Under Canadian law, any immigration consultant or immigration advisor who is charging individuals fees for immigration services must be registered with the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) or (under its French name) Société Canadienne de Consultants (SCCI).
The CSIC/SCCI regulates the conduct of its members in order to ensure that they are competent and ethical when providing immigration consulting and advisory services.
CSIC/SCCI’s Rules of Professional Conduct (The Rules) set out the requirements of professional and ethical conduct by which all of its members must abide.
Migration consultants and advisors employed by Migration Expert are also required to inform clients about the Rules, which can be viewed on the CSIC/SCCI’s website.
Immigration Lawyers must be called to the bar in a Canadian province. They are therefore licensed to practice and are subject to the rules governing professional conduct in their province of call.
Members failing to meet these obligations are subject to their provincial law society’s Complaints and Disciplinary provisions.
The Law Societies of the individual Canadian provinces and territories serve as self-governing bodies for lawyers practising in their licensed areas.
A key mandate of each provincial Law Society is to regulate the legal profession in the public interest according to the laws of that province, and the Law Society's rules, regulations and guidelines.