This is not about me, but about someone I used to work with. We used to work together at a restaurant/company who I know cuts corners and break rules regarding work visas (have known employees get interviewed by immigrations multiple times for errors the head office made on their visa applications). I left the company due to the sketchy practices. She came to Canada on a student visa but attended less than one month of school and then continued to work full time without changing her status to the government. After she worked for the company for two years, they wanted to give her a promotion to management and sponsor her work visa. While in the process of getting her work visa, someone in the head office finally realized that she was in Canada on a student visa while not attending school. They basically schemed and told her to go back to her home country for six months and come back and apply for a work visa. She is now back in the country supposedly with the sponsored work visa and back to working for that restaurant/company. What I'm wondering is if this is allowed? If the government allowed her to re-enter the country should I assume they know about her committing fraud while on her student visa the first time? Or is the company doing something illegal?