These are heady times for immigration consultants in Canada with the passage of Bill C-35 increasing consumer protection by making it illegal for anyone to be paid for giving immigration advice unless they are a Quebec notary, a member of a Canadian bar association, or a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), a designation that can be used only by members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
ICCRC was designated by Jason Kenney, Minister of Immigration, as the regulator of immigration consultants on June 30, 2011, marking the end of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants’ (CSIC) role as regulator.
There were many in the immigrant consulting community who considered CSIC’s run as the regulator of immigration consultants as a reign of terror. Some likened it to the North Korean regime of Kim Jong Il or the reign of Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife in Romania – the domain of an ego maniacal, power hungry despot whose only priority was self aggrandizement and self enrichment.
We at Premier Canadian Immigration Co-op (PCIC) would not stoop to such characterisations, but we are happy to give ICCRC the opportunity to move the profession forward.
Premier Canadian Immigration Co-op (PCIC) is unlike any other immigration consulting firm in Canada because we chose to incorporate on the co-op model – based on the values of cooperation, collegiality, mutual assistance, and inclusiveness. We know that if you come to us for assistance with your immigration file, you will find those values reflected in our approach to your case and in our treatment of you as a client. You will find that you have engaged a team who will pool its resources, knowledge, experience, and expertise to give you the best representation possible.
The whole PCIC team is looking forward to making a difference in your life and we hope you will put your faith in us and give us that opportunity.
PCIC – We Know What You Need.