A Guide to Registration (Page 2 of 7)
2. Categories of Lobbyists
The Lobbying Act provides for two categories of lobbyists: Consultants and In-House Lobbyists.
2.1 Consultant Lobbyists
Consultant lobbyists include any individual who is paid to communicate with public office holders on behalf of a client. A consultant lobbyist may not be primarily engaged to lobby. It could be any individual who, in the course of his or her work on behalf of a client, communicates with or arranges a meeting with a public office holder. For example, lawyers, accountants and other professionals may lobby as a portion of the services they provide. Consultant lobbyists are required to submit separate registrations for each of their clients.
2.2 In-House Lobbyists
In-house lobbyists communicate with public office holders on behalf of the corporation or the organization that employs them. Registration is required when one or more employees communicate with public office holders regarding certain subjects and those duties constitute a significant part of the duties of one employee or would constitute a significant part of the duties of one employee if they were performed by only one employee.