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									             Citizenship and      Citoyenneté et
             Immigration Canada   Immigration Canada




      IMMIGRATION
      Canada
      Applying to Change Terms and Conditions or
      Extend Your Stay in Canada
                •             Extension of Visitor Status
                •             Student Authorization
                •             Employment Authorization
                •             Extension of Minister’s Permit
                •             Reinstatement of Visitor Status




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IMM-5217E 01-1999 [Kit 1]
               This is not a legal document.

                     For legal information,
    please refer to the Immigration Act and Regulations.




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                                       Table of Contents

Overview .............................................................................................................. 4

Some Important Terms to Remember................................................................ 5

General Information for all Visitors ................................................................... 6

Specific Information on Student Authorizations .............................................. 9

Specific Information on Employment Authorizations.................................... 13

Specific Information on Extensions of a Minister's Permit ........................... 17

Specific Information on Re-instatement of Visitor Status ............................. 18

Spousal Employment Authorization Pilot For Highly
Skilled Temporary Workers .............................................................................. 19

How to Apply ..................................................................................................... 23
               General Instructions....................................................................................... 23
               How to complete the IMM 1249 ..................................................................... 25
               IMM 5394 ....................................................................................................... 27
               Fee Information.............................................................................................. 28

What happens next? ......................................................................................... 35

Forms:
               IMM 1249 − Application to Change Terms and Conditions or
                          Extend my Stay in Canada
               IMM 5394 − Document Checklist
               IMM 5401 − Fee receipt




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                                                  Overview
People who come to Canada as visitors come as tourists or to study or to work. They are allowed into Canada for
a variety of reasons and are subject to restrictions on length of stay and other terms and conditions while in Canada.
This package is for persons who are already in Canada as visitors and wish to change the restrictions on their stay.
Visitors may wish to either extend their stay or to change the terms and conditions of their stay (for example, change
employer) or to switch from one type of temporary status to another (such as, from being a tourist to being a student).
Visitors may have inadvertently exceeded their authorized period of stay or failed to follow the terms and conditions
of their admission and need to correct the problem.
Some people have been allowed into Canada on a Minister's Permit which is a document allowing a person who
does not meet immigration regulations to remain temporarily in Canada. A holder of a Minister’s Permit may wish to
extend its validity.
An application for permission is required to do any of these things.
This package is designed to help you in determining if you are eligible to apply and if you are eligible, it provides the
necessary instructions and application forms for you to complete and submit.




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                  Some Important Terms to Remember
Call Centre
A Citizenship and Immigration office in Canada that provides and receives information on immigration matters over
the phone.

          If you reside in any of these areas, please call the local number

          Montreal, serving the surrounding area                                   (514) 496-1010
          Toronto, serving the Greater Toronto and Mississauga areas               (416) 973-4444
          Vancouver, serving the Vancouver calling area                            (604) 666-2171


          For calls outside these areas, dial toll-free                            1-888-242-2100

Case Processing Centre
An immigration office that handles applications by mail.

Human Resources Centre Canada
A local office in Canada that deals with employment matters. These offices are listed in the telephone directory under
“Government of Canada - Human Resources Development Canada”.

Immigration Office
A local office in Canada that deals with immigration matters. These offices are listed in the telephone directory under
“Government of Canada - Citizenship and Immigration Canada.”

Permanent Resident
Someone who is lawfully in Canada as a landed immigrant and who is not a Canadian citizen.

Visa Office
A Canadian immigration office located outside of Canada at a Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.




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                    General Information for all Visitors
Who is a visitor?
A visitor is someone who:
        •   has been lawfully admitted to Canada, and
        •   is here temporarily as a tourist, a student or a worker.

How do I know if I need to apply for an extension?
All visitors to Canada who want to extend their stay must apply in writing before the authorized period of their stay
in Canada expires. This authorized period of stay is called “visitor status” or “valid status”.

How do I know the expiry date of my visitor status in Canada?
A.      Visitors travelling with passports:
        When you arrived in Canada and gave your passport to a customs or immigration officer, the officer
        authorized your stay by placing a stamp in your passport and/or issuing an additional document. Check your
        passport. If you find a stamp, it should look like one of these.




        •   If the officer specified a date beside the stamp, your visitor status expires on that date.
        •   If you were given a Visitor Record, Student or Employment Authorization, the expiry date is marked on
            the document.
        •   If there is no stamp, a handwritten date or document in your passport, your visitor status will expire six
            months from the day you arrived in Canada.




            The document illustrated is a Canadian Visitor Visa. It is always issued outside of Canada. It allows you
            to travel to Canada but it does not give you visitor status. An officer at the port of entry will determine
            if you are eligible to enter and how long you may stay in Canada.




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B.      Visitors travelling without passports:
        If you did not need a passport to enter Canada, your visitor status will expire six months from the day you
        entered Canada unless you were given a Visitor record, Student or Employment Authorization. If you were
        given a document, the expiry date is marked on it.
        You do not need a passport to enter Canada if you are a:
        •    citizen of the United States seeking entry as a visitor;
        •    person who has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, seeking entry as
             a visitor from the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon;
        •    resident of Greenland seeking entry as a visitor from Greenland;
        •    citizen of France who is a resident of St. Pierre and Miquelon seeking entry as a visitor from St. Pierre
             and Miquelon;
        •    member of the armed forces of a country that is designated under the Visiting Forces Act seeking entry
             to carry out official duties.

Are there any restrictions on my visitor status?
Yes, there are terms and conditions such as:
        •    how long you may stay in Canada, and
        •    whether you may work in Canada, or
        •    whether you may study in Canada.

