The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) reached out to the Immigration Minister, expressing concerns over Indian students lacking awareness of Canadian laws. Needless to say, it has been greatly costing the student population, including some Indo-Canadians. Interestingly, the ICCC asked the Immigration Minister to include an acknowledgement form in the admission forms of students. As a result, Indian students and their families will have to sign to confirm they have read and understood basic Canadian laws. Plus, it would also show that the applicant and their family members realize the consequences of violating a law.
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Every day, more Indian students are found violating Canadian laws, forcing the ICCC to request the Immigration Minister to deal with this problem.
Murarilal Thapliyal, President of the oldest Indo-Canadian entity, said that ignoring Canadian laws is significantly costing Indo-Canadians and Indian students. She further added that students are losing their lives in road accidents and drowning in ponds simply because they are unaware of local laws. Moreover, students are becoming victims of depression, with a few committing suicide because of being clueless.
In India, agents complete most of the paperwork for students hoping to go abroad to study. Therefore, those students and their parents are unaware of Canadian laws and principles.
The ICCC’s actions are followed by a recent incident in which 700 Indian students had fake offer letters to Canadian education institutions. Those students faced deportation charges in Canada.
Canadian authorities have taken legal action against an Indian man, charging him with giving fraudulent university acceptance letters to Indian students and other criminal offences related to immigration.
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