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An Introduction to CICC, RCIC, and CAPIC

Let’s learn about the terms often used in the world of immigration.

An Introduction to CICC, RCIC, and CAPIC

Embarking on your Canadian immigration journey can sometimes feel like navigating a sea of acronyms. Let’s understand the key terms you might encounter:

Let’s Learn About the Terms Often Used in the World of Immigration.

What is CICC?

CICC stands for College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants. It is the new professional immigration regulatory body of Canada that regulates all the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs).

What does CICC Do?

The self-regulatory institution CICC exists to permit representatives to do Canadian immigration and citizenship consulting. They build stringent rules, and policies to control the immigration consultants in compliance with the provision of citizenship and consulting services. Assuming that RCICs are found practicing unlawful exercise, they might deal with extreme penal punishments.

ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council)

Your guide in the immigration realm, ICCRC, designated by the Canadian government, oversees immigration, citizenship, and international student advising. Meet your trusted advisors, Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs).

What is RCIC?

A proud member of ICCRC, an RCIC is your authorized expert, empowered to handle funds and provide invaluable advice on Canadian immigration and citizenship matters.

What Role Does RCIC Play?

RCIC’s immigration consultants will create an immigration strategy as per the needs of newcomers in Canada. An RCIC representative helps you when applying to immigrate to Canada.

You can obtain immigration services from a consultant before and after you obtain a visa. These services may include eligibility evaluation, immigration support, or suggesting the best pathway programs for PR.

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada)

The powerhouse facilitating immigrant journeys. Formerly CIC, IRCC orchestrates everything from welcoming newcomers to granting citizenship and championing multiculturalism.

What is CAPIC?

CAPIC stands for the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants – The guardian of professionalism for RCICs, CAPIC stands tall on education, information, lobbying, and recognition.

What Does CAPIC Do?

CAPIC is the true voice of immigration consultants who are connected with the regulator, government stakeholders partners, and other key immigration domains. The body is committed to promoting and protecting the integrity of the profession and the immigration system.

BSO (Border Services Officer)

Your friendly face at the Canadian border ensures your smooth entry.

CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency)

Safeguarding Canada’s security and prosperity, CBSA manages the flow of people and goods in and out of the country.

CSIC (Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants)

The predecessor to ICCRC, CSIC regulated immigration consultants until 2011 when the torch passed.

ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada)

The heartbeat of Canadian employment, ESDC monitors job markets, oversees employment aspects, and crafts the National Occupational Classification (NOC).

RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

The iconic federal police force ensures law and order across the Great White North.

Now, you can surely navigate through Canadian adventure with confidence, armed with the knowledge of these immigration companions. If you’re ready to explore opportunities or seek advice, our doors are open. Connect with ImmigCanada today!

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