IRCC is urged to cancel the contract with VSF Global


Representatives of the opposition have written to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), urging the federal department to stop contracting VSF Global, a company headquartered in Zurich and Dubai, to assist with biometric data collection and applications for permanent and temporary residence at Canadian visa application centres. The MPs expressed concerns around the security of information handled by VFS Global, as a previous report indicated that a Chinese state-owned fund is among the backers of the company. VFS Global gathers the personal information of visa aspirants and transmits it to IRCC. This news provoked a serious public discussion as the integrity of the Canadian immigration system may be questioned now.