Assemble all your documents as listed. Check (x)
each applicable item on the checklist and attach the
checklist to your
documents (a paper clip will do). Place all the documents in a sealed
not send originals.
Send photocopies of all documents, except the
selection du Quebec
if your intention is to reside in the province of Quebec, and the police
certificates, which must be
If your documents are not in English or French, send a notarized (certified)
translation with a copy
of the originals.
you are unable to provide any of the requested documentation for special
reasons, please attach a
with full details as to why that documentation is
Check that it is completed, signed and dated. Your signed application should
Application for Permanent Residence in Canada
with a stapled envelope
Schedule 1 - Background / Declaration completed
and signed by you and each
of your family
members 18 years or older.
Schedule 6 - Economic Classes - Business Immigrants
completed and signed by
Additional Family Information
you, your spouse or common-law
partner and each
dependent child aged 18 or over (whether accompanying you or not).
you want us to deal with a Canadian representative on your behalf, be sure you
have completed and signed the
to Release Information to Designated Individuals
form. Include in the
same envelope the completed application forms.
IDENTITY AND CIVIL STATUS DOCUMENTS
Birth, marriage, final divorce, annulment or separation certificates for you
and spouse; death certificate for former spouse if applicable.
Children's birth certificates (which name their parents); adoption papers for
adopted dependent children; proof of custody for children under the age of 22
and proof that the children may be removed from the jurisdiction of the court;
if the children will not accompany you to Canada, proof that you have
fulfilled any obligation stated in custody agreements. Statutory declaration
that the remaining father or mother has no objection to the child living in
POLICE CERTIFICATES AND CLEARANCES
Police certificates or clearances from each country in which you and everyone
in your family aged 18 years or over have resided six months or more since
reaching 18 years of age.
attach the original police document(s). If these certificates are in a
language other than
English or French, they must be accompanied by a certified translation in
either English or French.
BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS (if applicable)
document to support your answers to questions in the
such as completion
of military service card, military records, membership cards or any documents
showing your association or involvement in any social, political, vocational
and cultural organization.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND PASSPORTS
Passports or travel documents for yourself, your spouse and dependent
children. Include only copies of pages showing the passport number, date of
issue and expiration, your photo, name, date and place of birth. If you live
in a country other than your country of nationality, include a copy of your
visa for the country in which you currently live.
must provide proof of sufficient funds currently available to maintain
yourself and your family members until you are self-supporting in Canada.
These funds must be readily transferable to Canada in a convertible currency.
Financial statements for the last three (3) years (bank accounts, shares
certificates, portfolio, etc.). Proof of assets (properties, buildings, lands,
If you carry more than $10,000 Canadian in cash funds
upon your entry to Canada,
you will have to
disclose these funds to a Canadian official upon arrival. Cash funds means
money (coins or bank notes), securities in bearer form (stocks, bonds,
debentures, treasury bills etc.) and negotiable instruments in bearer form
(bankers drafts, cheques, travellers' cheques, money orders etc.). Failure to
disclose can result in fines and imprisonment.
Contact the visa office to which you will be applying
submitting your application
to find out
the acceptable method for paying the fees.
enclose cash. You must
acceptable fee payment
with your completed application.
CERTIFICAT DE SELECTION DU QUEBEC (CSQ)
of the Certificat de selection du Quebec (CSQ) if
your intention is to reside in the
province of Quebec.
document or record to demonstrate your adaptability, initiative, motivation,
or resourcefulness. All school certificates, diplomas and degrees for you and
your spouse or common-law partner (if applicable), including apprenticeship or
trade papers. Letters of reference or work certificates from present and past
employers for you and your spouse or common-law partner.
There are Business Immigration Centres (BICs) specially staffed to assess
potential business immigrants. You may wish to consider mailing your
application directly to a BIC to obtain a more specialized processing of your
must contact the BIC before you mail your application to find out the
acceptable methods for paying the fees. The acceptable fee payment must
accompany your application.