Fraud Prevention 


Immigration fraud can have a devastating impact on people who hope to make Canada their home.  

Impersonating an immigration consultant is a common form of fraud. 

You can protect yourself against immigration fraud by verifying that your Canadian immigration consultant appears on our Public Register


Tips for working with a Canadian immigration consultant

  • Verify your immigration consultant’s status on our Public Register. Ensure that they are listed as an “active” Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) or Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA). If your immigration consultant has a status of “Revoked” or “Suspended”, then they are not currently authorized to practise.
  • Check disciplinary notices in our Disciplinary Proceedings and Tribunal section.
  • Ask your immigration consultant for references.
  • Read reviews about the immigration consultant.
  • Compare the immigration consultant’s fees with those of others.
  • Directly contact the immigration consultant who will handle your application. Always use the contact information on our Public Register.
  • Contact any prospective employer or school if you have questions about a job or study program.