Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents: How to apply

To be eligible for permanent residence under this public policy, you must apply from within Canada.

You can apply online using

If you can’t apply online, you can request an alternate format.

Changes coming to online applications

Starting January 9, 2023, you must submit new applications for these pathways in the Permanent Residence Portal  (opens in a new tab).

If you already started an application using ConnectTM, we’ll still accept it.

Apply online using the Permanent Residence Portal

Use our new online immigration application  (opens in a new tab) to apply for these pathways.

If you’re a representative applying for a client

You can submit applications on behalf of your clients using

Apply using Canada Post’s ConnectTM service

We use Canada Post’s ConnectTM service to make sure your

If you can’t apply online, you may be able to apply another way.

On this page:

  1. Prepare and send an email
  2. Create an account with Canada Post
  3. Complete your application
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your application

Step 1: Prepare and send an email

Enter this text into the subject line of your email: Request to apply for the Permanent Residence Pathways for Hong Kong Residents: [insert your unique client identifier (UCI) or passport number]

Include only the following details in the body of your email:

If you don’t have a UCI or passport number, explain why in your email. Don’t add any other information to your email.

Send your email to You’ll get an automatic reply within 1 hour to confirm we got your message. Make sure to check your spam folder.

Send your email only when you’re ready to submit your application. We won’t reply to any questions sent to this email address.

Step 2: Create an account with Canada Post

After you get the confirmation email from us, you’ll get an email from Canada Post within 5 business days asking you to sign up for an account. Make sure to check your spam folder, so you don’t miss it. You can also add to your safe sender list.

When you get this email, follow the instructions to create your account.

You’ll use epost Connect only to submit your application. If we need more information from you, we’ll contact you at the email address you provided.

Step 3: Complete your application

Get the instruction guide

Read the instruction guide (IMM 5067) before you complete the forms. The guide will help you complete them.

Get your checklist and forms


Use your checklist to make sure you include all the forms and documents you need.

Forms for you to fill out
If you’re applying under stream A (In-Canada graduates)
If you’re applying under stream B (Canadian work experience)
Forms for you to fill out, if applicable

Complete your forms

Step 4: Pay your fees

Our permanent residence fees have increased

The fees for all permanent residence applications increased on April 30, 2022. Learn more about why fees increased.

Your fees will include processing fees for you and anyone you include on your application. You must pay your fees online.

The instruction guide will help you understand which fees apply to you and how to pay them.

We recommend you pay the right of permanent residence fee at the same time as your application fees to avoid delays in your application.

Step 5: Submit your application

Upload your completed forms and documents to your epost account. If possible, upload or scan them in the order they appear in the document checklist.

We’ll review your application from there.

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