Immigration Consultant Diploma Program
The Immigration Consultant Diploma (IMCD) Program course provides individuals with the academic knowledge to seek out career opportunities as practicing Immigration Consultants regulated by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). The ICCRC has accredited this program.
The Immigration Consultant Diploma (IMCD) Program course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge about immigration law, policy as well as with the analytic skills to be able to apply the principles of immigration law and policy within practical settings. During this program students will cover topics such as principles of immigration law and policy, immigration classes and temporary status, refugees as well as the rules of professional conduct.
This program will provide students with the academic background and skills to be able to assess, advise and represent individuals, groups as well as entities in the immigration process by strategizing, preparing and presenting oral and written submissions and supporting documents. Students will also learn how to advocate on behalf of clients.
Course Benefits & Career Opportunities
It is our goal to provide you with the academic training that you require to 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 relationships with your peers that are mutually supportive. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping Ashton students achieve their professional goals by making themselves available to students from connecting with them in class via interactive lectures and class discussions to having academic advisers available daily to provide support to students.
Graduates of this program will receive their Immigration Consultant Diploma. Upon completion of this program individuals will be eligible to apply to become registered as a Regulated Immigration Consultant with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).
Graduates of this program can expect to find federal government employment opportunities or self-employment opportunities as a Canadian Immigration Consultant.
Program Entry Requirements
To be accepted into this program applicant(s) 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 2 years of post-secondary education and 1 year of related work experience
- Must be an Individual with 3 years of related work experience.
A non-refundable application fee of $150.00 is payable at the time of application in addition to the tuition fees.
Tuition Fee Payments
Tuition Fees are payable in two installments:-
(1) $1,850.00 upon conditional acceptance to the program; and
(2) $3,250.00 within 30 days of the commencement of the program.
Ashton College accepts Visa, MasterCard, or a bank draft payable to “Ashton College”. The program is also eligible for Canada Student Loans and other forms of Government Funding.
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- This program extends over a 16 week period and includes 320 hours of instructional time.
- Student cohort groups meet for classes every day from 8.30a.m. to 12.30p.m.
- This program extends over a 24 week period and includes 320 hours of instructional time.
- Student cohort groups meet for classes 2 nights a week from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and every Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- IMCD 01: Principles of Immigration Law and Policy
- IMCD 02: Economic Classes
- IMCD 03: Temporary Residents
- IMCD 04: Refugee Classes
- IMCD 05: Client Representation
- IMCD 06: Professional Practice Management
- IMCD 07: Professional Conduct and Ethics
- IMCD 08: Immigration Consulting Research and Application
In order to graduate students must achieve a final average of at least 70%.
Detailed Course Description
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.
IMCD 05: Client Representation
This course will focus on teaching students how to assist applicants to apply under any immigration class. Focusing on topics such as how to determine if individual(s) meet 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 will focus on providing students with information about the existence of professional organizations and government committees that may influence or may be related to the practice of immigration consulting. Students will experience real life issues faced by immigration practitioners by participating in field work.
How to Enroll
Enroll for this course online. Please check the available dates on the right hand side information panel. To enroll, select the dates and follow the online registration and payment process. We look forward to welcoming you to Ashton College.