Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Use of the term “guarantee” when describing immigration consulting services or fees

Immigration Consultants who are authorized by the government of Canada are supposed to go about their business according to a strict, enforceable Code of Conduct.

According to the Professional Rules of Conduct that we as Authorized Consultants are bound to adhere to, use of the term “guarantee” when describing services or fees is inappropriate, and must be avoided. Consumer of Immigration Consulting Services should be cautious and understand that the word "guarantee" is used by unauthorized ghost agents posing themselves as licensed consultants. They do so in an attempt to instill confidence in clients they are trying to fool. As such, when you see the word "guarantee" on a web site or any marketing material of a so called immigration consultant, ask for their identity and check if their name appears on the list of Authorized Representatives available on the web site of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants - https://www.csic-scci.ca/find/all.html

An Immigration Consultant has a positive duty to promote the Society and Rules, and to prevent unregulated practice, and is encouraged where appropriate to educate the public at large regarding the Society and the regulatory system and safeguards with respect to Immigration Consultants. Amir Ismail & Associates (AIA) will continue to follow this rule and will continue its efforts to inform and educate public to distinguish between Authorized Representatives and impostors plaguing the immigration industry worldwide, particularly in Pakistan.