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Doing this one thing on your Express Entry profile can get you banned from Canada

The number one rule when dealing Canadian immigration is to never lie. It’s especially important to be truthful when applying to an immigration program under Express Entry. Lying on an application to Canadian immigration officials is called misrepresentation. Misrepresentation can take many forms including leaving information out of an Express Entry application, lying in an application, and providing immigration officials with fraudulent documents or information.

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Misrepresentation is a form of fraud in Canada and can have serious consequences. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is able to treat misrepresentation as a crime. A valid charge of misrepresentation can completely derail a person’s plans to come to Canada through Express Entry.

What does the law say?

Lying in an interview or on an application is fraud. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, document fraud is an indictable offense. If convicted, a person can face steep fines and even prison time as a result of fraud.

Immigration officials do not take misrepresentation lightly. Applications that are found to contain false information will be denied immediately by the Canadian government.

All documents in an application must be accurate and applicants must be fully truthful in their interviews with immigration officers.

Consequences

Besides causing immediate denial for an application to an Express Entry program, misrepresentation can have serious impacts on people who are seeking to come to Canada through these programs.

If immigration officers find evidence of misrepresentation in an application, they can charge the applicant with fraud. Applicants who are found guilty of misrepresentation can be banned from entering Canada or removed from the country entirely. The applicant will certainly not be able to gain permanent residency and will have a permanent record noting fraud in their immigration file.

The most serious consequence of misrepresentation in Express Entry application is loss of status in Canada. If it is revealed that a person used fraudulent means in their application, they can have their permanent residency or Canadian citizenship taken away from them.

When it comes to immigration and Express Entry applications, honesty truly is the best policy. Be sure to fill out applications with complete and accurate information. Do not put your application and your future in Canada at risk by lying to immigration officials or passing along false documents.

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Sincerely,

The Canadim Team!

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