May I apply for an extension or change my terms and conditions?
If your visitor status is valid, you may apply to extend the period of time you may remain in Canada and/or change
any term or condition.
If your status has expired or if you did not respect one of the conditions of your authorization, you have committed
an offence under the Immigration Act. This means you might not be eligible for an extension. You may also be
subject to an inquiry that could lead to removal from Canada.
In either situation, you must complete an application. If the latter situation applies to you, please provide full details
of why this happened. An immigration officer will evaluate your case and tell you of any further action to be taken.

How do I apply for an extension or change my terms and conditions?
You must complete the enclosed application. It should be mailed to the Case Processing Centre at least 30 days
before the expiry date of your visitor status.

                  Note:    Incomplete applications will not be processed.

What information/documentation is required?
You must send the following for yourself and any of your dependants who are with you in Canada and who are not
Canadian citizens or permanent residents:
        •    photocopies of passport pages showing the passport number, the date it was issued, the date it expires,
             the stamp Canadian authorities made on your passport on your most recent entry to Canada, the identity
             page showing the name and date of birth of the passport holder, and any other marked pages;

                  Note:    Passports must be valid. People who do not need a passport to enter Canada
                           must show proof of who they are, what country they are citizens of and where
                           they live. Citizenship certificates, birth certificates, or alien registration cards are
                           acceptable.




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        •   a photocopy of the current immigration document;
        •   details of how you intend to support yourself and your dependants while in Canada, and how you intend
            to pay for transportation to leave Canada. Provide proof of funds (i.e. bank statement or letter of
            support);
        •   details of how you intend to leave Canada including the date, time, type of transportation and a
            photocopy of your return ticket if you have one. If you do not have a return ticket, explain why; and
        •   full details of why you want to stay here longer.
You may be requested to appear for an interview by an immigration officer.

Do my dependants need to apply as well?
Each member of your family who wishes to remain longer, study or work in Canada must apply for permission to do
so. If you all apply at the same time, each person will not have to fill out separate forms.

Do I or my dependants need a medical examination?
In some cases medical examinations may be required. If so, an immigration officer will issue medical forms,
instructions and a list of the appropriate doctors. You must pay for the medical examination yourself.

How will I know the decision?
An immigration officer will tell you whether your extension has been granted or the application approved and if you
need to take any further action. If your application is approved, an immigration document will be sent to you. If your
application is refused, you can only stay in Canada until the expiry date of your current visitor status.

May I apply more than once for an extension of my visitor status?
You may apply as many times as you wish, but each time that you apply, you must complete a new application and
pay the fee.




                            It is illegal to remain in Canada beyond the validity of your status in




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                            Canada

                            It is illegal to work without an Employment Authorization

                            It is illegal to study without a Student Authorization




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      Specific Information on Student Authorizations
What is a Student Authorization?
This is the official document issued by a visa or immigration officer that allows the person to study at an educational
institution in Canada.

Do I need a Student Authorization to study in Canada?
If you are not a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a dependant of a diplomat accredited to
Canada you must get a Student Authorization.
The Protocol Division of Foreign Affairs approves the passports of everyone who has diplomatic, consular, or official
status in Canada. If you have this approval, you do not need a Student Authorization to take courses.

Are there any courses for which a Student Authorization is not required?
A Student Authorization is not needed for:
        •   an English or French language course that is not longer than three months duration in total, during stay
            in Canada;
        •   courses that are not academic, professional or vocational in nature;
        •   self-improvement, general-interest courses such as arts and crafts;
        •   courses included in tour packages as a secondary activity for tourists; and
        •   nursery schools or kindergartens.

                 Note:    Student Authorizations are required upon entering grade 1.

May I apply for a Student Authorization in Canada?
The following persons may apply in Canada:
        •   those who have a valid Student Authorization;
        •   dependants of persons who have a valid Student or Employment Authorization;
        •   holders of a Minister's Permit and their dependants;
        •   Convention Refugees, as well as those whose refugee claims have been sent to the Immigration and
            Refugee Board, and their dependants;
        •   those whose studies are secondary to the main reason for being in Canada (e.g. applicants for
            permanent residence in Canada where the application has been approved in principle);
        •   dependants of athletes of a Canadian-based team, media representatives, members of the clergy, or
            military personnel assigned to Canada.

                 Note:    Those not listed above must apply for and obtain a Student Authorization before
                          coming to Canada.

When should I apply for my Student Authorization?
Before you begin studying.

What happens if I attend school without a Student Authorization?
If you attend a school without a Student Authorization or if you have not followed the conditions attached to your
authorization, you may have committed an offence under the Immigration Act. This means you may not be eligible
for an extension. You may also be subject to an immigration inquiry which could lead to your removal from Canada.



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If this is your situation, complete an application, providing full details of why this happened. An immigration officer
will evaluate your case and tell you of any further action to be taken.

