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In the immigration process, you will encounter many familiar and unfamiliar vocabulary and terminologies. Often there will be many miss understandings and clearly understanding immigration terms and what they mean is very important.

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Immigration Consultant: Licensed by CICC, is known as Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). who must complete an accredited training program, an exam set by CCIC, and high entry-to-practice requirements. They must then meet annual professional requirements that include additional hours of professional development as well as mandatory courses developed and taught by CICC.


CICC, The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants  is the national regulatory body authorized by the government of Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) to safeguard consumers. IRPA requires anyone providing Canadian immigration advice or representation for a fee or other consideration to be a licensed and in good standing member of CICC.

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