Today is the formal launch of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants.
Press Release: New Beginning in Regulation of Canada's Immigration Consulting Profession
The College was created by an act passed by the Canadian Parliament in June 2019, the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act (Canada) (“the College Act”). Pursuant to an order of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council was continued as the College on November 23, 2021.
For many newcomers to Canada, working with a professional immigration or citizenship consultant is a step toward a better future.
Belonging to a self-regulated profession that helps so many people is a privilege. With that privilege comes the responsibility to know and meet the professional and ethical obligations demanded of an immigration and citizenship consultant.
Effective regulation builds public trust. It also strengthens the profession by ensuring that licensees meet the educational, ethical and professional standards required of trusted, regulated professionals.