Canada introduces act to create new regulatory body for immigration consultants

The Government of Canada is proposing the creation of a new body to govern and regulate immigration and citizenship consultants and ensure their professional conduct.

The act to create the new, self-regulatory College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants was tabled for a first reading in Parliament April 8 on the heels of an investigative report by Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper that exposed widespread abuses by several international recruiters and immigration consultants both in Canada and overseas.

“new, self-regulatory” = more government, no oversight.