Canadian Immigration Consulting FAQ
Set out below, you will find a list of frequently asked questions and answers that KIS Migration receives on a daily basis from prospects, clients and students around the world.
What is immigration service?
Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) are licensed immigration and citizenship professionals. RCICs help clients who are seeking to visit, study, work or live in Canada. Furthermore, RCICs may provide guidance on their citizenship applications.
What do immigration consultants do?
Immigration consultants interview customers, review their documents, research laws and policies, advise on immigration, refugee and citizenship matters, write submissions (correspondences and applications) and represent clients before the Government of Canada (IRCC, CBSA, ESDC) and the Immigration Refugee Board of Canada, the largest administrative tribunal in Canada.
What do immigration consultants charge for?
In essence, immigration consultants charge for their professional time and expertise based on market value.
How much do immigration consultants charge?
Depending on the complexity of the case, Canadian immigration consultants charge professional fees based on an hourly rate or a flat rate. The hourly rate varies between C$100 and C$400; however, most immigration consultants charge a fee of C$150 to C$300 per hour for an initial consultation. Depending on the service, fixed fees range from C$2,000 to C$20,000.
How to become an immigration consultant in Canada?
The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is the national regulatory body authorized by the Government of Canada to protect consumers by overseeing Canadian immigration consultants and international student advisors.
ICCRC sets strict requirements for RCICs. Before RCICs can practice, they must complete an education program, pass an exam, and meet other mandatory requirements. After they are licensed, they must comply with the regulations, policies and codes of ICCRC to ensure that they meet appropriate standards of learning, professional competence, and professional conduct.https://iccrc-crcic.ca/become-a-rcic/
How many immigration consultants are in Canada?
As of October 2019, ICCRC regulates over 5,500 immigration consultants world-wide.
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