Immigration consultant fees to help Syrian refugees come to Canada unethical, say critics
- CBC Investigates: Some immigration consultants violating rules of private refugee sponsorship program
The Syrian refugee crisis has, for the most part, brought out the best in many Canadians.
The federal government has spent tens of millions of dollars, flying thousands of Syrian refugees from camps in the Middle East, and helping them start new lives in Canada.
And Canadians from all walks of life have opened their wallets, and even their homes, to sponsor refugee families.
But as CBC correspondent Laura Lynch discovered the crisis has also been an opportunity for some to profit from refugees desperate to come to Canada. She's been investigating practices that critics say range from being unethical to violating federal rules.
The CBC's Laura Lynch brings us this story.
This segment was produced by The Current's Lara O'Brien.