Manitoba

Winnipeg immigration consultant sent to prison for fraud

Bradley Jacobson, a former immigration consultant in Winnipeg, has been sentenced to 4½ years in prison for making fraudulent job offers to foreigners for financial gain.
Bradley Jacobson, seen in a 2008 CBC-TV interview, has pleaded guilty to six offences for making fraudulent job offers to foreigners, says the Canada Border Services Agency. (CBC)

A former immigration consultant in Winnipeg has been sentenced to 4½ years in prison for making fraudulent job offers to foreigners for financial gain.

The Canada Border Services Agency says Bradley Jacobson pleaded guilty to six offences — three offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and three under the Criminal Code.

Jacobson was also ordered to pay more than $380,000 in restitution and to forfeit seized evidence.

Border services says Jacobson, who worked for Canadian Immigration Solutions Manitoba Inc., produced fraudulent employment offers and worked as an immigration consultant without a licence between September 2008 and June 2009.

In February, investigators received a complaint against a Darren Natishyn, who said he was a human resources director for a Winnipeg-based business.

Investigators determined that Jacobson was using that name and several other aliases between October 2011 and June 2012.

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