When Tobias Denskus, a professor of international development in Sweden, applied to come to Canada in February 2019 to renew his permanent residency it wasn’t just the “bad experience” that concerned him.
He said he was alarmed at handing over his most sensitive information to VFS Global, a massive visa outsourcing corporation. Until 2019, the company operated out of Mauritius, a known tax haven, and is also backed by a Chinese state-controlled investment fund.
“My impression after going through the process with VFS was that it felt much worse than dealing directly with Canadian government entities, dealing directly with Immigration Canada,” Denskus told Global News from Malmo, Sweden.
He said his application was delayed for weeks because the company failed to inform him that only UPS would deliver to