Immigration Consultant

Would you like to become an Immigration Consultant in months? Our ICCRC accredited program covering the theoretical and practical aspects of the profession would be exactly what you’re looking for.

Program Duration
Full Time: 32 weeks
In-class schedule: Monday-Friday
Practicum Duration
4 weeks
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
Accreditation
Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) Accreditation

IMMIGRATION CONSULTANT DIPLOMA

As an Immigration Consultant, you will provide legal services in the area of immigration law as permitted by legislation. Your duties may include, representing people applying to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for entry to Canada; representing clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada; providing legal advice and preparing applications; and, representing individuals in proceedings and negotiating on behalf of clients. You possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are involved in various decision-making and problem-solving processes to protect the interests of your clients. Immigration Consultants, like yourself, are adept in client interviewing, fact investigation, counseling and advising, advocacy and practice, and financial management.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The program is 32 weeks, including a 4-week practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers. Our Immigration Consultant Diploma program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities within the immigration consultancy field. You will learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of the profession required to advise and represent potential immigrants before Immigration organizations. These include Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), and/or the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).

As a graduate, you may consider employment within law firms, immigration consulting firms, and government agencies. As such, we prepare you for various aspects of immigration law and rules of professional conduct, and train you in the skills necessary to represent clients, operate a successful immigration consultancy practice and/or become part of a team of professionals. Your 4-week practicum will allow you to experience a real working environment and put into practice your classroom instructions.

Finally, we prepare you to write the Full Skills Examination administered by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Passing this examination will provide you with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation. Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) can work and practice across Canada as well as in other countries.

WHAT SETS US APART

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional programs to our students across the board, but we’re particularly thrilled to say that our Immigration Consultant program has an Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) accreditation. This represents a significant achievement, reflecting the quality of the Anderson program’s development, delivery and practical training. We also support our students as they prepare for the ICCRC exam, through practice testing and helping to navigate the process, so that you are poised to gain your Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation.

FROM CLASSROOM TO LIFE

  • Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through practicum with companies and agencies
  • Participate in mock hearings and trials and get hands-on experience and prepare yourself for real trials
  • Learn from real-life immigration cases so you can learn to succeed in any situation
  • Engage in tribunal practices to familiarize yourself with the process and rules
  • Work with us to prepare for and participate in ICCRC practice testing to ensure you are ready for exam day

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For many years, I wanted to become a specialist in immigration law, Anderson College’s Immigration Consultant program stood out as the premium institution for such training. … I was greatly impressed by my visit to the campus – the close relationship between the professors and students and a strong family feeling within the class … I feel that I added to and learned from Anderson’s flourishing environment. … I look forward to helping hundreds, if not thousands, of families in the future to overcome immigration and migration barriers so that they can stay and live together [in Canada].

Raheye M.

Faculty

Cynthia M.

Cynthia M - Anderson College Faculty Member

“What I love most about teaching is to share my knowledge and expertise in the immigration industry with my students. It makes me happy to see my students learn from my practical experience and plan to apply it into their own practices. I love that some of my students keep in touch after graduating to gain further mentorship.”

Cynthia has over 10 years’ experience in the immigration industry. She works full-time as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in her own office. She has successfully completed a multitude of immigration and citizenship applications, as well as representing clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board to appeal cases. As an RCIC, she is continuously upgrading her knowledge with new information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. She has been teaching the Immigration Consultant program since 2012.

Cynthia is a certified Immigration Consultant.

Howard S.

Howard S - Anderson College Faculty Member

“I enjoy teaching because my students and I get to have fun while we learn. It is amazing to help a student get their RCIC license so that they can help immigrants start a new life in a new country.”

Howard has a decade’s experience working in Canadian immigration. He is passionate about teaching and working in the immigration field.

Howard received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Montreal and is also a member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

Imtiaz A.

Imtiaz A - Anderson College Faculty Member

“I want to use my knowledge for the benefit of society, so I love helping students succeed and become ethical Immigration Consultants. I look forward to seeing my students grow in the field.”

Imtiaz is a licensed Paralegal and Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant. He is skilled in legal research, information analysis and writing. He previously worked at a law firm before going on to manage an immigration practice.

Imtiaz has completed Paralegal and Immigration Consultant Diplomas, and holds an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science. He is a member of good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. He is also a member of the Ontario Paralegal Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants.

Rodrigo H.

“I consistently try to provide hope and positivity by sorting out convoluted legal situations. I love that I can share my knowledge through teaching, and that my students will one day use that knowledge to help others, too.”

Rodrigo, better known as Jun, has almost a decade’s experience in the immigration field. He enjoys interacting with people as a freelance interpreter and translation revisionist, and has recently been accredited as a Freelance Court Interpreter by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. In the past, Rodrigo worked as a corporate lawyer and secretary for both private and publicly-listed companies in a wide variety of industries, acting as advisor to the board in terms of compliance with regulatory bodies.

Rodrigo graduated with honours from his Immigration Consultant Diploma, and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines.

Zia H.

“I love teaching because I get to train future immigration consultants to be client-focused, and to provide the best service for the welfare of their clients. When I teach my students, I also learn a lot from them and their own immigration experiences. I love that this encourages knowledge exchange on a daily basis.”

Zia has more than 6 years’ combined experience in the legal and immigration fields. He has advocacy experience before the Landlord and Tenant Board, Small Claims Court and Provincial Offences Court. His practice areas of expertise in immigration are Economic Classes, Temporary Status and Refugees. He has been teaching the immigration consultant program since 2014.

Zia graduated with honours from both his Immigration and Paralegal programs, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. He is a licensed paralegal and is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

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