Immigration fraud charges laid against Winnipeg man

A 56-year-old Winnipegger has been charged with fraud for allegedly acting as an unauthorized immigration consultant.

Man accused of acting as a paid immigration consultant when he was not licensed to do so

The Canada Border Services Agency says a Winnipeg man acted as a paid immigration consultant when he was not licensed to do so and fraudulently collected fees from clients. (CBSA)

A 56-year-old Winnipegger has been charged with fraud for allegedly acting as an unauthorized immigration consultant.

The man acted as a paid immigration consultant when he was not licensed to do so and fraudulently collected fees from clients, the Canada Border Services Agency alleges.

The offences occurred between January 2009 and December 2015, when the man misrepresented himself to foreign nationals with the promise to provide immigration services to Canada, border services officials said.

He faces three charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and one charge under to the Criminal Code.

He is scheduled to be in court on Monday.