New CIC (Canada) rules under Bill C- 35 affect students choice of a consultant …

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is increasing awareness by featuring a link to the ICCRC ( the regulatory authority for immigration consultants) website on their page. Under the new Canadian law Bill C-35 , unauthorized/unlicensed agents are not permitted to assist any individual in any dealings with the immigration department . Its application to the education consulting industry prohibits an agent from assisting a student in visa application , thereby not allowing any form of assistance in applying for a study permit . Anyone doing so as a part of their business would be committing a crime and harming the outcomes of the applicant student etc .Detailed information is available at www.cic.gc.ca Further to CIC releasing IP9 – Use of Representatives, ICCRC has developed immigration advisories for various affected industries.