Since September 2022, most applications for permanent residence must be submitted online.
Applications that must now be submitted online include:
Family Class Sponsorships
Sponsoring a spouse or partner
Sponsoring a dependent child
Sponsoring an eligible relative
Sponsoring an orphaned sibling, niece or nephew, or grandchild
Adopting a child through the immigration process
Atlantic Immigration Program
Provincial nominee program (non-Express Entry)
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
Self-employed people (Quebec)
Temporary resident permit holders applying for permanent residence
Home Support Worker Pilot
Home Child Care Provider Pilot (reopens to new applications on January 1, 2023)
Humanitarian and compassionate grounds
Self-employed people (federal)
Quebec-selected skilled workers
You can request an exemption to allow you to file by paper if required.
Applicants must use the PR Portal
Representatives must use the PR Representative Portal
There are many known technical issues with the IRCC PR Portal and PR Representative Portal. These can be extremely difficult to navigate. If you are having trouble navigating the portal, we can help.