Monday, March 21, 2011

The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)



The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) will soon be the official regulatory body to oversee immigration consultants. It will replace the controversial Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants.

A proposed amendment to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations so that the ICCRC becomes the regulator of immigration consultants was published in Canada Gazette on March 19, 2011.

If approved, the definition of "authorized representative” in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations would be this:

'a member in good standing of a bar of a province, the Chambre des notaires du Qu├ębec or the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act on February 18, 2011.'


So what happens to members of Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants?

There would be a 120 days transition for the members of Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants with good standing to comply with the requirements of the new regulatory body.

Canada Immigration Lawyers are not affected by this new regulation.

Read more about the news here: ICCRC to Replace CSIC as Canada's Immigration Consultants Regulatory Body