TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - Over 300 members of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants
(CSIC) are gathering in Toronto today to meet their colleagues and
increase their knowledge at a joint national conference between CSIC
and the Canadian Migration Institute, entitled "Adapting to Change."
In addition to bringing in experts from across Canada, CSIC has invited
international speakers. Barry Smedts from New Zealand's Immigration
Advisors Authority and Christine Sykes from Australia's Migration
Agents Registration Authority will provide attendees with new
perspectives on immigration and immigration consulting.
"CSIC's National Conference provides professional development that is
critical to helping our members provide better service to their
clients," said CSIC Chair Nigel Thomson. "It's also a great opportunity
for new immigration consultants to meet their colleagues and build the
connections that will enable them to succeed."
Educational sessions during the two-day event will cover many emerging
issues in immigration, including criminality, temporary foreign
workers, student visas and Quebec immigration.
The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants is the professional
regulatory body for Certified Canadian Immigration Consultants.
Established in 2004 it currently has over 1,800 members. CSIC's mandate
is to protect consumers of immigration consulting services.
Consequently, it is responsible for ensuring the education, competency
testing and the discipline of its members. CSIC also requires its
members to carry errors and omissions insurance and to contribute to a
compensation fund. The best way to find a CCIC is via CSIC's toll free
referral line, 1-877-311-7926.
SOURCE Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants
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