Online posts reporting the news "Canadian Visa Lottery Application" is misleading and readers should not believe them. Residents of Ghana and Nigeria reported articles on various sites, entitled "Canadian Visa Lottery Application Form 2017/2018" and "Canadian Visa Lottery Application Form 2018/2019", which promise readers the opportunity to apply for residence in Canada, such an application does not exist, and the Government of Canada does not issue immigration visa of the lottery.
Some of the messages invite readers to submit their phone numbers and e-mail addresses in the comments section. Readers should avoid providing any personal information through these websites. Immigration to Canada is achievable only through programs implemented by the Canadian government or through programs implemented by the governments of the ten provinces of Canada and the three territories. No other bodies or agents are allowed to run immigration programs to Canada.