1. Advise and Represent Clients
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 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for entry to Canada, represent clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, provide legal advice and prepare applications, represent individuals in proceedings and negotiate on behalf of clients.
2. Strong Employment Opportunities
Canada is a land of immigrants and it’s still true to this day so you can expect good employment opportunities. The advantage of Immigration Consultants is that they can start their own practice instead of necessarily working for a company or agency. In this role, you will have many clients to advise and guide through their immigration process. Also, the immigration system and forms are updated regularly so you will be an asset for people who are lost in the process.
3. A Theoretical And Practical Learning
The Immigration Consultant Diploma program is designed to prepare you for a wide range of opportunities within the immigration consultancy field. During the duration of the program, you will 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.
4. Bilingualism Is An Asset
When dealing with immigrants, it is always a plus to be able to offer your services in a second or even third language as their level of English may not always be good. Being able to speak the birth language of a client is a good way to reassure them and make sure that they fully understand the procedure and process of their immigration application. If you open your own practice, it can even be an advantage as you could get clients from the same community and culture.