Application package – Provincial nominees
You need to give your biometrics
You now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when you apply for permanent residence if you are from Europe, the Middle East or Africa.
Find out who needs to give biometrics.
New: If your nomination is through an Express Entry stream, you must apply through the online system. This application package is only for people applying to the Provincial Nominee Class through the paper-based (non-Express Entry) process. Find out about how to apply through Express Entry.
This application includes:
- Document Checklist [IMM 5690] (PDF, 1.8 MB) April 2018
- Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] (PDF, 553.83 KB) June 2018
- Additional Dependants/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP] (PDF, 424.19 KB) August 2014
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] (PDF, 776.39 KB) December 2012
- Additional Family Information [IMM 5406] (PDF, 570 KB) February 2018
- Schedule 4: Economic Classes: Provincial Nominees [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 4] (PDF, 612.33 KB) October 2015
- Schedule 4A: Economic Classes: Provincial Nominees – Business Nominees [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 4A] (if applicable) (PDF, 1.43 MB) October 2015
- Supplementary Information - Your travels [IMM 5562] (PDF, 1.76 MB) May 2004
- Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada [IMM 5604] (PDF, 609.23 KB) September 2015
- Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union [IMM 5409] (PDF, 636.51 KB) April 2015
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31 KB) September 2015
- Application for Permanent Residence: Guide for Provincial Nominees [IMM EP7000]
To apply under the Provincial Nominee Class, you must:
- have been nominated by a Canadian province or territory, and
- apply for permanent residence.
How to use this application package
Use the instruction guide to fill out your application forms.
- It is easier to fill out the form using a computer than to fill it out by hand. It reduces the risk of mistakes that can slow down the application process.
- Trouble downloading? Right-click the link and choose “Save Target As…”
Fill out, validate, print, sign and date your application forms.
To make sure you submit all the pages, follow these steps:
IMM 0008 form:
- Click the “Validate” button at the top or bottom of the form. (Note: Validating the form before printing makes sure that you have answered all the questions. This will help you to avoid delays in processing your application.)
- One or more final page(s) with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
Print, sign and date the form.
For best results:
- print on white, high-quality and non-glossy paper, and
- use a laser printer.
- Place the IMM 0008 form, including the barcode page(s), on the top of your application package.
Other forms: Use the Document Checklist (PDF, 395.04KB) to make sure that you include all the other forms and documents you need. Do not send documents that are not on the checklist.
Mail your application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The CIO will check to see if your application is complete. If it is, the CIO will send it to the office serving your region to be processed. That office will contact you if it needs other documents from you when it starts processing your application.
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