Ensure Immigration Representatives are in Good Standing

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act requires that all immigration representatives that provide Canadian immigration services for a fee must be registered and in good standing with the appropriate regulatory body.

You do not need an immigration representative to apply to the MPNP. If you choose to use an immigration representative, you are responsible for ensuring that your representative is authorized.

Representatives must operate according to the MPNP Code of Conduct. Failure to declare an immigration representative or recruiter may result in the refusal of your MPNP application.

Manitoba will only recognize or release information to a paid immigration representative who is:

  • a lawyer who is a member in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society; or
  • a notary who is a member in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Quebec; or
  • an immigration consultant who is a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)

Using an immigration representative will not get your application special attention or guarantee it will be approved.

Check if your representative is in Good Standing

You can check if an immigration consultant is registered and in good standing with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and accredited as a Regulated International Student Immigration Advisor (RISIA), or a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) by searching the ICCRC website.

You can check if a lawyer is a member in good standing by contacting the appropriate Canadian provincial or territorial law society. You can check if a notary is a member in good standing by contacting the Chambre des notaires du Quebec.

The MPNP has no official immigration representatives acting on its behalf and does not endorse or require the services of an immigration representative or recruiter.