Manitoba Worker Recruitment and Protection Regulation Requires Licensed Recruiters be Members of CSIC

    TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Today, the province of Manitoba introduced Worker
Recruitment and Protection Regulations requiring all foreign worker recruiters
to apply for and hold a license. Only members in good standing of the Canadian
Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC), a member of a provincial bar or a
member of the Chambres des notaires du Québec are eligible to apply for this
    CSIC's mandate is to regulate immigration consulting professionals and to
protect consumers of immigration consulting services. Its members are all
certified immigration consultants who are equipped with the latest information
on immigration law, procedures and practices and conduct their business
according to a strict, enforceable code of conduct.
    To become a Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant one must pass a
rigorous application process which requires evidence of good character and the
successful completion of competency-based and language testing. For added
security and client protection, certified consultants are fully insured for
errors and omissions and must adhere to rules of professional conduct. CSIC
has a complaints and discipline process to protect consumers of immigration
services. "CSIC applauds Manitoba's commitment to better protect foreign
workers and we recommend this legislation serve as a model for other
jurisdictions," said Ryan.

    CSIC is the professional regulatory body for immigration consultants in
Canada. Established in 2004 it currently has more than 1400 members. CSIC's
mandate is to protect consumers of immigration consulting services.
Consequently, it is responsible for ensuing 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.

For further information:

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

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