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Using an Immigration Representative

An immigration representative is someone you appoint to help you with your immigration application.

They usually charge a fee and can represent you in your application to:

  • The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • The Immigration and Refugee Board
  • The Canada Border Services Agency

Do you need a representative?

You are not required to hire a representative.  Using one won’t speed up processing times or guarantee your application will be approved.

If you do appoint a representative, they will receive communications from government immigration offices on your application.

Who can represent you?

Representatives can be paid or unpaid and must be one of the following:

Foreign worker recruiters and immigration consultants must be licensed by the Government of Saskatchewan under The Foreign Worker and Immigration Services Act (FWRISA) before they can work in Saskatchewan. Lawyers can act for clients without a licence if they are members in good standing with their provincial law society.

Only use Licensed Recruiters and Licensed Immigration Consultants. Otherwise, you may:

  • Lose FWRISA protection as a foreign worker; or
  • Have your Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) application refused.

The list Suspended Licensees identifies all the individuals who have been suspended under the FWRISA from providing immigration consulting and/or recruitment services.

If your recruiter or immigration consultant isn’t listed, contact the Program Integrity and Legislation Unit by phone at 306-787-0006 or by email at immigrationpi@gov.sk.ca.

Ask Questions and Do Your Research

You should ensure your representative can legally represent you. If you are paying your representative, you should also ensure they are authorized to work in Saskatchewan. If your appointed representative doesn't meet one of the requirements above, your application won't be processed.

Services and Fees

Immigration representatives charge different amounts of money for their services. Find out what services they provide and how much the services cost. It's also a good idea to compare services and prices of different representatives. If you're not happy with the fees charged by a consultant, you don't have to sign a contract with them.

When using the services of a paid representative:

  • Don't sign any blank forms or documents.
  • Don't sign any forms or documents that you don't understand.
  • Get a copy of all documents prepared for you immediately after you sign them, for your records.
  • Don't leave your original documents or photos with your representative. They do not need to keep your original documents.
  • Every time you give money to your representative, get a written receipt. Make sure it says what service you're paying for and how much you paid.

Authorizing a representative

Once you choose to use an immigration representative:

Issues with Your Representative

If you have issues with your representative, first speak with them and try to fix any problems.

If the problems continue, contact the Program Integrity and Legislation Unit of Saskatchewan Immigration.

The unit reviews all complaints related to the mistreatment, abuse and exploitation of applicants, and will protect your privacy and confidentiality.

If your representative is a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant, you can also make a complaint to the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

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