Application for Permanent Residence – Federal Self-Employed Persons and Quebec Selected Self-Employed Persons

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.

Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works.

Do you want to buy or manage a farm in Canada?

As of March 10, 2018, we are no longer accepting new applications under the farm management stream of the Self-Employed Person Program.

You can now apply online

We’re testing a new online immigration application. You can use it to apply (opens in a new tab)

If the CIO determines that your application is complete, it will be forwarded to the appropriate IRCC office for processing. If your application does not include all of the documents and forms set out in the checklist, we will return it to you. Do not provide documents which are not listed in the checklist.

Want to live in Quebec?

If you plan to settle in Quebec as a business immigrant, you must first apply to the Government of Québec for a Selection Certificate.

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] (PDF, 553.83KB). 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:

IMM 0008:

  1. 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.

  2. A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
  3. Print, sign and date the form.
    • Print on white, bond-quality and non-glossy paper
    • Use of a laser printer is recommended
  4. Place the barcode page on the top of each individual package.

Other forms:

Use the Document Checklist (IMM 5784) (PDF, 384.24KB) to make sure you include all the other forms and documents you need.

Pay the fees

Visit the Pay your fees page to learn about accepted methods of payment.

Send your completed application to the Centralized Intake Office in Sydney, Nova Scotia.


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