Immigration consultants are bound to the professional code of ethics as outlined by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. For instance, an immigration consultant who claims special influence with officials, collects fees without written agreements, etc., would be violating the professional code.

If you are appealing to the Federal Court and are seeking a paid representative, you will need to retain a lawyer. If you do decide to retain a lawyer, make sure your lawyer specializes in immigration law.