Mentoring Program 

The College’s Mentoring Programs are requirements for Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs). 

 

 

The programs support licensees in the development of the knowledge, skills, values, ethics and attitudes required to practise with professional competence.

There will be three mentoring programs for licensees, starting with the New-Licensee Mentoring Program which is currently available for new RCICs. As additional mentoring programs become available for RCICs and RISIAs, details will be shared.

Program Outcomes

The College’s Mentoring Programs provide licensees with a smooth transition to practice. Key program outcomes include:

  • High standards of practice across the profession.
  • Knowledge transfer from experienced licensees.
  • Professional development through hands-on practice.
  • Enhanced public confidence and trust in the profession.
New-Licensee Mentoring Program 
Voluntary Mentoring Program

 
In Development

   Remedial Mentoring Program

 
In Development

 

 

New-Licensee Mentoring Program

The New-Licensee Mentoring Program is mandatory for Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) who received their Letter of Authority on or after July 1, 2022. The program is conducted in a group format and involves a period of practical experience for new RCICs under the guidance of an experienced licensee, followed by formal assessments.

New RCICs have a maximum of 2 attempts to complete the program.

When does the program start?
The New-Licensee Mentoring Program is a 4- to 6-month online program offered each year. The program started in 2022 and the next enrolment will be available in 2024.

Who is required to enrol in the program?
It is mandatory for all new RCICs to complete the program within the first 2 enrolments available after becoming licensed.

How can new RCICs enrol?
RCICs required to join the program will receive an email with instructions to enrol.

What are the consequences for not completing the program?
Failure to complete the program within the first 2 enrolments available when you become licensed, could result in any or more of the following, in line with the New-Licensee Mentoring Program Policy (s.11):  


  • Requirement to re-register in the program.
  • Reduction of licence to Class L1 – RCIC - Conditional Practice.
  • Suspension of licence until the requirement is met.

How can experienced RCICs become mentors?
Experienced RCICs with at least 3 years of practice expertise in one or more of the following areas can apply online to be a mentor. 


  • Super Visa
  • Citizenship
  • Family Class
  • Student Permit
  • Economic Class
  • Quebec-Specific Classes
  • Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Refugee and Humanitarian Considerations


Benefits of Being a Mentor

By serving as a mentor, experienced licensees will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, expand their professional network and make a lasting difference in the industry. 

Additional benefits include:


  • Exclusive Resources: Access top-rated online mentoring resources and participate in orientation sessions tailored to your needs.
  • Ongoing Support: Program staff will provide support throughout the mentoring process.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours: Earn CPD hours to enrich your professional growth and competency.
  • Stipend: Mentors will receive a stipend of up to $1000.
RCICs are required to pay a non-refundable program fee of $665 to enrol in the program. Additional fees may apply for re-enrolment. Refer to the New Licensee Mentoring Program Policy for more details.
 
 

Questions? 
For more information, please contact 
mentoring@college-ic.ca