Guide 0104 – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker – Application for Permanent Residence and an Occupation-Restricted Open Work Permit from Inside Canada


This is not a legal document. The explanations and definitions are not legal definitions. In case of a discrepancy between the language in this document and the relevant legislation or regulations, the legal text in the legislation and regulations prevails.

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This information will help you complete the forms and guide you through the application process.

Before you apply

Use this guide to apply for permanent residence through the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot.

Read the complete guide and then fill out each of the required forms.

This instruction guide:

  • has information you must know before you submit your application, and
  • explains how to fill out the forms and gather your supporting documents.

Symbols used in this guide

This guide uses these symbols to draw your attention to important information:

Required step

What you must do to have your application processed.

Important information

Important information that you must know to avoid delays or other problems.

Important information

Where to get more information.


Biometric (fingerprints and photo) requirements

You and your family members may need to appear in person to have their fingerprints and photograph (biometric information) taken at a biometric collection service point.

Canadian citizens and existing permanent residents of Canada are exempt from giving biometrics.

As of December 3, 2019, you need to give biometrics when you apply from within Canada. You can go to a designated Service Canada location.

Find out if you need to give biometrics.

If you have to give biometrics, you can give them after you:

  • pay for and submit your application and biometric fees, and
  • get a Biometric Instruction Letter (BIL) which will direct you to a list of biometric collection service points you may choose from

You must bring the BIL with you to the biometric collection service point to give your biometrics.

We encourage you to give your biometrics as soon as possible after getting the BIL. We’ll start processing your application after we get your biometrics.

Where to give your biometrics

You need to book an appointment to give your biometrics at one of these official biometric collection service points.


Family member definitions

Your family members include your spouse or common-law partner, your dependent children and any children that are their dependent children.

Spouse

Refers to either of the two persons (opposite or same gender) in a marriage legally recognized in the country in which it took place, as well as in Canada.

Important information

Proxy, telephone, fax, internet and similar forms of marriage where one or both parties were not physically present are no longer considered as valid spousal relationships under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. For more information, consult Operational Bulletin 613.

Common-law partner
Refers to a person who is living in a conjugal relationship with another person (opposite or same gender), and has done so continuously for a period of at least one year. A conjugal relationship exists when there is a significant degree of commitment between two people.

This can be shown with evidence that the couple share the same home, support each other financially and emotionally, have children together, or present themselves in public as a couple.

Common-law partners who have been in a conjugal relationship for at least one year but are unable to live together or appear in public together because of legal restrictions in their home country or who have been separated for reasons beyond their control (for example, civil war or armed conflict) may still qualify and should be included on the application.

Dependent children

We assess your child’s eligibility as a dependant based on how old they were at a specific point in time, called the lock-in date. This is usually the date we received your application. To see if your child qualifies as a dependant, we consider the age of your child on the lock-in date, even though your child’s age may change during processing.

Your child or the child of your spouse or common-law partner can be considered a dependent child if that child meets the requirements below on the lock-in date:

  • They’re under 22 years old, and
  • They don’t have a spouse or common-law partner

Children 22 years old or older qualify as dependants if they meet both of these requirements:

  • They have depended on their parents for financial support since before the age of 22, and
  • They are unable to financially support themselves because of a mental or physical condition

With the exception of age, dependants must continue to meet these requirements until we finish processing your application.

Not sure if your child is a dependant? Check if your child qualifies by answering a few questions.

If your child’s age was locked in on or before October 23, 2017, a previous definition of dependent children may apply.

Dependent child of a dependent child
Refers to children of dependent children of the applicant and those of the spouse or common-law partner, if applicable.

Do you intend to reside in Quebec?

If you intend to reside in the province of Quebec, you do not qualify to apply under these pilots.

To be eligible for these pilots, you must show that you intend to reside as permanent residents in a province other than Quebec.


Step 1: Make sure you are eligible

What are the requirements?

Your application to immigrate to Canada under either the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot will be assessed against the following four requirements:

1. Job offer

You must have a job offer that meets all of these requirements:

  • The job offer was made using the Offer of Employment form [IMM 5983] (PDF, 2.18 MB)
  • Is genuine and likely to be valid when you are issued your work permit
  • The job offer was made by a single Canadian employer (excluding an embassy, high commission or consulate) for a position outside the province of Quebec
  • The job must be non-seasonal and for full-time employment, meaning you’ll work at least 30 paid hours per week
  • The job must be in a NOC 4411 (Home child care provider) or NOC 4412 (Home support worker) occupation, depending on which pilot you apply for

Note: You may live in your employer’s home, but it is not a requirement.

Note: For the Home Child Care Provider Pilot you must have provided in-home care to children under the age of 18 in an occupation listed under NOC 4411, other than a foster parent. For the Home Support Worker Pilot, you must have provided in-home care to adult(s) in an occupation listed under NOC 4412, other than as a housekeeper.

You must submit the job offer with your application for permanent residence. Your employer must complete this form and send you a copy to include with your application. Your employer and you must read and sign the declaration at the bottom of the form.

In addition, you must submit a work permit application together with your permanent residence application.

You must meet employment requirements for the job you are offered. You can find these requirements in the NOC.

Ability to perform the work

An officer will assess if you’re able to perform the work described in the lead statement of your eligible occupation, as set out in the occupational descriptions of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Refer to the Document Checklist – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker [IMM 5981] (PDF, 3.39 MB) for more information on what you need to provide as proof of ability.

2. Proficiency in English or French

You must have a level of proficiency of at least benchmark level 5 in either official language for all four language skill areas, as set out in the Canadian Language Benchmarks or the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens.

You must prove your ability in English or French in these four areas:

  • listening,
  • speaking,
  • reading, and
  • writing.
Proof of language proficiency

To prove that you meet the required level of language proficiency in all four language skill areas, you must include a copy of the results of one of the following language tests designated by IRCC with your application:

English
French

Language proficiency test

You must take a language proficiency test offered by an organization or institution designated by IRCC before submitting your application.

Your test results must be less than two years old at the time that we receive your application.

  • Make arrangements to take a designated language proficiency test and pay the test costs.
  • Refer to the language test scoring grids to confirm that your test results meet the language proficiency requirement.
  • Submit a copy of the test results with your application.
  • Keep a copy of your language proficiency test results for your records and future use.

Note: Designated language test results will be used as proof of whether you meet the language proficiency requirement.

3. One-year post-secondary education

You must have at least a completed Canadian one-year post-secondary educational credential (or an equivalent foreign credential).

To prove that you meet the required level of education, you must submit with your application evidence of:

  • a completed Canadian educational credential of at least one year of post-secondary studies,

    or

  • a completed foreign educational credential and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report issued by an organization designated by IRCC, if your educational credential was obtained outside Canada.

Note: The ECA report must indicate that your completed foreign educational credential is equivalent to at least a completed Canadian one-year post-secondary educational credential.

Proof of foreign educational credential equivalency

You must have your foreign educational credentials assessed by an organization designated by IRCC and obtain an ECA report before submitting your application.

Your ECA report must have been issued on or after the date the organization was designated by IRCC. Your ECA report must be less than five years old on the date that we receive your application.

You need to:

  1. make arrangements to obtain an ECA report for your completed foreign educational credential(s) from an organization designated by IRCC and pay the assessment costs.
  2. refer to Appendix B to confirm that the outcome stated on your ECA report matches at least one of the assessment outcomes identified in the list.
  3. submit a copy of the ECA report with your application along with proof of your completed foreign educational credential(s) (examples of proof of your completed foreign educational credential(s) can include copies of your diplomas/degrees, transcripts, etc).
  4. keep a copy of your ECA report for your records and future use.

Note: The ECA report and proof of your completed foreign educational credential(s) will be used as proof of whether you meet the post-secondary education requirement.

4. Qualifying Canadian work experience

This section will be assessed after you have obtained your occupation-restricted work permit.

If you meet the permanent residence eligibility criteria (i.e. education, official language, offer of employment and ability to perform the work) to qualify for either the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or the Home Support Worker Pilot and you are admissible to Canada, you will be issued an occupation-restricted open work permit so that you can acquire your eligible Canadian work experience. In order to continue to qualify for either of these pilots, you will need to obtain, and provide proof of, at least 24 months of qualifying full-time Canadian work experience within the 36 month period after this work permit was issued. Full-time work means at least 30 hours of paid work per week.

Note: Some applicants may have some, but less than 24 months, of qualifying Canadian work experience when they receive an occupation-restricted open work permit. They can count this experience toward the 24 month requirement, as long as they show that their combined 24 months of experience was acquired in the 36 month period before their proof was submitted.

Complete Schedule 19b and refer to the Document Checklist – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker [IMM 5981] (PDF, 3.39 MB) for more information on what you need to provide as proof.

Send us your proof of qualifying work experience within the appropriate 36 months period and Schedule 19b by mail to the Case Processing Centre in Edmonton, Alberta (CPC-E).

Note: Do not send this form with your applications for permanent residence and your work permit. Only send us this form once you have acquired the 24 months of qualifying work experience.

Any periods of self-employment or periods of employment during which you were engaged in full-time study (e.g. work experience gained on a co-op, off-campus or on-campus work permit) will not be included when calculating your work experience.

To qualify, your work experience must have been obtained in one of the following occupations listed in the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) system:

  • Home child care providers (NOC 4411).

    Note: You must have provided in-home care to children under the age of 18 in an occupation listed under NOC 4411, other than a foster parent.

  • Home support worker or related occupation (NOC 4412).

    Note: You must have provided in-home care to adult(s) in an occupation listed under NOC 4412, other than as a housekeeper.

The care provided could have been in your own home or your employer’s home. You don’t need to have lived in your employer’s home to qualify.

Determining whether you have qualifying work experience

The NOC is a system used by the Government of Canada to classify occupations and group them based on the types of job duties and the types of work a person does.

Follow these steps to determine if you have qualifying work experience under this Class:

  1. Go to the NOC website.
  2. Go to the “Quick Search” located in the bottom, left-hand side of the website.
  3. Enter the following four-digit NOC code: 4411 or 4412.
  4. Make sure the initial description and list of main duties match what you did in your job.
Proof of qualifying work experience

For the work experience you claim in your application, you must demonstrate you performed:

  • the actions identified in the initial lead statement of the NOC description (NOC 4411 if you are applying for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or NOC 4412 if you are applying for the Home Support Worker Pilot), and
  • most of the main duties, including all the essential duties, listed in the NOC description

This means that you performed some or all of the main duties, including all the duties that separate your actual job from any other. For example, duties that begin with “may” in the NOC description are not usually considered to be essential duties.

