Interim Pathway for Caregivers: After you apply
If you have to give biometrics, we’ll send you 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.
Processing your application
An immigration officer will make sure that you:
- filled out your application forms correctly and signed them
- paid your fees
- submitted your biometrics (if required)
- meet the language requirements
- provided proof of qualifying work experience
- meet the education requirements, and
- included all other required documents and information specified in the application package
If your application isn’t complete, it won’t be processed and it will be sent back to you.
You can check the status of your application online after we’ve started processing your application.
To avoid delays:
- tell the processing office about any changes to your personal information, such as your address, telephone number or email, or the birth of a child
- don’t contact the processing office more than once about the same issue
Your application will be delayed if:
- there are criminal or security problems or we need to do more background checks
- your family situation is not clear – reasons could include a divorce or an adoption that is not yet complete or child custody issues that have not been resolved, or
- the processing office has to contact other IRCC offices in Canada or abroad to verify the data you gave
Decision on your application
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