So, lately, I get asked a lot about Indian agencies that provide you with offer letters from the colleges to get a visa to Canada. This is not a new question being asked, t is something I have seen mostly discussed in the threads over here, other blogs and whatsapp groups of students. First of all, there is a huge difference between a 'Consultancy' & 'Agency'. Generally speaking, in India, people write 'Edw*** Consultancy' or 'C**am Consultancy" or 'OCEANIC CONSULTANCY" (and thousands more )but they stand no where to being 'GENUINE' Consultants. These are just shops selling you offer letters for some specific courses from some specific colleges ,that too on diploma or certificate level. You won't hear them advising you to apply to a MASTERS PROGRAM AT McGill University (world rank 24), or a BA at U of Toronto (WR 30). So here I am summarizing you in points, what these people actually do: 1. They fool you into getting admission into any irrelevant course, of Their Choice, and Their College. 2. They say, ' we are helping you, we will be standing by you, no matter what. see, how genuine we are, we did not even charge you a penny. we did that all for free.' But actually, the 30% of the 8000 CAD you just paid as your first semester tuition fees at that College for the Diploma, goes directly into their pocket. And this follows for all the the subsequent semester fees you pay. So, when they say, their services are free of cost, they are actually not. The fees are set at such an amount that they can extract their commission from there. 3. They don't give a sh*t, if you landed in Canada or not, or you got the route to reach your college? or if you know the person to contact over there after arrival? or your time table?. So that's basically what an Overseas Educational Consultant is supposed to do. But since none of the single employee of any agency in India is qualified to be so, you can expect the least. 4. THEY WILL CONTACT YOU AND BEG YOU, IF AND ONLY IF, you take a withdraw from that college during the first sem ( this happens due to many reasons). Because once you withdraw, the college tells them that they suck at their job and in worst case might cancel their contracts. The commission given to them is snatched and happy ending. So, to all the young students, irrespective of their current status in Canada, irrespective of their countries, irrespective of the sessions they are applying for, do your own research first. If you can come here and read this post, you can definitely do some research on how to apply to a college, or a university or for a visa yourself. Or what career option is best suited for you.These things are no rocket science. There is no point in pursuing a certificate or a Diploma irrelevant to your interests, investing 20000 CAD on it, and still working a $11.40/hr job. Go for some quality education or other options. If still you need some guidance, try reaching out to Multi National Consultancy firms in India. By multi national, I mean that they are established in other countries as well ( and not sending students to different nations), and owned by a diverse group of people and not just Indians. It will help you gain the transparency on how things actually work. They will tell you NO, if it is not making sense (like applying for a HR Diploma after doing Btech in India). Reason is they are conscious of their international image rather than earning money like crazies. So, conclusively, these Indian Agencies that guarantee you visas, PRs or a 50k job, are basically no more than a fraud, and I can confidently say, they are going to meet their fate soon, just as what happened with Oceanic.