Strengthening the educational requirements for prospective RCICs
As of August 1, 2020, Queen’s University Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law (GDipICL) will be the only English-language educational pathway for individuals who want to become Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs), replacing the current Immigration and Practitioner Programs (IPPs ).
The GDipICL, a two-term, nine-course, competency-based program will be delivered online by Queen’s Faculty of Law, one of Canada’s leading law schools.
Requiring a higher level of knowledge and education credentials from prospective RCICs increases their competence and better facilitates their successful practice.
How was Queen’s University selected?
- October 2018 – A Request for Proposals was issued to retain educational providers to design, develop and implement a graduate diploma program, to be accredited by ICCRC
- May 1, 2019 – The Council announced Queen’s University as the accredited English provider of the Graduate Diploma
The initial program intake will start in January 2021. For information on the GDipICL and to apply, visit: https://immigrationdiploma.queenslaw.ca