Dec 19, 2022
CanadaWork PermitSuper Stories
Immigrant defrauded by ‘ghost agents’ and denied entry when returning to Canada
What do you need to do if you overstay in Canada? Get a licensed professional to act on your behalf for your visa or immigration applications.
She came to us with a work permit rejectionThe immigrant originally came to Canada on a business visitor visa to set up her business and potentially apply for permanent residence later on. She also brought her son along with her who began elementary school in Canada shortly after they landed. After setting up their business, the mother went to a ‘ghost agent’ to apply for a work permit. Nine months later, her application got rejected by IRCC, because the ghost agent made a mistake in the application and also did not respond to the government’s questions. She came to SuperVisas for consultation a month after her work permit application was rejected. SuperVisas gave her advice that, if she and her son want to stay in Canada, the best course of action is to try and restore her status quickly and not leave the country. Unfortunately, she followed the advice of the ghost agent again, to leave Canada for the U.S. and attempt re-entering as a visitor. As we have told her, re-entering from the U.S. will most likely not work in her situation. Upon arrival at the Canada-U.S. border, the family was detained for an interview with a CBSA officer. The officer confirmed with her that she had overstayed in Canada which is against immigration regulations. After the initial rejection, she had to restore her status or leave the country. Following the interview, the family was issued the Notice of Seizure of (a) Travel and/or Identity Document(s) as shown and denied entry into Canada.