Educational consultant from India called to testify at admissibility hearing


An educational consultant from India – who is at the centre of a recent admissions scandal – has been called to testify in Canada at the admissibility hearing of an international student. The student is part of a group of international students who are pending removal from Canada after being charged with misrepresentation for using fraudulent documents to gain entry to Canada. Lawyer Jaswant Mangat requested that the consultant be called as witness so that his client could have a fair process. Adjudicator Karina Henrique noted that if it can be proven that the consultant defrauded the student and that the student exercised due diligence to be aware of or prevent the fraud, the student would fall within a “narrow pathway” for the tribunal to consider his claim of “innocent representation.”

The Star