I’m a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. How Does a Partnership With IDP IELTS Benefit Me and My Clients?

November 15, 2018 by Kyle Broda Kyle Broda

Life as an immigration consultant can be pretty hectic and making sure that you're using your time efficiently is the key to making sure that you have enough time for yourself, your family, and your clients.

In this blog entry, we'll discuss the RCIC-IDP IELTS relationship and how securing a partnership is a great step for your company, whether you're a new consultant or if you’ve been working in this field for decades.

First of all, what exactly is IDP IELTS?

I know for a lot of the consultants we work with, they have an idea of IELTS as an exam but do not know much about the organizations that run the exam. IDP IELTS is one of the stakeholders of the IELTS exam and works with thousands of centres around the world to make sure the high security, customer service and exam standards are conducted accordingly with the demands expected by the governments, schools and other organizations that use this exam.

A common comment from test-takers who take the exam in another country and then in a second country is that they are surprised with how similar the procedures of the exam are, despite taking the exam thousands of kilometres away and years after their original exam. This is because IDP IELTS focusses on keeping the exam conditions as standard as possible so that your clients receive the same high level of service regardless of when and where they take the exam.

I usually just ask my clients to find an IELTS centre and then come back when they have their results.

Yes, this is what a lot of RCICs do, but part of helping your clients to succeed is to be able to help them each step of the way. Let’s look at two scenarios:

#1: A potential client comes into your office and wants you to explore immigration options with him. He has his degree and work experience but has no idea what his IELTS level is, so you tell him to go take the IELTS and then come back.

#2: A potential client comes into your office and wants you to explore immigration options with him. He has his degree and work experience but has no idea what his IELTS level is, so you provide him with material listing the next exam date, help him book his exam at the local exam centre, and provide him with handouts and brochures full of valuable information for candidates.

In which scenario did you do a better job in helping the person? Almost everybody would say #2 and the client himself would definitely be happy that you helped him with this first step.

How can you, the RCIC, have this information on-hand so that you can help right away?

Send Mishal Eshai an email (mishal.eshai@idp.com), and she will put you in touch with your local IELTS centre, which will provide you with information, FREE practice material, and information about FREE CLASSES for your clients.



Kyle Broda

Kyle Broda, RCIC, M.Ed., M.A. Kyle Broda holds several academic qualifications, including a Master of Education as well as a Master of Linguistics Degree with a specialization in Testing and Assessment. He has been the lead instructor and curriculum designer for Full Skills Exam Prep since 2012. In addition to his career as an RCIC, he also conducts lectures on Immigration Law as well as Teacher and Examiner Training.

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