Canada’s Immigration authority has warned that visa applicants should not be lured by false online posts promoting a visa lottery. Migrants cannot obtain a Canadian visa through any kind of lottery system. Visas are granted through a highly developed immigration program that awards certain predetermined points to candidates based on their perceived value to the Canadian society.
Online posts promoting news of a “Canadian Visa Lottery Application” for 2017/2018 or 2018/2019 are misleading and applicants are advised not to interact with the websites involved advised Canada Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.
It came to light that residents of African countries were being specifically targeted saying that a number of articles on a variety of websites entitled either “Canadian Visa Lottery Application Form 2017/2018” or “Canadian Visa Lottery Application Form 2018/2019” promise readers an opportunity to apply to live in Canada. In fact, the Canadian government does not issue immigration visas through a lottery system and the promised application form does not exist.
Immigration to Canada is achievable only through programs operated by Canada’s federal government or through programs run by Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories. No other bodies or agents are authorized to run immigration programs to Canada.
Some of the posts invite readers to submit their phone numbers and email addresses in the comments section. Internet users should avoid providing any personal information through these websites and should instead consult a migration consultant who will have access to the most reliable information regarding immigration to Canada.