The Hush Post|8:40 pm |one-minute-read|
Indian-origin Sikh charged with immigration fraud in Canada. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has charged one Gurpreet Singh for running a fraudulent Saskatchewan immigration scheme. Te scheme allegedly exploited work permit exemptions afforded to certain temporary foreign workers.
In the chargesheet, it is alleged that 33-year-old Gurpreet impersonated registered charities by falsifying job offer letters and then selling them, for profit. These offer letters were offered to individuals seeking entry to or remain in Canada.
He is charged on the counts of misrepresenting material facts in an immigration matter; counselling others to misrepresent material facts in an immigration matter; committing forgery by knowingly making false employment letters that were used to support immigration applications; and dealing forged employment letters as if they were genuine.
These offences were allegedly committed between June, 2016, and November, 2018. The CBSA launched detailed investigation in September 2018 after identifying a fraudulent job offers presented at a port of entry.
In total, the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations Section uncovered 34 immigration applications that were linked to fraudulent job offer letters.