National Regulatory Body
ICCRC is the national regulatory body that promotes and protects the public interest by overseeing regulated immigration and citizenship consultants and international student advisors.
ICCRC’s federal mandate stems from the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Citizenship Act which 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 fulfills its mandate by:
- Establishing entry-to-practice requirements of applicants seeking admission into the regulated professions
- Overseeing their professional development and conduct
- Licensing professionals
- Receiving, investigating and adjudicating complaints
- Administering a disciplinary process to sanction professionals who fail to meet the regulator’s standards.