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Immigration Practitioner Certificate

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College
Bow Valley College is pleased to offer the Immigration Practitioner Certificate designated by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). The aim of this program is to educate individuals interested in guiding immigrants through the immigration process by navigating complex Canadian Immigration Policies and Procedures. It is essential that practitioners are registered, educated immigration professionals to assist with immigration advice and representation. The Bow Valley College Immigration Practitioner Certificate program adheres to and promotes the professional standards the ICCRC demands.   Upon completion of this certificate program, successful applicants will have the training necessary to challenge the ICCRC’s Full Skills examination. Once admitted to the profession, practitioners will be held to high professional standards through continuous professional development and mandatory practice management education, all taught and developed by the IPC governing body, the ICCRC.

Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate *
  • Length 500 Hour(s)

    7 Courses

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning Available

* Certificate of Achievement

Admission Requirements

These admission requirements are mandated by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and will be strictly enforced with no exemptions. Applicants must start the application process at least two months prior to the start of the program.

  • You must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or a registered (status) Indian within the meaning of the Indian Act (Canada). This does not mean a citizen or resident of the Republic of India. All applicants must provide proof of citizenship, permanent residency, or registered Indian status.
  • You must have passed an Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council-approved English language proficiency test. This applies to all applicants, including those who speak English as a first or primary language.
  • You must have successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary education or have a minimum of two years related work experience. 

Accepted language exams (English)

  • IELTS - Academic 7.5 for listening, 6.5 for speaking, 6.5 for reading, and 6.5 for writing
  • CanTEST 4 for listening, 4.5 for speaking, 4 for reading, and 4 for writing
  • CELPIP - General 8 for listening, 8 for speaking, 8 for reading, and 8 for writing
  • CAEL overall band score of 70

Distance Delivery Options


Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 23, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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