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Lawyer becomes CEO of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council

Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 2:25 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Wendy Kelley is the new CEO of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

ICCRC is the national regulatory body that serves and protects the public by overseeing licensed immigration and citizenship consultants and international student advisers.

Kelley is a lawyer and business executive who teaches at Osgoode Hall in the school’s executive LLM business law program. She has also managed regulatory affairs for BMO Capital Markets and for a leading Canadian pharmaceutical company.

Kelley has experience with corporate governance, compliance and enterprise risk in highly regulated industries. In addition, she specializes in change-management initiatives to create strategic roadmaps for organizations.

“We have implemented a number of successful initiatives based on our strategic plan to improve immigration consultants’ oversight, support regulated immigration consultants and raise public awareness about authorized and unauthorized consultants. We are proud of our results,” said ICCRC board chair Chris Daw.

“As Canada's immigration needs grow, ICCRC’s mission of protecting the public and raising the bar on education and licensing of immigration consultants is as important as ever,” said Kelley.

Kelley replaces Stephen Ashworth who served in the role from 2017 to 2018.