Small groups of Chinese and Indian criminals posing as education consultants, agents and schools lure unsuspecting victims into buying an education from Canadian un-accredited universities, colleges and ESL schools.
The foreign criminals set up the local consulting firms in India and China and the un-accredited schools in Canada.
The money paid to these criminals never leaves China or India. The money is divided up amongst the foreign criminals. The small office or post box posing as a school in Canada is just the scape goat. It is set up as a front or bad school deliberatly so the foreign criminals have a Canadian organization to blame. The foreign criminals all act innocent stating that it is the Canadian school's fault, it is Canada's fault. This is all an elaborate scam for foreign criminals to escape detection and prosecution.
The students who arrive in Canada are victims of Chinese and Indian criminals who want the students dumped into Canada where their only option is to chase after a school that has been set up as a front and does not lead back to the real criminals.
Canada is a double victim in this process. Canada is blamed for bad schools and bad regulation and then has to deal with the angry and swindled foreign students. The foreign criminals have all escaped and live in luxury outside of Canada.
This problem can be solved very easy using lessons learned from the many swindles that took place in the investment, fitness and travel industries.
1. require licenses to set up any type of school
2. require an insurance bond equal to the outstanding tuitions
3. require full tuition deposits go to a school trust fund and released upon completion
4. require all school agents be registered, licensed and bonded
5. Canadian school staff to include a Canadian certified principal
6. Canadian school staff to include a head teacher with a faculty of education degree
The small school license fees would pay for the extra provincial administration and if done properly would probably triple the number of foreign students coming to Canada to study and increase Canadian education employment by 300%.
There can be only two reasons why Canadian politicians do not put Education rules in place to increase Canadian education employment and prevent education fraud and those reasons are because they are being paid by the criminals or are stupid.
Some links to Scam School Stories:
Foreign student learned hard lesson in Toronto
On the advice of a friend, he enrolled in an ESL course at Pattison College in Toronto. He plunked down a cheque for $5,400 for his tuition and started classes in May 2007. Three weeks later, with no word of warning, Pattison folded its tent.
Chinese students suing college for tuition deposits
In a writ filed in B.C. Supreme Court, the students claim they paid deposits ranging from $1,762 to $2,430 between December 2003 and May 2005 for three-month, full-time ESL programs.
Authorities aren't even trying to clean up ESL education system
The issue was illuminated earlier this year after China warned its students to steer clear of language and career training schools as well as private post-secondary institutions in B.C.
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