- January 07, 2020
The Immigration Practitioner Certificate program provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to become a regulated Canadian immigration consultant.
The Immigration Practitioner Certificate program is accredited by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council and has been designed to meet the specific standards outlined by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Successful completion of an Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council-accredited immigration practitioner program is required to become a regulated Canadian immigration consultant.
Upon successful completion of the Immigration Practitioner Certificate program, you will be prepared to write the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council Full Skills exam, which enables you to work as a regulated Canadian immigration consultant.
The 500-hour Immigration Practitioner Certificate program includes the following seven courses delivered in a blend of in-class and online instruction. All instructors are either Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) or immigration lawyers and professionals.
IMPR9101 - Introduction to Canadian Immigration Law and Policy
IMPR9102 - Inadmissibility, Enforcement, and Removals
IMPR9103 - Temporary Residence
IMPR9104 - Permanent Residence - Economic Class
IMPR9105 - Permanent Residence - Family Class, Humanitarian, and Compassionate Applications
IMPR9106 - Refugees and Protected Persons
IMPR9107 - Professional Immigration Practice and Ethics
- Registration fee: $1,140 per course (plus tax)
- Required textbook: Canadian Immigration & Refugee Law for Legal Professionals
- Hours: 72 per course
- You must complete Courses 1 and 2 in succession before attending the remaining courses.
- The Canada-Alberta Job Grant may refund employers for up to two thirds of the training costs.
The January 7, 2020 class is now full and no longer accepting applications for this certificate
These admission requirements are mandated by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council and will be strictly enforced with no exemptions. Applicants must start the application process at least two months prior to the start of the program.
- You must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or a registered (status) Indian within the meaning of the Indian Act (Canada). This does not mean a citizen or resident of the Republic of India. All applicants must provide proof of citizenship, permanent residency, or registered Indian status.
- You must have passed an Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council-approved English language proficiency test. This applies to all applicants, including those who speak English as a first or primary language.
- You must have successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary education or have a minimum of two years related work experience.
Accepted language exams (English)
- IELTS - Academic 7.5 for listening, 6.5 for speaking, 6.5 for reading, and 6.5 for writing
- CanTEST 4 for listening, 4.5 for speaking, 4 for reading, and 4 for writing
- CELPIP - General 8 for listening, 8 for speaking, 8 for reading, and 8 for writing
- CAEL overall band score of 70