Retaining the paid services of an individual (mandatary)
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Retaining the paid services of an individual (mandatary)

Before retaining the paid services of an individual (lawyer, notary or recognized consultant), be advised that no priority or special processing is given to an application submitted by a mandatary. 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, you must take the following information into account.

Only the following individuals are authorized to represent you before the Ministère:


The procedure depends on the immigration category

If you are submitting an application as a skilled worker

You must send to the Ministère, by mail, the originals of the following documents:

If applicable, you must also send a copy of the special authorization issued to your mandatary by the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec. 

If you submit an application under the Programme de l’expérience québecoise (PEQ – Québec experience program)

You must indicate that a paid individual is representing you on the application form for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (Québec selection certificate), identify this person, and enclose, if applicable, a power of attorney, duly signed.

If you submit an application under another category

Moreover, if you would like another person to communicate with the Ministère to obtain information on your behalf, you must include with your application the form Autorisation de communiquer des renseignements personnels (Dynamic PDF, 999 Kb).


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Last modification : 2016-08-05
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