Note: Your work experience does not need to be continuous to qualify, but your 24 months of authorized full-time work experience must not include:

  • any extended absence from Canada (including any time worked for an employer outside Canada),
  • periods of unemployment,
  • long-term sickness or parental leave.

A reasonable period of vacation time will be counted towards meeting the work experience requirement (e.g. a two-week period of paid vacation in or outside of Canada within a given 52-week period).

Note: If you are applying for the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot with proof of qualifying Canadian work experience, you are not required to provide us with a job offer from a Canadian employer.

Step 2. Gather your documents

What documents are required?

Use the Document Checklist below to make sure you have included all of the required documents and forms.

Document Checklist – Home Child Care Provider or Home Support Worker [IMM 5981] (PDF, 3.39 MB)

Your application will be returned if anything documents are missing or if photocopies are not clear or legible. We may ask for more information at any time during the application process.


Translation of documents

You must submit the following for any document that is not in English or French, unless otherwise stated on your document checklist:

  • the English or French translation; and
  • an affidavit from the person who completed the translation (if they’re not a certified translator); and
  • a certified copy of the original document.

small exclamation warning signImportant information: Translations must not be done by the applicants themselves nor by an applicant’s parent, guardian, sibling, spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, grandparent, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or first cousin.

If the translation is not done by a certified translator (a member in good standing of a provincial or territorial association of translators and interpreters in Canada), you must submit an affidavit swearing to the accuracy of the translation and the language proficiency of the translator.

An affidavit is a document on which the translator has sworn, in the presence of a person authorized to administer oaths in the country where the translator is living, that the contents of their translation are a true translation and representation of the contents of the original document.

Translators who are certified in Canada don’t need to supply an affidavit.

The affidavit must be sworn in the presence of:

In Canada:

  • a notary public
  • a commissioner of oaths
  • a commissioner of taking affidavits

Authority to certify varies by province and territory. Consult your local provincial or territorial authorities.

Outside of Canada:

  • a notary public

Authority to administer oaths varies by country. Consult your local authorities.



Certified true copies

To have a photocopy of a document certified, an authorized person must (as described below) compare the original document to the photocopy and must print the following on the photocopy:

  • “I certify that this is a true copy of the original document”,
  • the name of the original document,
  • the date of the certification,
  • their name,
  • their official position or title, and
  • their signature.

Who can certify copies?

Only authorized people

small exclamation warning signImportant information: Certifying of copies must not be done by the applicants themselves nor by an applicant’s parent, guardian, sibling, spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, grandparent, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or first cousin.

Persons authorized to certify copies include the following:

In Canada:

  • a notary public
  • a commissioner of oaths
  • a commissioner of taking affidavits

Authority to certify varies by province and territory. Check with your local provincial or territorial authorities to learn who has the authority to certify.

Outside Canada:

  • a notary public

Authority to certify international documents varies by country. Check with your local authorities to learn who has the authority to certify in your country.



Medical requirements

Do not undergo an immigration medical exam unless we advise you to do so. A medical exam will be required and you’ll will receive instructions after you submit your application.

All your family members who are not already Canadian citizens or permanent residents must undergo and pass an immigration medical exam, even if your family members will not be processed for permanent residence with your application. Family members who do not undergo and pass a medical exam will not be eligible to be sponsored at a later date. Your family members will be contacted by the visa office in their area with instructions on their medical exams.


Police certificates

If you and your family members are 18 years of age and older and aren’t permanent residents or Canadian citizens, you must provide a valid police certificate for any country other than Canada in which you spent 6 or more months in a row since the age of 18.

Note: You do not need to provide a police certificate from a country if you or your family members were under 18 years of age the entire time you lived in that country.

If the original certificate isn’t in English or French, you must get an accredited translator to translate it. You must include both the police certificate and the original copy of the translation.

We’ll also do our own background checks to see if there are reasons why you or your family members may not be admissible to Canada.

For specific and up-to-date information, see our guide on where to get a police certificate.


Step 3. Fill in your forms

Filling out the application

The following are the forms that must be filled out and submitted:

Spouses, partners and dependent children may also apply for an open work permit. The following form must be filled out and submitted by each person applying for a work permit. Check the minimum legal age to work in your province or territory.

The following form must be filled out and submitted for any spouse, partner, or dependent child who is applying for a study permit.

Note: For information on how to fill out IMM 5709, see the Guide 5552 – Applying to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada - Student. You will not be able to apply online.

Optional:

small exclamation warning signIt is a serious offence to give false or misleading information on these forms. The information you provide on your application is subject to verification.


Be complete and accurate

Complete all sections. If a section does not apply to you, write “Not Applicable” or “NA”. If your application is incomplete it may be returned to you and this will delay the processing of your application.

If you need more space for any section, print out another page with the appropriate section, complete it and submit it along with your application.


Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008)

Who must fill out this application form?

This form must be completed by:

  • You, the principal applicant.


Note

Completing the form

You must answer all questions on this application form unless indicated otherwise.

Download and fill out the application form on a computer. The IMM 0008 Generic Application Form for Canada must be validated with a 2D bar code.

Make sure that:

  • you properly validate your answers when filling out this form, and
  • the 2D bar codes are properly generated

If the 2D bar codes are missing or can’t be machine read for any reason, the application will be returned to you without being processed.

You also have the option of saving your form and completing it later.

Note: Completing the form electronically is easier and reduces the risk of errors that can slow down the application process.

Read and follow the steps below to help you fill out the form.


Application Details

Question 1

From the list, select the Program under which you are applying:

  • Family
  • Economic
  • Refugee
  • Other
Question 2

From the list, select the Category under which you are applying:

  • If you chose “Family” in question 1, select one of the following:
    • Spouse
    • Common-law partner
    • Conjugal partner
    • Dependent child/adopted child
    • Child to be adopted in Canada
    • Parents/grandparents
    • Orphaned
      sibling/nephew/niece/grandchild
    • Other relative
  • If you chose “Economic” in question 1, select one of the following:
    • Agri-Food Pilot
    • Atlantic High Skilled Program
    • Atlantic International Graduate Program
    • Atlantic Intermediate Skilled Program
    • Home Child Care Provider Pilot
    • Home Support Worker Pilot
    • Rural and Northern Immigration Program
    • Federal Skilled Worker
    • Federal Skilled Trades
    • Self-Employed
    • Provincial Nominee
    • Canadian Experience Class
    • Quebec Selected Skilled Worker
    • Quebec Selected Entrepreneur
    • Quebec Selected Self Employed
    • Quebec Selected Investor
    • Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)
    • Start-up Business
    • Caregivers Program (select for the Interim Pathway for Caregivers)
    • High Medical Needs Program
    • Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program
  • If you chose “Refugee” in question 1, select one of the following:
    • In Canada – Refugee Claim
    • In Canada – Protected Person (for Convention Refugees or other protected persons applying for permanent residence from within Canada)
    • Outside Canada – Refugee (for Convention Refugees or other protected persons applying for permanent residence from outside Canada)
  • If you chose “Other” in question 1, select one of the following:
    • In Canada – Humanitarian & Compassionate Considerations
    • Permit Holder Class
    • Temporary Public Policy for Out-of-Status Construction Workers in the Greater Toronto Area
Question 3

Enter the total number of family members included in your application. This includes yourself and any family members, regardless of whether they intend to accompany you to Canada or not.

For refugee claimants in Canada only: Enter the total number of family members included in your application for refugee protection who are with you in Canada.

Question 4

Language preference

From the list, select your preferred language for:

  1. correspondence
  2. interview: if your native language is not in this list, select “other”
  3. interpreter requested: you must select “yes” if you do not select English or French for the interview
Question 5

Where do you plan on living in Canada?

From the list select the:

  1. Province/Territory
  2. City/Town
Question 6

If you plan to live in the Province of Quebec and are applying under a Quebec immigration program, have you received your Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ)?

  1. Select the corresponding box
  2. If you selected “Yes”, enter the CSQ number
  3. If you selected “No”, enter the date when you applied for your CSQ (if you have not yet applied, please do so before applying for permanent residence)

Note: If you are not applying under a Quebec immigration program, select “no” for Question 6 a) and leave 6 c) blank.


Principal Applicant’s Personal Details

The Principal Applicant must answer the following questions.

Question 1

Enter your full family name (surname or last name) as shown on your passport, travel or identity document.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, indicate your family name(s).

Enter all of your given name(s) (first, second or more) as shown on your passport, travel or identity document. Do not use initials.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, indicate “Child” or leave the given name field blank.

Question 2

Nickname/Alias

Select the box to tell us if you have ever used any other names than those indicated in question one. This could be your birth name, maiden name, married name, nickname, etc. If “Yes”, enter your nickname/alias in the family name and given name(s) fields.

Question 3

If you know your Unique Client Identifier number (UCI) or Client Identification number (Client ID), enter it here without any spaces. If you applied for temporary or permanent residence in the past, this is an 8 or 10 digit number you can find on previous documents sent by us. If this is your first application with us, or if you do not know your UCI, leave this space blank.

Question 4

From the list, select your gender (F-Female, M-Male or X-Another gender).

Note: If you choose the X gender identifier and you currently have or have had a Canadian temporary resident document (visa, eta, work permit or study permit) with a gender identifier other than X, you need to complete the Request Form for a Change of Sex or Gender Identifier [CIT 0404] (PDF, 1.6 MB) and send it with your application.

If you’ve never had a Canadian temporary resident document and your foreign travel document or passport does not contain the X gender identifier (or an equivalent non-binary option), you also need to complete the Request Form for a Change of Sex or Gender Identifier [CIT 0404] (PDF, 1.6 MB) and send it with your application.

No supporting documents are required.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, select “Unknown”.

Question 5

Enter your height in either centimetres or feet and inches.

Question 6

From the list, select your eye color.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, select “Other”.

Question 7

Enter your date of birth. If you do not know your complete date of birth, please use an “*” (asterisk) to fill in the spaces for the unknown year, month or day. For example, if the day and month of your date of birth is unknown you could enter 1964/*/*.

Question 8

Enter your place of birth, including the city or town, or country of birth as shown in your passport or your travel document.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, indicate “Unknown” for the city or town and select the country where you intend to adopt a child.

Question 9

Citizenship(s)

  1. From the list, select your country of citizenship.
  2. If you are a citizen of more than one country, select your other country of citizenship.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, select the country where you intend to adopt a child.