What information is needed?
In addition to the requirements for all visitors, you must also provide:
A.      The documents specified below:
        i)    For attendance at a university, college or other post-secondary institution:
              •    a letter, registration paper or form from the education institution which shows:
                   -      confirmation of your acceptance and/or registration as a student;
                   -      the course of study;
                   -      how many courses you will be taking and/or how many hours you will attend each week (not
                          required if you are attending a university or college);
                   -      intended start date and when you expect to finish the academic program; and
                   -      any condition related to your acceptance or registration.
              When there is a condition related to your registration, you may have to satisfy an immigration officer that
              you have met the condition before a Student Authorization can be issued to you.
        ii)   For attendance at a primary or secondary school:
              •    a letter from the school, school board, district or division responsible for the school you will be
                   attending, showing the level of study and the date you are expected to finish your studies.
        iii) For attendance at an educational institution in Québec [in addition to the requirements listed in i) or ii)]:
              •    a copy of the Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (CAQ) issued by the Ministère des Relations avec
                   les citoyens et de l'Immigration (MRCI). The following are examples of people who do not need a
                   CAQ:
                   -      students chosen under a Canadian government assistance program for developing countries;
                   -      students taking a course of less than 20 hours/week;
                   -      students who have a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) and whose application for
                          permanent residence is being processed by a visa office or immigration office.
B.       Proof of financial support while you study in Canada:
You must prove you have enough money (in Canadian funds) to support yourself while you study in Canada. This
can include:
        •     a letter from a Canadian bank showing how much money you have in your bank account (it must
              indicate your name and account number);
        •     a copy of the letter giving the details about your scholarship or Canadian-funded educational program
              (such as a CIDA program);
        •     a letter from a person (please describe the relationship to you) who is giving you financial help,
              explaining the arrangements made for your expenses. (This information is protected under the Privacy
              Act and cannot be released to a third party without your sponsor's consent.)

                  Note:     Persons and their dependants whose refugee claim has been sent to the Refugee
                            Division do not have to give proof of financial support but a letter of registration or
                            acceptance from an educational institution is required.
                            Dependants of foreign students and temporary workers do not need to show a letter of
                            acceptance or proof of financial ability to pay in order to obtain a Student Authorization
                            to attend a primary or secondary school.




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Are there any terms and conditions on my Student Authorization?
When a Student Authorization is issued to you, an immigration officer may impose terms and conditions on it. These
may include one or more of the following:
        •   not allowed to work in Canada;
        •   must attend the university, college or institution specified by the immigration officer;
        •   must attend the type of educational institution specified by the immigration officer.
You must apply and obtain permission before you start working or change institution or the type of institution on your
Student Authorization. If you do not do this, your status and your eligibility for an extension may be affected.

May I apply for an Employment Authorization in Canada while I study?
If you have a valid Student Authorization you may apply in Canada for employment. You must obtain an Employment
Authorization before you begin to work.
An Employment Authorization is usually approved only when there are no Canadian citizens or permanent residents
available to do the job. If a Human Resources Centre Canada approves a job offer a Job Offer Validation will be
issued.
A full-time student at a post-secondary institution does not need a Job Offer Validation to obtain an Employment
Authorization when:
        •   a responsible academic official of the educational institution states that employment is an essential and
            integral part of the course of study (this does not apply to accounting students, medical interns and
            externs and resident physicians); you must provide a letter or some other official document from the
            institution explaining this;
        •   the student has successfully completed a program at a university, community college, CEGEP, publicly
            funded trade/technical school or private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees or
            college diplomas and wishes to work for a maximum of one year in a job related to the course of study;
            To qualify for employment under this section, you must:
                -    provide notification from the academic institution that you have successfully completed all the
                     requirements for your degree or diploma − a copy of the final transcript (indicating marks or
                     grades) and/or a letter from the institution showing the course of study;
                -    be commencing your employment within sixty days of issuance of notification from the
                     institution;
                -    be in possession of a valid Student Authorization;
                -    be applying for a job consistent with the recently completed course of study;
                -    not have been formerly issued an Employment Authorization under this exemption following any
                     other course of study; and
                -    provide a letter from the employer describing the job, what your duties and salary will be and
                     how long your services will be required.
        •   if, through no fault of his/her own, the student has not been getting money needed for daily expenses
            and this situation is temporary. You must show proof that you are destitute and that it is a
            temporary situation.
Exception: A full-time student registered in a degree granting course at a post-secondary institution does not need
an Employment Authorization when the employment offered is on the campus of the community college or university
where the student is registered full-time for as long as the Student Authorization is valid. Therefore,
        if you have passed an immigration medical examination, you may work on campus in any type of job as long
        as it does not exceed the terms and conditions placed on the Student Authorization;
        if you have not passed an immigration medical examination, you may work on campus but you may not take
        a job involving child care, primary or secondary teaching or health services;




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        if you come from a country that Health Canada says has a high rate of serious communicable diseases, you
        may not work in certain agricultural jobs unless you have passed an immigration medical examination.

May my husband or wife work in Canada?
If you are a full-time student at community college or university, your spouse may apply for an Employment
Authorization to work in Canada. To obtain an Employment Authorization, your spouse must prove he or she is
legally married to:
        •   a person who has a valid Student Authorization and who is attending a publicly-funded or degree-
            granting community college or university full-time, or
        •   a person who has a valid Employment Authorization to work at a job related to the course of study.

May I apply for an Employment Authorization in Canada while I study?
Spouses who have passed an immigration medical examination may obtain an unrestricted Employment
Authorization which will allow them to look for and accept any job in Canada within the terms and conditions of the
Employment Authorization. The authorization will say open or any employer in the employer section.
Spouses who have not passed an immigration medical examination may receive an open/restricted Employment
Authorization. This means they can work for any employer but cannot work in services or jobs involving child care,
primary or secondary teaching, or health services. The restrictions will be outlined in the authorization.
If you and your spouse come from a country which Health Canada identifies as having a high rate of serious
communicable diseases, you cannot work in certain agricultural jobs unless you both have passed an immigration
medical examination.

May I leave Canada before my request for an extension has been finalized?
If you leave Canada temporarily and do not have a valid Student Authorization, you may not be able to come back.
It is your responsibility to make sure that your request for an extension has been approved. Otherwise, you will have
to apply at a visa office for a new Student Authorization and pay another processing fee.

