You should be on your guard, for example:
- if someone you’ve “met” on a chat site promises that he or she has the necessary contacts to get you into an immigration program abroad for a specific immigration category (e.g. refugee class) to which you do not belong, as well as if they also ask you to find several other people to participate in such a program.
- if individuals who claim to be representatives of the government, well-known organizations or large corporations use e-mail addresses like Yahoo!, Hotmail or AOL.
- if they ask you to pay the fees required via a money transfer agent. Reputable transfer agents recommend that you should never use their services to send money to strangers;
- if you are asked to enter your file number on a website. In fact, the Ministère will never ask you to enter your file number on its website, except on secure platforms for an online application for a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for studies or an online application for a Québec selection certificate (CSQ) under the Regular Skilled Worker Program (Mon projet Québec).
The Technological Universities Act was passed into law on 21 March 2018, and, as the name suggests, it provides for new technological universities to be created by merging two or more existing institutes of technology.
The strategy to create new technological universities out of the IOT system is enshrined in Ireland’s National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030. The government envisions that these new institutions will be based in different regions around the country, and will focus on science and technology programmes that are ‘vocationally and professionally oriented’.
The new facility, to be located adjacent to the GO station in Downtown Brampton, is expected to open in September, 2022. The intent is to provide additional post-secondary capacity in new programs at a new campus to respond to the needs of Brampton -- one of Canada’s fastest growing communities. The venture may accommodate up to 2,000 new undergraduate students.
The Davis Campus will remain Sheridan’s home in Brampton and Sheridan will ensure it continues to thrive. Our high-quality, applied educational programs and research projects will continue to serve Peel Region, and new programs and partnerships will continue to be developed. The partnership with Ryerson will provide even more opportunity to innovate and fuel student success.
The Government of Ontario announced a $90 million investment in this new venture, while the City of Brampton has committed $50 million to the new venture and $100 million for a Centre for Innovation (a joint-use facility to include public and academic libraries and an innovation zone).
The focus of the new partnership will be on creating new offerings in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education, to ensure that graduates understand the language of technology and the language of business. The process now begins to determine specifics on programming.
Instead of appearing for interviews with a prepared speech, students are advised to pay attention to the questions asked and give genuine answers. Also, the Embassy warns Indian students to be aware of fraudulent Agents and do not appear with forged documents as it might make them permanently ineligible for visa applications. Every year thousands of students apply for F1 visas and move to USA for further education. This advice by the US Embassy will help several Indian Student aspirants to clear their interviews and study further in USA in future.
However the colleges maybe seeking an extension to this start date of 1st Feb , so watch this space for more info !
Students are advised not to panic, but seek visa guidance (if required), from Canadian Government Authorized Consultants who are ICCRC members. Do not get fooled with wrong information by unauthorized consultants.
Now, the graduates of these institutions who are working in a field which is not related to their study can apply for provincial nomination as long as they secure an indeterminate job offer for a full-time position in this province.
This change to the field of study requirement only applies to MUN and CNA graduates and it will help the international students to integrate and establish professional networks in the province. This amendment to the International Graduate Category has given an opportunity to all the graduates who are not working in the field related to their study to become permanent residents of Canada. Whereas, International graduates of other provinces and territories in Canada will continue to be required to have a job offer in their field of study, in order to be eligible under the International Graduate category.
Source: http://www.nlpnp.ca/international_graduate.html http://www.canadastudynews.com/2017/12/21/newfoundland-gives-select-international-graduates-easier-access-to-immigration/
2017 Fraud Prevention Month Campaign Targets Audiences in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia
The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is launching a worldwide multilingual campaign to encourage the public to take extra measures to ensure that individuals offering immigration and citizenship assistance are authorized. March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada, and 2017 marks ICCRC's fourth consecutive annual campaign.
"Our 2017 theme is 'Not Licensed? Not Legal!' and this year we are truly going global," said Lawrence Barker, Acting President and CEO of ICCRC. "In addition to reaching out to our audiences across Canada, our messages will be viewed by millions in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Punjabi and Mandarin throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia."
ICCRC is the national regulatory body that governs Canadian Immigration and citizenship consultants as well as international student advisors. A member of Canada's Fraud Prevention Forum, the Council joins the federal Competition Bureau and hundreds of businesses and organizations to warn consumers of fraud. ICCRC recommends that people who seek immigration or citizenship advice visit the "Find an immigration Professional" page on its website (www.iccrc-crcic.ca) to determine whether an immigration consultant is a lawful practitioner. Anyone not authorized should be reported to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Border Watch Toll-Free Line at 1-888-502-9060.
Federal law requires anyone providing Canadian Immigration or citizenship advice for a fee or other consideration must be a member in good standing of a provisional or territorial law society (a lawyer or an authorized paralegal in Ontario), the Chambre des notaries du Quebec, or ICCRC. Anyone providing any immigration or citizenship services, who are not a member of one of these organizations, is acting in contravention of the law and should be reported. Punishment can include a fine of up to $100,000 and/or imprisonment up to two years.
ICCRC's daily Fraud Prevention Month campaign messages can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedln and a www.immigrationfraud.ca.