We're proud to announce that, on September 19 at the ICCRC Special General Meeting of Members, over 80% of immigration and citizenship consultants (more than the required two-thirds) voted in favour of ICCRC continuance as the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants under federal statute. Well done to all ICCRC members on this astonishing achievement!
As you know, on June 21 the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act received royal assent and became law. The key attributes of the new self-regulator include enhanced power to enforce the law (inside and outside Canada); a consumer compensation fund; protection of professional terms; exemption from the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act; and enforcement powers such as injunctions and the authority to enter and issue warrants. Suffice it to say that the ICCRC's continuance as the College will safeguard your profession and consumer protection more than at any other point in history.