Hafeeza Bassirullah has been the Director of Education at the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) since its inception in 2011.
She developed the regulatory body’s education department and designed its framework to progressively enhance and improve the quality of education for Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs). She set the education standards for immigration programs in post-secondary institutions across Canada, created a nationally-recognized education program that has led to the decrease in the number of complaints about immigration consultants from the public, developed a comprehensive policy to strengthen the continuing professional education for immigration consultants, and led the development of the policies to shape the regulatory requirements for Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs).
Prior to her leadership at ICCRC, Hafeeza worked at Ontario’s ministries of Health and Long-Term Care and Education where she developed educational programs and core curriculum for healthcare professionals and children across Ontario.
In addition to her valuable contributions to ICCRC and the immigration consulting community, Hafeeza is an instructor at Ryerson University, mentors and coaches post-secondary students, and is committed to furthering her own professional and educational skills to support academic and educational advancement for all.
Dr. Bassirullah earned her Doctor of Education from the University of Toronto, a Master of Education from Brock University and a Bachelor of Environmental Health from Ryerson University.