CANULAR: This website promising scholarships and work permits in Canada is a scam | by PesaCheck | August 2022

This offer is not displayed 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 fees. ✅Travel 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, name of the course to be studied, gender, age and whether the applicant has applied to study. previously such a program.

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

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

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

As if to verify the offer, some people are listed who claim to have received visas through the program. However, their profiles are inaccessible, making it impossible to verify their claims.

PesaCheck found no mention of this program on the official website of the Canadian Immigration Service. Instead, there are scholarship opportunities with specific requirements and conditions.

PesaCheck checked a website that claimed to offer Canadian scholarships and work permits and found it to be a HOAX.

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

Through partnership with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organizations like PesaCheck help sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving audiences deeper insight and context into the posts they see in their social media feeds.

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

PesaCheck is the first public finance fact-checking initiative in Africa. He was a co-founder Catherine Gicheru a 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 in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as health care , rural development and access to water/sanitation. PesaCheck it also tests the accuracy of media reports. To learn more about the project, visit

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