Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will now recognize Members of the ICCRC as authorize representative for Citizenship applications as well.

It is now an offence for anyone other than an authorized representative to provide advice or representation regarding an application for Canadian citizenship – or offer to do so – for a fee or other consideration, at any stage of a citizenship application or proceeding, including the period before an application is submitted.

Anyone offering paid advice or representation to applicants for Canadian citizenship must now be members in good standing with the ICCRC or members in good standing of a provincial or territorial law society or the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

Amir Ismail is a Toronto-based licensed immigration consultant who is a Member in good standing with the ICCRC and CAPIC. – www.amirismail.com