15 Essential Document List required for Canada PR


Posted On : June 9, 2022 8:16 am

Last Updated On : September 14 , 2023

The three primary phases of immigrating to Canada are processing, documentation, and submission of the Permanent Residency (PR) application. And all three are critical for a successful immigration procedure. After the application process begins with building the express entry software, documentation is the next crucial step.

Read on to learn about the documentation needed for Canada PR immigration:

  1. Passport
  2. There is no requirement for extended validity beyond six months. However, if your passport has less than six months of validity when you arrive in Canada, it may take longer to get through an immigration inspection.

  3. Educational Credential Assessment
  4. An educational credential assessment (ECA) is used to verify that your foreign degree, diploma, or certification (or other credential proof) is legitimate and equivalent to one from Canada. ECAs are divided into numerous types. It would be best if you got an ECA for immigration purposes.

  5. The Results Of The Language Test
  6. You must demonstrate your English skills to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada to get a Canadian visa (IRCC). With over three million exams completed in the last year, IELTS is one of the country’s most popular elevated English language assessments.

  7. A Letter Of Employment From A Canadian Company
  8. A job offer letter is a document sent by a Canadian company (as a temporary worker). It describes the specifics of your employment. A job offer letter (or “employment letter”) is often less specific than a contract.

  9. Certificate of Nomination (Provincial)
  10. The province or territory will review your application. They will provide you with a nomination certificate if you match their criteria. When applying for permanent residency, you must include a copy of the nomination certificate.

  11. Divorce Certificates or Marriage Certificates (if applicable)
  12. Photocopies of your identity and civil registry documents must be included with your Canada visa application. Birth certificates, marriage certificates, and divorce/annulment certificates are examples of such documents. In some situations, you may be asked to submit National IDs or family or household registers.

  13. Your Unique Reference Number
  14. Your reference code is a one-of-a-kind code provided to you by Come to Canada, our online eligibility tool. This code is required to initiate an online application for a guest visa, study or work permit, etc.

  15. Profile Number for Express Entry
  16. The profile number may be found at the top of the PDF mail. The Job Seeker Validation Code should be found in the section under “To Register with Job Bank.”

  17. Validation Code For Job Seekers
  18. The IRCC system generates a four-digit code called the Job Seeker Validation Code. The code authenticates your Express Entry profile, which you will require when enrolling with Job Bank or applying for a Provincial Nominee programme in Canada.

  19. A Doctor’s Diagnosis
  20. General medical examinations for the eyes, nose, heart, lungs, and other organs, chest X-rays, HIV and Syphilis blood testing, and urine tests are frequent tests that immigrants must pass while applying for Canadian permanent residency.

  21. Photographs
  22. The photos must be the same and shot within the previous six months. They might be black and white or coloured. The images must be crisp and well-defined, with a basic white or light-coloured backdrop.

  23. Birth Certificate
  24. One of the following documents must be used:

    • Birth certificate
    • Birth country similar document
    • Letter of explanation (with no birth certificate available in the country)

  25. Verification Report From The Police
  26. Police certifications are necessary for the primary applicant and any accompanying family members 18 or older. It is a process that verifies visa applicants’ criminal or security backgrounds to guarantee their admissibility to Canada.

  27. Previous Employer’s Letter Of Endorsement
  28. Letters of recommendation may not be necessary in many cases. However, supplying them, in any case, may set you apart from the competition. Letters of recommendation help employers learn what others valued about working or interacting with you and the accomplishments that stood out to them.

  29. Proof of Funds
  30. You will need to demonstrate to the Canadian government that you have sufficient money to sustain yourself and any following family members when you arrive in Canada as part of the permanent residence application procedure.


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