ARCHIVED – Backgrounder — Residence Fraud Investigations: Just the Numbers

The Government of Canada’s investigation into residence fraud continues to grow, with nearly 11,000 individuals potentially implicated in lying to apply for citizenship or maintain permanent resident status.

Statistical Overview

Residence fraud investigations
Number of Canadian citizens implicated in investigations 3,139
Number of permanent residents implicated in investigations 4,991
Number of others implicated 2,533
Total number of people implicated in residence fraud: 10,663
Number of countries involved 127
Revocation actions for all pending cases:
Number of Notice of Intent letters issued 530
Number of citizens revoked 19
Actions as a result of the residence fraud investigations:
Number of non-approved citizenship applications 506
Number of abandoned or withdrawn citizenship applications 1,798
Number of removal orders issued 614


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