The CBA on Immigration Consultants

  • December 14, 2017

The Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA Section) wrote to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to comment on the Government Response to the Citizenship and Immigration Committee Report, Starting Again: Improving Government Oversight of Immigration Consultants, presented to the House of Commons in October 2017.

In the letter the Section applauds the federal government’s commitment to addressing the inadequate protection of the public from cases of unprofessional or unethical conduct by immigration consultants, as well as its commitment to improving client services. The Section disagrees however, with the government’s view that a strong system of oversight for immigration consultants will be an adequate or successful solution to maintaining public confidence and the integrity of the Canadian Immigration System.

Instead, they propose an alternative and more cost-effective solution, which would serve to better protect applicants and newcomers to Canada.

Read the letter (Disponible uniquement en anglais)