Question 10

Current country of residence

From the list, select:

  • The name of your current country of residence. Your country of residence is the country in which you are residing, provided that you have been lawfully admitted to that country.

For refugee claimants in Canada only: select Canada whether you have been lawfully admitted or not.

  • Your immigration status in that country (indicate one of the following):
    • Citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Visitor
    • Worker
    • Student
    • Other
    • Protected Person
    • Refugee Claimant
    • Foreign National
  • Other: This section must be completed if you selected “Other” as a status.
  • The dates (From – To) you have been living in your current country of residence.

For out-of-status applicants:

  • for “Status” select “Other”;
  • for “Other” type in “Out of status, requires restoration”;
  • leave the “From” and “To” boxes blank.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, select the country where you intend to adopt a child and “Citizen” as the immigration status in that country.

Question 11

Enter the date of your last entry to Canada, if applicable.

Enter the place you last entered Canada (example: Toronto airport, Lacolle border crossing, seaport Yarmouth, etc.).

Question 12

Previous countries of residence

Select the box to tell us if you have lived in any country other than your country of citizenship or your current country of residence for more than six (6) months in the past five (5) years.

If you checked “Yes”, for each country select:

  • The name of the country you lived in
  • Your immigration status for the time you were in that country:
    • Citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Visitor
    • Worker
    • Student
    • Other
    • Protected Person
    • Refugee Claimant
    • Foreign National
  • Other: This section must be completed if you selected “Other” as a status
  • The dates (From – To) you were living in that country.
Question 13
  1. From the list, choose your current marital status:

    Annulled Marriage:

    This is a marriage that is legally declared as not valid. An annulment can also be a declaration by the Catholic Church that the marriage union did not have a binding force.

    Common-
    Law:

    This means that you have lived continuously with your partner in a marital-type relationship for a minimum of one (1) year.

    Divorced:

    This means that you are officially separated and have legally ended your marriage.

    Legally Separated:

    This means that you are married, but no longer living with your spouse.

    Married:

    This means that you and your spouse have had a ceremony that legally binds you to each other. Your marriage must be legally recognized in the country where it was performed and in Canada.

    Single:

    This means that you have never been married and are not in a common-law relationship.

    Widowed:

    This means that your spouse has died and that you have not re-married or entered into a common-law relationship.

  2. Enter the date (year, month and day) you were married or you entered into your current common-law relationship.

  3. Enter the family name(s) and given name(s) of your current spouse or common-law partner.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, select “Single”.

Question 14

Select the box to tell us if you have been married or in a common-law relationship. If you checked “Yes”, give the following details for your previous spouse/common-law partner:

  • Family name(s)
  • Given name(s)
  • Type of relationship:
    • Common-law or
    • Married
  • Dates (From – To) for which you were in the relationship with your previous spouse/common-law partner
  • Date of birth.

Contact Information

Question 1

Enter your current mailing address (where information should be mailed) by typing the following information:

  • Post Office Box (P.O. Box) number, if applicable. If you do not enter a post office box, you must provide the Street number must
  • Apartment (Apt.) or Unit, if applicable
  • Street number (No.), if applicable. It is the number on your house or apartment building. You must provide a street number if you did not enter in a P.O. Box
  • Street name, if applicable
  • City or Town
  • From the list, select the Country of your current mailing address
  • Province or State
  • Postal code/zip code
  • District, if applicable

Note: All correspondence will go to this address unless you indicate your e-mail address.

If you wish to have a representative who can conduct business on your behalf, you must provide their address in this section and on the Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) form.

For more information read the Use of a Representative guide.

Question 2

Select the box to tell us if your residential address (where you live) is the same as your mailing address. If “No”, enter the following information:

  • Apartment (Apt.) or Unit, if applicable
  • Street Number (No.). It is the number on your house or apartment building.
  • Street Name
  • City or Town
  • Country
  • Province or State
  • Postal Code/zip code
  • District, if applicable
Question 3

Enter your telephone number including the country code, area/regional codes, etc. (et cetera)

If you have an extension number, indicate it after your phone number under “Ext. (extension)”

Select the box to tell us if your telephone number is from Canada/the United States (US) or Other (any other country).

From the list, select the type of telephone:

  • Residence (home)
  • Cellular (cell/mobile)
  • Business (work)
Question 4

If you have a second telephone number enter it here including the country code, area/regional codes, etc. (et cetera).

If you have an extension number, indicate it after your phone number under “Ext. (extension)”

Providing an alternate telephone number will help make sure we can contact you with information about your application.

Select the box to tell us if your second telephone number, is from Canada/the United States or Other (any other country).

From the list, select the type of telephone:

  • Residence (home)
  • Cellular (cell/mobile)
  • Business (work)
Question 5

If you have a fax number, enter it here, including country code, area/regional codes, etc. (et cetera).

Select the box to tell us if the facsimile (fax) number is from Canada or the United States or Other (any other country).

Question 6

If you have an email address, enter it here. (e.g.:name@provider.net)

Note: By indicating your e-mail address, you are hereby authorizing IRCC to transmit your file and personal information to this specific e-mail.


Passport

Question 1

Select the box to tell us if you have a valid passport or travel document If you don’t have one or can’t obtain one, you must select the “No” box.

Question 2

If you select “Yes”, provide your passport or travel document number exactly as shown on the document. Make sure there is no space between each number or letter.

Question 3

From the list, select the name of country or territory that issued your passport or travel document.

Question 4

Enter the date your passport or travel document was issued.

Question 5

Enter the date your passport or travel document will expire.

Question 6

For this trip – select Yes or No to tell us if you are using a passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that shows your personal identification number.

Question 7

For this trip – select Yes or No to tell us if you are using a National Israeli passport.


National Identity Document

Question 1

Select the box to tell us if you have a valid national identity document.

Question 2

If you selected “Yes”, provide your national identity document number exactly as shown on the identity document. Make sure there is no space between each number or letter.

Question 3

From the list, select the name of the country or territory that issued your national identity document.

Question 4

Enter the date your national identity document was issued.

Question 5

Enter the date your national identity document will expire.


Education/Occupation Detail

Question 1

From the list, select your highest level of education.

  • None: No education
  • Secondary or less: High school diploma obtained after elementary school and before college, university, or other formal training.
  • Trade / Apprenticeship certificate / Diploma: Diploma completed in a specific trade, such as carpentry or auto mechanics.
  • Non-university certificate / Diploma: Training in a profession that requires formal education but not at the university level (for example, dental technician or engineering technician).
  • Post-secondary – No degree: Post-secondary studies at a college or university but no degree earned.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Academic degree awarded by a college or university to those who completed an undergraduate curriculum; also, called a baccalaureate. Examples include a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Education.
  • Post Graduate – No degree: Post Graduate studies at a college or university but no degree earned (Master of PhD).
  • Master’s degree: Academic degree awarded by a graduate school of a college or university. You must have completed a Bachelor’s degree before a Master’s degree can be earned.
  • Doctorate – Ph D: Highest university degree usually based on at least three (3) years of graduate studies and a thesis. Normally, you must have completed a Master’s degree before a PhD can be earned.
Question 2

Enter the total number of years of formal education that you have completed, including elementary and secondary school.

Question 3

Enter your current occupation.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, indicate “Unknown”.

Question 4

Enter your intended occupation in Canada.

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, indicate “Unknown”.


Language Detail

Question 1

This question is not for selection purposes. One of Canada’s immigration objectives is to support and assist the development of minority language communities in Canada.

  1. From the list, select your first (native) language. This is the language that you learned at home during your childhood and that you still understand. If your native language is not in this list, select “Other”.
  2. If your native language is not English or French, select which one you would most likely use:
    • English
    • French
    • Neither

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, select the native language of the country where you intend to adopt a child.

Question 2

From the list, select whether you are able to communicate in English and/or French:

  • English
  • French
  • Both
  • Neither

Dependant(s)

You must answer each question on behalf of each of your dependant(s).

To add a new dependant to the application, click the “Add Dependant” button, located at the bottom of the page.

To remove a dependant from the application, click the “Remove Dependant” button.

You can add up to five (5) dependants using this form.

If you have more than five (5) dependants:

To include everyone in your application you must complete the following form for each additional family member:


Note
Important

You must list all family members in your application for permanent residence, whether they are accompanying you to Canada or not. You must also provide details on family members whose location is unknown (including those missing or presumed dead). If these family members are not listed on your application, you will not be able to sponsor them at a later date.


Dependant’s Personal Details

Questions 1-9

Questions 1 to 9 are the same questions you answered for yourself. See the previous instructions to help you answer the questions for your dependant(s).

Question 10
  1. From the list, select your dependant’s relationship to you, the principal applicant:
    • Adopted Child
    • Child
    • Common-law partner
    • Grandchild
    • Other
    • Spouse
    • Step-Child
    • Step-Grandchild
  2. Complete if you select “Other”
Question 11
  1. Select the box to tell us if your dependant will accompany you to Canada.
  2. If you answered “No”, explain why your dependant is non-accompanying.
Question 12

From the list, select the type of dependant:

Type A
The dependant is under the age of 22 and single (not married and not in a common-law relationship).
Type B (Important: This dependent type applies only if your child’s age was locked in before August 1, 2014)
The dependant has been continuously enrolled in and in attendance as a full time student at a post-secondary institution accredited by the relevant government authority and has depended substantially on the financial support of a parent since before the age of 22.
Type C
The dependant is 22 years of age or older, has depended substantially on the financial support of a parent since before the age of 22, and is unable to provide for themselves because of a medical condition.

Not sure which type of dependant your child is? Check if your child qualifies as a dependant by answering a few questions.

Question 13

Current country of residence

From the list, select the appropriate information to tell us:

  • The name of your dependant’s current country of residence. The country of residence is the country in which they are residing, provided they have been lawfully admitted to that country.

For refugee claimants in Canada only: select Canada whether your dependant has been lawfully admitted or not.

  • Your dependant’s immigration status in that country (indicate one of the following):
    • Citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Visitor
    • Worker
    • Student
    • Other
    • Protected Person
    • Refugee Claimant
    • Foreign National
  • Other: This section must be completed if you selected “Other” as a status.
  • The dates (From – To) your dependant has been living in their current country of residence.

For out-of-status applicants:

  • for “Status” select “Other”;
  • for “Other” type in “Out of status, requires restoration”;
  • requires restoration, Leave the “From” and “To” boxes blank.
Question 14

Enter the date of your dependant’s last entry to Canada.

Tell us the place they last entered Canada (example: Toronto airport, Lacolle border crossing, seaport Yarmouth, etc.).

