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Immigration | Ashton College

Immigration law is a growing field and becoming an immigration consultant or immigration legal assistant is one of the best ways to become a part of the field. Immigration consultants help people navigate immigration laws and regulations. As an immigration consultant, you will be responsible for advising and representing individuals and groups during their immigration to Canada and ensuring that the process is as quick and efficient as possible. Immigration legal assistants help immigration consultants work cases and manage paperwork and form submissions.

Our Immigration Legal Assistant Certificate program is the most effective way to transition into a career in immigration law in Canada. The program helps legal assistants, internationally trained immigration consultants, and newcomers to the legal sector develop the skills they need to succeed in the Canadian job market.

To become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), you must pass the RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam. We offer an RCIC Exam Prep course to help you challenge the exam with confidence.

At Ashton, we also provide Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants and Lawyers with a range of seminars and webinars to help them achieve the required number of CPD hours.

Immigration Legal Assistant Certificate

Our Immigration Legal Assistant Certificate provides newcomers to immigration law with the knowledge and skills they need to enter the immigration job market. The program also enables legal assistants to advance their career by specializing in immigration.

Immigration legal assistants are able to help immigration consultants expedite cases thanks to their knowledge of Canada’s immigration system, policies, and procedures. Apply for the Immigration Legal Assistant Certificate program if you are looking to start a career in the field of Canadian immigration law.

RCIC Entry-to-Practice Examination

The RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam Prep course prepares students to write the RCIC Entry-to-Practice Examination administered by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) to obtain their Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) designation.

Registering for our RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam Prep Course will give you the additional support you need to enter your RCIC exam with confidence.

Career Opportunities

The ILAC program is designed to prepare students to enter the field of immigration law as a legal assistant, so they can begin gaining work experience immediately. The program does not qualify you to work as an immigration consultant. Separate courses and qualifications are required to practice as an immigration consultant.

Our RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam Prep course prepares you to challenge the exam and become an RCIC. RCICs are eligible to work anywhere in Canada. As an RCIC, you can work as a sole practitioner, or find employment with law firms, immigration consulting firms and government agencies.

Immigration Courses

Immigration Legal Assistant Certificate (Live Online and In-Class)

Immigration Legal Assistant Certificate focuses on developing skills and knowledge required for an entry level position in an immigration office.

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The research skills I learnt through the IMCD program were really handy. Through the educational processes, I learnt a lot of tricks on how to find information through the government websites to quickly assess clients and I’m using them on a daily basis.

William Howie – Immigration Consultant Diploma Online, 2012

I still use the skills I learned on the IMCD program every day. When you’re taking the program, you get to know the obligations as an immigration consultant so you feel confident when you take over cases. I had wonderful instructors that gave us great tools to be able to practise in the real world. Sometimes I still use my notes and refer back to what I learned at Ashton.

Susana Santa Maria – Immigration Consultant Diploma Part-Time, 2009

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