Agent Membership (iCARE) Benefits

iCARE is a simple, inclusive process that:

  • Strategically positions agents in an increasingly fierce and competitive international environment
  • Provides them a platform to demonstrate their expertise to Canadian academic institutions and succeed in the Canada-India education corridor
  • Promotes ethical student recruitment by encouraging agents to evaluate their business practice and recognizes them for their efforts

iCARE 2014 No borderAs a CIEC Member, you will (read below for detailed benefits):

  • Tap into the CIEC Network
  • Gain access to valuable resources
  • Promote ethical student recruitment
  • Be recognized in the Canada-India education sector for your efforts

Receive a Free Pre-Screening & find out if you are eligible for membership within 10 business days

Detailed Membership Benefits

    • New! Academic Reference Check - As of Jan 2015, Agent Members will be recognized on the CIEC website for their record of engagement with Canadian Academic Institutions.  CIEC will conduct academic reference checks and publicize the agency’s average score in key areas.  Canadian academic institutions seek education agencies with a proven track record of working within the Canadian education system.  Reference checks allow Canadian institutions to conduct peer-reviews of education agents and help our agent members gain exposure & establish their reputations in the Canadian education sector. 
    • Use of CARE logo on website, business cards, letterheads, publications, as well as the goodwill of the ‘CIEC’ brand
    • Display of CARE – Recognized Membership Certificate and Membership Statement on your publication/marketing initiatives
    • A listing in the monthly CIEC online / email newsletter, ‘Disha, and continuous opportunities for marketing on the CIEC website, via partner initiatives, events and e-mail campaigns distributed to over 20 000 education stakeholders
    • Listed as a recognized iCARE agent on CIEC’s website (with a dynamic profile linking to your services) and social networking platforms
    • Establish your presence in Canada by partaking in face-to-face meetings at our member institutions
    • Exposure at our annual ‘Synergy’ blockbuster networking event and other CIEC networking events such as Ed-Mission & fundraising dinners. Members receive a reduced registration fee to all CIEC events as well as exposure through event collaterals.
    • Greater visibility and recognition by CIEC member colleges and universities as well as other academic and government institutions in both Canada and India
    • CIEC supports & recommends training and testing by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAIT)
    • Opportunity to establish your reputation and promote your business through an advisory position on our ‘Student Discussion’ Facebook group. Your answers will be archived on our website for future viewing
    • Personalized consulting in areas of recruitment, brand & network development, partner filtering and selection as well as on-the-ground support
    • Access to CIEC’s vast network to schedule meetings and establishing linkages

Need for iCARE
Benefits of iCARE for education institutions
Benefits of iCARE for agents

The Case for regulation for the burgeoning education agency / consulting sector in India:

  • Need for a consolidated database of ‘Agents & Consultants’
  • Map the potential from different ‘Agents & Consultants’ to measure ROI from different referral sources
  • Increase accountability and responsibility of ‘Agents & Consultants’ towards students and Institutions they represent
  • Safeguard against deceptive and questionable activities.  Help protect students

Benefits of Regulation / Consolidation of Education Agents for Canadian Academic Institutions

  • Saves cost and valuable time by ‘pooling resources’ for Institutions
  • Improve efficiency within the recruiting process
  • Greater exposure of the Institution to the Indian market with quality Agents & Consultants
  • Increased accountability and introduction of ‘new’ agents by providing web links & guidance
  • Pan India database covering agents & counsellors in secondary and tertiary cities in India
  • Increased awareness about the different types of courses and Institutions in Canada
  • Empowering students to make informed decisions and a source of assurance for parents
  • Canadian Institutions can better understand student trends and ability and adapt their marketing and promotional activities accordingly
  • Better students = Better results = Better retention = Better reputation

New! iCARE Agent Membership Academic Reference Check

CIEC will check academic references & publicize the agency’s average scores in key areas (iCARE Standards)  This allows CIEC Academic Members and academic institutions across Canada the means to conduct peer-reviews of education agents and solidifies & publicizes CIEC Agent Members’ commitment to ethical and quality student recruitment.  CIEC does not verify the authenticity of Agent Members’ Application Form responses and makes no guarantees as to the quality  of its Agent Members’ services (but does reserve the right to terminate agent memberships, see Terms & Conditions). 

Benefits of iCARE (Consolidation of Education Agents in Canada) for Agents

  • Declare support for the promotion of ethical student recruitment in Canada as well as their their willingness & continual effort to improve their services and the role they play in guiding students in the right direction
  • Enjoy networking and marketing opportunities in the burgeoning ‘Canada-India education corridor’ and remain informed about the latest developments as well as different education options as well as types of courses and Institutions in Canada
Students, Canadian academic institutions, visa offices and Canadian government bodies look for trusted agents recognized by their peers.  Universities are keen to employ agents who can be trusted to uphold their image and will represent them honestly and efficiently.
 
The CARE Standards represent transparency, ability and experience, by becoming an Agent Member of the Council, you add your voice to the across-the board support for ethical student recruitment and gain exposure amongst key education players.  CIEC’s Agent Membership (iCARE) is the only one of its kind operating exclusively in the burgeoning Canada-India education corridor and aims to expand our agents’ business prospects in Canada.

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