New: On November 22, 2014, additional revisions were made to the Ministerial Instructions that removed the educational requirement for applicants and added additional designated entities to the program. Read the full text of the update to the Ministerial Instructions.
New: Starting August 1st, 2014, the age at which a child is considered a dependant will be reduced from under 22 years of age to less than 19 years of age. Read about the changes.
This application includes:
- Document Checklist [IMM 5760] (PDF, 227 KB) January 2015
- Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] (PDF, 487 KB) November 2014
- Additional Dependants/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP] (PDF, 471 KB) August 2014
- Schedule A – Background/Declaration [IMM 5669] (PDF, 246 KB) December 2012
- Schedule 13 – Business Immigration Programs – Start Up Business [IMM 0008 SCHEDULE 13] (PDF, 607 KB) October 2013
- Additional Family Information [IMM 5406] (PDF, 570 KB) September 2013
- Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union [IMM 5409] (PDF, 47 KB) April 2009
- Separation Declaration for Minors Travelling to Canada [IMM 5604] (PDF, 25 KB) July 2008
- Supplementary Information – Your travels [IMM 5562] (PDF, 1.8 MB) May 2004
- Fee Payment Form – Application for Permanent Residence [IMM 5620] (PDF, 615 KB) January 2015
- Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] (PDF, 597 KB) March 2014
- Instruction Guide [IMM 5759]
Want to live in Quebec?
The Province of Quebec is in charge of its own business immigration program. If you plan to live in Quebec, visit the website of the Quebec immigration department.
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 10 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 (IMM 5760) (PDF, 227 KB) to make sure you include all the other forms and documents you need.
Pay the fees
Important: If you are a resident of a country served by one of the following visa offices: Caracas, Havana, Moscow, 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.
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