ICCRC and Licensed Representative
WHAT IS ICCRC?
The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council
ICCRC is the national regulatory body that promotes and protects the public interest by overseeing regulated immigration and citizenship consultants and international student advisors/counsellors.
ICCRC’s federal mandate arises from the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Citizenship Act that require anyone providing Canadian immigration or citizenship advice or representation for a fee or other consideration to be a member in good standing of ICCRC. Exceptions are members in good standing of a law society in Canada or the Chambre des notaires du Québec.
Individuals providing Canadian immigration/citizenship services abroad are subject to Canadian law even if they reside outside of Canada.
Standard with all regulatory bodies, ICCRC fulfils its mandate by:
- Establishing entry-to-practice requirements of applicants seeking admission into the regulated professions
- Licensing professionals
- Receiving, investigating and adjudicating complaints
- Administering a disciplinary process to sanction professionals who fail to meet the regulator’s standards.
Who Is a Licensed Representative? Why Do I Need One?
Immigration and citizenship representatives:
- Explain and give advice on your immigration or citizenship options.
- Help you choose the best immigration program for you.
- Fill & submit your immigration or citizenship application.
- Communicate with the Government of Canada on your behalf.
- Represent you in an immigration or citizenship application or hearing.
- Advertise that they can give immigration or citizenship advice.
You can check if a person is licensed to represent immigrants or to give advice. Citizenship or immigration consultants must be a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.