Using an Immigration Representative
What you need to know about using immigration representatives:
You do not need to hire an immigration representative/consultant to apply to the
Yukon Nominee Program (YNP). However, if you wish to use these services, you should
- Immigration representatives usually charge a fee for their services to applicants.
- Your application will not be given special attention and your immigration representative/consultant
cannot guarantee that your application will be approved.
- The YNP does not engage the exclusive services of any agencies or representatives.
- On this website all the forms and information you will need to complete your application
are provided for free.
If you plan to use the services of a representative, please contact the Yukon Nominee
Program (YNP) for further information.
Q: What is an immigration representative?
An immigration representative is someone you appoint to conduct business on your
behalf with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the Immigration and Refugee
Board (IRB), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Yukon Nominee Program.
Q: Who can be a representative?
There are two types of immigration representatives: unpaid and paid.
An unpaid representative is a person or organization that does not charge a fee
for the service to represent you. Examples of unpaid representatives are:
family members, friends, or members of non-governmental or religious organizations.
If you choose to use a paid representative, the YNP will only recognize paid representatives
who are members of:
- A Canadian provincial or territorial law society (e.g. lawyers);
- Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) or
- The Chambre des notaires du Québec.
Members of these organizations are required to conduct themselves according to ethical
and professional standards.
If you choose to use an immigration representative, you should ask the representative
for references and make sure your representative is a member of one of the associations
listed above. You can learn more about who can be an immigration representative
on the Citizenship
and Immigration Canada or the Immigration
Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) website.