TORONTO, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - With its 30-year-old roots, CAPIC, the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants of Canada, today announced that it would be publishing a comprehensive history of the immigration consultant profession in Canada. The book will serve as a reference work for all immigration industry stakeholders, detailing the milestones, challenges, and achievements of the profession as it grew to meet changes in immigration throughout Canada's history.
Topics will include:
- Early practitioners
- Changes in Canadian immigration policy
- Unauthorized Practitioners (UAPs)
- The profession's critical role in Canadian immigration
- Challenges to the profession
"The Immigration Consulting profession is a noble profession. Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) assist thousands of immigrants and those seeking Canadian citizenship each year. It has existed for centuries in a variety of forms, and it is important to provide the public with a reference book to better understand how it has evolved." – Dory Jade, CEO of CAPIC.
Over 4,000 RCIC handle thousands of immigration applications every year. Most RCIC have never had a complaint filed against them and have a very high success rate with their clients. Today, however, the profession once again faces a major challenge, as its self-regulation authority is currently under review by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.
CAPIC and its members want to be part of the solution: to improve the profession's self-regulatory status, making it more stable, strong, and efficient. With amended self-regulatory powers related to the pursuit of unauthorized practitioners, professional immigration consultants will be able to maintain an even higher level of ethics and excellence.
To learn more about the book, please contact Robert McClements, CAPIC Communications Coordinator, at [email protected] or 416-483-7044 ext. 28.
Created in December 2004, the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) is the national advocacy group for Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC), 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.
A brief history of our profession: http://capic.ca/uploads/files/Long%20version_Executive%20Summary_FINAL.pdf
SOURCE Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants
For further information: CAPIC web address: http://www.capic.ca/en/index.php?page=main