Immigration Consultant

Immigration Consultant Training in Ottawa

Immigrating to Canada can be a complicated and lengthy process. Immigration consultants assist clients with the immigration process. They are knowledgeable about immigration and visa laws, and application processes for various types of visa.

This program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the growing Immigration Consulting industry and the curriculum has been developed in accordance with the regulations of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Areas of study include Immigration and Refugee Law, Temporary Status, Family Sponsorship, Administrative Tribunals & the IRB and Professional Responsibility (Code of Ethical Con-duct of Members).

Program length: 6 months, includes 8 week internship
**This course is also available through online delivery**

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Free Tuition

Don’t let worries about paying for school follow you around. Students attending Herzing College may qualify for a government student grant that could cover your entire tuition! The Ontario Student Opportunity Grant is currently available to eligible students applying for financial assistance through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). An Educational Funding Specialist at our campus can help you determine if you qualify.

It’s never too late to get on the path to a rewarding career, complete the form on this page to get started and find out if you're eligible for free tuition!

*Not all students and programs qualify for free tuition.

Immigration Consultant Careers

The Immigration Consultant program prepares students to work in law offices, legal departments of any organization, government offices, private industry or as independent Immigration Consultants.

Sample average salary: $43,000

*Statistics based on most recent available.



Immigration Consultant Courses in Ottawa


• Immigration and Refugee Law
• Temporary Status
• Economics Class
• Family Sponsorship, Humanitarian & Compassionate Applications
• Refugee Law and Protected Persons
• Professional Responsibility
• Business and Client Centered Practice
• Administrative Tribunals and the IRB
• Real Estate – Sales and Contracts
• Internship


The following are necessary to be enrolled in the program:

  1. 2 years of post-secondary education (or equivalent);or 2 years of related work experience
  2. Pass an aptitude evaluation
  3. Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field


In order to qualify for a diploma, a student must reach the following levels of proficiency:

  1. Complete a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of study
  2. A minimum grade of D (60%) in any subject attempted
  3. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 (70%)


Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council ( requirements are:

  1. Proof of language ability (choose one).  Accredited language tests and required scores are as follows:
  • ENGLISH: IELTS-A: 7.5 listening, 6.5 for writing, speaking, and reading
  • ENGLISH: CanTEST: 4.5 for speaking and 4 for listening, reading and writing
  • ENGLISH: CELPIP-G: 8 for speaking, listening, reading & writing
  • ENGLISH: CAEL: overall band score of 70
  • FRENCH: TEF: (please refer to ICCRC registration guide)
  • FRENCH: SEL: (please refer to ICCRC registration guide)

**These requirements are subject to change**

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