Permanent Residence

Note: To obtain Permanent Residency, you must qualify for one of the Canadian Permanent Residency programs. The information below are the requirements for Permanent Residency that go along with the requirements of the Canadian PR programs


Medical Exam:

  • Needed by applicant and all dependant family members (spouse, common-law and/or children), whether accompanying or not
  • Must be conducted by a panel physician authorized by the IRCC and is valid for 12 months


Police Certificate:

  • Needed by main applicant and family members over 18 years old
  • Needed for each country lived in for more than 6 months in a row within the last 10 years or since the age of 18
  • Needed for current country of residence and must have been issued with 6 months before PR/TR application
  • If the person cannot obtain the police certificate from a country for valid reasons such as being a refugee claimant from that country, these reasons must be explained in writing


Document translation:

  • An English or French translation must be included for any documents that is in another language
  • Translations can be done by someone fluent in English or French AND the original language
  • Translation cannot be done by the applicant or a family member
  • Must include an affidavit of the accuracy of the translation and must be sworn and signed by the translator
  • The affidavit must be sworn in the presence of the person legally authorized to administer oaths
  • An affidavit is not needed if the documents were translated by a certified Canadian translator
  • Must also include a certified copy of the original document