News Release Article from  Canada Border Services Agency

Bogus immigration consultant sentenced for misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

January 6, 2016               Mississauga, Ontario              Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that on December 16, 2015, Novlette Morgan (also known as Novette Morgan, Joy Morgan, and Joy Grant) received a suspended sentence of 18-months probation. Morgan was found guilty on May 21, 2015 of four counts of misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act following a jury trial at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Each of the counts relate to an application by a foreign worker under the Live-in Caregiver Program, where false information about a potential sponsoring employer was supplied to immigration authorities in order to obtain a visa for the applicant.

Morgan, a resident of Richmond Hill, was initially charged on April 29, 2011, following a 17-month investigation into the activities of an immigration consulting business operating under the name of Central Domestic Agency, based in Toronto.

Other charges were laid against two associates on July 12, 2011. Fe Malab, a resident of Vaughan, pleaded guilty on July 31, 2012, to one count of counselling misrepresentation and was sentenced to two-years probation. Tatiyana Alleyne, a resident of Mississauga, pleaded guilty on July 25, 2015, to one count of uttering a forged document under the Criminal Code, and was given a conditional discharge. 

 

Quick Facts

  • There are serious consequences for those who break Canada’s immigration laws, including possible criminal convictions, court-imposed fines, probation periods, and incarceration.
  • People who employ the services of an immigration consultant should ensure that they are members of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, or a lawyer.
  • To report immigration fraud, please call the Border Watch Toll-free Line at 1-888-502-9060. All information is treated as confidential.

 

Quote

 “The CBSA has no tolerance for misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the discovery of this scheme prevented additional visas from being falsely issued, further demonstrating our commitment to ensuring the integrity of our nation’s immigration systems.”
-       Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region

 

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