May I leave Canada with a valid Student Authorization?
If citizens of your country do not need a Visitor Visa to come to Canada, or if you are travelling only to the United
States or St. Pierre and Miquelon and returning directly from those countries, your valid Student Authorization would
normally provide sufficient evidence to satisfy the immigration officer at the port of entry to allow you to come back
to Canada.
If, however, citizens from your country need a Visitor Visa to come to Canada, you must have a valid Visitor Visa
before coming to Canada from any place other than the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon. If your Visitor Visa
will expire before your return, you must obtain a new Visitor Visa from a visa office before you return to Canada. If
you have sufficient time before your departure, you may wish to investigate the possibility of applying by mail for a
new Visitor Visa from the visa offices in Buffalo, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle and Washington, D.C.




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 Specific Information on Employment Authorizations
What is employment?
The Immigration Act defines employment as “any activity for which a person receives or might reasonably be
expected to receive valuable consideration”. Some activities may be considered to be work even if the person is not
being paid. It depends on the kind of work and the circumstances under which it is performed.

What is an Employment Authorization?
This is a legal document that entitles a foreign worker to work in Canada. Usually, it is valid only for the specified job
and length of time. Although there are exceptions to the process, an Employment Authorization is usually issued
based on a Job Offer Validation.

Do I need an Employment Authorization to work in Canada?
If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you will need an Employment Authorization to work in
Canada. This applies whether or not your employer is in Canada.

When should I get my Employment Authorization?
Before you start to work.

What happens if I work without an Employment Authorization?
Working without permission is an offence under the Immigration Act. You may be subject to an immigration inquiry
which could lead to your removal from Canada.
If this is your situation, complete an application, providing full details of why this happened. An immigration officer
will evaluate your case and tell you of any further action to be taken.

What does Job Offer Validation mean?
Job Offer Validation is the process by which the Human Resources Centre Canada determines that the employment
of a foreign worker will not hinder employment opportunities for Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
The validation process is started by the prospective employer in Canada who contacts a Human Resources Centre
Canada to get a job offer form. When the form is filled out, naming the worker and the conditions and requirements
of the job, it is returned to the Human Resources Centre Canada for approval of the job offer.

Are there situations when a Job Offer Validation is not needed?
A Job Offer Validation may not be needed. Examples are persons entering under the North American Free Trade
Agreement, persons who are approved in principle for landing in Canada and refugee claimants.

May I apply for an Employment Authorization in Canada and do I need a Job Offer
Validation?
The following examples are of situations where people may apply for an Employment Authorization in Canada. The
need for a Job Offer Validation is indicated in each section.
        Applicant for permanent residence in Canada: These are people and their dependants whose
        applications for permanent residence from within Canada have been approved for processing. Job Offer
        Validation is not needed.
        Athletes and referees: Athletes include people working as players, managers, coaches, trainers, or
        administrators of a Canadian-based team, group or organization. Referees include people working as
        umpires or other similar officials for any sport activity in Canada. Job Offer Validation may be needed.




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        Convention Refugees: These are people and their dependants who have been found to be Convention
        refugees by the Convention Refugee Determination Division. Job Offer Validation is not needed.
        Destitute persons: These are persons who, in the opinion of an immigration officer cannot support
        themselves without public help and may be in one of the following situations:
        •   have applied to be permanent residents and the processing of their applications is still in progress;
        •   have a removal order that has been stopped by the Immigration and Refugee Board or are awaiting the
            outcome of an appeal of a removal order; or
        •   are refugee claimants or, refused refugee claimants who are having their cases reviewed by the Federal
            Court (see the section called Some Important Information for Refugee Claimants),
        Job Offer Validation is not needed.
        Diplomats: Accredited diplomats may apply in Canada. Consular officers, representatives or officials,
        household staff, their dependants and dependants of accredited diplomats may apply, but need a letter of
        permission from the Office of Protocol of Foreign Affairs. Job Offer Validation may be needed.
        Emergency repair workers: This includes people who repair industrial machinery in an emergency so that
        Canadians can keep working. Job Offer Validation is not needed.
        Employment Authorization holders: People who are in Canada as temporary workers may ask for an
        extension of their original authorization or for a new authorization to work for another employer. Their
        dependants may apply in Canada. Job Offer Validation may be needed.
        Minister's Permit holders: This includes people and their dependants who have a Minister's Permit
        allowing them to come to Canada or stay here. Job Offer Validation may be needed.
        Performing artists: These are people under contract to fulfil a single or continuous guest engagement in
        the performing arts, except where the engagement is incidental to a commercial activity. Job Offer
        Validation may be needed. A signed contract or a letter acknowledging the engagement is required.
        Students: This group includes people who have a valid Student Authorization and their spouses.

May my spouse or dependants work in Canada?
In general, spouses and dependants who wish to work in Canada need a Job Offer Validation. Some exceptions are:
        •   spouses and dependants of military personnel with a letter of approval of employment from a
            Department of National Defence official, proof of identity and their relationship to the head of the family
            and proof of length of stay in Canada;
        •   spouses of students

What information/documentation is required?
In addition to the documents and information required of a visitor you must also provide:
        •   a Job Offer Validation from a Human Resources Centre Canada and/or a job offer letter or contract from
            the employer,

                 Note:   You must provide evidence that you meet requirements of the Job Offer
                         Validation or job offer, including possibly specific educational requirements.

        •   a copy of the Certificat d‘acceptation du Québec (CAQ) issued by the Ministère des Relations avec les
            citoyens et de l'Immigration (MRCI) if you work in Québec or will be working in Québec. If you do not
            need a Job Offer Validation you will not need a CAQ,
        •   evidence that requirements of the job are being met e.g. for intra-company transferees that there is a
            relationship between the companies; for NAFTA professionals that minimum educational requirements
            are met,
        •   the required fee.




