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CANULAR: This web site promising scholarships and work permits in Canada is a rip-off | by PesaCheck | August 2022

This offer does not appear on the official platform responsible for posting Canadian immigration opportunities.

A website that claims to offer free scholarships and work permits in Canada is CANULAR.

The site says it provides the following opportunities: “Iyeretravels Canada Study/Work Scholarships 2022. Study/Work in Canada with any course of your choice for free throughout the program. The Iyeretravels scholarship program allows international students to study/work in Canada comfortably and for free… No IETLS required. ✅No agent commissions. ✅Travel allowance is guaranteed. ✅Free accommodation…”.

To receive a scholarship or work permit, applicants must fully answer the detailed questions on the first page, which include: name, email address, country of residence, title of subject being studied, gender, age and whether the applicant has applied. such a program before.

This PesaCheck fact check provided all the necessary information and received a confirmation message, giving access to the second step, which consists of selecting the universities that interest her. At this level, applicants must provide information about their degree, their choice between work and study and their preferred city.

The fact checker then received a message urging her, among other things, to share the link with her friends: “To continue with the process and fill out the visa form, you must share the promotion with 15 friends or in five WhatsApp groups. , while the green button turns blue”.

This website is similar to phishing scam sites. When each of the applicants shares the offered opportunity with 15 friends and in five groups, those behind the scam can collect their personal information. After that, the applicant is directed to CommonWealth and not the original Canadian scholarship and work offer.

As if to confirm the authenticity of the offer, some people are listed who claim to have obtained visas through the program. Despite this, their profiles are unavailable, so it is impossible to verify their statements.

PesaCheck did not find any mention of this program on the official website of the Canadian Immigration Service. Instead, there are scholarship opportunities, with specific requirements and conditions.

PesaCheck reviewed a website claiming to offer Canadian scholarships and work permits and found it to be a scam.

This post is part of an ongoing fact-checking series by PesaCheck, which examines content flagged as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.

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This fact check was written by a fact checker Bella Lucia Nininahazwe and edited Nicole Ricci Minyem, PesaCheck article editor. This article has been approved by an editor at PesaCheck Doreen Wainainah.

PesaCheck is the first public finance fact-checking initiative in Africa. He is a co-founder Catherine Gicheru and Justin Arenstein and is incubated by the largest accelerator of citizen technology and data journalism on the continent: Code for Africa. It aims to help the public separate fact from fiction in public statements about the numbers that shape our world, with a particular focus on public finance statements that shape government delivery of public services related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as health care, rural development and access to water/sanitation. PesaCheck also tests the accuracy of media reports. To learn more about the project, visit pesacheck.org.

PesaCheck is a joint initiative Code for Africa, through his InnovateAFRICA fundwith the support of Deutsche Welle Academy, in partnership with a coalition of local African media and other civilian watchdog organizations.

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