Link an application to your IRCC secure account

You may want to link an application to your IRCC secure account to

  • get the most up-to-date case status information
  • get online updates for an application you submitted
  • change your Sign-In Partner or switch to a GCKey
  • take over an application from an authorized representative

If you’re applying under the Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway

  • make sure to link your application to your IRCC secure account after you receive your acknowledgement of receipt (AOR) letter or email
  • you’ll then be able to upload documents we request from you in your IRCC secure account

Applications that can be linked

Not all applications can be linked. Check if you can link your application before proceeding.

List of applications that can be linked
  • Interim Federal Health Program
  • Permanent residence
    • Agri-Food Pilot
    • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
      • High-Skilled Program
      • Intermediate-Skilled Program
      • International Graduate Program
    • Canadian Experience Class
    • Caregivers
      • In-Canada live-in caregivers
      • Caring for children
      • Caring for people with high medical needs
    • Express Entry profile
    • Family sponsorship (excluding applications to become a sponsor)
    • Federal skilled trades
    • Federal skilled worker
    • In-Canada protected persons and convention refugees
    • Provincial Nominee Program
    • Quebec entrepreneurs
    • Quebec investors
    • Quebec-selected skilled worker
    • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
    • Self-employed persons (including Quebec)
    • Start-up visa
    • Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway (TR to PR Pathway)
  • Permanent resident card
  • Temporary residence
    • International Experience Canada (IEC)
    • Study permit and extension
    • Visitor visa
    • Visitor record
    • Work permit and extension

How to link an application to your IRCC secure account

  1. 1. Submit your application in one of the ways specified for your application type.
  2. 2. Create your IRCC secure account.
  3. 3. Link your application to your IRCC secure account.
  4. 4. Get online updates and messages about your application.

To link an application:

  • Follow the steps to sign into your online account or create a new one.
  • In your account, under “View the applications you submitted”, click on “Add (link) your application to your account to check your status”.
  • Enter the information exactly as you did on your original application. If you made updates after you applied, enter the most recent information.

You can try to link an application 5 times. If it doesn’t work after 5 tries, you’ll be locked out for 24 hours.

After you link your application, you won’t receive paper letters about your application. We’ll send messages about your application to your account.

If you’re using a representative, they’ll lose access when you link the application to your account.

Find out how to change or cancel your representative.

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.

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