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:
- Successful in the job the RCIC is doing or at least maintaining minimum acceptance in the market
- Accepted as a Representative in the market (Client acceptance)
- Accepted by the public (clients) as a trustworthy and dependable RCIC
- Easily identify if the individual is part timing. The best way is to know their representation rates
- Easily identify if the individual is credible and along with experience and representation rates, this will disclose credibility as well
- The most easily auditable rate for any RCIC is their representation rates.
- Anyone with high representation rates will be focussed on Representation and not on the PPMP.
- Most “Hard Core” consultants will extend their service FREE of charge without any desire for PPMP because it in in the interest of a Hard-Core consultant to see the profession grow (not the PPMP).
- Open disclosure is a must, any RCIC who earns through self-regulation MUST openly disclose their income from ICCRC. Just as a stock broker must disclose to their client their interest in a particular stock, or just like an RCIC must disclose to their client if they are earning a commission on services offered to a client, those posting messages and attacking other members MUST post their earnings form ICCRC if they have made money off the regulator.
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.