An immigration consultant is a person who helps people to emigrate from one country to another country and through legal and documentation processes to increase the chances of immigration for study, work, travel or business purpose.
ICCRC is the national regulatory authority designated by the Government of Canada to safeguard consumers who seek Canadian immigration advice and representation from immigration consultants. Federal law requires that immigration consultants in Canada or abroad, who provide Canadian immigration services for a fee, must be registered with ICCRC and accredited as Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs).
A self-governing regulatory body, ICCRC manages the profession’s entry-to-practice standards, professional requirements and a rigorous complaints and discipline process.
Standard with all regulatory bodies, ICCRC fulfills its mandate by:
- Establishing entry-to-practice requirements of applicants seeking admission into the regulated professions.
- Overseeing their professional development and conduct.
- Licensing professionals.
- Receiving, investigating and adjudicating complaints.
- Administering a disciplinary process to sanction professionals who fail to meet the regulator’s standards.