A new was online portal, implemented as part of a coronavirus measure. Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, has said the new process has greatly reduced the time it takes to land new permanent residents. This process eliminates the requirements for in-person interviews.
The portal allows new permanent resident applicants to share their personal information with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, confirm their address, submit a recent photo to be used to make their PR card, and get access to their proof of permanent resident status. This new system is not for checking an applicant’s status, as it is separate from the IRCC secure account, where applicants submit and update their relevant information.
Each person must have their own profile. Family members, who are the additional applicants, will each need their own username and password. Representatives cannot access the portal on behalf of a user. IRCC issued invitations for applicants to test the system in October. The portal was developed by Deloitte, a multinational professional services company with headquarters in Canada.
How Does the New Portal Work?
Once your immigration application is approved, IRCC will send you an invitation to confirm at your end whether you want to utilize the website or not- on your email address and on all email addresses of each applicant.
IRCC will then make an account on behalf of you.
After they receive a response from you on the invitation, they will send another email, which shall include the link to the portal and the sign-in instructions with the username and temporary password.
Afterwards, you can sign in and create your password, confirm you are in Canada, update your postal address and upload your photograph. Photographs must meet the IRCC requirements. They may be returned if they are too dark, facial features are not visible or there is a glare on the photos.
IRCC will then review and accept the photo, you can check the portal to see if they’ve accepted it. Once they accept the photo, you should get your PR card within one week. They will send it to the mailing address in Canada that you provided in the portal.
IRCC will approach you in a case, wherein they find problems in your PR card process.
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