This application includes:
- Document Checklist [IMM 5612] (PDF, 233 KB)
- Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] (PDF, 536 KB)
- Additional Dependants/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP] (PDF, 472 KB)
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] (PDF, 170 KB)
- Schedule 3: Economic Classes [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 3]
- Additional Family Information [IMM 5406] (PDF, 79 KB)
- Supplementary Information - Your travels [IMM 5562] (PDF, 21 KB)
- Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada [IMM 5604] (PDF, 21 KB)
- Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union [IMM 5409] (PDF, 19 KB)
- Fee Payment Form – Application for Permanent Residence
[IMM 5620] (PDF, 26 KB)
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 55 KB)
- Instruction Guide [IMM EG7000]
Applications for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Worker Class can be submitted by foreign nationals who are skilled workers and professionals.
Note: As of May 4, 2013, CIC is re-opening the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) to 24 eligible occupations, in addition to applicants with a qualifying job offer or those applying under the PhD stream. As of this same date, all applications are subject to the new FSWP selection criteria.
- We will accept 5,000 applications in total from May 4, 2013 to April 30, 2014, in the eligible occupations stream.
- Within the 5,000 applications, we will only accept 300 in each priority occupation.
- In the PhD stream, we will accept 1,000 applications from May 4, 2013 to April 30, 2014.
- There is no cap on applications with a qualifying job offer.
- As of May 4, applicants must use the new application kit and meet the new requirements in order to apply.
- Applications received by CIC on or after May 4 that do NOT include the necessary Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) or do not meet the minimum language threshold requirements will be returned as incomplete.
The Federal Skilled Worker program has a new eligibility stream that is open to international students who are pursuing or who have completed doctoral (PhD) studies at Canadian institutions. Please read the instructions for more information.
Federal skilled worker applications received by the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) must be prepared using the instruction guide and Document Checklist (IMM 5612) or they will be returned as incomplete.
There are two other programs for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents. They are as follows:
How to use this application package
Read the instruction guide to complete your application forms
- Use the new Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]. It can be completed and saved on a computer. You will need Adobe Reader 8.1 or higher.
- Filling the form electronically is easier and reduces the risk of errors that can slow down the application process.
- Trouble downloading? Right-click on the link and select ‘Save Target As…’
Complete, validate, print, sign and date your application forms
To ensure you submit all the pages:
- Click on the “Validate” button at the top or bottom of the form.
Note: Validating the form before printing ensures you have answered all the questions and will avoid delays in processing your application.
- A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
- Print, sign and date the form.
- Print on white, bond-quality and non-glossy paper
- Use of a laser printer is recommended
- Place the barcode page on the top of each individual package.
Use the Document Checklist to make sure you include all the other forms and documents you need.
Pay the fees
Complete the Fee Payment Form – Application for Permanent Residence (IMM 5620)
Important: If you are a resident of a country served by one of the following visa offices: Caracas, Havana, Nairobi, and Vienna AND are unable to pay in Canadian Funds, visit the responsible visa office website for fee payment instructions and to obtain the fee payment form.
Mail your fully completed application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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