The Canadian High Commission in Ghana says reports that Canada is running a visa lottery are false.
A post on the High Commission’s official Twitter account read, ”don’t be a victim of false info online: Canada does not have a visa lottery.”
There have been rumours being forwarded on social media, that the Canadian government had opened up its visa lottery programme for Ghanaians and other countries.
The latest announcement is to warn Ghanaians about scams and fraudsters preying on innocent applicants online.
So far, only the U.S. runs the visa lottery which allows winners to go through the immigration process to attain a green card.
The Canadian High Commission has warned the general public to ignore those spreading rumours which could be linked to a possible scam.
Anyone interested in applying for a visa to the North American country is advised to visit the official Canadian government website [http://Canada.ca/immigration] for details.
”Make sure you get your immigration information from the official government of Canada website at http://Canada.ca/immigration. Learn more about online scams: https://goo.gl/w2niZH.”
A similar post has also
Sbeen shared on the High Commission’s Facebook page (@CanadainGhana) as well.