Bill C-35, The Cracking Down on Crooked Counsultants Act (Updated – November 17, 2015)

For years, Canadian politicians have been grappling with the issue of how to end untrained and unregulated people from providing immigration advice, also known as “ghost consulting.”  There appears to be a general consensus that tens of thousands of people each year are ripped off by ghost consultants.

The Government of Canada has launched numerous attempts at cracking down on ghost consultants, including, but not limited to, requiring licensing, creating the designated the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council, and creating this video:

In June, 2010, the Conservative Government of Canada stepped up Canada’s efforts to regulate immigration consultants by introducing Bill C-35, also known as the Cracking Down on Crooked Consultants Act.

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