Patrick Arsenault, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) works with foreign nationals and permanent residents to address immigration-related legal issues and concerns.
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Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) are experts of Canadian immigration laws, regulations, and procedures. Working with an RCIC can greatly facilitate your immigration process to Canada. However, it is imperative that you check that your consultant is regulated and in good standing with ICCRC. Otherwise, they are not allowed to charge a fee to assist you in your immigration process.
Avoid using WhattsApp at all cost
A number of fraudulent individuals have been reaching out to prospective immigrants pretending to be RCICs. They portray immigrating to Canada as an easy process with little to no requirements if you hire the right people. That is simply not true. I am aware of at least five people who have been approached by fake consultants that were using my name and my picture on WhattsApp to provide fake advise, putting individuals and families in jeopardy. I would recommend to ONLY communicate with consultants using the contact information listed on the ICCRC website and avoid using social media and WhattsApp as it is easy to steal someone's identity.
Make sure you report ghost consultants and identity thefts!
If someone contacts you pretending to be me, please let me know and contacts ICCRC as soon as possible. You should contacts ICCRC any time you are contacted by a Canadian immigration consultant that is not licensed.
Oh, and that's not me and these documents are FAKE/FRAUD!
As you work on your "Canadian Dream", you must ensure you are working with top experts that are regulated and legally allowed to assist you. The risk of fraud is high and many individuals are out there trying to take advantage of immigrants. MAKE SURE you only use the email address listed on ICCRC to deal with your consultant. DO NOT engage with strangers on WhattsAPP or other social media that are saying they can help you immigrate to Canada. They may try to steal your money.
Like many other consultants, other people try to impersonate me on a regular basis. Here are few examples from the many I have been sending to the authorities over the past few months.