Are you still thinking about a career in the immigration consulting industry?

You can now complete our Immigration Practitioner Diploma program in as little as 4 months.
A 6 months program is also available, or if you're looking for a more flexible schedule you may choose our 11.5 months program.

With frequent start dates, e-Academy is the perfect option for those eager to begin now their journey to become immigration consultants.

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Our Teachers

Holly Gracey

Holly has been involved in the immigration consulting profession for close to 30 years. She has a passion for teaching and has been an instructor with e-Academy since its inception in 2009. In addition, she has also taught at immigration consulting educational conferences at both a national and regional level. She has consistently proven her dedication to her chosen profession by holding several positions on key boards of directors and committees instrumental in the development and growth of the immigration consulting profession.

Holly is the Managing Director and Secretary of R.M.G. Consultants Ltd. She specializes in Canadian immigration applications for all federal and provincial economic classes with special emphasis on business classes, temporary classes (including visitor and student) and worker family classes specific to spouses and parents, as well as dependent and adopted children.

Holly Gracey

Imran Qayyum, CCIC, FCMI, ICD.D, C.Dir, ASC, A.C.C., RCIC

Imran is the Chair of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) and former Chair of the Canadian Migration Institute (CMI). 

Imran has been a practising immigration consultant for over 21 years and specializes in family, skilled worker and business class immigration. He has been a strong advocate for the promotion and enhancement of the Immigration Consulting profession. He participates regularly in consultative meetings with Citizenship and Immigration Canada on matters involving immigration policy and operational procedures and has been invited on several occasions to appear as a witness in front of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) to give testimony on issues pertaining to Canada’s immigration system being examined by the Committee. In addition, Imran contributes regularly on immigration matters for Canadian media.

Throughout his career, Imran has been closely involved with the progression of the Canada’s Immigration Consulting profession and firmly believes that in order to provide competent service, all immigration professionals must undergo a formal education program of immigration studies in order to gain the core competencies needed to understand Canada’s complex immigration laws and policies. To that end, he teaches and mentors on a regular basis.

Imran Qayyum, CCIC, FCMI, ICD.D, C.Dir, ASC, A.C.C., RCIC

John P. Ryan, OSJ, KStG, CCIC, ICD.D, C.Dir, ASC, A.C.C., H.R.C.C.C.

John’s diversified background and teaching experience makes him a top-notch instructor at e-Academy. His career has spanned several professions, but his dedication to immigration consulting and the regulation of the profession has always been top of mind.

John has a thorough understanding of most areas of Canadian immigration, rendering his experience virtually unparalleled in the profession. He has been fortunate to enjoy a diversified career that includes international experience as a corporate director, a senior manager, a public servant and an entrepreneur. As a public servant, he also had the privilege of serving Canada as a Senior Immigration Officer, a Customs Inspector and a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces.

John has several areas of specialty including immigration, corporate governance, human resources and compensation.

John P. Ryan, OSJ, KStG, CCIC, ICD.D, C.Dir, ASC, A.C.C., H.R.C.C.C.

Dianne Normandeau

Dianne has been an instructor with the CSIC e-Academy since June 2010. She is an accomplished Immigration Consultant with over 13 years of experience in the immigration industry. Her background has given her the advantage of gaining practical experience and knowledge in various areas of immigration most specifically, business, family class and all temporary applications, such as work permits, study permits and visitors. Her professional path has led her to her own immigration consultancy practice since October 2008.

Dianne is a member of the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC), Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and is a Recognized Consultant by the Quebec Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities (MICC).

Dianne has great pleasure in providing guidance and helping the students to reach their goal of becoming Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. The e-Academy not only teaches them about immigration matters, but where to research to find the valuable information they will need to help their future clients; tools of the trade and industry insight.

Dianne Normandeau

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“The program is very flexible and interactive. I received a lot of feedback from knowledgeable instructors which was extremely helpful in understanding the course material.”
Rajinder Lotay
Kamloops, British Columbia