, a blind eye cannot be turned towards the involvement of such colleges as students are mostly unaware of such things. Above all, the agent did not sign any application and got everything signed by the students. Thus, the students were made self applicants which has made it difficult to prove the agents involvement and the students’ innocence.
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