Despite the existence of the ICCRC, unauthorized consultants continue to operate in several communities across Canada.
* Disbanding the ICCRC entirely in exchange for a new body with an expanded mandate to crack down on unauthorized work.
Nellissery, resident director of Aries International, said the ICCRC, which has identified March as the Fraud Prevention Month, has launched a global campaign to raise awareness about the issue.
He said those who wish to route their applications through agents must first check if they are authorised by ICCRC. "Log on to www.iccrc-crcic.ca and click on 'advanced search'.
When allegations of misconduct are made against registered immigration consultants, a Board composed of ICCRC members is authorized to investigate and address the complaints.
As was reported by fellow immigration lawyer Steven Meurrens, who examined over 130 pages of documentation concerning complaints made from the Government of Canada's own immigration staff to the ICCRC, very minimal action was taken by the ICCRC Board to address the complaints raising serious questions about the competency of the ICCRC's self regulatory process (presumably the same level of inaction took place with complaints made by the general public).