I had an emigration consultant offer to help me get a work visa for Canada (I work in IT). It ended up costing a lot more than he initially said (first he said it'll cost $700, he's asked for $3000 and is asking for more still).
It's "Dream Life immigration". Incidently, used to be "Cream Life immigration" when I first got in touch a 6 months ago. https://www.instagram.com/dreamlife_immigration_/
He sent me documents that list a UCI number for my application, but logging into Canada's IIRC system tell me my UCI is unrecognised (this tool right here: https://services3.cic.gc.ca/ecas/security.do?lang=en).
I'm told that since my application was a "paper application" as opposed to a digital one, this lag is expected. But it's been 4+ months and my UCI is still unrecognised online. According to this agent, my work visa is already issued. I just need to dole out some more funds (asking for $5000 to "show I can cover living costs, that'll be returned back to me").
Is this remotely plausible, though? It sounds pretty scamy to me, and I wanted to ask someone who's more familiar with the Canadian system.