The Immigration Consultant Diploma program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities within the immigration consultancy field. During the duration of the program, students at Anderson College learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of the profession required to advise and represent potential immigrants before Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board, and the Canadian Border Services Agency.
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) are able to work and practice across Canada as well as in other countries. Graduates of the Immigration Consultant Diploma program may also find employment within immigration practices of law firms, immigration consulting firms, and government agencies. To this effect, the program curriculum provides students with the various aspects of immigration law and rules of professional conduct. The program also aims to educate students in the skills necessary to apply this knowledge to represent clients and operate a successful immigration consultancy practice.
The accredited Immigration Consultant Diploma program prepares students to write the Full Skills Examination administered by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) to obtain their Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation.
Immigration consultants provide legal services in the area of immigration law as permitted by legislation. Their duties may include the following:
Represent people applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for entry to Canada
Represent clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Provide legal advice and prepare applications
Represent individuals in proceedings
Negotiate on behalf of clients
To be successful in an Immigration Consultant career, individuals must possess the following:
Excellent communication (reading, writing and verbal)
Strong people and interpersonal skills
Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
Self-motivated and professional
Strong analytical skills
Ability to resolve issues