Source: IRCC Newsroom Sep 01, 2022
As part of efforts to modernize Canada’s immigration system and improve client service, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is transitioning to 100% online applications for most permanent immigration programs.
Starting on September 23, 2022, and following the schedule below, IRCC will begin transitioning to 100% digital applications for most permanent residence programs. This means that clients of the programs below must apply online.
If clients are not able to apply online and require accommodations, including for a disability, they will be able to contact us to request an alternative format. Otherwise, applications that are received after the transition dates will be returned to applicants. More information on the alternative submission process will follow.
Categories will transition to digital applications on the dates below.