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IMM 5690 (10-2019) E (DISPONIBLE EN FRANÇAIS - IMM 5690 F)
This document is available in PDF format only. You need to mail this form and other documents with your application. Please make sure you print this
document, complete it and include it in your application as the cover page.
Gather your documents in the order of the checklist and check R each item. Attach small items such as photos and certified cheques with a paper clip,
otherwise leave documents unbound. Place all documents in a sealed envelope. If your documents are not in English or French, you must include the
English or French translation with a certified copy of the original document, and an affidavit from the person who completed the translation (if the translation
is not provided by a member in good standing of a provincial or territorial organization of translators and interpreters in Canada). Do not send any additional
documents when submitting your application to the CIO.
Note: If your application lacks any of the documents listed in this checklist, it will be returned to you. If you are unable to provide any of the
requested documentation, please include with your application, a written explanation with full details as to why that documentation is
unavailable and any documentation that would support your claim. Failure to provide supporting documents in certain circumstances may result
in the refusal of your application.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Answer all questions and sign all forms where applicable. Please note that by signing these documents, you are certifying that all
information provided therein, whether prepared by you or not, is complete and true in all respects.
If you or someone acting on your behalf directly or indirectly submits false documents or misrepresents facts relating to your application for a permanent
resident visa:
your application may be refused;
the circumstances of your refusal will be entered into Canada's global immigration database; and
you and your family members could become inadmissible to Canada for five years under section 40(2) of the Immigration and Refugee
Protection Act.
The officer will base their decision on the documents on file at the time of the assessment. After sending in your applications, it is your responsibility to notify
the office processing your case and provide the relevant supporting documentation if there are changes in your life circumstances such as:
family status (e.g. marriage or common-law union, divorce, annulment, legal separation, birth, adoption, death of the principal applicant or any
accompanying family member, including grandchildren born to dependent children); or
mailing address/e-mail address/contact information.
Any changes which we have not been informed of will delay processing or may result in the refusal of the application or the exclusion of a family member.
The checklist of required documents is subject to change. Applicants are advised to refer to the application kit on the CIC website periodically
when preparing their submission to ensure that they have included all documents listed on the most up-to-date checklist.
Forms and supporting documents (to be completed and submitted by all applicants)
See the "Complete the application" section on our Web site for specific instructions on how to complete the questions on each of the following forms.
If you are applying as a Provincial Nominee, you must submit the forms and documents with a checkbox in the PNC column.
If you are applying as a Quebec-selected Skilled Worker, you must submit the forms and documents with a checkbox in the QSW column.
This form is made available by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and is not to be sold to applicants.
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Do not submit originals unless otherwise stated as documents submitted will not be returned.
You must keep a copy of the completed forms and all documents before sending them to CIO.
Generic Application Form to Canada (IMM 0008)
Completed and signed by the principal applicant.
Schedule A: Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)
Completed, dated and signed by everyone in the following list:
• the principal applicant
• spouse or common-law partner (whether they are accompanying or not)
• each dependent child over the age of 18 years (whether they are accompanying or not)
Provide your detailed personal history form the last 10 years or since the age of 18, if you are less than 28 years
of age. Do not leave any sections blank, or gaps in time. You must write "n/a" in any sections that are not
applicable to your situation, Include all:
• jobs,
• periods of unemployment,
• study,
• vacations, or
• being a homemaker.
Do not use abbreviations. Do not use general words such as "employee", "working", "manager". Specify your
activity such as retail salesperson, architect, financial manager, etc.
Note: If this section is not accurately completed, it will cause delays in the processing of your application.
Additional Dependants/Declaration (IMM 0008DEP) (if applicable)
Completed, dated and signed by the principal applicant if the applicant has more than five dependants (whether
they are accompanying or not).
Supplementary Information - Your Travels (IMM 5562)
Completed by the principal applicant.
Schedule 4: Economic Classes - Provincial Nominees completed and signed by the principal applicant.
AND (if applicable)
Schedule 4A: Economic Classes - Provincial Nominees - Business Nominees completed and signed by the
principal applicant if you have been nominated under a business stream.
Schedule 5: Declaration of Intent to Reside in Quebec: Economic Classes completed by principle
applicants destined to Quebec.
Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)
Completed, dated and signed by everyone in the following list:
• the principal applicant
• spouse or common-law partner (whether they are accompanying or not)
• each dependent child over the age of 18 years (whether they are accompanying or not)
Use of a Representative (IMM 5476)
Complete, date, sign and include this form in your application if you have a paid or unpaid representative.
