How can I find out if the immigration consultant I hired is authorized by the government of Canada?

In Canada, only authorized representatives can provide the following services for a fee:

    • explain and give advice on your immigration or citizenship options
    • help you choose the best immigration program for you
    • fill out and submit your immigration or citizenship application
    • communicate with the Government of Canada on your behalf
    • represent you in an immigration or citizenship application or hearing
    • advertise that they can give immigration or citizenship advice

Authorized Representatives include:

  • citizenship or immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
  • lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society
  • notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec
To check whether an immigration consultant is authorized representative, please check the regulatory body’s website:

Follow the link, type in the first and last name of the person who will be representing you, for example , you will see the information below, if it shows” active” which means this person is licensed and in good standing. if you could not find the person’s legal name in the search, then the person may not be an “authorized representative” unless they are regulated by law society or the Chambre des notaires du Québec. 


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