Here are some CAPIC Membership benefits at a glance:

  • The Seminar Bundle: gives you access to over 20 premium education seminars for a one-time fee of $1+tax/per year.
  • IMMeCentre: an amazing online resource centre for members only.
  • IMMeForum: a platform where members interact with colleagues for professional tips. Experienced Immigration Consultants sharing their ideas and tips with fellow members
  • Medical insurance plan at a preferred rate.
  • Education Corner: free access to all our archived seminars from the past two years.
  • Discounted surety bond for meeting provincial licensing requirements (RCICs only).
  • Numerous affinity programs.
  • And unlimited networking opportunities!

Visit www.capicconnect.com, create a User Account, and complete the membership application by following the instructions on your dashboard.

There are 3 categories:

  • Registered Members – Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants only
  • Associate Members – Lawyers and Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors
  • Student Members – individuals who are enrolled in an educational program approved by the regulatory bodies (of authorized representatives) designated by laws in Canada.

Please visit these links for more information: Membership Categories (capic.ca), Part 2 of CAPIC Bylaws, and Section 4 of Membership Policy.

Required documents (have these files ready to be uploaded at the time you apply):

  1. Proof of your Authorized Representative status – please send a copy of one of the following documents:
    • Your CICC ID card, or
    • Your CICC membership certificate, or
    • An email/letter from the CICC that confirms your member status (please ensure you forward the complete header of the email if you are planning to forward the email message)
  2. A copy of an official photo ID document (one of the following):
    • Canadian Permanent Resident Card
    • Canadian Citizenship Card
    • Canadian Passport personal data and signature page
    • Citizenship Certificate AND provincial/territorial Photo ID (Front and Back)
  3. A completed copy of the Declaration of Good Character

Required documents:

1. Proof of your Authorized Representative status – please send a copy of one of the following documents:

  • Your CICC ID card, or
  • Your CICC membership certificate, or
  • An email/letter from the CICC that confirms your member status (please ensure you forward the complete header of the email if you are planning to forward the email message)

2. A copy of an official photo ID document:

  • Your Canadian PR card
  • The personal data page in your Canadian Passport

3. A completed copy of the Declaration of Good Character

There are two different ways to qualify:

A. You are a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA) registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (CICC)

Required documents:

1.Proof of your RISIA status – please send a copy of one of the following documents:

  • Your CICC ID card, or
  • Your CICC membership certificate, or
  • An email/letter from the CICC that confirms your RISIA status (please ensure you forward the complete header of the email if you’re planning to forward the email message)

2. A copy of an official photo ID document (one of the following):

  • Canadian Permanent Resident Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Canadian Passport personal data and signature page
  • Citizenship Certificate AND provincial/territorial Photo ID (Front and Back)

3. A completed copy of the Declaration of Good Character

B. You are a Registered Member of a Canadian Law Society

Required Documents (have these files ready to be uploaded at the time you apply):

  • 1. Proof of your Law Society Membership
  • 2. A copy of an official photo ID document (one of the following):
    1. Canadian Permanent Resident Card
    2. Canadian Citizenship Card
    3. Canadian Passport personal data and signature page
    4. Citizenship Certificate AND provincial/territorial Photo ID (Front and Back)
  • 3. A completed copy of the Declaration of Good Character

If you are enrolled in one of the educational programs approved by an Authorized Regulator, or if you recently graduated from one such program but don’t have the authorization to practise in the field yet, you may apply.

Required Documents:

  • 1. A copy of an official photo ID document (one of the following):
    1. Canadian Permanent Resident Card
    2. Canadian Citizenship Card
    3. Canadian Passport personal data and signature page
    4. Citizenship Certificate AND provincial/territorial Photo ID (Front and Back)
  • 2. Proof of Enrollment to the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law of Queen’s University or University of Montreal or, if you graduated within the past 12 months from one of the Accredited Immigration Practitioner Programs, your graduation certificate or transcript. Note that an enrollment contract from the school is only acceptable if accompanied by a tuition fee receipt.
  • 3. A completed copy of the Declaration of Good Character
  • 4. An original or true certified copy of a valid Canadian police clearance certificate

No – to comply with CAPIC Bylaws, you must apply for Registered Member Category once you have received your professional designation as an RCIC.

Once you have submitted the membership application, paid the membership fee, and submitted all the required documents, the application will take 24 – 48 hrs to process. This number may vary depending on the total number of membership applications that CAPIC receives at a given time.

CAPIC has the explicit authorization from the CICC Registrar to reproduce an CICC Certificate or ID card to confirm CICC membership when a person is applying for and/or renewing their CAPIC membership.

To view the Certification Reproduction Exemption Letter from the CICC Registrar, click here.

Any changes in membership must comply with CAPIC By-Laws, policies and protocols. As required by CAPIC Membership Policy, members must notify CAPIC of any changes in their membership subscription or resign at least 90 days before June 1. A resignation button is available on your profile July 1 – March 3, so members can complete the resignation process as required.