Travel documents and passports
Copy of the pages of your passport or travel documents for you, your spouse or common-law partner and your
dependent children, showing:
• the passport number,
• date of issue and expiry,
• the photo, name, date and place of birth,
• pages showing any amendments in name, date of birth, expiration, etc.
You must hold a valid regular passport. Diplomatic, official, service or public affairs passports are not valid for
immigration to Canada.
If you live in a country other than your country of nationality, include a photocopy of your visa for the country in
which you currently live.
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Certificat de Sélection du Québec (CSQ) for applicant and all accompanying family members who will reside in
the province of Quebec
Confirmation of Nomination from the Province that nominated you. Depending on which Province has
nominated you, confirmation of nomination could be a nomination approval letter or other confirmation of
nomination from the province.
Proof of Language Proficiency
Since July 1, 2012, most applicants to Provincial/Territorial Nominee classes in semi or low-skilled professions
that fall under National Occupation Classification (NOC) skill level C and D are required to complete a language
proficiency test from one of the following designated agencies:
• IELTS (General Training test only),
• CELPIP (General test only), and/or
• TEF.
You must include a copy of your language test results with your application to CIC.
Identity and Civil Status Documents
You must provide the following documents for you and your spouse or common-law partner:
• birth certificates;
• legal documents showing name or date of birth changes (if applicable);
• marriage certificate(s), final divorce or annulment certificate(s). If married more than once, include certificates
from each marriage and divorce or annulment you, your spouse or common-law partner have had;
• death certificate for former spouse(s) or common-law partner(s) (if applicable);
• national IDs, family/household registry/book (if applicable);
• if you have a common-law partner, complete and include the Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union
(IMM 5409 – original) and provide evidence that you have cohabitated with your partner for a period of at least
12 continuous months. Provide the following documents listing both your names, for example:
copies of joint bank account statements,
copies of leases,
utility bills, etc.
unless otherwise
Children's Information (if applicable)
children's birth certificates (which name their parents);
• adoption papers issued by recognized national authorities showing the legal, approved adoption of adopted
dependent children;
• proof of full custody for children under the age of 18 and proof that the children may be removed from the
jurisdiction of the court;
• if the other parent of your children is not accompanying you to Canada, you must submit a signed Statutory
Declaration from Non-Accompanying Parent/Guardian for Minors Immigrating to Canada (IMM 5604 - original).
You must submit one form for each child and a copy of the non-accompanying parent's photo ID showing their
If your child's age was locked in before August 1
2014, also submit:
proof of continuous full-time studies of all dependent children aged 22 or over, including:
• complete school records/transcripts since attaining age 22;
• letters from the schools indicating the number of hours of classes attended per day, and the number of days
attended per week;
• proof of full financial support by parents since reaching age 22.
unless otherwise
Police Certificates and Clearances
You must get a police certificate from each country or territory where you have lived for six or more months in a
row since the age of 18. You are strongly encouraged to submit your police certificates with your application to the
CIO. If you are unable to obtain all the necessary police certificates, you may still send your application to the CIO
without them. However, we strongly recommend that you take steps to obtain your police certificates now to avoid
future delays. You must be ready to submit them when requested by an officer.
Note: Police certificates are generally considered to be valid for one year from date of issue; therefore depending
on the processing time of your application, you may be requested to submit new certificates.
Photos Requirements
Include two (2) photos for each member of your family, whether accompanying or not, and yourself. Follow the
instructions provided in the section How to Complete the Forms of the application guide and in Appendix A:
Photo Specifications. Photos must have been taken within six (6) months before application submission.
On the back of one (1) of the photographs, write the name and date of birth of the person who appears in the
photo as well as the date the photo was taken. Leave the other photograph blank.
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Fee payment in an acceptable format
If we are unable to process your payment, your application will be returned to you.
Do not enclose cash.
Consult "Step 3, Pay the Fee" section of the instruction guide for more information about fee payment.
Mail your Application
Mail to the CIO in Sydney, Nova Scotia:
this document checklist,
• your complete application,
• supporting documents required in this checklist, and
• include 2 self-addressed mailing labels:
one in English or French and
one in the official language of your country of residence.
Please consult "Step 4, Mail the application" section of the instruction guide for the CIO address and specific
instructions on mailing your application.
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