While anyone with adequate knowledge can help applicants who wish to immigrate to Canada may provide advice on their application, only professionals authorized by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) can legally operate as a business and collect fees from applicants.
ICCRC maintains a registry of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors to identify the professionals it regulates and to disclose their fitness to practice.
Applicants who wish to verify the validity of an immigration advisor should check the ICCRC registry for details of an immigration consultant or advisor’.
Applicants may enter the name of consultant, his or her company name, RCIC number in the spaces provided.
Immigration Consultants and Advisors to Canada Status Check
Applicants may check the status of an immigration consultant under ICCRC. If the status is active, then the consultant is currently authorized by the ICCRC to operate as a business of providing professional advice to applicants.
If status is marked as Administrative Revocation, the consultant has failed to maintain his or her own standing due to various reasons (failure to comply with audit requirements, non-payment of membership dues, and so on).
If status is marked as Administrative Suspension, the consultant has failed to complete a required course, paid a fine, or responded to an inquiry by the Council.
Therefore, it is for the applicant’s best interest to deal with immigration consultant or advisor whose status is Active.