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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 represent you before the Ministère:


Note that call candidates are obligated to inform the Ministère if they are being represented by a paid 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 form that a paid individual is representing you;
  • identify this person;
  • send, by mail, a power of attorney, duly signed. 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.

If you are submitting an application as a skilled worker, you must also send to the Ministère the form Déclaration du candidat à l’immigration (in French only - dynamic PDF, 91 kB). 



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Last modification : 2020-01-09
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