Why Use Dream Canada Visa Immigration Consulting?
Immigration can be a confusing and stressful experience. There are many forms with even more questions. Answering a question incorrectly or inappropriately could cause your application to be refused, and the result could also be that you are not allowed to enter Canada for a few years or even for the rest of your life. As a result, many people look for help with their immigration applications.
But who should you turn to for help? There are many people around who offer help with Canadian immigration applications. Their help can come at a variety of prices. How do you know that you will be receiving value for the services that you pay for? This is where the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) can help. The ICCRC regulates who can and cannot practice Canadian immigration law if they are not a Canadian lawyer. The ICCRC website lists all Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC), so if you can find someone to help you from this list, you can have confidence that you will be getting well-qualified help.
What makes an RCIC better than a regular better than someone who is not regulated by the ICCRC?
- RCICs can find out exactly why your application was refused – Nobody can guarantee that an application will be accepted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). If your application is refused, you will receive a form letter from CIC which will have one or more options checked off. Everyone gets the same letter, and it does not provide details on exactly why the visa officer refused the file.If you completed the application by yourself or you paid for help from someone who is on an RCIC or Canadian lawyer, what are your options for future applications? Will you guess at what the problem was and hope to get luckier the next time you apply? An RCIC can find out exactly why the visa officer refused a file and advise on what needs to be done to correct or strengthen future applications.
- RCICs are recognized by the Government of Canada – The only people who the Canadian government has authorized to practice immigration law are Regulated CanadianImmigration Consultants (RCICs) who are regulated by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), lawyers who are members of their provincial law society, and paralegals who are members of the Law Society of Upper Canada.If you are paying for immigration advice from someone who is not a member of one of these groups, you can know for sure that this person is not authorized to practice Canadian immigration law.
- RCICs are licensed and regulated by the ICCRC – Before they are allowed to practice, potential RCICs must go through detailed training specifically about Canadian immigration law. Surprisingly, this is not the case for lawyers or paralegals, who are authorized to practice Canadian immigration law, but may not have taken any courses related to this complicated and frequently changing area of law.As a regulator, the ICCRC provides clear and strict rules for RCICs to follow. Consultants who choose not to follow these rules will face discipline from the ICCRC.
- RCICs are accountable to the ICCRC– Once a RCIC is licensed to provide immigration advice to people who are interested in coming to Canada, their actions are tightly controlled by the ICCRC. The ICCRC makes sure that immigration consultants follow the ICCRC Code of Ethics, and RCICs may lose their license to practice or face other penalties if they do not follow this code.
- RCICs are supported by the ICCRC – The ICCRC provides required Practice Management Education for all new RCICs. These courses support new members who are in the early stages of their practices and focus on topics such as managing an immigration consultancy, managing files and documents provided by clients, managing the client account, ethical practice, working with agents, writing retainer agreements, and more.
- RCICs are monitored for integrity– All Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants must go through a compliance audit at least once each year – new consultants face a compliance audit two times each year. The purpose of the compliance audit is to protect the public by making sure that RCICs are following the By-laws, Code of Professional Ethics and the Regulations of the ICCRC. RCICs who are not following the rules will be disciplined by the ICCRC.
- RCICs must constantly take courses for Professional Development– In addition to the Practice Management Education that RCICs are required to take, the ICCRC also requires all RCICs to take a minimum of 16 hours of Professional Development courses each year. These courses are approved by the ICCRC and are on a variety of topics related to immigration law and the skills of being an immigration consultant.
- RCICs know Canadian immigration law, policy, and procedure thoroughly– RCICs specialize in immigration law and, as a result, often know immigration law better than many lawyers or paralegals. Additionally, many RCICs work together to keep each other updated on the latest changes in immigration law and to provide advice to each other for complicated immigration situations.
- RCICs are required to have insurance – in the unlikely event that an RCIC makes a mistake with your application or forgets to include crucial documents with your application and this results in your application being refused, you can claim damages against the RCIC, and the RCIC will have insurance available to compensate you for your loss. If you don’t use an RCIC, what options are available to you if the person helping you makes a critical error in your application?
Canadian immigration law changes constantly. Don’t trust your important immigration decisions and applications to just anyone. Make the smart choice and choose a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Choose Dream Canada Visa Immigration Consulting! We can help your Canadian dreams to come true!!!