The Process for Applicants Who Have Multiple Applications in Process
Processing offices could come across applicants who:
- Submitted an Application for Permanent Residence (APR) prior to the launch of Express Entry i.e. before January 01, 2015 and,
- Submitted an electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR) via the Express Entry system i.e. on or after January 01, 2015
It is worth noting that foreign nationals can apply for multiple immigration programs at the same time. However, they would need to pay the mandated cost recovery fees for each program to which they applied (refer to Section A given subsequently in this document).
Situations could arise where the applicants receive the acceptance from more than one program. In this scenario, the applicant would need to choose the program under which they would receive their permanent residence status.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration
This is applicable for applications received on or after January 01, 2015 for Permanent Residence Programs subject to Express Entry
Applications for Permanent Residence
Express Entry candidates would typically receive invitations to apply for the following programs:
- The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and,
- The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
These individuals would need to submit their Applications for Permanent Residence (APRs) electronically. This is in accordance with the provisions specified in R12.01 (1).
Initially, candidates would receive the Invitation to Apply (ITA) (refer to Appendix A). On receiving this, these candidates would need to check their MyCIC accounts. Ideally, they would find that the option to submit electronic Applications for Permanent Residence (e-APRs) appears in their MyCIC accounts.
The electronic Applications for Permanent Residence (e-APRs) are dynamic forms. They ask questions from the applicant based on the applicant’s profile. Therefore, the system will prompt the applicant with questions concerning the applicant’s spouse only when the applicant declares a spouse in the system.
The system automatically picks up the information specified in the Express Entry profile of an applicant (refer to Appendix B). Thereafter, it pre-populates this information into the applicant’s electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). As a result, the applicant only needs to verify that the information mentioned is correct. In case there are any inaccuracies, the applicant would need to make the necessary amendments.
It is worth noting that the system automatically captures as much of the application information as possible. Therefore, applicants would only need to answer a few questions. These questions could typically require details pertaining to:
- The applicant’s family composition
- The applicant’s family admissibility etc.
Proof of Claims
Applicants would need to submit their applications via their MyCIC accounts. In addition, they would also need to provide the relevant proof of the claims made in their Express Entry profile. The authorities typically use these pieces of information for extending invitations to the appropriate candidates. In case applicants fail to provide the relevant proofs, the authorities will refuse the applications. This is in accordance with the provisions specified in A11.2.
In addition, certain applicants could even face a five-year ban from submitting any further immigration applications to Canada. This ban could even include temporary residence applications. However, the authorities would only ban applicants who:
- Misrepresent their qualifications in their Express Entry profile and / or,
- Misrepresent their qualifications in their application
The authorities would follow the specifications for misrepresentation specified in A40.
Read More Information:
- Multiple Applications in Process
- The Lock-in Date for Age
- The Complete Procedure:
- The Cost Recovery Fees for the Electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR)
- The Requirement to Submit a Complete e-Application
- The Alternative Application Process for Persons with Disabilities
- Language Test Scores for Persons with Disabilities
Source: Citizenship and Immigration