Government of Canada To Share More Information On Immigration Consultants
CIC will share info on immigration consultants with CBSA and IRB
According to the latest information out of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the government has created a process to be able to better accept tips from people in the immigration industry and fully investigate rogue immigration consultants who are not following the regulations put forth by the government last year in an attempt to better regulate the industry.
Previously, Citizenship and Immigration Canada didn’t have the authority to investigate any misconduct by an immigration consultant, but now the new rules created by the department will allow the Immigration and Refugee Board, the Canada Border Services Agency and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to share information in order to prevent unscrupulous immigration consultants from taking advantage of immigrants to Canada or encourage them to immigrate in an illegal manner.
“Sharing information on the misconduct of an immigration representative with the regulatory body will help protect the integrity of our immigration system, and immigrants themselves,” said Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney in a press release.
While across all facets of immigration representation, including immigration consultants and immigration lawyers, there are great ones and not so great ones (just like any other industry), in the last couple of years there have been a number of stories in the media about immigration consultants taking advantage of immigrants or encouraging illegal behaviour in order to speed up the immigration process – and sometimes, simply taking money from immigrants and disappearing.
“My department regularly received tips from the public about crooked representatives,” added Kenney. “Now we can finally ask the regulatory body to investigate these tips.”
Now, the government has a wider reach while being able to better investigate rogue immigration consultants, whereas before they only shared information with the recently-created Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.
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