May 06, 2013 18:13 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 6, 2013) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, made the following statement upon learning that a Canadian permanent resident pleaded guilty of misrepresentation and was handed a $25,000 fine following a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) investigation.
The Government of Canada offers a tip line through the CIC Call Centre where tips on suspected residency fraud cases may be reported.
Cases involving false representation, fraud or knowingly concealing material circumstances in the citizenship process - for example, pretending to be present in Canada to meet the residence requirements for obtaining citizenship - should be referred to the citizenship fraud tip line at CIC's Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100 (in Canada only, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday).
Tips may also be reported by e-mail at Citizenshipfirstname.lastname@example.org.
All other types of immigration fraud tips should be reported to the CBSA Border Watch Tip Line at 1-888-502-9060. The CBSA is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Tips accepted by the Border Watch Tip Line include, but are not limited to, suspicious cross-border activity, marriages of convenience, misrepresentation in any temporary or permanent immigration application, or the whereabouts of any person wanted on an immigration warrant.
Building a stronger Canada: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) strengthens Canada's economic, social and cultural prosperity, helping ensure Canadian safety and security while managing one of the largest and most generous immigration programs in the world.
Alexis PavlichMinister's OfficeCitizenship and Immigration Canada613-954-1064Media RelationsCommunications BranchCitizenship and Immigration Canada613-952-1650CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca
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