How to Complete the Forms
Application for Permanent Residence in Canada (IMM 0008)
To be completed by:
You, as the principal applicant
At the top of this form, you will find three boxes:
Category under which you are applying…
Check the “Economic class” box.
How many family members…
Write the total number of people included in your application, including yourself and any family
members, whether they are accompanying you to Canada or not.
Family members include your:
Spouse: A husband or wife of the opposite or same sex
Common-law partner: A person of the opposite or same sex with
whom you have lived in a conjugal relationship for at least one year
Note: A marriage between two persons of the same sex will be recognized, for immigration
purposes, where the marriage:
1) was legally performed in Canada; or
2) if performed outside of Canada, the marriage must be legally recognized according to both the
law of the place where the marriage occurred and under Canadian law. This applies to same-sex
marriages performed in the following jurisdictions:
the State of Massachusetts.
For additional information on same-sex marriages, consult the website: www.cic.gc.ca
Dependent children: Daughters and sons, including children adopted
before the age of 18, who:
o are under the age of 22 and do not have a spouse or common-
o have been continuously enrolled as full-time students and
financially supported by their parents since turning 22 (or from
the date of becoming a spouse or common-law partner if this
happened before the age of 22); or
o have substantially depended on the financial support of their
parents since before turning 22 and are unable to support
themselves due to a medical condition.
Language you prefer for…
Correspondence: Decide which of English or French you are more comfortable reading and
writing, and check the appropriate box.
Interview: You may be selected for an interview. Inter