Link your paper application to your online account

For some paper applications, you can get application status details and mail online by first linking your application to your online account.

In your online account, you’re able to see the most up-to-date information about your application.

  1. 1. Apply in person or by mail.
  2. 2. Create your online account.
  3. 3. Link your application to your account.
  4. 4. Get updates and messages about your application online.

You can link the following applications to your online account:

  • visitor visa
  • work permit
  • study permit
  • visitor record
  • Canadian experience class
  • family sponsorship (excluding applications to become a sponsor)
  • federal skilled worker
  • federal skilled trade
  • permanent resident card
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Quebec-selected skilled worker
  • Quebec investors
  • Quebec entrepreneurs
  • Self-employed people (including in Quebec)
  • start-up visa
  • caregivers
    • caring for people with high medical needs pathway
    • caring for children pathway
  • in-Canada live-in caregiver
  • in-Canada protected persons and Convention refugees
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
    • Atlantic International Graduate Program
    • Atlantic High-Skilled Program
    • Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program

We will add more programs at a later date.

What you’ll need to link your application

To link your application to your account, we’ll ask you specific information about your application. Have a copy of your application on hand.

After you create an account and sign in, choose “Link an application to this account” to get started.

Once you link your application to your account, you’ll no longer get messages by mail. We’ll contact you through your account.

Create an account or sign in

You can either create an account using:

  • your online banking login (Sign-In Partner) or
  • a Government of Canada login (GCKey)

What is the difference?

  • Sign-in Partner (SecureKey Concierge) uses your online banking information
  • GCKey is the Government of Canada credential

Learn more about Sign-in Partner and GCKey

Online applications: After we receive your application, it may take up to 5 days for you to see it in your account. We are working to make this wait time shorter. If your application does not appear after 5 days, contact us and report a technical problem. This issue will not delay processing of your application.

  • Use the same sign-in information you use for other online services (for example, online banking).
  • None of your information will be shared with us. Your Sign-In Partner won’t know which government service you’re using.
  • You’ll temporarily leave to use your Sign-In Partner.
See all Sign-In Partners
  • Affinity Credit Union
  • Alberta Treasury Branches
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Choice Rewards MasterCard
  • CIBC Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Desjardins Group
  • National Bank of Canada
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Scotiabank
  • Tangerine
  • TD Bank Group
Logos of Sign-In Partners
  • Sign in with a GCKey user ID and password if you don’t use a Sign-In Partner.
  • Register for a GCKey user ID and password if you don’t have one.
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