Mendicino部长宣布《移民和公民顾问学院法》生效

2020年11月26日-渥太华-尊敬的Marco E. L. Mendicino今天宣布,移民和公民顾问学院法案现已生效。该法案为规范移民和公民顾问提供了一个法定框架,并将使即将成立的移民和公民顾问学院成为全国移民和公民顾问的官方监管机构。

该法案的生效,意味着加拿大移民、难民和公民事务部(IRCC)离新学院的开办又近了一步,预计新学院将于2021年成立。该学院将是一个独立的机构,其任务是为了公众的利益而对该行业进行监管,保护公众和信誉良好的顾问不受利用弱势人群的不诚实行为者的侵害。
新学院将受到政府的严格监督,以确保对公众的保护。这包括政府有权为学院的持牌人制定职业行为准则,确定学院董事会的组成,并任命最多多数的董事。
通过今天的宣布,部长正在履行其任务承诺,推动全面实施新的移民和公民顾问专业治理制度。
虽然该法的生效是一个必要的步骤,但开办学院还需要政府任命学院董事会的公共利益董事。在IRCC的网站上发布了机会通知,供有兴趣的人申请学院董事会的公共利益董事职位。

董事会的任务是管理学院的活动和事务。公共利益董事的选拔过程是公开的、透明的,并以择优标准为基础。这将有助于确保有能力、多样化和合格的董事到位。

Minister Mendicino announces the coming into force of the  College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act

November 26, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino announced today that the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act is now in force. This Act provides a statutory framework to regulate immigration and citizenship consultants, and will make the forthcoming College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants the official regulator of immigration and citizenship consultants across the country.

The coming into force of the Act means that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is one step closer to the opening of the new College, which is anticipated in 2021. The College will be an arms-length institution mandated to regulate the profession in the public interest by protecting both the public and consultants in good standing from dishonest actors who take advantage of vulnerable people.

The new College will be subject to significant government oversight to ensure public protection. This includes government authority to establish a code of professional conduct for licensees of the College, to set the composition of the College Board of Directors, and appoint up to a majority of directors.

With today’s announcement, the Minister is honouring his mandate commitment to advance the full implementation of the new professional governance regime for immigration and citizenship consultants

While coming into force of the Act is a required step, opening the College will also require the appointment of public interest directors to the College board by the government. A notice of opportunity is posted on IRCC’s website for interested parties to apply for the public interest director positions on the College board.

The board’s mandate is to manage the activities and affairs of the College. The selection process for the public interest directors is open, transparent and based on merit criteria. It will help ensure that capable, diverse and well-qualified Directors are put in place.


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