Regulating Immigration Professionals.Protecting the Public.
ICCRC’s mandate provides safer passage to Canada
The Canadian government has strict controls on who can provide assistance on immigration and citizenship applications. To protect the public, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Citizenship Act require that anyone who provides advice for a fee or other consideration, must be a member in good standing of a Canadian law society, the Chambre des notaires du Québec, or the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
ICCRC was designated the regulator of immigration consultants in 2011, by Citizenship & Immigration Canada (now Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). Strict rules apply for admission to the profession:
Applicants must pass a knowledge and skills exam after attending an immigration practitioner program at an approved college. They submit a declaration of good character and conduct attesting, among other matters, that they do not have any criminal charges for which they have not been pardoned. Once admitted, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) have annual professional development requirements to ensure that they remain well informed of policies and other important matters that affect the Canadian immigration process. They are also audited annually to ensure that their immigration work meets the standards set by ICCRC.
ICCRC also maintains a robust complaints and discipline process that allows the public to report poor business conduct that may result in an RCIC losing their ability to practice if it is determined that their conduct breached the standards set by ICCRC.
Committed to fighting immigration fraud, ICCRC encourages the reporting of anyone who is paid for immigration services, but is not a member in good standing of a Canadian law society, the Chambre des notaires du Québec, or ICCRC. Please contact the Canada Border Services Agency Border Watch toll Free Line at 1-888-502-9060 to report them.
Do your part to protect the public.
For information about ICCRC visit www.iccrc-crcic.ca, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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