Question 15

Previous countries of residence

Select the box to tell us if your dependant has lived in any country other than their country of citizenship or their current country of residence for more than six (6) months in the past five (5) years.

If you checked “Yes”, select the appropriate information from the list to tell us the following:

  • The name of the country your dependant lived in
  • Your dependant’s immigration status for the time they were in that country:
    • Citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Visitor
    • Worker
    • Student
    • Other
    • Protected Person
    • Refugee Claimant
    • Foreign National
  • Other: This section must be completed if you selected “Other” as a status
  • The dates (From – To) your dependant was living in that country.
Question 16
  1. From the list, select your dependant’s current marital status:

    • Annulled Marriage
    • Common-Law
    • Divorced
    • Legally Separated
    • Married
    • Single
    • Widowed
  2. Enter the date (year, month and day) your dependant was married or entered into their current common-law relationship.
  3. Tell us the family name(s) and given name(s) of your dependant’s current spouse or common-law partner.
Question 17

Select the box to tell us if your dependant has previously been married or in a common-law relationship. If you selected “Yes”, give the following details for your dependant’s previous spouse/common-law partner:

  • Family name(s)
  • Given name(s)
  • Type of relationship:
    • Common-law or
    • Married
  • Dates (From – To) your dependant was in the relationship with their previous spouse/common-law partner.

Passport

Question 1

Select the box to tell us if your dependant has a valid passport or travel document. If you don’t have one or can’t obtain one, you must select the “No” box.

Question 2

If you selected “Yes”, provide their passport or travel document number exactly as shown on the document. Make sure there is no space between each number or letter.

Question 3

From the list, select the name of the country or territory that issued their passport or travel document.

Question 4

Enter the date their passport or travel document was issued.

Question 5

Enter the date their passport or travel document will expire.

Question 6

For this trip – select Yes or No to tell us if they’re using a passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that shows their personal identification number.

Question 7

For this trip – select Yes or No to tell us if they’re using a National Israeli passport.


National Identity Document

Question 1

Select the box to tell us if your dependant has a valid national identity document.

Question 2

If you selected “Yes”, provide their national identity document number exactly as shown on the document. Make sure there is no space between each number or letter.

Question 3

From the list, select the name of the country or territory that issued their national identity document.

Question 4

Enter the date their national identity document was issued.

Question 5

Enter the date their national identity document will expire.


Education/Occupation Detail

Question 1

From the list, select your dependant’s highest level of education.

  • None: No education
  • Secondary or less: High school diploma obtained after elementary school and before college, university, or other formal training.
  • Trade / Apprenticeship certificate / Diploma: Diploma completed in a specific trade, such as carpentry or auto mechanics.
  • Non-university certificate / Diploma: Training in a profession that requires formal education but not at the university level (for example, dental technician or engineering technician).
  • Post-secondary – No degree: Post-secondary studies at a college or university but no degree earned.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Academic degree awarded by a college or university to those who completed an undergraduate curriculum; also, called a baccalaureate. Examples include a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Education.
  • Post Graduate – No degree: Post Graduate studies at a college or university but no degree earned (Master of PhD).
  • Master’s degree: Academic degree awarded by a graduate school of a college or university. You must have completed a Bachelor’s degree before a Master’s degree can be earned.
  • Doctorate – Ph D: Highest university degree usually based on at least three (3) years of graduate studies and a thesis. Normally, you must have completed a Master’s degree before a PhD can be earned.
Question 2

Tell us the total number of years of formal education that they completed, including elementary and secondary school.

Question 3

Tell us their current occupation.

Question 4

Tell us their intended occupation in Canada.


Language Detail

Question 1

This question is not for selection purposes. One of Canada’s immigration objectives is to support and assist the development of minority language communities in Canada.

  1. From the list, select your dependant’s first (native) language. This is the language that they learned at home during their childhood and they still understand. If their native language does not appear in this list, select “Other”.
  2. If your dependant’s native language is not English or French, select which one they would most likely use:
    • English
    • French
    • Neither

Note: If you are a parent of a child to be adopted in Canada who is not yet identified, select the native language of the country where you intend to adopt a child.

Question 2

From the list, select if they are able to communicate in English and/or French:

  • English
  • French
  • Both
  • Neither
Question 3

Select Yes or No to tell us if your dependant(s) have taken a test from a designated testing agency to assess their proficiency in English or French.


Consent and Declaration of Applicant

  1. Once the application is completed, click on the “Validate” button located at the top or bottom of the form. This will generate a barcode page or pages (see image below).

    Barcode

    Note: This barcode page will not appear if you fill out your application by hand.

  2. Print all pages of your application form.

  3. Read all of the statements in all sections carefully and:


    Note
    1. Write your name in the space provided.
    2. Check the appropriate box to indicate if you agree that the information contained in this application related to your intended occupation, education and work experience may be shared with prospective employers in order to assist them in hiring workers.
    3. Sign, with a hand written signature, and date in the spaces provided.

    By signing, you certify that you fully understand the questions asked, and that the information you have provided is complete, truthful, and correct. If you do not sign and date, the application will be returned to you.

  4. Place the barcode page(s) on the top of your application (forms and supporting documents) when you submit it.


Additional Dependants/Declaration Form (IMM 0008DEP)

Who must fill out this application form?

This form must be completed by:

  • You, the principal applicant, on behalf of each of your dependants not included in the Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008).

The questions are the same that you answered for yourself and other dependants on the IMM 0008.

Follow the previous instructions to help you answer the questions.


Consent and Declaration of Applicant

Read all of the statements in all sections carefully and then:

  1. Write your dependant’s name in the space provided.
  2. Select the box to tell us if you agree that the information contained in this application related to your dependant’s intended occupation, education and work experience may be shared with prospective employers to assist them in hiring workers.
  3. Sign and date in the spaces provided.

By signing, you certify that your dependant fully understands the questions asked, and that the information you have provided is complete, truthful, and correct. If you do not sign and date, the application will be returned to you.

Note: If you are less than 18 years of age, your form must be signed by one of your parents or a legal guardian.


Application to Change Conditions, Extend my Stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker (IMM 5710)


Who must fill out this application form?

This form must be completed by each person who wants to apply for an extension of their work permit or change conditions of their stay in Canada, including applying for an initial work permit.


Completing the form

Required step

You must answer all the questions on this application form unless indicated otherwise.

Download and fill out the application form on a computer.

You also have the option of saving your form and completing it later.

Note: Completing the form electronically is easier and reduces the risk of errors that can slow down the application process.

In order to help you fill out the application form, read and follow the steps below.

Question 1

Type your Unique Client Identifier number (UCI).

Note: The UCI or Client ID can be found on your study or work permit under the section “Country of Citizenship”.

Question 2

From the list, select the language (English or French) in which you would like to receive your service.

Question 3

Check the appropriate box or boxes to indicate if you are applying for:

  • A work permit with the same employer
  • An initial work permit or a work permit with a new employer
  • Restoration of your status as a worker
  • An initial or an extension of a temporary resident permit

Personal details

Question 1
Full name

Type your family name (surname) as it appears on your passport or travel document (even if the name is misspelled). Do not use initials.

Note: If you do not have a family name on your passport or travel document, enter all your given names here and leave the given name field blank.

Type all of your given names (first, second, or more) as they appear on your passport or travel document (even if the name is misspelled). Do not use initials.

Note: If you do not have a given name on your passport or travel document, leave this field blank. Do not enter “*”, “Not applicable” or “NA”.

Question 2
Nicknames / Alias

Check the box to indicate if you ever used any other name. This could include your birth name, maiden name, married name, nickname, etc.

If you checked “Yes”, type any other family name that you have ever used.

If you checked “Yes”, type any other given name (first, second, or more) that you have ever used.

Question 3

From the list, select your gender (F-Female, M-Male or X-Another gender).

Note: If the gender identifier chosen is F or M, it must match the sex that appears on the passport or travel document you provide with your application. If the gender identifier chosen is X, it should match an equivalent non-binary option.

Question 4

Indicate your date of birth. If your complete date of birth is unknown, please use “*” (star sign/asterisk) to fill in the spaces for the year, month or day, where applicable.

Question 5

Type your city or town of birth.

From the list, select your country of birth.

Question 6

From the list, select your country of citizenship. To be a citizen of a country means that you were either born in that country (in most cases) or have been granted citizenship by that country. If you have dual citizenship, select the country that issued the passport you will be using for this trip.

Question 7

From the list, select the appropriate information to indicate your immigration status in Canada:

  • Citizen
  • Permanent resident
  • Visitor
  • Worker
  • Student
  • Other
  • Protected Person
  • Refugee Claimant
  • Foreign National

Other: This section must be completed if you selected “Other” as a status.

Provide the dates (From-To) to indicate how long you have had this status.

For out-of-status applicants:

  • Under “Status” select “Other”;
  • Under “Other” type in “Out of status, requires restoration”;
  • Leave the “From” and “To” boxes blank.
Question 8

Check the box to indicate whether you have lived in any country other than your country of citizenship or your current country of residence for more than six (6) months in the past five (5) years.

If you checked “Yes”, from the list select the appropriate information to indicate the following:

  • The name of the country you lived in,
  • Your immigration status for the time you were in that country:
    • Citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Visitor
    • Worker
    • Student
    • Other
    • Protected Person
    • Refugee Claimant
    • Foreign National
  • Other: This section must be completed if you selected ‘Other’ as a status,
  • The dates (From – To) you were living in that country.
Question 9
  1. From the list, choose your current marital status:
    • Annulled Marriage: This is a marriage that is legally declared invalid. An annulment can also be a declaration by the Catholic Church that the marital union did not have a binding force.
    • Common-Law: This means that you have lived continuously with your partner in a marital-type relationship for a minimum of one year.
    • Divorced: This means that you are officially separated and have legally ended your marriage.
    • Legally Separated: This means that you are married, but no longer living with your spouse.
    • Married: This means that you and your spouse have had a ceremony that legally binds you to each other. Your marriage must be legally recognized in the country where it was performed and in Canada.
    • Single: This means that you have never been married and are not in a common-law relationship.
    • Widowed: This means that your spouse has died and that you have not re-married or entered into a common-law relationship.
  2. Enter the date (year, month and day) you were married or you entered into your current common-law relationship.
  3. Type the family names and given names of your current spouse or common-law partner.
  4. Check “Yes” or “No” to indicate if your spouse or common-law partner is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.

Note: If you are in a common-law union, you must also complete the Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union (IMM 5409) form and include it with your application. If you are married, you must provide a photocopy of your Marriage license or certificate with your application.

