What is CICC and How it Works?

What is CICC and How it Works
CICC or the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants is Canada Government’s regulatory body for immigration. Moreover, CICC has the power to investigate matters in relation to immigration. Along with that, it can also enforce and supervise. To know more about it, read the blog below.


The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants, previously called as ICCRC, came into force in order to regulate all the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants.  

On November 23rd, 2021, this official body was established. Minister Sean Fraser launched CICC. It has some special powers in it. It validates and gives authority to immigration consultants.

CICC Full Form

As mentioned before, the full form of CICC is College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants. 

Difference Between CICC and IRCC

Let’s take a look at some of the features of CICC and IRCC, and what are the differences between them.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada looks over the immigrants who land in Canada. Further, they also provide protection to the refugees, and provide programming to new individuals settling in Canada.  In addition, ICCRC is the one that grants citizenship and issues documents related to travel to Canadians.
The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants has the power to validate an immigration consultant. It provides licenses to RCICs too. 

What does CICC do?

All the RCICs or Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants along with the RISIAs or Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors gets approval to practice immigration consultancy in Canada. They also get their license regarding immigration consultancy.  

Those individuals who are eligible to practice immigration consultancy will get their approval from CICC. These individuals can also provide citizenship consulting services.

Along with approving licenses, it has the power to take action against those who do not have authorization for immigration consultancy. It works only in the best interests of newcomers in Canada. 

Did CICC Replace ICCRC?

Yes, CICC actually replaced ICCRC. ICCRC proved to be rather ineffective when it came to execution of supervisory steps. So, this immigration regulatory body got replaced. Thus, it  was the one that took ICCRC’s place. 

Hence, this is the reason why the new immigration regulation body is so professionally strict with its conducts. It has some really effective measures to protect newcomers from fraud and unauthorized consultants.

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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