Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
The Immigration Minister has appointed new board of directors for the CICC
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Sean Fraser, appointed five public interest directors for the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) on March 8, 2022.
These directors have been appointed for a 2-year term, starting from March 7, 2022. By appointing the directors, the government will increase its oversight of the consultant profession, strengthen the integrity of the consulting industry, and reduce fraud in Canada's immigration system.
According to the Immigration Minister, “the new board of directors will help make sure that prospective newcomers have access to quality immigration advice and representation, and make sure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.”
The five public interest directors to the board include:
Ben Rempel, Former Assistant Deputy Minister of Immigration, Manitoba
Jennifer Henry, Senior Program Development and Strategy Lead, The United Church of Canada
Normand Beaudry, Director of International Recruitment, Université Laval, and Treasurer/Member, CALDO Consortium
Timothy D’Souza, Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Operations, Diabetes Canada
Nicholas Summers, Former Provincial Director/CEO, Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission
The College, which licenses immigration and citizenship consultants to advise and represent immigration and citizenship clients in applications with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, is self‑governed by a board of directors consisting of nine individuals.