Question 10

Check the box to indicate whether you have previously been married or in a common-law relationship. If you checked “Yes”, provide the:

  • Family name(s),
  • Given names,
  • Type of relationship:
    • Common-law, or
    • Married.
  • Dates (From-To) for which you were in the relationship with your previous spouse or common-law partner,
  • Date of birth

Language

Question 1
  1. From the list, select your first (native) language. This is the language that you learned at home during your childhood and which you still understand.

    Note: If your native language does not appear in this list, select “other”.

  2. If your native language is not English or French, write which one you use mostly:
    • English
    • French
    • Neither
Question 2

From the list, select whether you are able to communicate in English, French or both:

  • English
  • French
  • Both
  • Neither
Question 3

Check Yes or No to indicate if you have taken a test from a designated testing agency to assess your proficiency in English or French.


Passport

Question 1

Type your valid passport or travel document number exactly as indicated on your document. Make sure there is no space between each number or letter.

Question 2

From the list, select the name of the country or territory that issued your passport or travel document.

Question 3

Enter the date your passport or travel document was issued.

Question 4

Enter the date your passport or travel document will expire.

Question 5

For this trip – Check Yes or No to tell us if you are using a passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that shows your personal identification number.

Question 6

For this trip – Check Yes or No to tell us if you are using a National Israeli passport.

National Identity Document

Question 1

Check Yes or No to tell us if you have a national identity document.

Question 2

Enter your national identity document number exactly as shown on the document.

Question 3

From the list, select the name of the country or territory that issued your national identity document.

Question 4

Enter the date your national identity document was issued.

Question 5

Enter the date your national identity document will expire.

US PR Card:

Question 1

Check Yes or No to tell us if you are a lawful Permanent Resident of the United States with a valid alien registration card (green card).

Question 2

Enter your valid alien registration card (green card) document number exactly as shown on the document.

Question 3

Enter when your alien registration card (green card) document will expire.


Contact information

Question 1

Indicate your current mailing address (where information should be mailed) by typing the following information:

  • Post Office Box (P.O. Box) number, if applicable. If you do not indicate post office box number, the Street number must be provided.
  • Apartment (Apt.) or Unit, if applicable
  • Street number (No.), if applicable. This must be provided if you did not type in a P.O. Box number
  • Street name, if applicable. Do not abbreviate words (Street, Avenue, Boulevard, Drive, etc.) except for directions (NW, SE, W, etc.).
  • City or Town
  • Province
  • Postal code

Note: All correspondence will go to this address unless you indicate your e-mail address.

If you wish to have a representative who can conduct business on your behalf, you must provide their email and mailing address in this section and on the Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) form.

Question 2

Check the box to indicate whether your residential address (where you live) is the same as your mailing address. If "No", type the following information:

  • Apartment (Apt.) or Unit, if applicable
  • Street Number (No.)
  • Street Name
  • City or Town
  • Country
  • Province
  • Postal Code
Question 3

Check the appropriate box to indicate if the telephone number is from Canada/the United States (US) or Other (any other country).

From the list, select the type of telephone:

  • Residence (home)
  • Cellular (cell/mobile)
  • Business (work)

Type your telephone number including the country code, area/regional codes, etc.

If you have an extension number, write it after your phone number under “Ext.”

Question 4

Check the appropriate box to indicate if your additional telephone number is from Canada/the United States or Other (any other country).

From the list, select the type of telephone:

  • Residence (home)
  • Cellular (cell/mobile)
  • Business (work)

Type your telephone number including the country code, area/regional codes, etc.

If you have an extension number, write it after your phone number under “Ext.”

Question 5

Check the appropriate box to indicate if the facsimile (fax) number is from Canada and United States or Other (any other country).

If applicable, type your facsimile (fax) number, including country code, area/regional codes, etc.

Question 6

If applicable, type your e-mail address using a format similar to the following: name@provider.net

Note: Please ensure this email address is checked regularly. Any emails sent to you by us will end in “@cic.gc.ca”, or “@canada.ca”, or “@international.gc.ca”. Please add these to your “safe senders” list in your email program and check the junk mail folder in case important emails get filtered. If we are advised that the email address you provided is not functional or no longer exists, we will communicate with you by mail. By indicating your e-mail address, you are hereby authorizing transmission of correspondence including file and personal information to be sent electronically to you at the address provided.


Coming into Canada

Question 1

Provide the date and the place where you first entered in Canada

Question 2
  1. Indicate the purpose of your original visit:
    • Business
    • Tourism
    • Study
    • Work
    • Other (medical visit, transit, etc.)
    • Family Visit
  2. If you choose "Other" in question 1a), provide details.
Question 3

Provide the date and the place of your recent entry to Canada

Question 4

Provide the document number of your most recent Visitor Record, study or work permit.


Details of intended work in Canada

Question 1

Choose “Open Work Permit”. No information is required for questions: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8.

Question 5

Provide the dates of your expected employment in the format provided (From – To).

Note: A work permit cannot be issued for a duration longer then the passport


Education

Check the box to indicate if you have any post-secondary education (including university, college or apprenticeship training).

The following table provides examples of post-secondary education:

Trade / Apprenticeship

Training completed in a specific trade, such as carpentry or auto mechanics.

Non-university certificate / diploma

Training in a profession that requires formal education but not at the university level (for example, dental technician or engineering technician).

Bachelor’s degree

Academic degree awarded by a college or university to those who completed an undergraduate curriculum; also called a baccalaureate. Examples include a Bachelor of Arts, Science or Education.

Master’s degree

Academic degree awarded by a graduate school of a college or university. You must have completed a Bachelor’s degree before a Master’s degree can be earned.

PhD

Highest university degree, usually based on at least three years of graduate studies and a thesis. Normally, you must have completed a Master’s degree before a PhD can be earned.

If you checked “Yes”, provide full details of your highest level of post-secondary education:

  • Enter the dates (year and month) you attended the institution,
  • Field(s) of study (mechanics, social sciences, medicine, etc.),
  • School or Facility name,
  • City or Town,
  • From the list, select the country, and
  • Province or State.

Employment (Work/Occupation)

For co-op and post-graduation work permit applicants: information in this section are not required.

Provide the following information about your employment for the last 10 years. If you are retired, provide the 10 years before your retirement.

Question 1
Current Activity / Occupation

Provide details about your current Activity / Occupation:

  • Enter the dates (year and month) you have been working at your occupation,
  • The activity/occupation or a brief description of your position. If you do not work, describe what you are currently doing (retired, not working, going to school, etc.),
  • Indicate the name of the company or employer or facility where you work,
  • City or Town,
  • Country,
  • Province/State, if applicable.
Question 2
Previous Activity / Occupation

Provide details of your previous Activity / Occupation for the past 10 years. If you are retired, provide the 10 years before your retirement:

Note: If you need more space, print out an additional page of the form, complete this section and submit it with your application.


Background information

All questions in this section must be answered or the application will be considered incomplete and will be returned.

Question 1

Check the box to indicate if:

  1. you or any of your family members have ever had tuberculosis of the lungs or been in close contact with a person with tuberculosis within the past two years.
  2. you have any physical or mental disorder that would require social or health services other than medication during your stay in Canada.
  3. If you checked “Yes” to any of the above questions, provide details and the name of the family member, if applicable.
Question 2

Check the box to indicate if you have ever:

  1. remained beyond the validity of your status, attended school without authorization or worked without authorization in Canada?
  2. been refused a visa or permit, denied entry or ordered to leave Canada or any other country.
  3. applied previously to enter or remain in Canada.
  4. If you checked “Yes” to one of the above questions, provide details.
Question 3
  1. Check the box to indicate if you have ever:
    1. committed,
    2. been arrested for, or
    3. been charged with or convicted of any criminal offence in any country.
  2. If you checked “Yes,” provide details.
Question 4
  1. Check the box to indicate if you have ever served in any military, militia, civil defence unit, or serve in a security organization or police force (including non-obligatory national service, reserve or voluntary units).
  2. If you checked “Yes,” provide your dates of service and the countries where you served.
Question 5

Check “Yes” or “No” to indicate if you have ever been a member or associated with any political party, or other group or organization which has engaged in or advocated violence as means to achieving a political or religious objective, or which has been associated with criminal activity at any time.

Question 6

Check “Yes” or “No” to indicate if you have ever witnessed or participated in the ill treatment of prisoners or civilians, looting or desecration of religious buildings.


To complete your form:

  1. Once the application is completed, click on the “Validate” button located at the top or bottom of the form. This will generate a barcode page (page 5 of 5) - see image below. If this application form is completed on a computer and printed, you must place the barcode page on the top of your application (or if applying as a group, each individual application package). Sample Barcodes

    Note: This barcode page will not appear if you fill out your application by hand.

  2. If you are 18 years of age or older, you must sign and date in the boxes provided at the bottom of the page.

    If you are less than 18 years of age, your form must be signed by one of your parents or a legal guardian.

    Note: By signing, you certify that you fully understand the questions asked, and that the information you have provided is complete, accurate, and factual. If you do not sign and date the application form, it will be returned to you.


Schedule A – Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)

This form must be completed by:

  • you, the principal applicant;
  • your spouse or common-law partner (whether accompanying you to Canada or not), and
  • your dependent children aged 18 years or older (whether accompanying you to Canada or not).

For refugee claimants in Canada: Only family members included in your application for refugee protection who are with you in Canada must complete this form.

Question 1

Enter your full family name (surname or last name) exactly as it is shown on your passport, travel or identity document.

Enter all of your given name(s) (first, second or more) exactly as they are shown on your passport, travel or identity document. Do not use initials.

Question 2

Enter your name in your native language or script (if applicable).

For example: Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Japanese characters or Chinese commercial/telegraphic code.

Question 3

Enter your date of birth. If you do not know your complete date of birth, please use an “*” (asterisk) to fill in the spaces for the unknown year, month or day. For example, if the day and month of your date of birth is unknown you could enter 1964/*/*.

Question 4

Provide your father’s personal details including their:

  • family name (surname or last name),
  • given name(s),
  • date of birth,
  • town or city of birth,
  • country of birth,
  • date of death (if applicable).
Question 5

Provide your mother’s personal details including their:

  • family name (surname or last name),
  • given name(s),
  • date of birth,
  • town or city of birth,
  • country of birth,
  • date of death (if applicable).
Question 6

Answer each question by checking the appropriate box.

If you answered “Yes” to one or more of these questions, you must explain what happened in the space provided. If you need more space, attach a separate sheet of paper.

