Canada launched six new permanent residence streams on May 6th, 2021
All the FAQs below are based on information curated from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Some frequently asked questions and answers include;
1. What steps do I need to take to apply?
According to IRCC’s website, the steps include;
- Find out if you are eligible
- Gather your documents
- Complete the application
- Pay the fees
- Submit your application
2. What documents do I need to submit?
Check out the required documents here
3. What forms do I need to fill?
Some of the documents you need to fill as an applicant include;
- Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669]
- Additional family information [IMM 5406]
- Schedule 3 – TR to PR pathway [IMM 0130]
Other forms you may need to fill include;
Additional Dependents/Declaration [IMM0008 DEP]
- Declaration from Non-Accompanying Parent/Guardian for Minors Immigrating to Canada [IMM 5604]
- Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union [IMM 5604]
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476]
4. I have a disability. How do I request accommodation?
For people with disabilities, there is an alternative format for application. Please notify IRCC immediately to ensure your accommodation request is received. If you send an email, please include the following information directed to this address IRCC.BCSU-UCSE.IRCC@cic.gc.ca:
- Full name
- Mailing address
- Telephone number
- Stream you are applying for
- Alternative format you need
- If you wish to receive the format by mail or email
- Confirmation you are requesting accommodation due to a disability
5. How do I submit my application?
IRCC is set to launch a new online portal for submitting applications and will have tools to help you decide which stream to apply under.
6. Can I submit multiple applications as I am eligible for essential worker and international graduate streams?
Yes, you can. You will however need to pay the application fee twice and in the occasion that you are eligible for multiple streams, you get to choose the stream you want when you submit your application