An End To International Student Fraud As Immigration Minister Announces New Rules 

Canada’s immigration minister, Marc Miller, has introduced new regulations designed to combat international student fraud. 

This initiative follows a summer investigation that uncovered over 100 cases involving fraudulent admission letters. 

Marc Miller
Marc Miller

The investigation revealed a scheme dating back to 2017 in which immigration agents issued fake acceptance letters to facilitate the entry of international students into Canada.

Of the 103 cases reviewed, approximately 40% of students were implicated in the scheme, while the remainder were victims of it.

Under the new rules, educational institutions admitting international students must verify each applicant’s letter of acceptance with the Immigration Department, starting on December 1. 

Additionally, Minister Miller intends to evaluate schools themselves and establish a system that rewards post-secondary institutions known for providing high-quality services, support, and outcomes for international students. 

This system is expected to be in place for the upcoming fall semester, and applicants to these schools will receive priority when processing their study permits. 

These measures aim to protect the integrity of the international student admissions process in Canada.

CBC News reports.

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