About Us

Background

Our Hong Kong office is headed by Ms. Mary Chan - a licensed Member of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC), membership no. R408663. You may verify Ms. Mary Chan's status as a licensed immigration consultant by visiting CICC’s website https://www.college-ic.ca/ and go to "Find a Consultant”: https://www.college-ic.ca/protecting-the-public/find-an-immigration-consultant Her contact information and membership identification can easily be found either by name or location.

 

Mary Chan

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Mary has been working as a Canadian Immigration Consultant in Vancouver and in HK since 1988. She has become a Licensed/Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) ever since 2005. She and her experienced and knowledgeable team has assisted thousands of applicants from Hong Kong and Mainland China to successfully immigrate to Canada. You may click here to view part of our credentials and media interviews over the past decades.

History of Mary Chan’s professional qualification and her team in HK

In 2004, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced that they would only recognize representatives who have the following membership:

  1. a Canadian provincial or territorial law society
  2. Chambre des Notaries du Quebec or
  3. the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC)

No other representative may charge a fee in relation to an application or proceeding, be it inland or overseas. Applications to CIC submitted by other representatives who charged a fee would not be processed and would be returned to the applicants.

Even though we could continue to operate because our Founder Mr. Reiner Rothe was a B.C. lawyer, but in order to comply with the requirement and protect clients’ interest even further, Mary chose to sit for all the required examinations which she passed and also fulfilled all the other stringent requirements. She became one of the “first generation” licensed consultants in 2005 and her CSIC membership no. was M042262.

In June 2011, the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) became the new regulatory body for immigration consultants, it replaced the Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants (CSIC) formed in 2004.

Pursuant to an order of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) was continued as The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC) on November 23, 2021. https://www.college-ic.ca/licensee-obligations/registration-information  Mary again met all the requirements of ICCRC and CICC throughout these years. Her membership no. is R408663.

In order to become a RCIC, one has to be a Canadian Citizen or a Canadian Permanent Resident; must meet stringent educational, professional and ethical standards; comply with all the rules & directives; must pass all the knowledge examinations and an English language test. All RCIC are required to carry a minimum of CDN$1,000,000 Professional Errors and Omissions Liability Insurance plus fulfill all continuing educational requirements. https://www.college-ic.ca/licensee-obligations/ongoing-education-for-rcics 

Raymond Lau first joined Rothe International Canada in the 90’s for a brief period. He moved on to the business consulting field for over 15 years and obtained a dual Master's Degree in Business Administration and Information System Management before returning to Rothe again in 2014. With all-rounded business knowledge and experience, he is the expert of our team in handling complicated business immigration cases. He mainly assists clients in the skilled worker, provincial nominee, and start-up visa categories to achieve their immigration goals.