Your next step to a life-changing career!

Queen’s Faculty of Law offers the only English-language pathway to becoming a licensed immigration consultant in Canada. Our program is training the next generation of immigration consultants in the full range of competencies they will need, from immigration and citizenship law to best practices for career success.

Immigration affects us all, today and for the future.

Immigration is at the heart of Canadian culture and industry. Over seven million foreign-born individuals call this country home and, over the next three years, we will welcome over a million more. Developed by leading immigration practitioners and academics from across the country and operating under the direction and stewardship of Academic Director Sharry Aiken — one of Canada's foremost experts in the field of immigration law — the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law is setting a new standard for immigration consultants.

The Graduate Diploma is designed for individuals who are looking to enter Canada’s immigration sector, as well as those seeking to enhance their skills and competencies about the immigration system to support their existing profession. The courses are aligned with the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) essential competencies for Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants, and provide students with a deep understanding of Canadian immigration and citizenship law and procedures, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary for successful practice in a variety of professional roles.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law, which is recognized as a Graduate Diploma or “G.Dip” accreditation by Queen's University. Obtaining a G.Dip does not constitute a Juris Doctor (JD) degree or qualify graduates to practice law in Canada. To become an accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, applicants are required to write the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultant's (CICC) Entry-to-Practice Exam and meet all of the mandatory requirements outlined in the CCIC’s registration guide.

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Offered by one of Canada’s most renowned law schools, at a top Canadian university, and designed for immersive online learning.

The Graduate Diploma is offered by the Faculty of Law at Queen's University, one of Canada's leading law schools. Queen's Law is a dynamic, academically acclaimed research and teaching institution with world-class researchers in immigration law and migration theory.

Queen’s Law is also a leader in experiential and online learning. The Graduate Diploma is designed and optimized for the online environment, with regular tutorials that feature direct interaction with leading experts, as well as digital collaboration platforms that encourage peer-to-peer learning. Students will acquire foundational knowledge, build their professional skills, and navigate this rapidly-evolving sector in a dynamic, digital learning environment.  

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Guided in its creation by experts from across the country.

The Graduate Diploma is guided by a National Advisory Committee, comprised of licensed immigration consultants, lawyers and community experts in the sector.

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