Basic Honest Self Regulation
Simple, Basic, Honest, approach to self-regulation:
If ICCRC opted for a simple, basic, honest approach to self-regulation, the regulation would be effective, and the profession would have grown. After 7 years of this fiasco, we have seen representation rates go down, client confidence waning and membership more than quadruple. What are the basic honest principles?
- People (notwithstanding the color of their skin): It is ONLY people who can make a difference. The right people, the right profession. People who have the experience, who has the self-representation rates which shows public confidence in their service, People who have been in the profession for decades, People who have invested all or most of what they earn back to the profession. These ‘people’ would not take a penny for the work they do for the profession. They would NOT be thirsty for power because they understand the sacrifices made in this profession sometimes with fear of their own lives is a lot. However, ICCRC has chosen to be surrounded by people who have the qualifications listed below (this must be reversed):
- People who have little or NO self-representation rates
- People with little consultation experience
- People who are paid from the “Membership pot”
- People who are thirsty for power
- Some who are corrupt
- People who have not risked their lives for the profession
- People who talk a lot and belittle others
- Mostly Caucasian
- People who would rather invest in real estate or stocks rather than in the Immigration consultation profession
- Setting up the structure: The first 2 years, allow those who had the experience and knowledge to set up the Regulator based on Audited Representation and Financial records. Real Consultants who have worked so hard for a good profession will not take a penny from the “Membership pot” and then introduce a structure which is solid and based on proper understanding of the profession, its challenges and its opportunities.
- Possible racism:
- There seems to be a tendency by ICCRC to seek advice from Caucasians ignoring experience and other factors. Race seems to be playing a vital role in the operations of ICCRC. This must be reversed.
- Understanding the profession
- Unless investment is made by the RCIC, and efforts are made to create an impact among the public (with higher self-representation rates), and unless there is a broader scope of operations around the world, the entire challenges of the profession is not well understood. If an RCIC have high representation rates, they become a target of fake consultants outside Canada and are exposed to death threats, and their life becomes a little difficult because of their area of operations. NOTHING is being done against Fakes.
- Creating a solid structure: The structure of ICCRC is poorly thought about and deployed. ICCRC must be built on a platform with “Canadian Legal jurisdiction with an operational jurisdiction all of the world”. Unfortunately, for many in power, any place outside Canada is “Alien”.
- Self Representation rates based on service platform must be the standard of any type of association with the regulator. Reasoning:
- Follow a common sense approach, any professional body looking to succeed, typically selects representatives who have come up the ladder. The first ladder to climb is to have a solid client following. ICCRC has an obligation to protect the public and who better to be associated with ICCRC than those who have overcome the first step, and that is obtaining public confidence through self-representation rates.
- Before a policy is rolled out, please consult with those who have good acceptance levels (higher representation rates) with the public. Don’t allow policies to be rolled out by inexperienced members. Experience must be counted based on self-representation rates considering service platforms. If someone claims 10 years of experience and has a questionable representation rate, then, their understanding of the profession will correspond to their representation rate. Elections are not honest in ICCRC with spam being sent and the abusive behavior of certain members associated with ICCRC dampening the participation of several members like me from voting. Participation by members is on the downturn.
- Common sense approach: If people associated with ICCRC are honestly working towards the improvement of the profession, they have failed. Overall representation rates are going down and more importantly, data shows that it is better for the public not to be represented or represented by a FAKE consultant rather than use the services of an RCIC. Because Race is a factor in ICCRC and inexperience is rewarded, and self-representation rates of RCIC’s is a SECRET, the results of such mismanagement is obvious. In this regard, the following has to be noted:
- When self-representation rates are not considered, members who do not understand the profession are elected into power and they sit idle with little or nothing accomplished. My observance of the elected board since 2015 when I received a letter seeking money for reasons unknown to me was demanded by an elected member. This same member had very little to contribute over the years.
- Copy paste culture: Because of lack of experience and understanding of the profession, ICCRC is founded on a copy-paste culture where policies are copied from other in-Canada regulators. Immigration regulation is of a global nature and copying policies from local (In-Canada) regulators is not going to cut it. The regulator must do better!
- Absolute tracking of Data: Data like overall representation rates, growth, success factors etc must be tracked and analysis shared among members. This will create a system to improve and more accountability is seen. Today anything goes. Even corruption is accepted! NO data is discussed.
To be continued