Canadians are invited to participate in an online consultation on the issue of marriage fraud, also known as “marriages of convenience,” Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.
The national consultation questionnaire, available on the CIC website at www.cic.gc.ca, will gather input on the magnitude of the problem as well as opinions and ideas on how best to address it.
“In Brampton, I heard heartbreaking stories from people duped into marriage by fraudsters simply looking for a ticket to immigrate to Canada,” said Minister Kenney. “It took a lot of courage for these people to speak out - and in doing so they have helped bring attention to this sensitive issue, which undermines the integrity of our immigration system.”
The questionnaire will be available on the CIC website until October 27, 2010.