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.

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.

 

Find an Immigration Consultant

Check the Entitled to Practise column on the Public Register to know who can provide immigration advice or services. Only RCICs and RISIAs marked as ‘Yes’ in that column can legally provide immigration advice or services. Any RCIC or RISIA marked as ‘No’ under the Entitled to Practise column CANNOT legally provide immigration advice or services.

Only RCICs and RISIAs with an “Active” status and who are marked as ‘Yes’ in the ‘Entitled to Practise’ column 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 of the College hold different classes of licence with varying scopes of practice These are shown under the ‘Type’ column on the Public Register:  

  • Class L1 - RCIC: new RCICs who have not yet completed the New-Licensee Mentoring Program in the first year since becoming licensed. These licensees can provide the same full scope of practice as L2 licensees. 
  • Class L2 – RCIC: Licensees with this licence have completed the New-Licensee Mentoring Program and can provide the full scope of practice, but they cannot practise before the IRB unless they are also a paralegal licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Class L3 – RCIC-IRB: Licensees with this licence have the same full scope of practice of Class L2 – RCIC – Restricted Practice with the additional qualifications to represent clients before the IRB. 
  • Class L4 – RISIA: RISIAs licensed on or after July 1, 2022, who have not completed the New-Licensee Mentoring Program. 
  • Class L5 – RISIA: RISIAs licensed prior to July 1, 2022, or have completed the New-Licensee Mentoring Program. 

Note: The New-Licensee Mentoring Program for RISIAs has not yet started. 
More information on Classes of Licence can be found in section 10 of the By-Law 2021-2 and on this page


Licensees with the statuses listed below and who are marked as ‘No” in the ‘Entitled to Practise’ column on the Public Register 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.