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Retaining the paid services of an individual (consultant, notary, lawyer)

Before retaining the paid services of an immigration consultant or any other individual, be advised that no priority or special processing is given to an application submitted by an intermediary. Therefore, it is not necessary to retain the paid services of an individual to undertake your immigration process.

However, if you decide to use the paid services of an individual, note that only the following individuals are authorized to advise, assist or represent you before the Ministère:

 

All candidates are obligated to inform the Ministère if they are being represented by a paid or unpaid individual. Hiding this information from the Ministère is a serious offence that could adversely affect your immigration procedure. Be vigilant when you hire someone to represent you, and respect your obligations.

Informing the Ministère is easy!

Regardless of the nature of your application (application for permanent selection, application for temporary selection, undertaking application or sponsorship application), you must:

  • indicate on your application that a paid or unpaid individual is representing you;
  • identify this person;
  • send a power of attorney (Mandat de représentation form). The power of attorney is a contract in which you appoint someone to represent you and act on your behalf in order to carry out certain steps with the Ministère.

You can submit the Mandat de représentation form at any time, even after paying the applicable fees.

 

Warning!

  • If you are submitting an application for temporary selection for studies, you must submit the power of attorney (Mandat de représentation form) on the Arrima platform. For all other applications, except for the Programme de l’expérience québécois (PEQ – Québec experience program), the power of attorney must be mailed.
  • If you are submitting an application for permanent selection as part of the Programme de l’expérience québécois (PEQ – Québec experience program), the Arrima platform already contains instructions for mandataries. As such, the power of attorney (Mandat de représentation form) is not required.
  • If you are submitting an application as part of the Regular Skilled Worker Program, you must also mail the Ministère the form Déclaration du candidat à l’immigration (in French only - dynamic PDF, 91 kB).

 

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Last modification : 2021-02-11
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