Caring for children and caring for people with high medical needs classes: Completeness check upon receipt

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Applications must be date-stamped upon receipt and checked for completeness in order of date of receipt.

On July 31, 2018 biometrics expansion occurred within IRCC and was rolled out in 2 phases. Foreign nationals from Europe, Africa and the Middle East have been required to provide biometrics since July 31, 2018, for all permanent residence applications, and foreign nationals from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas have been required to provide biometrics since December 31, 2018.

For biometrics instructions and information, see Biometrics collection and screening.

Applications received under the caring for children and caring for people with high medical needs classes must be reviewed for completeness per the requirements specified in section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) and in the application kit in place at the time of receipt, including all of the following:

  • a signed and completed Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008], including the name, date of birth, nationality, current marital status and current immigration status of the principal applicant and all family members (whether accompanying or not)
  • the results of the principal applicant’s designated language proficiency test, which must be less than 2 years old on the date the application is received, demonstrating that they meet the language proficiency threshold set by the Minister in all 4 language skill areas
  • evidence of a completed Canadian, 1-year, post-secondary (or higher) educational credential or a completed foreign, 1-year, post-secondary (or higher) educational credential and its equivalency assessment (educational credential assessment [ECA] report), which must be less than 5 years old on the date the application is received, issued by an organization or professional body designated by IRCC
  • evidence that the principal applicant has accumulated qualifying work experience
  • evidence that the principal applicant is licensed to practise in Canada on the date the application is received, if they are working in an applicable occupation under the caring for people with high medical needs class
  • a signed and properly completed Schedule A – Background / Declaration form [IMM 5669] for the principal applicant and, if applicable, their spouse or common-law partner and all dependent children aged 18 or older listed in the IMM 0008 form
  • a signed and properly completed program-specific schedule form [IMM 0008 – Schedule 15 or IMM 0008 – Schedule 16] for the principal applicant
  • a properly completed Supplementary Information – Your Travels form [IMM 5562] for the principal applicant
  • evidence of payment of the applicable fees;
  • clear identification of the class under which the application is being made
  • a signed declaration to the effect that the information provided is complete and accurate
  • any additional documents and information required by the IRPR as well as any other evidence required by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)

Incomplete applications and applications that exceed the cap

Applications that are incomplete or received after the maximum of 2750 complete applications have been put into process are returned to the applicant along with processing fees. For incomplete applications, the case processing centre records in a client note in the Global Case Management System (GCMS) that an application has been received and returned to the applicant and takes no further action, unless a complete application, as outlined above, is made.

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