700 Indian students in Canada duped by Jalandhar agent; face deportation | Punjab

PTC web desk: The Canadian government is all set to deport as many as 700 Indian students, who have been duped by an agent based in Punjab’s Jalandhar. The accused provided them fake offer letters.

The Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) has now issued letters to 700 Indian students saying that “they will now have to go back to India”.

Sources said the only option left with these students was to challenge the notice in the court, but it  might take three to four years, further jeopardizing their careers.

As per information, these 700 students had applied for student visa through Education Migration Service Centre located in Jalandhar. An amount of Rs 16 lakh to Rs 20 lakh was charged per student for admission in Humber College. Air tickets and security expenses were separate.

The students said when they reached Canada, they were told that all seats in the college were full and that they would have to wait for six months till the next semester. These students were refunded fee by the agency and were admitted for the next semester. After the students completed their studies and gaining work experience, they applied for PR.

However, at the time of PR, when the  Canadian Border Security Agency checked their documents, it came to light that the offer letters provided to the students by the agent were fake. Therefore, letters or notices have been issued to deport all these students.

The students also contacted the Jalandhar office of the agent, but it was found locked. The agent is absconding.


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