COVID-19 – update regarding ICCRC membership dues | Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council

COVID-19 – update regarding ICCRC membership dues

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Many members have contacted ICCRC respecting the continuation of our services and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As you are aware, all in-person Practice Management Education Courses have been cancelled for the duration of the pandemic. As of March 17, 2020, all Council office locations are closed to the public until further notice, in accordance with guidance received from Canadian government and public health authorities.  However, all Council staff are working remotely and continuing to provide the full array of regulatory services.

We recognize that some members will be impacted financially by the Canadian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on the best practices of similar professional self-regulatory bodies, the Council will defer the April 1 quarterly payment of annual membership dues for those members who have opted to pay quarterly. The April 1 quarterly payment will be collected in four equal payments of $113 commencing with the July 1, 2020 invoice for the next membership year.

How does this work?

  • Members who have opted to pay dues quarterly will not receive an invoice on April 1, 2020 for the fourth quarterly payment.
  • No late fees will be assessed in respect of these unpaid fourth quarter dues.
  • On July 1, 2020, members who have not paid these dues will be invoiced for $2,260 representing $1,808 for the 2020 – 2021 membership year plus the $452 outstanding fourth quarter dues from 2019 – 2020.
  • Members who opt to pay their 2020-2021 memberships dues quarterly will be invoiced for the deferred April 1, 2020 payment in four equal payments with their 2020-2021 quarterly dues invoices.
  • All of the above amounts are subject to applicable taxes.
  • All invoices will be payable in accordance with the Council’s usual payment terms.

Should you wish to pay your April membership due as you normally would, please contact registration@iccrc-crcic.ca and we will ensure you receive an invoice as per our regular process.

We recognize that this is a challenging time for many members and hope that this dues deferral will help alleviate some of the financial burden.

We also encourage RCICs to inform themselves about the economic assistance that has been announced by the Federal Government: Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response PlanCanada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

We will continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation and communicate any further information to you as it becomes available.  Regardless of financial implications, we remind you that it is imperative that RCICs maintain Professional Liability Insurance at all times.

Should you have any questions, please check our FAQsFAQs or contact us at info@iccrc-crcic.ca.