• MigrationDesk is a community, not an agent (nor is affiliated with any). You can post here without an account, but all unregistered posts will be queued for moderator approvals. You can register a free account to bypass moderation and enjoy additional features such as post notification, Live Chat etc.

2013 How to apply for immigration to Canada

MysticRiver

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
15,142
Points
113
Follow these steps to apply as a federal skilled worker (FSW):

1. Get the application package

The application package includes the instruction guide and all the forms you need to fill out. Use the guide to help you fill out the forms correctly.
  • Fill out the forms on your computer. When you are done:
    • Validate the Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] online. Click the ‘Validate’ button on the form and it will outline in red any fields you still need to fill out.
    • Print the barcode page (this page will come up after you validate the form).
    • Sign where shown.
    • Include the barcode page with your application.
    • Print the other forms and sign where shown.
  • Each of your answers must be complete and true.
  • You must fill out all the forms listed in the application package. Use the Document Checklist to make sure you do not miss anything.
You must include all:
  • forms,
  • information,
  • documents,
  • signatures, and
  • fees, plus your
    • proof of work experience,
    • language test results, and
    • either a Canadian educational credential or a foreign credential and an assessment of your foreign education from an approved agency.
If any are missing anything, your application will not be completed and will be sent back to you without processing.

2. Pay application fees

You will have to pay:
a) The processing fee for you and your family members
When you apply, you need to include everyone who will come to Canada with you. This affects your fees. You can use online fee calculator to see how much it will be.
If the authority finds you ineligible to apply, they will contact you and refund your processing fee.

b) The Right of Permanent Residence fee
You will need to pay this fee if your application is approved. It covers you and your partner and/or dependents, if any are coming with you. You must pay it before issuing your permanent resident visa.
The authority will refund this fee if you cancel your application or if you do not use your visa.
c) Other fees
You will also have to pay fees to third parties for:
  • your medical exam,
  • a police certificate, if you need one,
  • an educational credential assessment (ECA),
  • language testing, and
  • services at a Visa Application Centre, if you use one.
Fill out the Fee Payment Form (IMM 5620) and include it with your application. Currently online payments is not accepted for skilled workers.

3. Submit your completed application

Make sure you:
  • have filled out and signed your application and all forms,
  • include your processing fee, and
  • include all the supporting documents.
If not, authority will send your application back to you. You will have to fix any errors and resend it. Use the Document Checklist to make sure you do not forget anything.

You should:
  • validate the Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] online (click the ‘Validate’ button on the form and it will outline in red any missing fields),
  • print the barcode page, and
  • include the barcode page with your application.
This will help make sure your application is complete and avoid delays.

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

Do not send your application to the visa office that serves your home country.
 

F Mohammed

Wanderer
Messages
8
Points
1
Timeline missing
Thanks @MysticRiver. Please doe this rule still applies today ?
And I want to ask, my occupation is field service engineer. I work with Konica Minolta distributor in my country. I have years of experience in repair, installation troubleshooting and lots more in digital printers (both office, commercial and press printers), photocopiers, scanners and other office equipment.
The problem is I don't know which occupation options to put in my experience entry application because the occupation options are either electrician, domestic electrician, industrial electrician, networking technician etc.
I don't know which one best suits my occupation.
Thanks.
 

MysticRiver

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
15,142
Points
113
Thanks @MysticRiver. Please doe this rule still applies today ?
I doubt. This is more recent one
https://www.migrationdesk.com/threads/canada-migration-express-entry-total-process.42215/

The problem is I don't know which occupation options to put in my experience entry application because the occupation options are either electrician, domestic electrician, industrial electrician, networking technician etc.
Well, you are in better position to know this right? In the NOC list, you'll see the job description for each occupation, just find the best match with your skill.
 
Consider before posting:
  • Do not post the same thing in multiple places.
  • No personal contact and/or non-English phrase is allowed.
  • Always post in a relevant thread or open a new one.
  • Better to use the reactions in a post to congratulate/thank.
Top