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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (S.C. 2001, c. 27)

Act current to 2022-05-02 and last amended on 2021-11-23. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Representation or advice for consideration

  •  (1) Subject to this section, no person shall knowingly, directly or indirectly, represent or advise a person for consideration — or offer to do so — in connection with the submission of an expression of interest under subsection 10.1(3) or a proceeding or application under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Persons who may represent or advise

    (2) A person does not contravene subsection (1) if they are

    • (a) a lawyer who is a member in good standing of a law society of a province or a notary who is a member in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec;

    • (b) any other member in good standing of a law society of a province or the Chambre des notaires du Québec, including a paralegal; or

    • (c) a member in good standing of the College, as defined in section 2 of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act.

  • Marginal note:Students-at-law

    (3) A student-at-law does not contravene subsection (1) by offering or providing representation or advice to a person if the student-at-law is acting under the supervision of a person mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) who is representing or advising the person — or offering to do so — in connection with the submission of an expression of interest under subsection 10.1(3) or a proceeding or application under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Agreement or arrangement with Her Majesty

    (4) An entity, including a person acting on its behalf, that offers or provides services to assist persons in connection with the submission of an expression of interest under subsection 10.1(3) or an application under this Act, including for a permanent or temporary resident visa, travel documents or a work or study permit, does not contravene subsection (1) if it is acting in accordance with an agreement or arrangement between that entity and Her Majesty in right of Canada that authorizes it to provide those services.

  • (5) [Repealed, 2019, c. 29, s. 296]

  • (5.1) [Repealed, 2019, c. 29, s. 296]

  • (6) [Repealed, 2019, c. 29, s. 296]

  • (7) [Repealed, 2019, c. 29, s. 296]

  • Marginal note:Québec Immigration Act

    (7.1) For greater certainty, the Québec Immigration Act, CQLR, c. I-0.2.1, applies to, among other persons, every person who, in Quebec, represents or advises a person for consideration — or offers to do so — in connection with a proceeding or application under this Act and is a member of the College, as defined in section 2 of the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act.

  • (8) [Repealed, 2019, c. 29, s. 296]

  • Marginal note:Penalties

    (9) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable

    • (a) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years, or to both; or

    • (b) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $40,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Meaning of proceeding

    (10) For greater certainty, in this section, proceeding does not include a proceeding before a superior court.

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