Application for permanent residence - Caring for children class

The Caring for Children Program ended on June 18, 2019. If you submitted a complete application before June 18, we’ll continue to process it.

We’re committed to making sure caregivers continue to have a pathway to permanent residence. If you’re a caregiver who has been caring for children in Canada, you may be eligible for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot.

How to use this application package

Read the instruction guide to help you fill out your application.

Fill out

Fill out, validate, print, sign and date your application forms.

To make sure you submit all the pages:

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  1. Click the “Validate” button. This button is at the top and bottom of the form.

    Note: Validate the form before you print it. This will help make sure you have answered all the questions. It will help avoid delays in processing your application.

  2. A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
  3. Print, sign and date the form.
  4. for best results:
    • print on white, bond-quality, non-glossy paper
    • use a laser printer
  5. Place the barcode page on top of your package. If you have more than one package, place a separate barcode page on each one.

Other forms:

Use the Document Checklist (IMM 5722) (PDF, 362.64KB) to make sure you include all the other forms and documents you need.

Pay the fees.

Pay the fees.

Visit the Pay your fees page to learn about which payment methods we accept.


Mail your completed application to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton (CPC-E), Alberta.

Need help?


Find out if you are eligible

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