Agri-Food Pilot: After you apply
After you apply
We check that you
- filled out your application for permanent residence completely and correctly
- submitted your application before the annual limit for your occupation was full
- paid your processing fee
- met all the requirements
- included all required documents
We contact you to
- ask you to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)
- confirm that we reviewed your application
- ask you for more documents, if necessary
- set up an interview, if necessary
- tell you what you need to do and what will happen next
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.
- You must pay the biometric fee when you submit your application. Otherwise, you may experience delays.
- Pay your biometric fee as soon as you get the letter from us that tells you to give your biometrics.
- You have 30 days from the date on the letter to provide your biometrics.
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
- marriage, divorce or separation
- birth or adoption of a child
- death of an applicant or dependant
- contact information updates, including
- phone number
- mailing address
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.
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
- is a danger to Canada’s public health or safety
- would cause too much demand on health or social services in Canada
Verifying your information
If you’re not truthful in your application for permanent residence, we may
- refuse your application
- find you inadmissible
- bar you from applying to come to Canada for any reason for 5 years
Decision on your application
We make a decision on your application based on
- whether you meet the eligibility criteria for the program
- whether you’re admissible to Canada, based on the results of your
- medical exam
- background checks
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
- fill out and submit a new application
- meet the eligibility criteria
- be found admissible to Canada
- be accepted under the annual occupational caps
If your application is approved
Make sure to pay your right of permanent residence fee if you haven’t already done so.
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