Choosing the Right Legal Partner – How to Succeed in the Investor Immigration to Canada?

Every year, many people from different corners of the world come to Canada to start a new life – each individual has different stories and reasons for relocation but everyone goes through the common process of immigration.

Moving to Canada is a big decision that requires huge amount of paperwork and formalities. Indeed, a majority of people find immigration to Canada a challenging and complex task. Each candidate who is interested to apply to immigrate to Canada has several options to consider. Today, one of the well-known programs is the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) – the most demanding business immigration program reserved for individuals who have entrepreneurial and relevant experience in the management of a business. An applicant who is interested to apply for the QIIP should find a qualified and right legal partner to achieve the desired aim. Legal partners can be – immigration consultants, immigration firms, lawyers, Quebec notaries or other legal representatives.

One of the most essential points to remember when choosing a legal partner is to select a representative authorized by the government to provide immigration services. In this way, the applicants’ application procedure will be handled professionally. This will secure in a more significant way that your process to acquire permanent residence, and possibly ultimately citizenship will be dealt with by qualified professionals. For immigration to Canada, it is always an advantage to work with someone who cares and understands the immigration process thoroughly.

In Canada and in Quebec, any person wishing to provide services as an immigration consultant must obtain the legally prescribed certification. The certification process namely requires successfully taking examinations following mandatory courses which are offered in approved institutions. In order to verify who is authorized to represent Immigration applicants in Quebec, here are the proper credentials:

  1. Lawyer and Member of the Barreau du Québec (Quebec Bar)
  2. Notary and Member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec
  3. Person who has obtained special authorization from the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec
  4. Immigration consultant registered in the Registre québécois des consultants en immigration

There are non-remunerated representatives such as:

  1. Family member or friend
  2. Member of a non-profit organization or a Québec educational institution
  3. A consultant recognized by the Ministry, a lawyer and member of the Barreau du Québec, a notary and member of the Chambre des notaires du Québec, or a person who has obtained special authorization from one of these organizations
  4. Other non-remunerated representatives. Visit more at RCI Canada Handbook Collection.

Verifying the experience and credentials of the legal partner is important. A candidate should find out how long the selected professionals have been in the business, their knowledge in various immigration pathways or ask for some references.

Aside from choosing an authorized legal partner, an applicant can also identify the eligibility by discussing the services and fees that the legal partner can offer. The applicant should write all the fees in details and make sure that it is understood before signing a contract. Checking other services such as finding a new home or job, establishing a bank account and enrolling children in school can also be a task for the legal partners.

Canada is a multicultural nation but its immigration law is complex. Choosing a right legal partner is a helpful aid to succeed in Canada migration.

Renaissance Capital Inc. (RCI) has been involved in the Immigrant Investor Program since 1996 and is a registered member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). RCI to this day is the biggest independent broker in the industry. Choosing a right legal partner like Renaissance Capital Inc. will assure each applicant’s application will be handled carefully up to the highest chance of success. If you have inquiries for Canada immigration or interested to apply for Quebec Immigrant Investor Program, email us at or visit