July 4, 2013

On Quebec Immigration Paid Representatives

It is not required to retain services of an immigration intermediary (paid individuals) in applying for Quebec Selection Certificate.  However, if you decide to use the paid services of an individual, please note that the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés Culturelles (MICC) only deals with duly authorized individuals, namely:
  • members in good standing of the Barreau du Québec;
  • members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec;
  • individuals who have been granted special authorization issued by one of the two above-mentioned organizations;
  • recognized immigration consultants who are registered with the Registre québécois des consultants en immigration (PDF, 259 Kb)
If you retain the services of a consulting firm or individuals who are not Authorized, you are not certain of so many things.  You also don't have any protection from Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

There are individuals who are not authorized by MICC who offer assistance for CSQ Application and are charging only a minimal fee.  They would often tell you that  it is just easy you will get the same service the lawyers will offer and that they also know the process. Don't fall for it. 

Immigration is not a simple process.  There is a reason why immigration representatives are being regulated.  These lawyers and licensed consultants are in the best position to provide you sound advice and are able to really represent you before MICC.

Vivre O Canada

Proactive Immigration Advisers Corp is the exclusive representative in the Philippines of Vivre O Canada Immigration. Mrs. Nora Bouhali, President of Vivre Ô Canada Immigration  is a Certified Immigration Consultant by Government of Quebec and is also a member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) 

If you are interested to live and work in Canada through Quebec Immigration Program, send email to canada@proimmigrationadvisers.com.