Program delivery update: Paper-based economic class applications go digital

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

April 8, 2021

On March 31, 2021, IRCC launched an online permanent residence application portal enabling applicants who apply for select economic permanent resident programs to submit their applications online. These programs include

  1. Non-Express Entry (base) Provincial Nominee Program
  2. Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  3. Agri-Food Pilot
  4. Atlantic Immigration Pilot
  5. Quebec Selected Investor Program
  6. Quebec Entrepreneur Program
  7. Quebec Self-Employed Persons Program

The instructions for the Provincial Nominee Program have been updated to replace references to “paper-based” applications with “non-Express Entry” applications. For all other programs and pilots listed above, instructions have been updated to include references to applications submitted online.

Updated instructions

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP):

Atlantic Immigration Pilot Programs:

Rural and Northern Immigration Program:

Agri-Food Pilot (AFP) Program:

Quebec Economic Classes:

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