Application package – Provincial nominees

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This application includes:

To apply under the Provincial Nominee Program, you must:

  • have been nominated by a Canadian province or territory, and
  • apply to CIC for permanent residence.

How to use this application package

Use the instruction guide to fill out your application forms.

  • Use theGeneric Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]. You can fill it out and save it using a computer. You will need Adobe Reader 10 or higher, and you must turn on JavaScript.
  • It is easier to fill out the form using a computer than to fill it out by hand. It reduces the risk of mistakes that can slow down the application process.
  • Trouble downloading? Right-click the link and choose “Save Target As…”

Fill out, validate, print, sign and date your application forms.

To make sure you submit all the pages, follow these steps:
IMM 0008 form:

  1. Click the “Validate” button at the top or bottom of the form. (Note: Validating the form before printing makes sure that you have answered all the questions. This will help you to avoid delays in processing your application.)
  2. One or more final page(s) with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
  3. Print, sign and date the form.
    For best results:
    • print on white, high-quality and non-glossy paper, and
    • use a laser printer.
  4. Place the IMM 0008 form, including the barcode page(s), on the top of your application package.

Find out more about the barcode form.

Other forms: Use the Document Checklist to make sure that you include all the other forms and documents you need. Do not send documents that are not on the checklist.

Pay the fees

There are two ways to pay:

  • online or
  • fill out the Fee Payment Form: Application for Permanent Residence (IMM 5620).

Important: Do you live in a country served by one of these visa offices?

If so, AND you cannot pay in Canadian funds, visit the visa office’s website to find out how to pay your fee and get the fee payment form.

Mail your application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.


The CIO will check to see if  your application is complete. If it is, the CIO will send it to the office serving your region to be processed. That office will contact you if it needs other documents from you when it starts processing your application.

Find out if you are eligible

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