Why choose “ICCRC Authorized Consultant”
- The Law
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), Section 91:
No person shall knowingly, directly, or indirectly, represent or advise on immigration matters for a fee unless they are:
- Immigration Consultants who are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC Member).
- Lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society.
- Notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec
ICCRC Members practice and specialize in Canadian immigration law. They are governed by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
The Canadian Government & IRCC do not deal with representatives who charge for their services and are not members of one of the above groups. Members of ICCRC are known as RCIC – “Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant?”
- Other than Legal Aspect, other reasons to appoint an ICCRC Member to represent your application to IRCC:
- Hiring an ICCRC member assures you of quality services.
- RCIC’s are competent and have latest information of Canadian Immigration law, program updates, guidelines and they practice and run their business according to a strict, enforceable code of conduct.
- For the client, ICCRC Consultant is a guarantee of Quality and Professionalism.
- ICCRC Certificate confirms that the Consultant is an authorize representative recognized by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments.
- What if your agent is not approved member of ICCRC?
Always ask your agent if they are licensed by ICCRC or not and check their membership & credentials before starting your immigration process. If your agent is not licensed, you:
- May get false immigration information and procedures.
- Applicants who pay an unauthorized representative and fail to disclose this information to the Canadian Government may have their applications returned or refused.
- You may be held responsible for choosing an unauthorized representative for which you might get banned up to two years before you can reapply.
- An Unauthorized agent may charge you unofficial hefty payments directly or indirectly.
- You may get into trap of false commitments and unauthorized agents may use unethical & forged documents into your application, which may lead to denial of applications and possibly a ban because of misrepresentation.