CAPIC is Proud to Meet Your CPD Needs

Our education program boasts over 50 CPD hours and over 25 events on a yearly basis, catering to both our French and English members. While the CICC mandates 16 hours of CPD per year for licensing requirements, we go out of our way to provide a range of events that will enhance and bolster your professional knowledge, so that you remain up-to-date and competitive. Within an ever-evolving industry, a limit should never be placed on learning.

If our events were only geared toward learning and CPD, members would miss the networking element that is so vital to immigration consulting. That’s why we make sure to include plenty of time for networking and peer-to-peer mentoring, practical tips and applications, panel sessions and hands-on learning, and interactive question and answer sessions. A commitment to innovation in education always informs our approach to planning events. With access to a broad range of events, from seminars, workshops, lunch and learns, podcasts, and more, CAPIC members are informed from the very beginning!

Important Information on CPD

2023-2024 CAPIC CPDs LIST

Deadline to Complete the Annual Renewal Form Has Been Extended to July 30, 2024

Immigration and Citizenship consultants (RCICS/licensees) are required to obtain 16 CPD hours per CPD year. 6 CPD hours can be carried over to the next CPD year.

If CPD hours have been accorded to an event, please remember that you must report your hours. CAPIC does not forward in person attendance lists to CICC.

You must advise CICC of your CPD hours and CPD events attended/watched during your annual renewal time which takes place June 1 to June 30. Please note the CPD year is from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

You can find information about CPD policy, by laws and regulations on the CICC website:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Regulation for RCICs (UPDATED) (
Continuing Professional Development (

It is your responsibility to ensure the CPD hours have been forwarded and credited to your account and as well that you note required timelines and expiry dates!

Important information from CICC for this CPD year July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.

Submission of Annual Renewal Form and payment of annual fees

Every year, licensees (RCICs and RISIAs) must participate in an annual renewal process to meet their licensing obligations and pay their annual fees.

You must complete the Annual Renewal Form between June 1, 2023, 12:01 am ET and June 30, 2023, 11:59 pm ET.

If you do not complete the Annual Renewal Form by the deadline, you will be assessed a late fee and may receive a notice of suspension for non-compliance.

How can I submit the Annual Renewal?

On June 1, 2023, you received an invite email from

Click on the “Join now” button to access the SMApply portal.

If it is your first time using SMApply, please create a password and click "Create an account"

If you have already used SMApply in the past, please enter your password.

For further information, please visit our 2023 Annual Renewal webpage.

Once you have logged in, please click the "Apply" button to begin your Annual Renewal. The Annual Renewal is split into several forms that you may save as you progress through the renewal. Once all forms are completed, please click the "Submit" button to submit your Annual Renewal.

Payment of Annual Fees

At the beginning of July, you will receive an email with your annual fees invoice which will be payable according to the instructions provided and through the usual FreshBooks platform. Failure to pay by the invoice deadline will result in additional penalties and the suspension of your licence to practise.

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