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 of application in order by date of receipt.

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 R10 and the application kit requirements 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 two years old on the date the application is received), demonstrating that they meet the language proficiency threshold set by the Minister in all four language skill areas;
  • evidence of a completed Canadian one-year post-secondary educational credential (or higher) or a completed foreign one-year post-secondary educational credential (or higher) and its equivalency assessment (Educational Credential Assessment – ECA report) (which must be less than five years old on the date the application is received) issued by an organization or professional body designated by CIC;
  • evidence that the principal applicant has accumulated qualifying work experience;
  • evidence that the principal applicant is licensed to practice in Canada on the date the application is received, if working in an applicable occupation under the caring for people with high medical needs class;
  • a properly completed Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] for the principal applicant and, if applicable, their spouse or common-law partner and all dependent children aged 18 and older listed in the IMM 0008;
  • evidence of upfront medical examinations for the principal applicant and all family members (whether accompanying or not);
  • a 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 in 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 Regulations, as well as any other evidence required by the Act.

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 will be returned to the applicant along with processing fees. For incomplete applications, the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville (CPC-V) will record in a client note in the Global Case Management System (GCMS) that an application was received and returned to the applicant, and will take no further action unless a complete application, as outlined above, is made.

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