For questions 7-12, when answering:

  • Do not use abbreviations
  • Do not leave gaps in time

If a question doesn’t apply to you, write “N/A” in the question.

If you need more space, attach a separate sheet of paper.

small exclamation warning signImportant information: Processing will be delayed if you do not account for all periods of time.

Question 7

Education

Enter the number of years of formal education you have completed at each of the levels indicated.

Provide the details about each secondary and post-secondary educational institution you attended, including the:

  • period of time that you attended the institution,
  • name of the institution,
  • city and country,
  • type of certificate or diploma issued, and
  • field of study.

If no diploma was issued, write “N/A”. If you need more space, attach a separate sheet of paper.

Question 8

Provide the details of your personal history since the age of 18, or the past 10 years, whichever is most recent.

Start with the most recent information.

If you were working:

  • under “Activity”, enter your occupation or job title.
  • make sure you provide a specific job title
  • If your job title is not clear, provide a brief list of your duties

If you were not working:

  • Explain what you were doing (for example: unemployed, studying, travelling, retired, in detention, etc.)

If you were outside your country of nationality, enter your status of the country you were in.

Important information: Please ensure that you do not leave any gaps in time. Failure to account for all time periods will result in a delay in the processing of your application.

Question 9: Membership in organizations

If you were or still are a member of an association or organizing, enter the names here.

This includes:

  • political organizations,
  • social organizations,
  • youth or student organizations,
  • trade unions, and
  • professional associations.

If you were not a member of an association or organization, do not write “not applicable”. Instead, enter: “I have never been a member of an organization or association”.

Question 10

Enter any government positions you have held in the past such as:

  • Civil servant;
  • Judge;
  • Police officer;
  • Employee in a security organization;
  • Etc.

Do not use abbreviations.

Enter “NONE” in the box if you have not been a member of an association or organization.

Include:

  • the name of the country and the level of jurisdiction (examples: national, regional or municipal),
  • the name of the department or the branch you worked for, and
  • activities and/or positions that you held.

Do not use abbreviations.

Question 11

Give complete details about your military or paramilitary service (if applicable). Provide the details of your military or paramilitary service for each of the countries whose armed forces you served in. If you were not in any military or paramilitary service, write “NONE”. Do not leave gaps in time.

Question 12

Enter the residential addresses where you have lived since your 18th birthday or the past 10 years, whichever is most recent, complete with the postal code. Do not use P.O. Box addresses.

Authority to disclose personal information
Declaration of applicant

Read all of the statements in all sections carefully. Sign and date in the boxes provided. By signing, you certify that you fully understand the questions asked, and that the information you have provided is complete, truthful, and correct. If you do not sign and date, the application will be returned to you.

Note: The bottom section of Schedule A should not be completed at this time.


Interpreter declaration: Leave this section blank

Solemn declaration: Leave this section blank


Schedule 19 A – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker (Language and Education)

This form must be completed by you, as the principal applicant.

Question 1
Select the box to tell us which pilot you are applying for
Question 2
Write your full name (family name / given name(s)) as shown on your passport or official documents.
Question 3
Write your Unique Client Identification (UCI) – if you have one
Question 4
Write your date of birth
Question 5

Language:

  1. Select the box to tell us your first language in Canada.
  2. Select the box to tell us if you have taken a test designated by IRCC to assess your language proficiency.
    • If you select “Yes”, provide us with a copy of the language test results (speaking, listening, and writing).
Question 6

Canadian education:

Select the box to tell us if you have 1 year post-secondary education (or higher).

If you select “Yes”, provide us with a copy of your completed Canadian post-secondary educational credential.

If you select “NO”, you have 2 options:

  • Select “Yes” if you have an ECA report and provide us a copy.
  • Select “No” if you do not have an ECA report.

Offer of Employment Form – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker Pilots

The form is to be completed by:

  • the employer, and
  • the employee

Section 1: Hiring a Caregiver

To be completed by the employer

Select which type of caregiver you are hiring:

  • Home Child Care Provider – NOC 4411 (excluding foster parents)
  • Home Support Worker – NOC 4412 (excluding housekeeping work)

Section 2: Employer Information

To be completed by the employer

Write personal details for:

  • Surname
  • Given name
  • Street address
  • City
  • Province or Territory
  • Postal Code
  • Telephone number (cell)
  • Telephone number (work)
  • E-mail address
  • Relationship with the person(s) receiving care
  • Relationship to the employee
  • Select “yes” or “no” to tell us if you have ever hired a caregiver before
    • Include the dates you have hired a caregiver in the past.
  • Canada Revenue Agency Business Number
  • Business Legal Name (as registered with CRA)
  • Annual Income disclosure on this form is optional. If you do not provide it in this form, an officer may request it from you during processing.

Section 3: Employee Information

To be completed by the employee

Write personal details for:

  • Surname as shown on your passport
  • Given name as shown on your passport
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • UCI / ID
  • Passport number
  • Country of birth
  • Country of residence
  • Citizenship
  • Marital status
  • Mailing address
    • P.O. box
    • Apt. – Unit
    • Street number
    • Street name
    • City/Town
  • Country
  • Province or Territory
  • Postal Code
  • District
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone number
  • Select “yes” or “no” if your family members are accompanying you.
  • Tell us how many adult family members are accompanying you
  • Tell us how many children under 18 years of age are accompanying you
  • List the age of each child accompanying you.

Section 4: Work Location

To be completed by the employer

  • Select “yes” or “no” to tell us if the employee will be working from your residence.
  • If you select “no”, tell us the details of where the employee will work
    • Street address
    • City
    • Province or Territory
    • Postal Code
    • Telephone number (cell)
    • Telephone number (work)
    • E-mail address
  • Tell us the description of the house and the household:
    • Total number of rooms
    • Total number of bedrooms
  • Tell us how many adults and children are living in the house:
    • How many adults
    • How many children (under 18 years of age)
    • List the age of each child

Section 5: Live-in Arrangements

To be completed by the employer

  • Select “yes” or “no” to tell us if the employee will reside where the work is being performed.
  • If you select “yes”, tell us if the employee’s accompanying family members (if applicable) will be living with the employee.
  • If you select “yes”, provide us the detail description of the accommodation.
    • Bedroom
    • Tell us how many bedrooms
    • Tell us the size in square meters of the bedrooms
  • Select “yes” or “no” to tell us if the bedroom(s) is/are furnished.
    • Tell us what is provided in the bedroom(s).
  • Tell us if the door:
    • Can be locked from the outside with the key given by you
    • Can be locked from the inside with a safety bolt
  • Tell us if a secure exterior window closes and locks from within and can be used to exit in case of an emergency.
  • Tell us if the following are finished:
    • Floors
    • Ceilings
    • Walls
    • Lightning
    • Heating
    • Closet
  • Tell us if the following are “shared with you and members of your family” or “not”
    • Bathroom
    • Kitchen
    • Living room
  • Select “yes” or “no” to tell us if the employee has their own entrance.
  • Tell us if other services are provided to employee.
  • Provide us with the list of services that are provided to the employee.
  • If you would provide other services to the employee, write the details.

Section 6: Duration of Contract

To be completed by the employer

  • Tell us how long the contract is with the employee.
  • Tell us the anticipated start date of the employee.

Section 7: Job Description

To be completed by the employer

  • Tell us the employee’s job title.
  • List the daily duties and description of the employee’s responsibilities as a caregiver.
  • Tell us the employee’s minimum experience or skill requirements.
  • Tell us the details of the person(s) the employee agrees to provide services as a caregiver.

Section 8: Work Schedule and Wages

To be completed by the employer

Answer each question bellow.

Question 1
Select “yes” or “no” to tell us if you offer the employee a full-time position.
Question 2

Tell us how many hours each day and each week the employee will work.

  • Select “yes” or “no” to tell us if the employee will have irregular work hours.
  • If you select “yes”, provide us the details of the work schedule
Question 3

Tell us what is the regular (non-overtime) wage per hour that you are offering to the employee.

Select to tell us if:

  • you agree to review and adjust the employee’s wages at least once a year to ensure they meet or exceed the prevailing wage rate for the occupation in the region where the employee shall be employed

    or

  • you and the employee will indicate wage increase by amending no. 2 of the section of the contract in writing, signed by you and the employee and the date of the amendment.
Question 4

Tell us if you agrees to pay the employee the wages on the following basis:

  • Weekly
  • Bi-weekly
  • Monthly
Question 5

Tell us the rate you agree to pay the employee for the overtime hours (e.g.: 1.5 X regular rate) and indicate after how many hours of work (e.g. after 44 hours a week).

Question 6

Select “yes” or “no” to tell us if the employee will be paid any contingent wages (e.g. bonuses, predictable overtime).

  • If you select “yes” provide details.
Question 7

If a live-in arrangement is made with the employee, select “yes” or “no” to tell us if deductions are going to be removed from the salary.

  • If you select “yes” indicate the amount.
Question 8

Select “yes” or “no” if there are any other deductions from the employee’s paycheques (e.g.: meals, etc.)

  • If you select “yes”, indicate the amount.
Question 9

Tell us how many days off the employee shall be entitled to per week and include on which days of the week.

Question 10

Tell us how many business days off of paid vacation the employee shall be entitled to per year.

Question 11

Tell us how many days the employee shall be entitled to per year of paid and unpaid sick leave.

Question 12

You must provide the employee all applicable provincial, territorial and national statutory and public holidays with pay.

Question 13

You agree to pay the employee for their work by cheque or alternative means if mutually agreed and with documentation and receipts.

  • Indicate the gross wages before deductions per hour worked.
  • Indicate the equivalent to number of hours per week.
Question 14

You agree to pay taxes and submit all deductions payable as prescribed by law including, but not limited to, employment insurance, income tax, Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan.

Section 9: Benefits

To be completed by the employer

Tell us which of the following you will provide the employee:

  • Disability insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Pension
  • Extended medical insurance (e.g. prescription drugs, paramedical services, medical services, etc.)
  • Vacation – number of paid business days per year
  • Remuneration – percentage of gross salary
  • Other benefits
    • If you will provide the employee “other” benefits, specify.

Section 10: Recruitment Fees

The employer shall not recover from the employee through payroll deductions or any other means, the fee they have paid to a third party recruiter or recruitment agency, or their authorized representative(s) for services related to hiring and retaining the employee.

If the third party recruiter or recruitment agency, or their authorized representative(s) charge the employee for any recruitment fee, the employer must reimburse the employee in full.

Section 11: Notice of Resignation

To be agreed to by the employer and the employee

If the employee wants to terminate the present contract, the employee agrees to give the employer a written notice in advance. Indicate the number of weeks you have agreed on.

