Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents: How to apply
To be eligible for permanent residence under this public policy, you must apply from in Canada.
We use Canada Post’s epost ConnectTM service to make sure your application stays secure and your privacy is protected throughout the application process. If you can’t apply online through epost, you may be able to apply another way.
If you’re a representative applying for a client
You can submit applications for your clients through epost. Create an epost account by following the steps below. Once you have an account, you can start at step 3 for all following applications.
Apply online through Canada Post epost ConnectTM
On this page:
- Prepare and send an email
- Create an account with Canada Post
- Complete your application
- Pay your fees
- 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:
- your name
- the email you want to use to communicate with us
- your UCI (which is found on your visa or permit) or your passport number
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 IRCC.HMHKPublicPolicy-MHPolitiquePubliqueHK.IRCC@cic.gc.ca. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] (PDF, 677 KB)
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] (PDF, 1.52 MB)
- Additional Family Information [IMM 5406] (PDF, 2.23 MB)
- Supplementary Information – Your Travels [IMM 5562] (PDF, 1.75 MB)
If you’re applying under stream A (In-Canada graduates)
- Schedule 7A – Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents: Stream A – In-Canada graduates [IMM 0135] (PDF, 1.5 MB)
If you’re applying under stream B (Canadian work experience)
- Schedule 7B – Permanent residence pathways for Hong Kong residents: Stream B – Canadian work experience [IMM 0136] (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Forms for you to fill out, if applicable
- Additional Dependants/Declaration [IMM 0008 DEP] (PDF, 434 KB)
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 1.48 MB)
Complete your forms
- Use the instruction guide to fill out your forms.
- Complete the forms on your computer instead of by hand. It’s easier and reduces mistakes that can cause delays.
Step 4: Pay your fees
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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