New Can Consultants Ltd. is involved in one of the largest immigration fraud recorded in Canadian history. Over 1,600 New Can clients collectively paid $10 million between 2006 and 2013 to obtain illegal immigration services. Such services included fake addresses, jobs, number of days stayed in Canada via false stamps on passports to obtain Canadian Citizenship and Permanent Residency.
Xiao He, the ninth person to be arrested in the New Can fraud is solely responsible for 151 clients totaling $1.2 million of the $10 million. Mr. He worked as an unlicensed immigration officer and was heavily involved in the China office of New Can Consultants Ltd.
1 thousand of the clients of New Can have so far either lost their Canadian Citizenship status or have been reported inadmissible under the Immigration and Refugee Act.
Mr. He has been sentenced for 20 months and fined $44,659 in tax evasion between 2008 and 2011. “The CBSA is committed to conducting thorough investigations and prosecuting individuals that willingly break the law,” said Harald Wuigk, assistant director of criminal investigations at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
The man behind New Can, Xun Wang, was sentenced to 7 years in jail and fined $920,00 in 2015. However, in 2017 he was released on parole despite having not paid the fines.
For a crime as big as this, the largest in Canadian Immigration history, 20 months sentence does not do enough justice nor does the fine for tax evasion. CBSA and all other Canadian Government bodies need to be strict and provide harsher punishment to prevent similar incidents from occurring.
Deportation should also be considered as a punishment to ensure the value of having Canadian Citizenship and Permanent Residency. This will show how great of a country Canada is, by upholding our values and ethics, providing the much needed support its true Citizens deserve and ensuring our safety.
Such individuals, as mentioned earlier, are the reason why the Canadian economy has been in flux, especially the housing market.
Illegal immigrants are not only obtaining Canadian Citizenship and Permanent Residency but are affecting the Canadian economy by bringing in illegal money and purchasing large assets like houses, on cash. This is leading to higher housing market prices on paper.