Thursday, 25 April 2013

Why Use a RCIC in Canadian Immigration?

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Before acquiring the services of an immigration consultant, it is important to understand the difference between a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and an unauthorized provider of immigration services.  RCICs are required to abide by a strict Code of Professional Ethics – available here.  There will be numerous benefits associated with utilizing the services of a RCIC and serious risks associated with utilizing the services of these unauthorized providers.  
Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada


RCICs vs. Unauthorized Providers of Immigration Services:
 Attribute  Regulated Canadian
Immigration Consultant
 Unauthorized Provider of Immigration Services
 Accountable to ICCRC; complaints are taken seriously Yes  No – accountable to no one 
 Monitored by ICCRC; non-compliance is taken seriously  Yes No – may operate unknown to authorities 
 Supported by ICCRC to enhance quality of services  Yes No – not supported by anyone 
 Knowledgeable and informed on immigration law and Canadian immigration system  Yes  No – no education prerequisite on immigration issues
Proficient in English or French   Yes No – may be unable to communicate properly in English or French 
 Required to abide by stringent ethical and professional rules that are designed to protect consumers  Yes No – not subject to any ethical requirements 
 Possess valid Errors and Omissions Insurance for enhanced consumer protection  Yes No – may not have any Errors and Omissions Insurance 
 Work with agents known to ICCRC  Yes  No – no information on their associates
 Required to provide evidence of good character prior to becoming Regulated  Yes No – may have committed fraudulent or illegal activities in the past

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