The employer and the employee agree to abide by the provincial / territorial labour / employment standards on written notice of resignation.

We recommend that a copy of the relevant portions of provincial / territorial labour standard be attached as an appendix.

Section 12: Notice of Termination of Employment

To be agreed to by the employer and the employee

The employer must give written notice before terminating the contraction of the employee. The employer must indicate the number of week(s) in advance this notice will be given to the employee.

The employer and the employee agree to abide by the provincial / territorial labour / employment standards on written notice of resignation.

We recommend that a copy of the relevant portions of provincial / territorial labour standard be attached as an appendix.

Section 13: Declaration of Employer

To be completed by the employer

The employer must read and add check marks on the form to declare the following:

  • You certify that you are actively engaged in the business of which the offer of employment is made and understand that you must remain so during the period of employment for which the work permit is issued to the foreign national.
  • You certify that you are compliant with, and will comply with, the federal/territorial laws that regulate employment and the recruitment of employees, in the province/territory in which it is intended that the foreign national work and, if applicable, with the terms and conditions of any collective agreement.
  • You certify that you will provide the foreign national with employment in the same occupation as that set out in the foreign national’s offer of employment and with wages and working conditions that are substantially the same.
  • You certify that you will make reasonable efforts to provide a workplace that is free of abuse which includes physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse.
  • You confirm that you have read and understood the contents of this form and declare that the information provided in this form is true, complete and accurate.
  • You understand that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) may contact to request additional information about the offer of employment.
  • You understand that IRCC will not disclose the information contained herein to Third Parties, except as described in bilateral information sharing agreements or except as authorized or required by law.
  • You confirm that you understand making a false declaration or have otherwise provided false or misleading information or have undertaken concealment of a material fact, the potential employee’s application could be rejected. You further confirm that you understand providing such false or misleading information, making a false declaration or failing to declare all information material to the potential foreign workers application could be an offense and/or constitute non-compliance under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
  • You consent to the collection and disclosure of the information contained herein, including for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

Section 14: Consent of Employer

To be completed by the employer

The employer selects “yes” or “no” if they consent to the following:

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or an organization at IRCC request may want to contact you in the future to ask about your experience in the hiring of a caregiver under the Home Support Work Class or Home Child Care Provider Class.
  • IRCC will use the information for research, performance measurement or evaluation purposes.
  • IRCC will not use the information to make any decisions about the current application.

Section 15: Signature of Employer

To be completed by the employer

  • Print your surname and given name
  • Include your signature and
  • Date

Section 16: Declaration of Employee

To be completed by the employee

The employee must read and add check marks on the form to declare the following:

  • You confirm that you have read and understood the contents of this form.
  • You declare the information that you have provided is true, complete and accurate.
  • You confirmand understand that if you have made a false declaration or have otherwise provided false or misleading information or have undertaken concealment of a material fact, your application for permanent residence could be rejected. You further confirm and understand that providing such false or misleading information or concealing material facts could be an offense and / or constitute non-compliance under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
  • You understand that should you be found to be inadmissible for misrepresenting under section 127 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), you may be barred from entering Canada for a period of five years following a final determination of my inadmissibility or, if this determination is made in Canada following my removal from Canada.
  • You consent to the disclosure of the information contained herein, including for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • You understand that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will not disclose the information contained herein to Third Parties, except authorized or required by law.

Section 17: Signature of Employer

To be completed by the employee

  • Print your surname and given name
  • Include your signature and
  • Date

Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)

This form must be completed by:

  • You, as the principal applicant,
  • Your spouse or common-law partner (whether accompanying you to Canada or not), and
  • Your dependent children aged 18 or over (whether accompanying you to Canada or not).

Section A

Write the personal details for:

  • yourself,
    • If you are married and you were physically present at the marriage, indicate “married – physically present” in the marital status box
    • If you are married and you were not physically present at the marriage, indicate “married – not physically present” in the marital status box
  • your spouse or common-law partner, (if applicable)
    • If you are married and your spouse was physically present at the marriage, indicate “married – physically present” in the marital status box
    • If you are married and your spouse was not physically present at the marriage, indicate “married – not physically present” in the marital status box
  • your mother, and
  • your father.

Section B

Write the personal details for your children. It is very important that you list all of your children (even if they are already permanent residents or citizens of Canada). This includes:

  • married children,
  • adopted children,
  • children of your spouse(step-children) or common-law partner,
  • any of your children who have been adopted by others,
  • any of your children who are in the custody of an ex-spouse, former common-law partner or other guardian.

You must answer all questions. If any sections do not apply to you, answer “N/A”.

Section C

Write personal details about your:

  • brother(s),
  • sister(s),
  • half-brother(s) and half-sister(s),
  • step-brother(s) and step-sister(s).

Section D

After carefully reading the statements contained in this section, sign and date the declaration.


Supplementary Information: Your Travels (IMM 5562)

This form must be completed by:

  • you, the principal applicant;

You must complete all sections including those for your spouse or common law partner (whether accompanying or not) and each dependent child over the age of 18 (whether accompanying or not).

If there is not enough space to provide all the necessary information, use an extra sheet of paper. Print your name and the form’s title on the additional sheet.

Question 1

Write your full family name (surname/last name) as it is shown on your passport or on the official documents that you will use to obtain your passport.

Write all of your given names (first, second or more) as they are shown on your passport or official documents. Do not use initials.

Question 2a

List all trips you have taken outside your country of origin or of residence in the last ten years (or since your 18th birthday, if this was less than ten years ago). Include all trips: tourism, business, training, etc.

If you did not travel outside your country during this period, select “did not travel”.

Question 2b

List all trips your spouse or common-law partner has taken outside their country of origin or of residence in the last ten years (or since their 18th birthday if this was less than ten years ago). Include all trips: tourism, business, training, etc.

If they did not travel outside their country during this period, select “did not travel”. 

Question 2c,d,e

Write the full name (given name and surname/family name) of your dependent child 18 years or older as it appears on their passport or on the official documents that will be use to obtain their passport. Do not use initials.
List all trips that the dependent child has taken outside their country of origin or of residence in the last ten years (or since their 18th birthday if this was less than ten years ago). Include all trips: tourism, business, training, etc.

If they did not travel outside their country during this period, check “did not travel”. 


Use of a Representative (IMM 5476)

Who may use this form?

Fill out this form only if you:

  • are appointing a representative;
  • need to update contact information for your previously appointed representative; or
  • are cancelling a representative’s appointment.

If you have dependent children aged 18 years or older, they must fill out their own copy of this form if a representative is also conducting business on their behalf.

Who is a representative?

A representative is someone who:

  • You have appointed by filling the IMM 5476 form;
  • gives advice, consultation, or guidance to you at any stage of the application process, or in a proceeding; and
  • has your consent to conduct business on your behalf with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

You are not obliged to hire a representative. We treat everyone equally, whether they use the service of a representative or not.

For more information, see the Use of a Representative guide.


Step 4. Pay the Fees

Calculating your fees

Use the tables below to calculate the total amount of fees to be paid. The processing fee must be included with your application.

Note: You will need to pay all of the temporary resident fees (work permits and study permits) separately from the permanent resident fees. You must include both fee receipts with your application.

We recommend you pay the right of permanent residence fee ($500) now to avoid delays. You will have to pay it before you become a permanent resident.

Your permanent residence fees (Principal applicant) $CAN
With right of permanent residence fee
Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)
1,050
Without right of permanent residence fee 550
Your family members’ permanent residence fees (per person) $CAN
Include your spouse or partner in your application (with right of permanent residence fee)
Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($500) for your spouse or partner
1,050
Include your spouse or partner in your application (without right of permanent residence fee) 550
Include a dependent child in your application – per child 150

Note: The following persons are exempt from paying the Right of Permanent Residence Fee of $500:

  • Your dependent children;
  • You, if you are the principal applicant and the dependent child of a permanent resident or Canadian citizen. You must meet the definition of “dependent child” at the time of the application;
  • You and your family member, if you are a protected person.
Your work permit fees $CAN
Work permit fee ($155) and open work permit holder fee ($100) 255
Restore your status as a worker (if required)
If your work permit has expired within the last 90 days, you will need to apply for restoration and pay a restoration fee
200
Your family members’ work or study permit fees (per person) $CAN
Open work permit for spouse, partner or dependent child
Work permit fee ($155) and open work permit holder fee ($100)
255
Study permit for spouse, partner or dependent child 150
Biometrics fees $CAN
Biometrics (per person) 85
Biometrics (per family) (2 or more people)

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place

170

How to pay the fees for your application

To pay your fees for your application you’ll need:

  • a valid email address;
  • access to a printer (you’ll need to print the receipt), and
  • a credit card or Canadian debit card.

Visit the links below and follow these instructions to pay. You will have to pay your permanent residence fees separate from your temporary residence fees:

  • Go to Online Payment - Caregivers.
  • Pay your family’s permanent residence and biometrics fees
    • At the end, click on the button to print the IRCC official receipt with barcode. Print two copies.
  • Go to Online Payment – Temporary residence.
  • Pay your family’s temporary residence fees
    • At the end, click on the button to print the IRCC official receipt with barcode. Print two copies.
  • Attach a copy of both receipts (permanent residence and temporary residence) to your completed application.
    • Keep the second copy of both receipts for your records.

stop sign hand Do not exit without printing the receipt! The printed receipt is your proof of payment!

Incorrect fee payment

Incorrect fee payments may delay processing.

Payment issue – No fee included

We will return your application.

Note: We will start processing of your application after you return your application with the fees.

Payment issue – Not enough fees included

We will return your application and tell you of how much to pay.

Note: We will start processing your application once you return your application with the correct fees.

Payment issue – Overpayment

We will:

  • start processing your application, and
  • send you a refund.

Note: You do not have to ask for a refund, it will be done automatically.

Payment issue – required biometric fee not included

We will:

  • tell you the fee amount and how to pay it.

Note: We will continue processing of your application after you send the missing fees.


Step 5. Submit the Application

Where to mail the application

If you’re applying under the Home Children Care Provider Pilot

Mail your completed application in a stamped envelope to the address shown below:

Affix sufficient postage (top right of the envelope)
(Your name)
(Your Address)
(Your Postal Code)

Case Processing Centre in Edmonton
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada
c/o PR (HCCP Stage 1), Station 806
9700 Jasper Avenue NW, Suite 55
Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3

If you’re applying under the Home Support Worker Pilot

Mail your completed application in a stamped envelope to the address shown below:

Affix sufficient postage (top right of the envelope)
(Your name)
(Your Address)
(Your Postal Code)

Case Processing Centre in Edmonton
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada
c/o PR (HSW Stage 1), Station 808
9700 Jasper Avenue NW, Suite 55
Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3


Send the document checklist

Make sure you use the Document Checklist – Home Child Care Provider or Home Support Worker [IMM 5981] (PDF, 3.39 MB) and include it with your application.



