Who are authorized immigration representatives?
Authorized immigration representatives are people who can legally offer Canadian immigration advice. They advise and act on issues concerning Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Authorized representative do not have special access to immigration-related programs and services, and no one can guarantee your application will be approved.
There are two types of immigration representatives: paid and unpaid
Paid representatives are qualified professionals who are accountable to their regulatory body and required to abide by strict ethical and professional rules designed to protect consumers. Only the following people may charge a fee or receive any other type of payment to represent or advise you with a Canadian immigration proceeding or application:
Unpaid third parties include family members, friends, and non-profit or religious organizations.