Completeness check upon receipt (Interim Pathway for Caregivers)

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, per the requirements specified in section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations and in the application kit requirements that are in place at the time of receipt, including all of the following:

  • a signed and completed “Generic Application Form for Canada” [IMM 0008] (PDF, 553.83 KB), which includes all of the following information for the principal applicant and all family members, whether accompanying or not
    • name
    • date of birth
    • nationality
    • current marital status
    • current immigration status
  • language evidence of either of the following
    • the results of the principal applicant's designated language proficiency test, demonstrating that they meet the official language proficiency threshold set by the Minister in all 4 language skill areas; these results must be less than 2 years old on the date the application is received
    • proof from the approved testing agency that the principal applicant has made an appointment to take a language test, including the date of the test and, if available, a copy of the receipt of payment

Depending on volumes at the test agency, the test date may be after the Interim Pathway for Caregivers closes. This is allowed, as long as the applicant provides proof that they made an appointment to take the language test before the Interim Pathway for Caregivers closed.

Once the test results are received, the test date on the results must match the date provided at the time of application. The applicant must provide the original test results as soon as they receive them.

  • education evidence of either of the following
    • a completed Canadian high school diploma
    • a foreign diploma, certificate or credential, along with an equivalency assessment

The equivalency assessment must be issued within 5 years before the date the application is received. The equivalency assessment indicates that the foreign diploma, certificate or credential is equivalent to a completed Canadian high school diploma.

If the client is unable to provide an equivalency assessment before the Interim Pathway for Caregivers closes, they may provide a foreign diploma, certificate or credential, along with proof that they applied for an equivalency assessment before the Interim Pathway for Caregivers closed. Proof includes written confirmation from the agency that they submitted a request for an equivalency assessment, receipt of payment or both.

  • evidence that the principal applicant has accumulated qualifying work experience in Canada since November 30, 2014
  • a properly completed “Schedule A – Background/Declaration” form [IMM 5669] (PDF, 546 KB) for the principal applicant and, if applicable, their spouse or common-law partner and all dependent children aged 18 or older who are listed on the IMM 0008 form
    • Only the principal applicant is required to submit the IMM 5669 form upfront; spouses, common-law partners and all dependent children can submit their IMM 5669 form at a later date, as long as it is received before the file is finalized.
  • a properly completed, program-specific schedule form, IMM 0008 – Schedule 18, for the principal applicant
  • a properly completed “Supplementary Information – Your Travels” form [IMM 5562] (PDF, 1.76 MB) for the principal applicant
  • evidence of payment of the applicable fees
  • clear identification of the class (Interim Pathway for Caregivers) in which the application is being made
  • a signed declaration to the effect that the information provided is complete and accurate

Incomplete applications

Applications that are incomplete (that is, that do not contain the above-listed items) are returned to the applicant along with the processing fees. The Case Processing Centre in Edmonton records in a client note, in the Global Case Management System, that an application was received and returned to the applicant and takes no further action, unless a complete application is made.

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