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Are there any terms and conditions on my Employment Authorization?
An immigration officer may impose terms and conditions under the Immigration legislation when issuing an
Employment Authorization. These will be shown on your Employment Authorization and may include one or more
of the following:
        •   the type of employment in which you may work;
        •   the employer for whom you may work;
        •   where you may work;
        •   how long you may continue to work.
If you want to change any of the terms or conditions that appear on your Employment Authorization, you must apply
before you make the changes. Failure to do so may affect your visitor status and your eligibility for an extension.

When is a medical examination required?
Depending on the type of job you will have and where you lived in the past year, you may need to have a medical
examination. If you want to work in health services, child care, primary or secondary education, you will need a
medical examination and a satisfactory medical assessment before you can be issued an Employment
Authorization.
If you want to work in agricultural occupations, a medical examination will be needed if you have resided in certain
countries.
An immigration officer will tell you when a medical examination is needed and will send you the forms you need.

May I leave Canada before my request for an extension has been finalized?
If you leave Canada temporarily and do not have a valid Employment Authorization, you may not be able to come
back. It is your responsibility to make sure that your request for an extension has been approved. Otherwise, you
will have to apply at a visa office for a new Employment Authorization and pay another processing fee.

May I leave Canada with a valid Employment Authorization?
If citizens of your country do not need a Visitor Visa to come to Canada, or if you are travelling only to the United
States or St. Pierre and Miquelon and returning directly from those countries, your valid Employment Authorization
would normally provide sufficient evidence to satisfy the immigration officer at the port of entry to allow you to come
back to Canada.
If, however, citizens from your country need a Visitor Visa to come to Canada, you must have a valid Visitor Visa
before coming to Canada from any place other than the United States or St. Pierre and Miquelon. If your Visitor Visa
will expire before your return, you must obtain a new Visitor Visa from a visa office before you return to Canada. If
you have sufficient time before your departure, you may wish to investigate the possibility of applying by mail for a
new Visitor Visa from the visa offices in Buffalo, Detroit, Los Angles, New York City, Seattle and Washington D.C.

Some Important Information for Refugee Claimants
May I apply for an Employment Authorization?
If you are a refugee claimant, who applied after February 1, 1993, and your claim has been referred to the
Immigration and Refugee Board by a senior immigration officer and no final decision on your claim has been made,
and:
        •   you cannot support yourself without recourse to social assistance (welfare); and
        •   you and your dependants have completed a medical examination and the results are known by an
            immigration officer; and
        •   you have been fingerprinted and photographed; and,
        •   you have submitted the required Personal Information Form to the Immigration and Refugee Board,
you may apply for an Employment Authorization.



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                 Note:   You will receive the Personal Information Form if the senior immigration officer
                         refers your claim to the Immigration and Refugee Board.

If you are a person whose claim to refugee status has been refused and you have applied to have your case
considered by the Federal Court, and:
        •   you cannot support yourself without recourse to social assistance (welfare); and
        •   you and your dependants have completed a medical examination and the results are known by an
            immigration officer; and
        •   you have been fingerprinted and photographed,
you may apply for an Employment Authorization.

What do I have to include with my application?
If you are a refugee claimant, who applied after February 1, 1993, and no decision has been made on your claim,
you must provide the following information with your application:
        •   Proof that you cannot support yourself without recourse to social assistance (welfare),
            You must satisfy an immigration officer that you cannot support yourself in Canada, unless you are
            given permission to work. If you are currently receiving social assistance, attach a letter from the
            provincial social services department indicating you are receiving money or attach a cheque stub if it
            indicates clearly that it was issued by the provincial social services department. If you are not receiving
            social assistance, show that you cannot support yourself (without applying for assistance) unless you
            are granted an Employment Authorization.
        •   Proof that your Personal Information Form has been submitted to the Immigration and Refugee Board.
            Acceptable evidence is a Notice to Appear or a Notice to Appear for a Preliminary Conference issued
            by the Immigration and Refugee Board. Do not confuse this with the Notice to Appear issued by a senior
            immigration officer, which is not acceptable evidence.
            Also acceptable is a copy of your completed form which was submitted to the Immigration and Refugee
            Board, which has been date stamped as received.
If your refugee claim has been refused and you are having your case assessed by the Federal Court, you must
provide the following information:
        •   Proof that you cannot support yourself without recourse to social assistance (welfare),
            You must satisfy an immigration officer that you cannot support yourself unless you are given
            permission to work in Canada. If you are already receiving social assistance, attach a letter from the
            provincial social services department indicating you are receiving money or attach a cheque stub if it
            indicates clearly that it was issued by the provincial social services department. If you are not receiving
            social assistance, show that you cannot support yourself (without applying for assistance) unless you
            are granted an Employment Authorization.
        •   Proof that you have filed for a review of your case by the courts
        •   A letter from an employer offering you a job. The letter should outline the job title, the wage and the
            period of time for which the job is being offered.

How will the immigration officer know that I, and my dependants in Canada, have
completed a medical examination and that I have been photographed and fingerprinted?
The results of medical examinations taken in Canada are entered in an electronic record that is available to
immigration officers concerned with your case.
If an immigration officer fingerprinted and photographed you at the time you made a claim for refugee status, this
information will be noted on your case file. If you have not been fingerprinted or photographed, please contact the
local Canada Immigration Centre (CIC).




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                          Specific Information on
                      Extensions of a Minister's Permit
What is a Minister's Permit?
A document that allows a person who does not meet immigration requirements either as a visitor or an immigrant to
enter or remain in Canada.

Why would I need an extension?
If you are a holder of a Minister's Permit you have been granted special permission because of particular reasons
and circumstances to either enter Canada or remain in Canada for a specified period of time. If you wish to remain
in Canada beyond the validity date on your permit, you must apply for an extension.
It is your responsibility to either leave Canada or obtain an extension of your Permit before it expires.

