Alexander Dan Gheciu, had been granted full membership in CSIC (Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants) on 13 April 2006, the very date this organization became the self- regulatory body of the “immigration consultant” profession. Initiated by the Canadian government, CSIC used to oversee the activity of its members, ensure they constantly upgrade their skills and, first and foremost, protect the public at large against unscrupulous and unauthorized representatives. When the Department of Citizenship and Immigration replaced CSIC with ICCRC in order to enhance the consumer protection component, Dan was granted ab initio membership with the new regulator, on June 30, 2011. He has also been a member of the Organization of Professional Immigration Consultants (currently known as CAPIC) since 1994 and acted as its director between 2000 and 2002. He has been handling immigration matters since 1991, first with a reputed law firm in Toronto, then as a director of both “D&G Europe Consulting” and “DG Certified Immigration Consultants “. In February 2011 Dan was recognized as an authorized immigration consultant by the Quebec Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities (MICC).
Dr. Mariana Gheciu, who graduated “with honors” the Seneca academic program for immigration practitioners, also holds multiple law degrees: LL.B., LL.D., and LL.M (the latter from the University of Toronto ). She has been granted full membership in CSIC after a number of rigorous tests and exams having thus gained the right to bear the title of “Certified Canadian Immigration Consultant”. When the Department of Citizenship and Immigration replaced CSIC with ICCRC 0n 30 June 2011, Mariana was also granted membership with the new regulator from the very beginning. She is a member of CAPIC too, and, since 1998, has been handling immigration matters as a co-director of “D&G Europe Consulting” and “DG Certified Immigration Consultants”.
Both Dan and Mariana obtained post-university degrees from the International Faculty of Comparative Law in Strasbourg , France , and are fluent in English, French and Romanian. They can also read texts written in Russian, Italian and Albanian.