Information for Immigration Stakeholders

Immigration Stakeholders

How we work with stakeholders

The College works closely with several stakeholders, including

We are proud to collaborate with the High Commission of Canada in India, in New Delhi on anti-fraud initiatives and education.

The College is also a member of the National Immigration Centre of the Conference Board of Canada.

If your organization plays a role in immigration and citizenship and wants to learn more about the College, please contact us at


For service provider organizations (SPOs) and other non-profit organizations

We understand the critical value SPOs and other non-profit organizations, such as settlement agencies, offer to newcomers who cannot pay a representative for immigration services. We are committed to collaborating with you to ensure that everyone has access to quality immigration services.

If your organization offers support to migrant communities and would like to learn more about the College, please contact us at

NOTE: Because paid SPO employees receive a salary (consideration) to provide immigration advice, they must be authorized to do so under s. 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27).

For the protection of the public, “consideration” means more than just money paid by a client to a representative. Many newcomers to Canada fall victim to unauthorized practitioners that are paid indirectly through:

  • Salaries
  • Referral fees
  • Kickbacks from employers
  • Other forms of compensation, such as labour

For Canadian Members of Parliament and government representatives

We recognize that many elected officials and their constituency offices help people with immigration matters.

This information kit for Parliamentarians includes frequently asked questions, tips for working with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), and handouts to share with constituents.

NOTE: We regularly meet with provincial and territorial government representatives to update them on:

  • The College’s operation
  • Our education and licensing requirements
  • Our compliance and enforcement standards, and more


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For Media

Thank you for your interest in the College. You are welcome to use the information in this media kit.

Please note that we cannot comment on ongoing investigations of our licensees.

If you would like to speak with a spokesperson from the College, please contact Stef Lach, Manager, Issues Management and Stakeholder and Government Relations, at


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