Can I work or study in Canada?
The requirements in this regard are specified elsewhere in this package. If you are working or studying in Canada
you may also have an employment or student authorization. You must apply for a new authorization to work or study
if you plan to continue these activities.

What information/documentation is required?
        •   Passport size photograph
        •   Fee payment receipt
        •   Copy of previous Minister's Permit, if still in your possession.

How will I know the decision?
An immigration officer will decide if your permit should be extended and if so, the length of time you will be allowed
to remain in Canada. If your application is approved, an immigration document will be sent to you.




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                       Re-instatement of Visitor Status
If your status has expired or if you worked or attended school without permission from an immigration officer or if
you did not respect one of the conditions of your authorization, you have committed an offence under the
Immigration Act. You may be subject to an inquiry that could lead to removal from Canada.
You will also have lost your visitor status in Canada as a result of these infractions. You may apply for re-instatement
of legal visitor status. There is no guarantee that your application will be accepted.
If you wish re-instatement of your visitor status, complete the application form for an extension of your status and
student and/or employment authorization as desired. In addition to all of the other information required, you must
provide full details of all the facts and circumstances that resulted in your committing the offence.
There is an additional fee for re-instatement.
An immigration officer will evaluate your case and advise you of any further action to be taken.




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  Spousal Employment Authorization Pilot for Highly
            Skilled Temporary Workers
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is operating a Pilot Project that will facilitate the issuance of Employment
Authorizations (EA) to spouses of highly skilled temporary workers entering Canada. For a spouse to be eligible, the
principal applicant must hold an EA that has a duration of a period of at least six months. The principal applicant
must also have been coded to an occupation found in the Management Occupation Level or the Skill Level A of the
National Occupational Classification system. See the following list for occupational titles.
A spouse who is interested in obtaining an EA under this pilot must have obtained a written job offer from an
employer before he or she can apply. In order to apply, the spouse must provide a copy of the job offer, a completed
Employment Authorization application form1 the applicable fee2, and a photocopy of his or her spouse’s EA. Proof
of the spousal relationship should also be provided, which in most case will be a photocopy of a marriage certificate.
Please note that if the spouse intends to work in the Province of Quebec, a certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ)
must first be obtained from the Quebec provincial government and included in the application. Please note as well
that for certain occupations medical clearances are required, which will in many cases extend typical processing
times.
In order that the effectiveness of this pilot can be properly evaluated, both the spouse and the principal applicant to
whom he or she is married might be contacted by the pilot evaluators to request their participation in a survey. Actual
participation in the survey is not compulsory.

Where to apply
It is expected that in most cases the spouse will have already been admitted to Canada as a visitor before he or she
secures a job offer. In this case, the application would be mailed to the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville,
Alberta. If the spouse has a job offer before he/she enters Canada, the application for the Employment Authorization
can be made at the Mission abroad. U.S. citizens are entitled to apply for their Employment Authorizations at a Port
of Entry.
The processing times for applications made to CPC-Vegreville can be significantly improved if the applicant chooses
to arrange for the pre-paid return delivery of the application and authorization by courier. Please ensure that a
national courier firm that can provide service to and from Vegreville is selected.
In all cases, the application must include all the documentation specified above. When the principal applicant and
the spouse apply for Employment Authorizations at the same time at the same point of service, a photocopy of the
principal applicant’s employment authorization would not be necessary.
For spouses destined to work in the Province of Quebec, information regarding obtaining a Certificat d’acceptation
du Québec can be obtained by contacting MRCI in Montreal at 1-514-864-9720.

Eligible occupations
For reference, the following is a listing of the eligible occupations as set out in the National Occupational
Classifications list.




1. Spouses who are eligible to apply for an employment authorization at a Port of Entry will not be required to complete a written application
form. The applicant will be instructed as to the appropriate method of fee payment at the time of application.

2. Method of payment varies with your venue of application. Consult the instructions that accompany your Employment Authorization
application form for further information.




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National Occupational Classifications for the Spousal Pilot

Group 1 - Management Occupations - 00 to 09
         Major Group 00 - Senior Management Occupations
                0011 Legislators
                0012 Senior Government Managers and Officials
                0013 Senior Managers - Financial, Communications Carriers and Other Business Services
                0014 Senior Managers - Health, Education, Social and Community Services and
                       Membership Organizations
                0015 Senior Managers - Trade, Broadcasting and other Services, n.e.c.
                0016 Senior Managers - Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction

         1 - Business & Finance Occupations
                 0111   Financial Managers
                 0112 Human Resources Managers
                 0113 Purchasing Managers
                 0114 Other Administrative Services Managers
                 0121 Insurance, Real Estate and Financial Brokerage Managers
                 0122 Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers
                 0123 Other Business Services Managers
                 0131 Telecommunication Carriers Managers
                 0132 Postal and Courier Services Managers

         2 - Natural & applied sciences & related occupations
                 0210 Engineering, Science and Architecture Managers
                 0211 Engineering Managers
                 0212 Architecture and Science Managers
                 0213 Information Systems and Data Processing Managers

         3 - Health Occupations, and,
         4 - Occupations in Social Science, Education, Government Services & Religion
                 0311 Managers in Health Care
                 0312 Administrators in Post-Secondary Education and Vocational Training
                 0313 School Principals and Administrators of Elementary and Secondary Education
                 0314 Managers in Social, Community and Correctional Services
                 0411 Government Managers in Health and Social Policy Development and Program
                        Administration
                 0412 Government Managers in Economic Analysis, Policy Development and Program
                        Administration
                 0413 Government Managers in Education Policy Development and
                        Program Administration
                 0414 Other Managers in Public Administration

