The Immigration Consultants of Canada, Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is warning foreign nationals in Canada and abroad to be aware of potential immigration scams. March is fraud prevention month in Canada, and the ICCRC is encouraging the public to be aware of unscrupulous immigration practices from individuals posing as authorized immigration service providers. The ICCRC regulates Canadian immigration consultants and ensures that they comply with federal laws when providing Canadian immigration or citizenship advice for a fee or other consideration. Anyone providing advice for a fee or other compensation must be in good standing with the ICCRC or a provincial/territorial law society, or the Chambre des notaires du Quebec. Anyone who is not is acting in contravention of Canadian federal law and should be reported.
Interim President and CEO of the ICCRC said “it is important that as consumers we be vigilant and protect ourselves,”. “If something seems to good to be true, it probably is, so we ask for the public’s help to ensure that immigrants find a safe passage to Canada and that illegal operators be stopped and brought to justice.”
Can-Am Immigration’s immigration consultants and advisers are members in good standing of the ICCRC, provincial law societies and the Chambre de notaires du Quebec.
We recommend that anyone who seeks immigration or citizenship advice visit the “Find a Professional” page on the ICCRC’s website (www.iccrc-crcic.ca) to determine whether an immigration consultant is a lawful practitioner. Below is a direct link to the Find a Professional page on the ICCRC website