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Immigration Consultant 

Immigration Consultant Diploma 

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.

Duties and Responsibilities 

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

Personal Attributes Required 

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
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to resolve issues

Program Outline  

  • Immigration and Refugee Law Overview
  • Family Sponsorship
  • Business and Skilled Worker Classes
  • Temporary Status
  • Administrative Law and the IRB
  • Refugee Protection
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Client Care for Immigration Consultants
  • Operating Your Own Practice

Program Externship / Practicum 

The Externship exposes the student to a working environment where classroom instruction is put into practice. This allows the student to link classroom knowledge and training with real-life practical activities

Key Faculty Members

Cynthia M.
Immigration Consultant Instructor

Cynthia completed her Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the Philippines.  She has been teaching Immigration Law since July 2012 and helps graduates to pass the Full Skills Exam given by ICCRC. As a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, Cynthia has been in immigration practice for almost 10 years. She has successfully represented different nationalities before the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB).


Howard S.
Immigration Consultant Instructor

Howard Stolovitsky is a member of the ICCRC and has been involved in the Canadian Immigration since 2010. He is passionate about teaching and working in the immigration field. He received his Bachelor Degree from Concordia University in Montreal, 1998.


Divino R.
Immigration Consultant Instructor

Divino Ramos is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and is a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). He has supported international candidates with various immigration processes. He enjoys preparing and facilitating learning activities that are designed to help students meet their learning objectives. He joins Anderson College with over 8 years of teaching experience.


Imtiaz A.
Immigration Consultant Instructor

Imtiaz Ahmad is a Licensed Paralegal and Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. He is a member of good standing with the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). He is also a member of Ontario Paralegal Association (OPA) and the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).

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