Apply for permanent residence
1. Make sure you’re eligible
If you want to apply for permanent residence, make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements for this pilot. If you don’t meet all requirements, your application for permanent residence will be refused.
2. Apply online using the permanent residence portal
You must apply online.
If you can’t apply online and require accommodations, including for a disability, you can ask for the application in another format (paper, braille or large print).
Sign in or create a Permanent residence online application portal account(opens in a new tab) .
The Instruction Guide (IMM 0117), will help you fill out the forms properly.
Complete your forms and gather your documents
Forms for the applicant
You’ll fill out these digital forms online for yourself and any family members 18 or older:
- Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008)
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)
- Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)
- Supplementary Information – Your travels (IMM 5562)
You must fill out and upload these forms to your online application. You don’t need to sign the forms.
- Document Checklist [IMM 0116] (PDF, 921 KB)
- Use your checklist to make sure you include all the forms and documents you need.
- Schedule 1 – Agri-Food Pilot [IMM 0114] (PDF, 1.73 MB)
PDF forms to complete and sign, if they apply to you
These forms must be filled out, printed and then signed by hand by the principal applicant and the third party. Then you need to make a digital copy of the form and upload it to your online application.
Form for the employer (if applicable)
Your employer must fill out the form below, print it, sign it by hand and send a copy to you.
You (the principal applicant) must read the declaration at the bottom of the form and sign the form by hand. Then make a digital copy of the form and upload it to your online application.
Tips for downloading and filling out the application forms
- Fill out the form on your computer instead of by hand. It’s easier and reduces mistakes that can cause delays.
- The Schedule 1 and job offer forms must be filled out on your computer.
If you want to use an immigration representative
If you’re an authorized paid representative, find out how you can create an account and submit applications on behalf of your clients.
If you want to appoint someone to do business with us on your behalf, you must
- submit a Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 648.31 KB) form
- sign it digitally or by hand and get your immigration representative to do so as well
- upload it with your application
An immigration representative (an immigration consultant or lawyer) can give you advice and help you with your application for a fee. But they can’t
- open a portal account on your behalf
- electronically sign the application for you
- sign in to the portal using your username and password
A representative can fill out forms and communicate with us on your behalf through their own account. They can also
- help you prepare the documents you need to upload
- answer questions about the forms
After you read the declaration, you must be the one who types your name. This is the legal requirement for your application to be considered “signed” according to Canada’s immigration law.
If you want us to release information from your application to someone else
If you want to allow us to release information from your application to someone other than yourself who will not act as your representative you must
- submit an Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Individual [IMM 5475] (PDF, 593.57 KB) form
- complete the form and sign it (digitally or by hand)
- get your designated individual to sign it as well
- upload it with your application
If you’re having technical issues
If you’re having technical issues applying, contact us using the web form.
- Under type of application/enquiry, choose technical difficulties from the drop-down menu.
- In the text box, specify the program you’re applying under.
- Upload screenshots from your account that show us
- the page where you’re having problems
- the error message(s) you get
If you need to upload a number of images, find out how to combine them into 1 document.
You need one photo for each person in your application.
Follow the instructions in the online application to scan and upload both sides of your photo.
3. Pay your application fees
Fees: From $1,365
In most cases, you’ll need to pay the following fees:
|You’ll need to pay processing fees for you and anyone you include on your application
|right of permanent residence fee
|You’ll pay the right of permanent residence fee when your application is approved.
In most cases, you’ll pay a biometrics fee when you submit your application. If you don’t, your application may be delayed.
This fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo.
Depending on your situation, you may need to pay third parties for
The instruction guide can help you understand which fees apply to you.
Find out how to pay your fees(opens in another window) online .
4. Submit your online application
Before you submit your application, make sure you
- answer all questions
- include your processing fee receipt
- upload all the supporting documents
- electronically sign your application (type your full name exactly as shown on your passport)
As the principal applicant, you’ll electronically sign for the entire application, including those of your family members.
Avoid processing delays by sending us a complete application. If your application is incomplete
- we’ll reject it and send it back to you
- you’ll have to fix any errors and then re-submit it
Find out how to contact us if you
- need to provide additional documents
- have questions about the application you submitted
- want to let us know about a change in your situation
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