U.C.I.C.A.  Chapter & committee joining policies

Member of central administrative committee (maximum five members)

This committee looks after the national administrative part of the organization, such as how to run and operate the business affairs, national policy making, rules for the membership, membership approvals, advising and making decisions on objective issues, collecting donations, maintaining trust and expense accounts and arranging members meetings and events, organizing educational events for the the members at national level, assisting regional chapters and committees to adopt designated task for the objective interest and selection or election of regional committees. This is a permanent position/role and the head of the central committee has the discretionary power to appoint/change/cancel such appointments according to the policies.

Member of regional administrative chapters committee (maximum one per region Members are appointed for three year term)

These committees look after the regional administrative part of the organization. This is a permanent position/role and the members of the central committee has the discretionary power to appoint/change/cancel such appointments according to the policies.

Set realistic and measurable goals with the committee members and in consultation with the Association national board • Develop an action plan for meeting goals • Get approval for the action plan from the Association board of directors • Ensure the Association assessment, member satisfaction survey and community survey are conducted annually • Plan membership drives and special member events • Provide regular reports to the Association board • Maintain contact with Association to report status, share ideas and ask questions or seek advice • Clearly communicate the importance of membership efforts to Association members • Teach others how to invite people to the Association • Communicate results of membership efforts • Plan and conduct (or assist with) new-member orientation • Ensure new members are reported and promptly inducted during a meaningful ceremony • Ensure new members are immediately involved in Association activities

Member of regional committee (maximum two per region)

These is an elected position and one elected they report to the Member of regional administrative chapters committee and assist the regional head to set designated goals duties.  

Except for the administrative committees, all committees will be elected for a 3-year period. After 3 years committees will be elected again, and membership may elect new committee members or re-elect the same members. As long as membership requirements are satisfied, there is no cool-off or vacation period restricting someone from being on the committee again.

Volunteers (No limit)

We treat all with equal respect and dignity; no one is above any one else, no matter what.  Most of our organizational matters are run and controlled by competent, honest and hardworking volunteers. Volunteers may perform the following duties as and when required, without any personal conflicting interest: This is a temporary position/role and the members of the central/regional committee has the discretionary power to appoint/change/cancel such appointments according to the policies.There is no election or selection of general volunteer or supporter-level affiliation; we are all in it for common objectives and cause. One can join happily and also leave happily by simply making such request via web contact.

Benefits: All positions are voluntary and there is no financial benefit offered at this point.  Committee members and volunteers may qualify for a free service(s) offered by UCICA.

All committee members are required to execute a service agreement and a confidentiality agreement before assuming such role or position.

How to be a part of committee:

All U.C.I.C.A. administrative members are screened very carefully before becoming a member. This screening is based on their current and past affiliations with other organizations and their interaction with clients and other fellow members and through a background check. 

Conflict of interest: 

·         Avoiding Conflict of Interest and protecting member's privacy: UCICA and its members may share confidential information related to their profession and practice. And to protect the interest of the public and the membership, it is important for UCICA administration to take certain measures. 

·         If an RCIC/applicant is (currently or within last 12 months) an active staff or working in any position with the current regulatory body or an organization with is directly or indirectly linked or working for the interest of the regulatory body or its director or officer, we may not accept your application for membership. 

For example, If you are working for the ICCRC in any capacity or you are an officer,director or an active member of the (CAPIC) the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants. In this case please apply following:

Other if applicable

  • Must not be involved in any current or past criminal activity anywhere in the world
  • Must not have any public record such as undischarged bankruptcy 
  • Must not be involved in any kind of activity which falls against the public, the profession or the membership objective interest.

Only approved and active registered member of U.C.I.C.A. can apply for following roles within the organization.

Communicating with UCICA or committees:

We have all committee members’ information published online, so it should not be hard for anyone to reach out directly to them. Once the request is assessed, the committee member can initiate further action.

Since we intend to keep costs at a minimum, we prefer to communicate via designated committee members or web forms and messaging tools such as forums, blogs and certain activity request-related web pages.

Members may call UCICA’s given number and leave a message; however, the message will be replied to via email and through the designated committee only.

Time is precious for all of us. Though we are all volunteers and committee members, and are there to assist the association, we do have our own practice and responsibilities to carry on, so please respect your and our time when initiating any communication.

This is also necessary to assess requests and situations properly and to document all communications for the future.

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 Disputes or dissatisfaction with UCICA:

Not a problem, since all our services are free and for an objective cause, lobbying and support for each other. You may simply disconnect if you wish, and this can be done via a simple email message.

Your affiliation with UCICA is not mandatory or for anyone else’s interest. It is for objective interest and you don’t have to be a part of it, if not wiling and satisfied.

The only way you can voice your message freely and express your experience, good or bad, is via UCICA’s open blogs. You are encouraged to do so by respecting the given rules and letting other members make their own decisions.

You may also contact the members support committee to discuss such a situation and seek a better resolution.


Updated November 23, 2017


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