Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot: Apply for permanent residence

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works.

Important: Make sure you are applying for the right program based on your previous work experience. If you apply for the wrong program and do not have the work experience required for that program, your application for permanent residence will be refused.

Get ready to apply

Read the Instruction Guide (IMM 0118) 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 the designated Economic Development Organization of the participating community to fill out

Forms for you (principal applicant) to fill out

Use the instruction guide to fill out your application forms

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

Pay your fees online

Find out how to pay your fees.

Submit your application

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

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