Charges laid in Winnipeg immigration fraud case

Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it has laid charges against a Winnipeg man for allegedly committing fraud and acting as an unauthorized immigration consultant. Hae Suk Yoon faces five counts pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and one count pursuant to the Criminal Code. The alleged offences occurred between March 31, 2009 and November 4, 2014.


“The CBSA has a zero-tolerance policy toward individuals who exploit the immigration system for personal gain. By investigating alleged fraud cases, we protect Canadians as well as foreign nationals seeking to live and work in Canada through legitimate means.” – Kim R. Scoville, Regional Director General, Canada Border Services Agency, Prairie Region

The CBSA alleges that Yoon acted as a paid immigration consultant when he was not licensed to do so and both misrepresented and counselled foreign nationals to misrepresent material facts to immigration officials. The CBSA’s Criminal Investigations Section launched an investigation in February 2012 after receiving information regarding possible immigration fraud.

Yoon’s first court date was September 26, 2016. His next appearance is scheduled for October 31, 2016.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)