         5 - Occupations in Art, Culture, Recreation & Sport
                 0511 Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers
                 0512 Managers in Publishing, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and Performing Arts
                 0513 Recreation and Sport Program and Service Directors
         6 - Sales & Service Occupations
                 0611 Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers
                 0621 Retail Trade Managers
                 0631 Restaurant and Food Service Managers
                 0632 Accommodation Service Managers
                 0641 Commissioned Police Officers
                 0642 Fire Chiefs and Senior Fire fighting Officers
                 0643 Commissioned Officers, Armed Forces
                 0651 Other Services Managers




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          7 - Trades, Transport & Equipment Operators & Related Occupations
                  0711 Construction Managers
                  0712 Residential Home Builders and Renovators
                  0713 Transportation Managers
                  0720 Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers
                  0721 Facility Operation Managers
                  0722 Maintenance Managers

          8 - Occupations Unique to Primary Industry
                 0811 Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)

          9 - Occupations Unique to Processing, Manufacturing & Utilities
                 0911 Manufacturing Managers
                 0912 Utilities Managers


Group 2 - Skill Level A - 11 to 51
          Major Group 11 - Professional Occupations in Business & Finance
                 1111   Financial Auditors and Accountants
                 1112   Financial and Investment Analysts
                 1113   Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and Traders
                 1114   Other Financial Officers
                 1121 Specialists in Human Resources
                 1122 Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management
          Major Group 21 - Professional Occupations in Natural & Applied Sciences
                 2111   Physicists and Astronomers
                 2112 Chemists
                 2113 Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists
                 2114 Meteorologists
                 2115 Other Professional Occupations in Physical Sciences
                 2121 Biologists and Related Scientists
                 2122 Forestry Professionals
                 2123 Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists
                 2131 Civil Engineers
                 2132 Mechanical Engineers
                 2133 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
                 2134 Chemical Engineers
                 2141 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers
                 2142 Metallurgical and Materials Engineers
                 2143 Mining Engineers
                 2144 Geological Engineers
                 2145 Petroleum Engineers
                 2146 Aerospace Engineers
                 2147 Computer Engineers
                 2148 Other Professional Engineers, n.e.c.
                 2151 Architects
                 2152 Landscape Architects
                 2153 Urban and Land Use Planners
                 2154 Land Surveyors
                 2161 Mathematicians, Statisticians and Actuaries
                 2162 Computer Systems Analysts
                 2163 Computer Programmers




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     Major Group 31 - Professional Occupations in Health
            3111   Specialist Physicians
            3112 General Practitioners and Family Physicians
            3113 Dentists
            3114 Veterinarians
            3121 Optometrists
            3122 Chiropractors
            3123 Other Professional Occupations in Health Diagnosing and Treating
            3131 Pharmacists
            3132 Dieticians and Nutritionists
            3141 Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
            3142 Physiotherapists
            3143 Occupational Therapists
            3144 Other Professional Occupations in Therapy and Assessment
            3151 Head Nurses and Supervisors
            3152 Registered Nurses

     Major Group 41 - Professional Occupations in Social Science, Education, Government Services
     & Religion
             4111  Judges
             4112 Lawyers and Quebec Notaries
             4121 University Professors
             4122 Post-Secondary Teaching and Research Assistants
             4131 College and Other Vocational Instructors
             4141 Secondary School Teachers
             4142 Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers
             4143 School and Guidance Counsellors
             4151 Psychologists
             4152 Social Workers
             4153 Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors
             4154 Ministers of Religion
             4155 Probation and Parole Officers and Related Occupations
             4160 Health and Social Policy Researchers, Consultants, and Program Officers
             4161 Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants, and Program Officers
             4162 Economists and Economic Policy Researchers and Analysts
             4163 Economic Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants
             4164 Social Policy Researchers, Consultants, and Program Officers
             4165 Health Policy Researchers, Consultants, and Program Officers
             4166 Education Policy Researchers, Consultants, and Program Officers
             4167 Recreation and Sports Program Supervisors and Consultants
             4168 Program Officers Unique to Government
             4169 Other Professional Occupations in Social Science

     Major Group 51 - Professional Occupations in Art and Culture
            5111   Librarians
            5112 Conservators and Curators
            5113 Archivists
            5121 Writers
            5122 Editors
            5123 Journalists
            5124 Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications
            5125 Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters
            5131 Producers, Directors, Choreographers and Related Occupations
            5132 Conductors, Composers and Arrangers
            5133 Musicians and Singers
            5134 Dancers
            5135 Actors
            5136 Painters, Sculptors and Other Visual Artists




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                                            How to Apply
If you believe you are eligible to apply to extend or change the terms and conditions of your stay in Canada you
should proceed as instructed below.

General Instructions
       •   Please read all of the instructions on the following pages before starting to complete the form.
       •   Gather all the necessary documents. They are listed on the Document Checklist.
       •   Calculate and pay the fees at a designated financial institution.
       •   Photocopy the blank forms and use one as a working copy. Keep it for your records.
       •   Complete the forms carefully and completely.
       •   Sign and date your forms.
       •   Put the original of the completed forms, photocopies of supporting documents and the fee payment
           receipt in the return envelope.
       •   Address the envelope as follows:



                                      	
 

                               CITY/VILLE                  PROV     POSTAL CODE POSTAL

                                                            	 
  

       •   Write your name and address at the top left-hand corner of the envelope.
       •   Have the post office weigh your envelope to ensure sufficient postage. The post office will return your
           application to you if there is not enough postage.
       •   Mail to the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville.




