#ICCRC News Release Aug 28 2014
ICCRC PLEASED WITH GOVERNMENT EVALUATION
ICCRC’s success a clear sign of a strong, effective regulator
Burlington (ON) – August 28, 2014 – The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) is pleased to note the recent release of the Evaluation of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, conducted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
“It is gratifying to see that even though the ICCRC was only established 3 years ago, the report states that we are effectively regulating the immigration consulting profession and ‘are a well-managed, transparent and accountable organization’,” says Bob Brack, President & CEO of the regulatory body.
“The evaluation report makes several recommendations in the areas of internal governance, cost management, communications and membership growth. I am pleased that most of these recommendations have already been implemented or are being implemented” Brack continued.
ICCRC membership has almost doubled over the three years of its existence, to 3,000 members and its debt has been reduced by more than half. ICCRC also launched a very successful worldwide social media campaign warning consumers about the risks of retaining illegal immigration consultants in support of CIC’s 2014 Fraud Prevention Month campaign against unauthorized representatives. That campaign addresses another recommendation in the report: that CIC do more to raise public awareness regarding authorized representatives. ICCRC looks forward to working with CIC to implement another of the report’s recommendations: that CIC’s training be updated to ensure that they include information about ICCRC and the processes that ensure that CIC officers do not deal with unauthorized representatives.
CIC conducted the operational audit of ICCRC in 2013, as a fulfillment of requirements under the Financial Administration Act, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Evaluation (2009), and a commitment to report on the activities of ICCRC by December 2013.
Source: ICCRC August 28 2014