CAPIC Members to Provide Pro Bono Services to Migrants

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Due to the ongoing situation on Canada's Quebec-U.S. border, members of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) are volunteering in large numbers to assist those looking to enter Canada each day.

These Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and possess expertise in immigration and refugee protection law and representation before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). Along with NGOs and other government stakeholders, they are spearheading efforts to ensure the situation is managed responsibly and efficiently.

"Our members have responded in large numbers to the humanitarian situation at the border, particularly in Quebec and Ontario, by assisting migrants with pro bono services. It is yet another example of the instrumental role that RCICs play in protecting the integrity of Canada's immigration system," said Dory Jade, CEO of CAPIC.

Over 4,000 RCICs handle thousands of immigration applications every year. They consistently strive to maintain a high level of ethics, efficiency, and knowledge when working with clients. They possess a stringent code of ethics, receive extensive education in immigration and citizenship law, and are obliged to take numerous Continuing Professional Development courses regularly.

Should NGOs and/or government agencies require more information, please email robert@capic.ca.

About CAPIC
Created in December 2004, the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) is the national advocacy group for Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs), founded on the pillars of Education, Information, Lobbying and Recognition. Its mission is to lead, connect, protect, and develop the profession, serving the best interest of its members.

For further information: CAPIC web address: http://www.capic.ca/en/index.php?page=main.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants

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