Canada's border agency has opened more than three dozen criminal investigations related to marriage fraud in the last few years, newly released documents show.
The Canada Border Services Agency has also begun a probe of possible organized criminal involvement in arranging marriages of convenience to attain status in Canada.
Information from the government's immigration case processing centre in Alberta revealed similarities among marriage sponsorships that led them to suspect phoney relationships. Citizenship and Immigration officials enlisted border services enforcement officers to investigate the cases in an effort known as Project Honeymoon.