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Don't get scammed by fraudulent 'immigration professionals'

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants will provide a free public information session on May 19
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A free immigration information session to educate the public on immigration processes and how to avoid getting scammed by fraudulent “immigration professionals” and fake job recruiters will be held on May 19, 2018 (Saturday) at St. Patrick’s Hall at 215 Pine, Stayner, Ont.

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) Gerardine Alcalde and Susan Dasmarinas, presenters in the immigration information session, said they intend to educate the public on the different pathways available to friends and family members of Canadians who are abroad and want to live, work and study in Canada.

They also support the government initiative on family reunification for migrants, who face challenges in getting reunited with their families. There are numerous documented cases of extra-marital affairs and the eventual separation or divorces of spouses because of prolonged separation. Children growing up without the love, guidance and protection of both parents suffer the most.

In view of the cases of fraudulent immigration consultants and fake job offers to foreign nationals, Alcalde and Dasmarinas will also discuss the steps that can be taken to avoid falling victims into such scams.

Alcalde and Dasmarinas are members in good standing of the Immigration Canadian Consultants Regulatory Council (ICCRC), the regulating body of Canadian immigration consultants.

Alcalde is also an appointed Commissioner for taking affidavits by the Attorney General of Ontario. She is experienced in the different areas of immigration. She completed her Immigration Consultant Diploma program from Herzing College. Prior to this, she graduated with high honors for the Human Resources Management Certificate program of Centennial College. She also has backgrounds in public administration (master’s level), and mass communications.

Dasmarinas, meanwhile, is experienced in the legal services industry, with expertise in Canadian Immigration Law and Immigration Issues. She is a founding member of the Immigrant Women in Business in Canada. Apart from being an RCIC she also runs an in-home caregiver consulting company. Her background is in Economics.

Those who want more information about the information session may call Marlyn Lawrence, church events coordinator, at 705.896.1688, or send an e-mail to, or More information on immigration services can be found here.