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If you are a member in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and you are looking to practice in Quebec, then you will need to prepare to take on the Quebec Immigration Consultant exam. Passing the exam is required in order to be recognized by the Minister of the MIFI and registered on the Registre québécois des consultants en immigration. Once an immigration consultant is registered, they will be able to practice in Quebec. You can make preparing for the exam easier by enrolling in our Quebec Immigration Consultant Exam Prep course, and by reading on to find out what to expect on the exam.
Before You Take The Exam
It is necessary to be a member in good standing with the ICCRC to take the Quebec Immigration Consultant exam. If you are not a member in good standing with the ICCRC then you cannot take the Quebec Immigration Consultant exam. To fulfill this requirement you must have passed the ICCRC exam and you must have paid your membership fees. If you have not passed the ICCRC exam or paid your fees then you must do so before attempting the Quebec Immigration Consultant exam.
It should come as no surprise to find out that the Quebec Immigration Consultant Exam is offered exclusively in French. French is the official language of Quebec and if you are working as an immigration consultant in the province then most of your work is going to be conducted in the French language.
In order to be considered capable of performing the duties of an immigration consultant in French, you must be able to demonstrate a level of knowledge of the French language equal to or greater than level 7 on the Quebec scale of French language proficiency levels for adult immigrants. The scale goes from 1-12, with 7 being considered an “advanced intermediate” level equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Your French language proficiency test is separate from the Quebec Immigration Consultant Exam, but the level of French proficiency you need to successfully take on the exam will be similar to the proficiency you will need to perform your duties as a Quebec immigration consultant.
Although Quebec is part of Canada, the province has a unique set of immigration laws that practicing immigration consultants need to be aware of. In preparing for the Quebec Immigration Consultant exam, you will need to familiarize yourself with the Canada-Quebec Accord and how it relates to immigration, Section 95 of the Constitution Act of 1967, the Quebec Immigration Act (QIA) and Quebec Immigration Regulations (QIR).
The exam tests more than just your knowledge of immigration law, it tests your knowledge of Quebec culture. The common values of Quebec society are listed as part of the exam content and being familiar with these values will not only help you pass the exam, it will help in your day-to-day life in Quebec. Being an immigration consultant in Quebec means you will likely be a resident of the province and being able to integrate into Quebec society is important for both your personal and professional life.
The Quebec Immigration Consultant Exam happens 4 times a year, once every 3 months. If you are looking to schedule your exam, you can find the upcoming exam dates and registration deadlines from the Ministère sur les règles québécoises en matière d’immigration. The web page will also walk you through the registration process.
If you want to practice as an immigration consultant in Quebec then you will need to take on the Quebec Immigration Consultant exam, and Ashton College can help you prepare. Our Quebec Immigration Consultant Exam Prep course gives students an in-depth look at every aspect of Quebec immigration law as it pertains to the exam. Fluency in French is required to take the course as it is delivered exclusively in French.
Register now for the upcoming course to prepare yourself for the Quebec Immigration Consultant Exam and take the next step towards a fulfilling career as a Quebec immigration consultant.