Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for permanent residence in Canada. If you are interested in applying for permanent residence through Express Entry, you will need to gather and prepare several documents as part of the process.
Here is a list of some of the documents that you may be required to provide as part of your Express Entry application:
- Passport: You will need to provide a valid passport or travel document.
- Birth certificate: You will need to provide a copy of your birth certificate, or other documentation that shows your place of birth and parent’s names.
- Language test results: You will need to provide proof of your language ability in English or French, such as a test result from an approved language testing organization.
- Educational documents: You will need to provide copies of your educational certificates, such as a degree, diploma, or certificate.
- Employment documents: You may need to provide documentation of your work experience, such as a resume, reference letters, and proof of employment.
- Police clearance certificate: You will need to provide a police clearance certificate from each country you have lived in for six months or more in the past 10 years.
- Medical examination: You will need to undergo a medical examination to ensure that you meet the medical requirements for permanent residence in Canada.
It is important to note that the specific documents required for your Express Entry application may vary depending on your individual circumstances and the program you are applying for. You should carefully review the documentation requirements for the specific program you are applying for and gather all necessary documents before submitting your application.
In addition to the documents listed above, you may also be required to provide other documents as part of your Express Entry application. Some of the other documents you may need to provide include:
- Marriage certificate: If you are married or in a common-law relationship, you may need to provide a marriage certificate or proof of your common-law relationship.
- Proof of funds: You may need to provide proof that you have sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependents while you are in Canada. This could include bank statements, investment statements, or other financial documents.
- Sponsorship documents: If you are being sponsored by a family member or friend in Canada, you may need to provide sponsorship documents, such as a sponsorship agreement and an undertaking of support.
- Additional documentation for dependent children: If you have dependent children, you will need to provide additional documentation, such as birth certificates and adoption papers.
Again, it is important to carefully review the documentation requirements for the specific program you are applying for and gather all necessary documents before submitting your application. If you are unsure what documents you need to provide, you can contact Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for more information.