Agri-Food Pilot: Apply for permanent residence

Changes coming to this application process

Starting September 2022, we’re making it mandatory to apply online for certain permanent immigration programs. Each program will change to mandatory online applications on a different date.

Find out when each program will switch to online applications.

If you can’t apply online, and require accommodations, including for a disability, you can ask for the application in another format (paper, braille or large print). We’ll provide more information on this option soon.

1. Complete the application package

If you want to apply for permanent residence, make sure both your job offer and work experience meet the requirements. If you don’t meet both requirements, your application for permanent residence will be refused.

Avoid processing delays by sending us a complete application.

Get ready to apply

Read the Instruction Guide (IMM 0117) for important information about your eligibility, fees and how to apply.

You can now apply online

We’re testing a new online immigration application. You can use it to apply(opens in a new tab)

Get your checklist and forms


Forms for the employer to fill out

Forms for you (principal applicant) to fill out

Forms for you (principal applicant) to fill out, if applicable

Tips for downloading and filling out the application forms

IMM 0008 is a barcode form. Make sure you validate it and submit all the pages:

2. Get your fingerprints and photo taken

If you’re between 14 and 79 years old, you need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) for every application for permanent residence you submit. Even if you gave your biometrics in the past and they’re still valid.

Temporary changes to biometrics

Book your biometric appointment as soon as you can to avoid processing delays.

If you can’t book an appointment by the deadline on your biometric instruction letter, there may be measures in place to help you.

3. Pay your fees online

Our permanent residence fees have increased

The fees for all permanent residence applications increased on April 30, 2022. Learn more about why fees increased.

How to pay your fees

4. Submit your application

Mail your complete application to the address in the instruction guide.

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