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Student Testimonials

(Melissa was in our Medical Office Assistant program, she was employed before completing the program!)
"I love my job and find it very exciting. I’ve met a lot of new people. For the first three days I was training in the Client Liaison’s office just to see how the systems work. They were 8 hour days and today I am doing a 12 hour shift in the pre-admitting for emergency. It is all so exciting and everyone here is really impressed with all the medical knowledge that I have.  I can only say that it’s because of you and the courses I took at Academy of Learning. You gave me confidence in myself and it made me believe I can accomplish anything. I think any future students who take this course should know that, even though the work is very challenging and difficult, it really pays off in the end. Thanks for everything!"

Melissa Y.

Immigration Consultant


Program Objective

The Immigration Consultant Diploma program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of opportunities within the immigration consultancy field. During the duration of the program, students learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of the profession required to advise and represent potential immigrants before Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board, and the Canadian Border Services Agency.

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) are able to work and practice across Canada as well as in other countries. Graduates of the Immigration Consultant Diploma program may also find employment within immigration practices of law firms, immigration consulting firms and government agencies. To this effect, the program curriculum provides students with the various aspects of immigration law and rules of professional conduct. The program also aims to educate students in the skills necessary to apply this knowledge to represent clients and operate a successful immigration consultancy practice.

The accredited Immigration Consultant Diploma program prepares students to write the Full Skills Examination administered by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) to obtain their Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation.

Program Notes

Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.

Students must pass all courses and achieve a 70% program average to earn an Immigration Consultant Diploma.

Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule.

Admission Requirement

University graduates (must be evaluated if foreign); or

  • College graduates (graduates of a two or three year program); or
  • Individuals with two years of post-secondary education and one year of related work experience; or
  • Individuals with three years of related work experience; and
  • Individuals who are proficient in the English language (students will be required to provide sufficient documentary evidence of work or study in an English language setting or results from an established English Language Proficiency Testing Service such as IELTS or MELAB), or pass the English Language Proficiency Test administered by the College

Method of Delivery

  • Integrated Learning™ System training facilitated by Academy of Learning College facilitators.
  • Instructor-led training.

Duties and Responsibilities

Immigration consultants provide legal services in the area of immigration law as permitted by legislation. Their duties may include the following:

  • Represent people applying to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for entry to Canada
  • Represent clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Provide legal advice and prepare applications
  • Represent individuals in proceedings<
  • Negotiate on behalf of clients

Personal Attributes Required

To be successful in an Immigration Consultant career, individuals must possess the following:

  • Excellent communication (reading, writing and verbal)
  • Strong people and interpersonal skills
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated and professional
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to resolve issues

Competencies upon Completion


  • Business Skills
  • Business Correspondence Level 1, Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, and Business Verbal Communication<


  • Immigration and Refugee Law Overview
  • Family Sponsorship
  • Business and Skilled Worker Classes
  • Temporary Status
  • Administrative Law and the IRB
  • Refugee Protection
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Client Care for Immigration Consultants
  • Operating Your Own Practice

The Externship exposes the student to a working environment where classroom instruction is put into practice. This allows the student to link classroom knowledge and training with real life practical activities.

Contact Academy of Learning College Bay/Bloor Campus today for more information and find out if a career as an Immigration Consultant is right for you. With financial assistance options for everyone, there’s no reason to put it off any longer!