On June 18, 2015, Citizenship & Immigration Canada announced that the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) now regulates consultants who providing advice on Canadian citizenship services. Prior to this, the ICCRC regulated only immigration consultants providing services for immigration matters only. There was no regulation on those providing advice on Canadian citizenship applications or citizenship matters.
As of June 18, 2015 it is an offence for anyone other than an authorized representative to provide advice or representation regarding Canadian citizenship application – or offer to do so – for a fee or other consideration, at any stage of a Canadian citizenship application or proceeding, including the period before an application is submitted.
Anyone offering paid advice or services to applicants for Canadian citizenship must now be a member in good standing with the ICCRC or members in good standing of a provincial or territorial law society, or the Chambre des notaires du Quebec.
If you require advice, assistance, or representation on your citizenship matter, please contact our office to speak with an authorized representative.