Entries by Elizabeth Wozniak

Interesting article but it’s the comments that blow my mind

Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. But the lack of understanding of the general public (I should say the general public that actually has the time and inclination to post comments on news websites) is so depressing! Fact: Service Canada scrutinizes every single one of those Chinese chef jobs to confirm the position cannot be filled […]

Hopefully a step in the right direction

So, in addition to most-wanted lists and lightening-quick deportations, CIC now has a tip line where you can report someone suspected of obtaining citizenship through fraudulent means. That could be good. But I would like to know how serious CIC is in prosecuting the immigration consultants who, in their “professional” capacity, advised people that this is […]

UK Riots – the problem with being disconnected

At first, it seemed like there was an avoidance (in the mainstream media anyway) of talking about the race/immigration element of the UK riots. This may have been written by a star of Hollywood schlock, but it’s worth a read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/11/london-riots-davidcameron?CMP=NECNETTXT8187    

Taking the scam to the next level

In our line of work, we notice that many relationships start online between people in two different countries.  The old barriers of geography, age, culture, religion aren’t that important.  Many Canadian embassies reject more than half of the applications (permanent residence applications for people married to Canadian citizens) as not being genuine. Even when the […]

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“Illegal” immigrants in the mainstream

This is an interesting article in the NY Times, by a well-known journalist, explaining how he has built a life and career in the US despite the fact that he arrived illegally and spent his childhood unaware that he had no status there. www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/magazine/my-life-as-an-undocumented-immigrant.html        

Top 10 for 2011 (so far)

2011 has been an interesting year so far, immigration-wise. Whether it’s because of the big changes in the legislation and policy or because it seems like Halifax is being exposed as a hotbed of the unscrupulous consultant, we have noticed a change in the types of inquiries we are getting. This is a list of […]