Using Representatives

You can apply to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) directly without the help from a representative. You are not required to use a paid or unpaid representative, such as an immigration consultant or lawyer to apply to the NLPNP. The programs are designed for you to be able to complete the process on your own. The OIM assesses all applications equally, regardless of whether they were prepared with the assistance of a representative or completed by applicants. Having a representative will not grant you a faster processing time.

The NLPNP does not recommend or endorse any individual representatives.

OIM staff will assist employers and prospective immigrants by providing immigration advice and answering questions regarding immigration processes. OIM staff provide guidance and support at no cost to applicants throughout the application process.

Who 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 Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP).

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. The NLPNP will require authorization from the applicant to communicate with unpaid representatives.

If you choose to use a paid representative, the NLPNP will recognize only paid representatives who are members of:

Members of these organizations are required to conduct themselves according to ethical and professional standards.

You should ask the representative for references and make sure your representative is a member in of one of the associations listed above. You can learn more about who can be an immigration representative on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website at www.cic.gc.ca external link

Note: If you choose to use a representative, the NLPNP may direct its correspondence and other communications concerning your application to your representative upon your request.
However, the NLPNP reserves the right to contact the applicant directly regarding the application if determined that this is in the best interest of program integrity.