Find an Immigration Consultant

Check the Public Register to verify a Canadian immigration consultant’s status as a licensee of the College

Public Register

The College has an online Public Register of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs).

Anyone can use this Public Register to help verify a Canadian immigration consultant’s status as a licensee of the College.

Note: It is an offence punishable by law for someone to provide Canadian immigration advice for a fee or other consideration without being licensed by the College, a Canadian law society, or the Chambre des notaires du Québec. 

If your immigration consultant does not appear in our Public Register, you may also check the Government of Canada website to determine if they are authorized by another organization.

Find a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant who is able to represent clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (RCIC-IRBs)

NOTE: The College regulates Canadian immigration and citizenship consultants. We do not provide immigration advice, process immigration applications, or influence any decision related to immigration.

Only RCICs and RISIAs with an “Active” status on the Public Register can provide immigration advice or services:

  • Active: A licensee in good standing with the College authorized to provide immigration services to clients.
  • Active – Practice Restricted: A licensee who has had their practice restricted as part of an interim order or disciplinary finding made by the Discipline Committee. The specific restriction will be listed beside the status.

Licensees with the statuses listed below CANNOT provide services:

  • Leave of Absence: A licensee who has taken leave from the profession for a specific period and has agreed not to provide immigration services until they return.
  • Resigned: A licensee who has notified the College that they no longer wish to practise and has officially resigned their licence.
  • Resigned – Called to the Bar: An RCIC who has resigned from the College while in good standing after becoming a licensed member of a Canadian provincial law society (a lawyer).
  • Resigned – While Under Investigation: An RCIC who has resigned their licence with the College while under disciplinary investigation.
  • Administrative Suspension: A licensee who has had their licence suspended because they failed to pay fees, complete CPD hours as required, or failed to meet another administrative obligation* required to maintain their licence.
  • Administrative Revocation: A licensee who had their licence revoked for failing to complete a required action within 90 days of an administrative suspension. *
  • Disciplinary Suspension: A licensee who has had their licence suspended as part of an interim order or disciplinary finding* made by the Discipline Committee.
  • Disciplinary Revocation: A licensee who has had their licence revoked as part of an interim order or disciplinary finding* made by the Discipline Committee.
  • Deceased: A licensee whose death has been reported to the Registrar.

*Suspension or Revocation may happen because of a failure to:

  • Pay fees.
  • Complete the PME course.
  • Fulfil licensee admissions condition.
  • Meet CPD requirements.
  • Pay fines or penalties.
  • Complete Quality Management Program requirements.
  • Respond to the College.
  • Comply with a discipline order.