Satbir Singh Aulakh

Journalist, The Fifth Estate

Satbir Singh Aulakh is a journalist with CBC's investigative documentary program The Fifth Estate. Born and raised in Punjab, India, he is a former international student in Canada. He can be reached at

Latest from Satbir Singh Aulakh

The Fifth Estate

Indian authorities arrest travel agent accused of duping students facing removal from Canada

Police in India have confirmed with The Fifth Estate that Rahul Bhargava, of the firm Education and Migration Services, was arrested and that they are still looking for his partners, Brijesh Mishra and Gurnam Singh. They face multiple charges under India's criminal, penal and administrative codes.
The Fifth Estate

Dozens of students who could be kicked out of Canada say they were duped by immigration agents in India

Dozens of international students from India who have been accused of using forged documents to get into Canada say they were defrauded by immigration agents back home.
The Fifth Estate

NHL stars mum on gambling endorsement deals

Three hockey stars contacted by CBC's The Fifth Estate as part of an investigation into sports betting in Canada refused to talk about their brands despite their reported multimillion-dollar deals to do exactly that.
The Fifth Estate

Police cleared suspect's brothers before arresting him for grisly 1983 killings of 2 Toronto women

The man charged in the gruesome 1983 killings of Susan Tice and Erin Gilmour in Toronto was arrested after police eliminated his four brothers from their investigation of the cold cases, The Fifth Estate has learned.
The Fifth Estate

International students enticed to Canada on dubious promises of jobs and immigration

International students are being billed four times what Canadians pay to attend college in Ontario, and tens of thousands of them are recruited to private career colleges in office buildings, often with no libraries or common spaces and limited student supports.

Ontario international students, families making 'massive sacrifices' for the Canadian dream

The death of an Indian student at a Toronto subway station last month made international headlines, but while Kartik Vasudev's story ended in tragedy, the sacrifices of his family aren't unique.

'One big community': Toronto Sikhs to celebrate Vaisakhi together for the 1st time since pandemic

For the first time in almost three years, the Sikh community will be gathering at Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate Vaisakhi — an important event that marks the start of the harvest festival in the Punjab region of northern India.