Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants appoints new board member and CEO

TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) is pleased to announce that Imran Qayyum has been appointed to the Board of Directors as a consultant director effective June 26, 2010.

This appointment became necessary when John Ryan, former Chair and Acting CEO tendered his resignation from the CSIC Board. After careful deliberations by the Board, Qayyum was appointed. His term will expire in 2011.

Qayyum has been very active in the immigration consulting community and has extensive governance training. He also previously served on the CSIC Board.

The Board of Directors is further pleased to announce that John Ryan has accepted the full time position as CSIC's Chief Executive Officer.

Commenting on both the appointment of Qayyum and the full time CEO, Chair, Nigel Thomson says, "We are delighted to have people of Qayyum and Ryan's caliber working for the best interest of regulation and the profession. The depth and breadth of their knowledge and experience will help the profession and the organization achieve new levels of respect while ensuring that CSIC continues to offer consumers of immigration consulting services protection."

The Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants is the professional regulatory body for Certified Canadian Immigration Consultants. Established in 2004 it currently has over 1,700 fully accredited members located throughout Canada and the world. 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.


For further information: For further information: Nancy Tibbo, 416-572-2800, Toll Free: 1-866-308-CSIC (2252),

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