Agri-Food Pilot: After you apply

After you apply

We check that you

We contact you to

Get your fingerprints and photo taken

If you’re between 14 and 79 years old, you need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply for permanent residence. This applies for every permanent resident application, even if you provided biometrics in the past and they’re still valid.

Find out who needs to give biometrics.

Keep your information up to date

To avoid delays in processing, make sure your contact information and your application details are up to date.

You should tell us about changes in your application, such as

Find out how to contact us to update your information.

If you change your contact information, make sure you check your old contact information until we update your application.

We process your application

After we get your biometrics, we start processing your application.

If we need more information, we’ll contact you.

If you’re currently working in Canada

If your existing work permit is about to expire, you may be eligible for a bridging open work permit. This type of permit lets you keep working while you wait for a final decision on your permanent residence application.

Medical exams

You must have a medical exam before you settle in Canada. Your family members must also have one, even if they’re not coming with you. We’ll tell you when to submit these documents.

We won’t accept your application if your health

Verifying your information

If you’re not truthful in your application for permanent residence, we may

Decision on your application

We make a decision on your application based on

When a decision is made on your application, we’ll notify you through your online account.

If your application is rejected or refused

If your application is refused, we send you a letter that tells you why.

To be re-considered, you have to

If your application is approved

Make sure to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven’t already done so.

Find out what your next steps are.

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