RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam (EPE) Prep Course (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    36 hours

  • Registration Fee:

    $500 Ashton College IMCD graduates
    $599 Graduates of other accredited ICCRC educational programs


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Part-Time: June 22, 2021 – July 08, 2021

Next Exam Dates: July 11, 2021



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My experience was positive. My instructor, Ali Yamini-Ghaeshi, taught the entire class how to use the blue book. He interpreted every section word for word. He shared his experiences with us and his work. We would have discussions in class. He really taught us the basic bones of the law. He would explain, “this is what the law is saying and this is what is happening in real life.”

I followed his strategy in the exam and it actually worked. I did my entire exam within the time limit. He gave us the environment of how it is like to be in a hearing. It makes so much sense. I was super happy to be in his class. He made us work on our applications and showed us how to fill them out, what information goes in which section and how to make your application stronger. He would give us a scenario and we would work accordingly. He pretty much covered everything. He even shared his own experience for the licencing exam, including things not to do and to do. He also invited a former student who shared his experiences, which was very helpful.

Davinder Bambra


Ashton’s RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam (EPE) Prep course is offered to prepare graduates of the accredited Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) educational programs for the membership examination.

The program includes presentations along with interactive discussions and a simulated exam exercise with ICCRC sample questions, allowing students to review and recall knowledge in a collaborative environment. Students registered for this course have the option of purchasing practice exams from Emond Exam Prep at a substantially reduced cost. Full details as well as a discount coupon code will be provided upon registration.

Ashton College Immigration Consultant Diploma graduates receive a discounted fee for this course.

The RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam (EPE) Prep Course is delivered LIVE Online. The LIVE Online format uses the best webinar technology to provide an interactive classroom environment and connect the student to the instructor and their classmates for real-time discussions, material review, and question and answer sessions.

Please Note: The final administration of the current ICCRC Exam will take place in February 2022. After that point, the exam will be updated to reflect the new Essential Competency Profile for RCICs.

Topics Covered

The RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam (EPE) Prep Course provides comprehensive coverage of the following topics:

  • Hierarchy of Law and Courts, including the Constitution and Citizenship Act
  • Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations and Applications
  • OP1 – Manual
  • Canada Case Processing Centres and Case Processing Pilot: Ottawa, Visa posts
  • Fee Schedules
  • Resident obligations/Citizenship
  • Permanent Resident Permit Class:
    • Entrepreneur, Self-employed, and Investor Class
    • Federal Skilled Worker Class, including the Canadian Experience Class
    • Family Class (OP 2 & IP 2) and exceptions
  • Temporary Resident Permit Class:
    • Visitors, students, and workers
    • Live-in Caregiver Category (OP14)
  • Super Visa
  • Religious worker
  • NAFTA & GATT work permit
  • Work holiday permit and youth professionals
  • Open work permits
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Quebec immigration program
  • Immigration Refugee Board and its regulations:
    • ID
    • IAD
    • RPD
    • RAD
  • Refugee class and the New Refugee Determination System
  • Appeals and hearings at IRB
  • Pre-Removal Risk Assessment
  • Inadmissibility
  • Detention Reviews & removal orders
  • ENF 8: Deposits and Guarantees
  • Humanitarian and compassionate grounds
  • ICCRC Information and Code of Professional Ethics
  • ICCRC Complaints and Discipline Process
  • ICCRC – Practice Management Education:
    • Agent
    • Client account
    • Client file management
    • Ethical practice
    • Retainer agreement
  • RCIC Entry-to-Practice Exam Sample Questions


Gerry Power has extensive expertise in immigration and citizenship matters with over 35 years of experience in both public and private sectors. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Gerry started his career at the Citizenship Branch of the federal government in Ottawa. He then joined the Quebec Immigration Department, where he worked for 30 years as an Immigration Officer and Program Manager and Director, in charge of various Quebec Immigration Offices abroad.

Gerry has lived in many countries and travelled extensively. He is familiar with numerous cross-cultural environments. Based in Hong Kong, from where he manages his Canadian immigration consulting firm, Gerry is a Regulated Immigration Consultant and is registered as a Quebec Immigration Consultant.

*Subject to change without notice


Live Online

Part Time:

  • June 22, 2021 – July 08, 2021
    • Webinars will be held Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST


The registration fee for this course is:

  • Ashton College IMCD graduates: $500
  • Graduates of other accredited ICCRC educational programs: $599

Students registered for this course have the option of purchasing practice exams from Emond Exam Prep at a substantially reduced cost. Full details as well as a discount coupon code will be provided upon registration.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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