Rate of Representation

Why self- representation rates important?

Representation Rates are a closely guarded secret among RCIC’s and why is that so? If an RCIC discloses Representation Rates, it demonstrates a lot and it gives the membership a fair way to evaluate the potential of the candidate.

If a threshold is established based on Practice platform, Representation rates show the following:

Today’s model reflects everything which is bad for the profession. NO representation rates are commuted or talked about and people who have limited or NO representation rates spend a lot of time “mentoring” and providing answers in forums etc.

Most people who vehemently support Self Regulation actually earn from Self-regulation. They don’t support the Profession but support Self Regulation possibly because they could have a vested interest.

Today’s self-regulation model helps a selected few and I believe it is bad for the profession.  The Immigration consultation profession can be regulated through Self Regulation (Currently Canada), or by the Immigration Department (Australia & New Zealand) or by the Police Department (United Kingdom). What is good for the profession should not be determined by who regulates. Those who are “True Consultants” who focus on Representing clients and investing in the profession will ensure that they don’t mix “Self-Regulation” with Immigration Consulting profession. The discussion board is filled with members who earn or have earned or intent to earn through self-regulation and therefore, promote it and belittle anyone who has issues with it and seeks help with a productive dialogue.