Canada Visa Lottery Program – Canada Immigration Lottery Program – NONE OF THEM EXISTS!
Josivini is a citizen of Fiji. She desperately wants to immigrate to Canada. Josivini visited has consulted with several immigration consultants and lawyers, but they believe she does not meet the requirements of any immigration option to Canada. She recently ran into a website that promotes a lottery program to Canada. The site claims Josivini may pay a nominal fee and then enter a raffle for immigration to Canada. This opportunity seems too good to be true. She wants to investigate the matter further.
Canada is the most wanted immigration destination in the world. The diversity of the country and its reception to newcomers is exceptional. If you move to large urban areas such as Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, or Calgary, you feel at home as you will find many people from your ethnic or cultural background. Canada accepts about 300,000 new immigrants every year. Because of these reasons, there are millions of people who are interested in immigrating to Canada every year.
The Canadian government has set particular criteria to filter out these applicants and accept immigrants based on their economic value to Canada, strengthening the social fabric of the country, or meet the humanitarian obligations. Simply put, despite being receptive to immigrants, there are several restrictions on how they may be chosen.
Picture this! Millions of people want to immigrate to Canada every year. Only 300,000 of them or so will get through. Consequently, the immigration market to Canada is full of people who are desperate to find a way to land in Canada. Unfortunately, this environment calls for scammers and fraudsters.
I recently was notified by several prospects clients about a fictitious program called “Canada Visa Lottery” or “Canada Immigration Lottery.” Such programs do not exist. Period! If someone approaches you about a Canadian visa or immigration lottery, please report them to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). If you want to know more about legitimate immigration options to Canada read the following articles.
- Immigrating to Canada
- How to Get a Visit Visa to Canada (Temporary Resident Visa – TRV)
- Take these 3 Steps to Work in Canada
If you wish to visit or move to Canada or if you have encountered any issues with the immigration authorities, you may fill out our free assessment form or book a consultation session to assess your potential opportunities or offer you immigration, visa, or citizenship advice.
Al Parsai, MA, DTM, RCIC
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting
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This article provides information of a general nature only. It may no longer be current. It does not provide legal advice nor should you rely on it as legal advice. If you have specific legal questions, you should consult a lawyer. If you are looking for official immigration advice, book an appointment. All the characters in the articles are fictional, unless otherwise clearly stated. Any resemblance in names, dates, and places (whether individuals, organizations, regions, or countries) is coincidental.
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