Police in Canada uncovered a human smuggling ring in October 2012 that was bringing people from Romania into Canada. The smugglers were charging between $10,000 to $30,000 (10,000 to 30,000 Canadian Dollars) to bring Romanians into Mexico, across the border into Texas, and then up the United States and into Toronto, Canada.
Romanians enter Canada and file for refugee status. In 2007, there were 57 refugee claims by Romanians in Canada. In 2011, the number of claims were up to 258.
Source: Stewart Bell, “Alleged human smuggling ring brought Romanians to Canada via Mexico, police say,” National Post, October 25, 2012.