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New regulator proposed for immigration consultants

posted Mar 18, 2011, 9:16 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 19, 2011, 4:43 PM ]
Toronto, March 18, 2011 — In order to improve the integrity of the immigration system, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced that a new regulatory body is being proposed to oversee immigration consultants.

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Now that the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) has been proposed as regulator, what happens next?

After publishing the proposed regulatory amendments in the Canada Gazette (Part I), there is a 30-day period where the public can submit comments on the proposed changes. Comments received will be compiled and revisions to the regulations may be made.

This process is expected to take a few months to complete. Accordingly, it is anticipated that the ICCRC could become the regulatory body this summer.

In the mean time, the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) remains the regulatory body for immigration consultants.

If and once the proposed regulatory amendments are approved they would be published in their final form in the Canada Gazette (Part II). This would give the ICCRC the authority to regulate immigration consultants and CSIC members (CSIC) could start registering with them. It is proposed that immigration consultants would have an additional transition period of time to register with the ICCRC. This would give immigration consultants time to register with the new regulator.

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Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council

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