An independent, federally incorporated not-for-profit body operating
at arms length from the federal government, as of 30 June 2011-The
Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council is responsible for
regulating the activities of immigration consultants who are members and
who provide immigration advice for a fee. In addition, the Council is
responsible for ensuring the education and competency testing of its
The Council's mandate is to protect the consumers of immigration
consulting services and ensure the competent and professional conduct of
A certified consultant is your assurance of quality. Certified
consultants are equipped with the latest information on immigration law,
procedures and practices and go about their business according to a
strict, enforceable Code of Conduct.
To become certified, consultants must pass a rigorous application
process, which requires evidence of good character, and tests knowledge
and language skills.
For added security and client protection, certified consultants are
fully insured for errors and omissions and can be subject to complaints
that are all duly investigated by ICCRC.
Because certified consultants have to keep their credentials current
by maintaining their ICCRC membership in good standing and engaging in
continuous professional development, they incur more expense. Their
rates usually reflect this. In return, a certified consultant offers
quality professional services and knowledgeable advice on immigration
matters of critical importance to the client.