The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations stipulate that only immigration representatives who are members in good standing of the Regulatory Council of Immigration Consultants of Canada (RCICC), lawyers who are members in good standing of a Canadian law society in a province or territory, and notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec are authorized to represent clients and their files with the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Regardless of the immigration consultant you choose, it is essential that he or she be a member of an organization or professional order recognized by the Government of Canada.
In this regard, it is important to note that the Canadian Immigration Consultants Regulatory Council (CICRC) is a national body created by an Act of the Federal Government to regulate the profession of immigration consultants and to protect consumers in accordance with section 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), which provides that any person providing advice or services for a fee must be a member in good standing and registered with the CICRC.
WHY USE THE SERVICES OF A REGULATED CONSULTANT?
Regulated Consultants are professionals who are up to date on the latest information on immigration law, procedures and practices, and they practice their profession according to a strict code of ethics in order to provide quality professional services and reliable advice on all immigration matters that are of critical importance to the client.