Immigration Consultant Diploma Online Program
The Immigration Consultant Diploma (IMCD) Online Program gives students the opportunity to become part of this exciting field without forcing them to be present on campus. Students who enroll in this online format receive the same quality of instruction they would if they were attending an in-class program.
Taking place via concurrent and non-concurrent technology, students partaking in this collaborative study program place will interact with their instructor and peers using online educational tools provided by Google Apps for Higher Education.
Students of this program will need access to a computer and the Internet to log in to their course website on a regular basis, participate in online discussions and work with peers on group assignments. Prior to the start of the program, students will be provided with instructions explaining how to access their virtual classroom.
This program has been accredited by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
The next Immigration Consultant Diploma Online program will begin on May 13, 2013.
This program also is available in part-time and full-time formats. For more information, please click here.
IMCD 01: Principles of Immigration Law and Policy
This course introduces students to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. This course will focus on topics such as the constitutional and judicial framework applied to the Canadian Immigration Policy, regulations and the policymaking process of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the sources of the Immigration Law, as well as trade agreements.
IMCD 02: Economic Classes
This course will focus on teaching students the requirements, criteria and procedures to process applications for both economic and family classes. Students will learn how to analyze the eligibility of foreign nationals as permanent residents in Canada as members of a class.
IMCD 03: Temporary Residents
During this course, students will explore and critically analyze the different types of permits, rules, requirements, and applications for temporary resident visas.
IMCD 04: Refugee Classes
Students will learn how to analyze the principles, legal characteristics and requirements established to assist and represent a client as a Convention Refugee or a Person in Need of Protection. Topics explored in this class will include issues pertaining to removal orders and the process of making refugee claims.
MCD 05: Client Representation
This course will focus on teaching students how assist applicants to apply under any immigration class. Focusing on topics such as how to determine if individual(s) met the admissions requirements, how to use different forms, how to access references and resources using traditional and electronic sources. Students will also learn how to represent clients at appeals, admissions hearings, examinations, judicial reviews, refugee hearings, and pre-removal risk assessment meetings.
IMCD 06: Professional Practice Management
This course will provide students with the information that they require to prepare a business plan. Students will also learn about business operations, the various financial aspects of immigration consulting, human resources management, the use of technology and its impact on communications, and about the interworking of communications and marketing.
IMCD 07: Professional Conduct and Ethics
This course will focus on topics that pertain to ethics, conflicts and the process of ethical decision making. Students will learn about the rules and practice of professional conduct for immigration consultants by exploring case studies and examples.
IMCD 08: Immigration Consulting Research and Application
This course provides students with the tools that will allow them to access information about the existence of professional organizations and government committees that impact the practice of immigration consulting. To fulfill the requirements of this course student(s) will submit two case studies that will be used to evaluate their knowledge and skills in applying the steps, procedures, methods and techniques to collect and analyze information.
In order to graduate, students must achieve a total final average of at least 70%.
It is our goal to provide you with the academic training required to both pursue and build your professional career, and reach your career goals. While completing the Immigration Consultant Diploma program at Ashton College, you will have the opportunity to develop mutually supportive relationships with your peers. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping students achieve their professional goals by making themselves available for assistance when needed.
Upon completion of this program, individuals are eligible to apply to become registered Regulated Immigration Consultants with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
Graduates of this program can expect to find federal government or self-employment opportunities as a Canadian Immigration Consultant.
Immigration Consultant Diploma Online Program Entrance Requirements
To be accepted into this program, applicant must meet the following criteria:
• Must be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
• Must be proficient in English
• Must be a university or college graduate (must have completed a 2 or 3 year program)
• Must be an individual with two years of post-secondary education and one year of related work experience
• Must be an individual with three years of related work experience
There is a non-refundable application fee of $150.00 payable at the time of application.
Tuition Fee Payments:
Tuition Fees are payable in two installments:
(1) $1,850 upon conditional acceptance to the program; and
(2) $3,050 within 30 days of the commencement of the program.
Ashton College accepts Visa, MasterCard, or bank drafts payable to “Ashton College”.
Minimum Technical Requirements
Students should possess a webcam and a headset, or a microphone and headphones, to participate in webinars. High speed Internet access is also required. For full technical requirements for Adobe Connect, please click here.