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Easiest way to immigrate to Canada - Sponsor a student in Canada




http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-column-a-new-troubling-trend-for-international-students-coming-to-canada

By Surjit Singh Flora

The desire to emigrate has increased so much among the Punjabi community in India that people are doing everything they can to leave their country and reach foreign shores — even employing such extreme methods as using human traffickers, or wilfully violating immigration laws.

But in recent years, a new trend is emerging. It’s very simple: If a person can’t come to Canada on his own or as an international student, they still come to Canada at the price of an international student’s expense.

This was a big surprise to me. I was waiting on my Brampton street for the school bus to drop off my daughter, when a group of young women walked by.

“Oh study is so expensive here,” said one. Another girl said, “Maybe for you, but I’m not even paying a dime!”


The other girls were surprised. “How is that?” asked the first girl.

As the girl explained, there was a family in India whose son badly wanted to emigrate to Canada. They did everything, but no luck. But this girl was a bright student and easily qualified for a student visa.

“So we made the deal,” she explained. “They pay all my expenses, from airline fare to the college fees, books… right down to my boarding and lodging, and all my living expenses in Canada. In return, we’ll get the boy to Canada by proving that we are married.”

Our people are nothing if not creative. But the simplicity of the scheme took my breath away.

According to Canadian law, if an international student is married, they can bring their spouse over and the spouse can acquire a work permit for the duration of the student’s period of study. So the young man’s side takes on the financial burden, while the young woman gets her “husband” across and completes her four-year degree.

Assuming the age of the fiance is about 18 to 22 years at the time they arrive, over the next four or five years they become permanent residents. After that they get divorced, at around the age of 23-26 years. They then find their original life partners and settle their life in Canada. Both sides part ways happily and go their separate ways. A good business transaction indeed.

In recent years, the Punjabi community has already made itself famous for fake marriages. Such fake marriages have not completely stopped, but the system has been tightened up.

According to the Canadian Bureau of International Education, in Canada in 2016, there were 353,000 international students in Canada. Among this tally, 34% were from China and 14% from India. From 2008 to 2015, the number of international students coming to Canada also increased 92%. Data from a 2010 government report tells us that international students brought almost $8 billion of tuition fees into the economy and spurred the creation of 81,000 new jobs.

These figures show Canada needs international students. But it is also true that there is no need for unnecessary attempts to follow the wrong path. Will the Liberal government pay attention to this spurious trend?

One more fallout of such creativity is that the immigration department is unable to tell the difference between true and false marriages. Consequently, genuine cases are affected.

The rise in fake marriages has many Punjabi community organizations concerned about this issue enough to pressure the federal government to make changes in immigration laws to prevent such fraud.

At the end of the day, it’s not the system that’s the problem, it’s us who misuse it by hook or by crook, to fulfill our dreams. And it needs to stop.

Surjit Singh Flora is a Brampton-based freelance writer.

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MITRON
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$ 8 Billion dollars of tuition fees is the real cash cow for the Canadian government. In return the Chinese & Indian students get sub-standard education & racism & discrimination.

After graduation they either go back having wasted their parents hard earned money or do low level minimum wage jobs, where they are treated like garbage in Canada in McDonalds, Wal Mart, Gas stations, warehouse.


 
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These international students are hard working and would do the work on lower rates, I wonder what impact they have on second generation immigrants job opportunities who are average in studies?

 
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I see nothing wrong... most of the student comes to Canada not for study but for PR in mind.

obliviously they have to go threw hard time... DIDNT WE ALL GONE THREW HARD TIME WHEN WE ARRIVED ?

look at the bright side... they get easy entry into Canada and many doors are open for them after completing study .

its lot better then sneaking into Canada illegally ( like hiding behind plane wheels :) :) )

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Quote:
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These international students are hard working and would do the work on lower rates, I wonder what impact they have on second generation immigrants job opportunities who are average in studies?



So working on lower wages/rates because you are Chinese or Indian as compared to White people , means you are hard working ? So being second class citizens & being paid lower rates and getting exploited as compared to your White counterparts, is a matter of pride & means you are hard working ?

That's the very essence of racism & discrimination, thanks for confirming, what I have been saying all along.

So you want their ( international students ) parents to spend $ 8 billion dollars a year of their hard earned money to get worthless sub-standard university/college education so they can work on lower rates in McDonalds, Wal Mart, Factrories, Warehouse ??

Is that why Canada is bringing International students here ?

First To loot them & their parents of their hard earned money via ridiculous international student tuition fees, which are 3-4 times that of local students, and then to use them once they graduate for cheap unskilled manual labour to fufill the needs of the aging White Canadian population.

Go to ALL the community colleges like Sheridan, Seneca, George Brown, Humber college they are bringing such international students in from China & India. They are giving them worthless 3-4 year diplomas.

They are looting them via high international tuition fees, lodging & boarding, low class cafeteria food & when they graduate NO jobs, except for cheap unskilled low paying manual labour jobs like Watchman, Retail store clerk, Shopping mall jobs, cab driver :)


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by MITRON


They are looting them via high international tuition fees, lodging & boarding, low class cafeteria food & when they graduate NO jobs, except for cheap unskilled low paying manual labour jobs like Watchman, Retail store clerk, Shopping mall jobs, cab driver :)



Mitron

Your point is valid.

But don't feel bad about them, i intract with them on daily basis , most of them know the situation before they come here... they don't come here for study , all they want is PR and for that this trouble is nothing.


Btw: not many people come here for high study they go to USA - Canada knows and student knows why they are here. It's WIN WIN for both party , Canada makes lots of money along with skills labor , student get chance stay in their dream country ( as per them, not our dream)


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All Canadian education and univ are not bad. Univ of Toronto, UBC, Waterloo, McGill and Univ of Alberta are really good univ. I know few people ( Canadian Indian kids too) who are working here in US high paying sector from these univ.


 
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