Note

Sign the form

The application must be signed and dated before it is submitted.

If you are:

  • 18 years of age or older, sign and date in the boxes provided at the bottom of the page,
  • less than 18 years of age, your form must be signed by one of your parents or legal guardian.

Note: If your application is not signed and dated, it will be returned to you.


Submit the application form

When submitting your application, to ensure your encoded data is captured, you must include the last page or pages which contain your unique barcodes. See the image below:

Sample Barcodes

Note: This page is only available when you complete your application electronically (on a computer).


What Happens Next

Completion check

Once you have submitted your application, we will check to determine that all required application forms have been properly completed and submitted, the application processing fee has been paid, and that all requested supporting documentation has been provided.

If your application package does not meet these requirements, we will return it to you. No file will be created or record kept until a complete application has been submitted.

Acknowledgment of receipt

If your application is complete, we will begin to process it. You will be sent a letter that:

  • notifies you of this fact and provides you with your file number;
  • sets out some basic instructions for contacting us;
  • gives you a brief outline of future processing steps.

Processing

Review for decision

Your application will undergo a detailed review by an officer. The officer will consider all the information and documentation you have provided, and will assess it against current selection criteria and admissibility requirements.

Note: If you do not provide the results of your language test and/or a copy of an ECA, your application will not be finalized until we receive them. Check the “What are the requirements?” section of this guide for instructions on how to submit these documents after we have received your application.


Submit proof of qualifying Canadian work experience

Don’t forget to submit Schedule 19b and proof of your qualifying work experience, once you have acquired at least 24 months of qualifying Canadian work experience.


Schedule 19 B – Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker (Work Experience)

This form must be completed by you, as the principal applicant.

Question 1
Select the box to tell us which pilot you are applying for
Question 2
Write your full name (family name / given name(s)) as shown on your passport or official documents.
Question 3
Write your Unique Client Identification (UCI) – if you have one
Question 4
Write your date of birth
Question 5

Select the box to tell us if you have worked in Canada on a full time basis for at least 2 years within the last 3 years in one of the eligible NOC.

  • Full time basis means – at least 30 hours / week

If you select “YES”, show us the evidence of your work experience.

Question 6

Write your work experience within the last 3 years. Start with your most current occupation.

For each occupation, you have to include:

  • the dates of your employment
  • your occupation title
  • the name of your employer
  • a description of your main duties
  • your weekly working hours

How long can I stay in Canada while waiting for permanent residence?

You can stay in Canada while waiting for your permanent residence as long as you maintain legal status. Temporary resident status is valid for a specific period of time and you must ensure that your status as a temporary resident remains valid while you are in Canada.

If your existing work permit is about to expire, you may be eligible for an bridging open work permit as an in Canada applicant for permanent residence. If you’re eligible, this permit can let you keep working while you wait for a final decision on your permanent residence application.


Leaving Canada

If you go on a vacation outside of Canada, you are not automatically deemed ineligible for permanent residence under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot. However, it is important to note that if you leave Canada while your application is being processed, we cannot guarantee that you will be allowed to re-enter. Each time you re-enter Canada you will need to be re-assessed and meet all eligibility criteria for entering the country.


Updating your contact information

During the application process, you must advise us of any change of address or telephone number by:


Checking application status

You can receive instant email updates and a more detailed, up-to-date case status by creating an online account. Find out how.

In Canada and the United States

You may also Contact Us or go online to see the current status of your application:

  1. Click on Check application status, and
  2. follow the instructions provided.

For details about how to remove your application status information from the Internet, visit the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) section.

If you are outside Canada and the United States:

Contact the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for your region.


Protecting your information

Your personal information is:

  • available to IRCC and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employees who need to see it to provide the services to you, and
  • not disclosed to other organizations except as permitted under the provisions of the Privacy Act or the Citizenship Regulations.

For more information about the protection of your data, visit the Help Centre.


Need help?

If you need help, you can find answers to your questions by visiting the Help Centre.


Appendix A - Photo Specifications

Notes to the applicant

Take this information with you to the photographer

  • Make sure that you provide the correct number of photos specified in the Checklist.
  • You must provide identical and unaltered photos.
  • Photos may be in colour or in black and white.
  • Photos must be original and not altered in any way or taken from an existing photo.
  • Photos must reflect your current appearance (taken within the past six (6) months).

Notes to the photographer

The photos must be:

  • taken by a commercial photographer;
  • 50 mm x 70 mm (2 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches long) and sized so the height of the face measures between 31 mm and 36 mm (1 1/4 inches and 1 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head (natural top of head);
  • clear, sharp and in focus;
  • taken with a neutral facial expression (eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, no smiling);
  • taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows, glare or flash reflections;
  • taken straight on, with face and shoulders centred and squared to the camera (i.e. the photos must show the full front view of the person’s head and shoulders, showing the full face centered in the middle of the photo);
  • taken in front of a plain white background with a clear difference between the person’s face and the background. Photos must reflect and represent natural skin tones.
Image described below

The back of one (1) photo must:

  • bear the name and date of birth of the subject, as well as the name and complete address of the photography studio;
  • bear the date the photo was taken;
  • The photographer may use a stamp or handwrite this information. Stick-on labels are not accepted.

Appendix B - ECA Report Assessment Outcomes

Verify that the outcome noted on your Education Credential Assessment (ECA) report (from an IRCC designated organization) corresponds to the equivalent of a Canadian educational credential of at least one year of post-secondary studies (or higher) on this list.

One-year post-secondary credential:

  • College Certificate
  • Completion of College-level certificate
  • University Certificate
  • University Diploma
  • One-year certificate in [name of discipline]
  • Post-secondary certificate with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • One-year Post-secondary certificate with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • One-year certificateFootnote 1

Two-year post-secondary credential:

  • College Diploma
  • College Diploma (two years)
  • Diploma (two years)
  • Two-year diploma Footnote 1
  • Two-year diploma in [name of discipline]
  • Secondary school diploma and diploma (two years)
  • Associate Degree
  • Associate of [Arts/Science] degree
  • Post-secondary Diploma with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • Two-year post-secondary Diploma with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • Two-year associate degree Footnote 1

Three-year or longer post-secondary credential:

  • College Diploma (three years)
  • Diploma (three years)
  • Three-year diploma in [name of discipline]
  • Three-year advanced diploma Footnote 1
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Applied Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s degree (three years)
  • Three-year Bachelor’s degree, specializing in [name of discipline]
  • Three-year Bachelor degree Footnote 1
  • Bachelor’s degree (four years)
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree, specializing in [name of discipline]
  • Four-year Bachelor degree Footnote 1
  • Three-year post-secondary Diploma with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • Applied Bachelor’s degree with a focus in [area of concentration] Footnote 1
  • Bachelor of Technology degree with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • Three-year Bachelor’s degree with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1

Post-Bachelor or Post-Graduate credential:

  • Post-Bachelor’s Certificate
  • Post-undergraduate certificate Footnote 1
  • Post-Bachelor’s Diploma
  • Post-undergraduate diploma Footnote 1
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate with a focus in [area of concentration] Footnote 1
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Graduate Diploma with a focus in [area of concentration] Footnote 1
  • Graduate Diploma Footnote 1
  • Two-year Postgraduate Diploma, specializing in [name of discipline]
  • Two-year Bachelor’s degree with a focus in [area of concentration] Footnote 1
  • One-year Postgraduate Certificate in [name of discipline]
  • One-year of graduate study with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • Study Toward a Master’s Degree

University-level credential at the Master’s level:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree (Taught)
  • Master of [name of discipline]
  • Master’s degree, specializing in [name of discipline]
  • Master’s degree with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • One-year Master’s degree with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • Two-year Master’s degree with a focus in [area of concentration]Footnote 1
  • Master of Business Administration Footnote 1
  • One-year Master of Business Administration degree Footnote 1
  • One-year Master degree Footnote 1
  • Master degree Footnote 1

Doctoral level credential:

  • Earned Doctorate Degree
  • Earned Doctorate (Ph.D.)
  • Professional Doctorate Degree
  • Doctor of [name of discipline, such as Business Administration, Law, Psychology]
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a focus in [area of concentration] Footnote 1
  • Doctorate (Ph.D.) Footnote 1

Appendix C - Maintaining your status and eligibility for a bridging open work permit in Canada

Status while in Canada

If you apply under the Home Child Care Provider or the Home Support Worker pilots and have less than 24 months of qualifying Canadian work experience at the time of application, you will be issued an occupation-restricted work permit valid for 36 months that will give you temporary resident status in Canada. You may be eligible for a bridging open work permit after you completed your 24 months of qualifying Canadian work experience within 36 months.

You must maintain your legal status in Canada while your application for permanent residence is in process. It is illegal to work in Canada without a valid work permit.


What is an bridging open work permit and am I eligible to apply for one?

A bridging open work permit allows you to work for any employer for the length of time specified on the work permit.

You can apply for a bridging open work permit when you submit your application for permanent residence with the proof that you have acquired at least 24 months of eligible Canadian work experience within the past 36 months (at the time of application) to the Case Processing Center.

As a caregiver under these pilots, you can apply for a bridging open work permit by completing a paper application or by applying online. If you are submitting your application online, it is recommended that you provide your permanent residence application number.

Note: You must pay the work permit fee of $155 and the open work permit holder fee of $100.

To be eligible for an open work permit, you must:

  • be in Canada and intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec; and
  • at the time of application,
    • be authorized to work in Canada on a work permit; or,
    • be on implied status, if you have applied for a renewal of your work permit; or,
    • be eligible for restoration of status
  • be the principal applicant on an application for permanent residence (APR) under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot or Home Support Worker Pilot and have received a positive eligibility decision on that application; and
  • have submitted evidence of the 24 months of eligible Canadian work experience to the Case Processing Center in Edmonton (CPC-E) to finalize your APR and it has been assessed by a PR officer that you meet the requirement.

Your spouse and/or dependents who are already in Canada who either:

  • have status,
  • have implied status, or
  • are eligible for restoration of status

are also eligible to apply for a bridging open work permit once you meet the above criteria.

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