Immigration consultants help people immigrate from one country to another for study, work, travel or business purpose. They provide legal services in the area of immigration law as permitted by legislation.
Earn your Immigration Consultant Diploma in one year or less
1. What do immigration consultants do?
The responsibilities of immigration consultants include but are not limited to:
- Assessing clients’ chances of being approved for a visa;
- Preparing clients for VISA interviews, if needed;
- Helping prepare a clients’ immigration applications and paperwork, or proofreading them to ensure they are accurate and error-free; and
- Assisting clients in all facets of immigration to Canada, including family sponsorship, express entry, refugee claims, permanent residency, or studying/working in Canada.
2. How are immigration consultants regulated in Canada?
The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is a national regulatory body that serves and protects the public by overseeing licensed immigration and citizenship consulting and international student advising professionals. The ICCRC is designated by the government of Canada to regulate Canadian immigration, citizenship and international student advising services.
In order to become a immigration consultant, you must obtain the obtain proper designations. You will be required to pass the Full Skills Examination administered by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Qualified service providers of these regulated professions are known as Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs).
3. How much do immigration consultants make?
According to PayScale Canada, the average salary for an Immigration Consultant is C$46,767 per year. The average annual salary for immigration consultant ranges from $30,732 to $66,965. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job, and common health benefits such as dental, medical and vision are available for all professionals in this field.
4. How to become an immigration consultant?
To register with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), there are several requirements you need to meet.
You need to have the Knowledge of Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law; clean police background checks for all countries you have lived in for 6+ months since you were 18 years old; meet a certain language test standard (for instance, a score 6.5 in listening, reading, writing and speaking in IELTS); complete a post-secondary accredited program, such as the Immigration Consultant Program we offer at Bay & Queen Campus and Mississauga Campus; and pass the ICCRC Full Skills Exam. You also need to obtain a citizenship or permanent residence of Canada or Indian Status.
Academy of Learning Career College’s Immigration Consultant Diploma program
The Immigration Consultant Diploma program at Academy of Learning Career College is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities within the immigration consultancy field. Students 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.
The accredited Immigration Consultant Diploma program also 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.
Learn more about Academy of Learning Career College’s Immigration Consultant Program.