                Things that delay processing
                        •   Incomplete, unsigned or undated applications
                        •   Insufficient fees paid or fee payment not made properly
                        •   Missing documents
                        •   Not enough postage
                        •   Incorrect or incomplete addresses
                        •   Unclear photocopies or supporting documents
                        •   Mailing your application to an office other than the Case Processing
                            Centre in Vegreville.




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Your application may be randomly chosen to be part of our Quality Assurance Program. Your application will be
reviewed to verify the documentation submitted. The review will include an interview, where you will be asked
questions concerning the information and documentation submitted in your application. The submission of false or
misleading information may result in the refusal of your application. All attempts will be made to conclude your case
within service standards. You will be notified in writing should your application be chosen.



                             It is very important to tell the truth.


                 Section 94(1)(b) of the Immigration Act states that anyone who has given
                    false information in order to stay in Canada is guilty of an offence.

            The maximum punishment for this offence is two years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.




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 How to Complete the Application to Change Terms and
  Conditions or Extend My Stay in Canada (IMM 1249)
General
As most of the form is self-explanatory we have only provided supplementary instructions where required.
Use a black pen or typewriter. Print in block letters.

A.      PERSONAL INFORMATION
        Surname (Family name) and given name(s)
        Print all names as they appear on your passport or identity document. Do not use initials.
        Other names
        Print all names you have ever used, including different spellings of your name. Explain what these names
        are, e.g., ‘Maggie' (nickname), ‘Smith' (birth name/maiden name), ‘Leroux' (former married name).
        Citizenship
        If you are a citizen of more than one country, enter the names of all countries.
        Passport number
        If you did not use a passport to enter Canada, indicate the type and number of other travel or identity
        documents you used to enter Canada.
        Country of last permanent residence
        Regardless of the time you may have resided in a country, if your status was of a temporary nature (foreign
        student, guest worker etc.) it is not your country of last permanent residence.
        If your country of last permanent residence is the country where you were born, put an “x” in the box “since
        birth”. Otherwise put an “x” in “since” and print the year that you moved to that country.
        Addresses
        If a mailing address is provided all correspondence will go to this address.
        Telephone number for messages
        If you have access to a telephone where a message can be left for you, print the number here.

B.      FAMILY MEMBERS
        You must give information about your dependants who are in Canada. Dependants not in Canada do not
        need to be listed. Dependants are the immediate members of your family. Your husband or wife is your
        dependant. Your children are also dependants if they are
        a. unmarried and under 19 years of age,
        b. continuously enrolled as full-time students since attaining 19 years of age (or, if married before 19 years
        of age, their marriage) and unable to support themselves or
        c. mentally or physically disabled and unable to support themselves.
        If you need more space, use a separate sheet of paper and attach it to this application.
        For each family member, print:

            Surname (Family name) and given name(s)
            Print all names as they appear on the passport or identity document. Do not use initials.
            Relationship
            Print the person's relationship to you - husband, wife, son or daughter.
            Passport and expiry date
            If it was not a passport which was used to enter Canada, indicate the type and number of other travel
            or identity documents used.




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C.   COMING INTO CANADA
     This information will assist us in retrieving your previous records.

D.   MY REQUEST

     Box 10
     You must explain why you wish an extension and/or a change of terms and conditions for yourself or your
     dependants.
     If you are a Minister's Permit holder you must inform us if any of the reasons why you have a permit have
     changed after it was issued. For example, if you applied unsuccessfully for an immigrant visa to live with a
     family member (sponsor) in Canada, are you still living with your sponsor? Or, have you been convicted of
     a new offence since you first received your permit?

     Box 11
     Provide specifics on ‘Other' sources of support (employment income/ employer?).
     If a relative or friend will provide support include their name, address and the relationship to you.

E.   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     Box 13
     Indicate if the person has served his or her conviction, or is currently on parole. Indicate whether a pardon
     has been granted.

G.   AUTHORITY TO DISCLOSE
     Privacy laws do not allow Citizenship and Immigration to discuss your application with anyone else unless
     you give us your permission. If you have a relative, friend, lawyer or consultant who is helping you complete
     your application, and you wish to give authorization for us to discuss your case with him/her, indicate the
     person's name, telephone number and fax number (if available).
     If you wish the decision on your application to be mailed to that person, indicate his/her complete mailing
     address in Part A.

H.   DECLARATION
     You must sign and date the application before mailing. Failure to do so will result in it being returned to
     you. All information must be true and complete.
     We suggest that you retain photocopies of your application and supporting documentation for your records.




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                        Document Checklist (IMM 5394)
The documents you need to attach to your application are detailed on this form. If any of the required documents
are missing, your application form may be returned to you.
All documents in a language other than English or French must be translated. Provide both a photocopy of the
document and the translation in English or French.




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                                          Immigration Fees
This section explains how and where to pay immigration fees.

1.      WHAT FEES ARE REQUIRED?
You must pay a Processing Fee when you submit your application for any of, or a combination of, the following
services:
        •   extension of visitor status
        •   student authorization
        •   employment authorization
        •   extension of Minister’s permits
        •   reinstatement of visitor status

2.      ARE FEES REFUNDABLE?
The processing fees are not refundable. However, if the Case Processing Centre receives a written request to
withdraw the application before they have started to process it, the processing fee may be refunded. The processing
fee will not be refunded, regardless of the final decision once the Case Processing Centre has started processing
the application.
After you have read this guide, you should be able to decide whether you are eligible for any of the services. Make
sure that you are eligible before you pay your fees and that you provide all the information requested before you
submit the application for processing. If you are found not to be eligible the processing fee will not be refunded.
If you apply again, you will have to pay another processing fee.

3.      HOW DO I CALCULATE THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF FEES REQUIRED?
        Step 1:        Use this chart to calculate the fees required.


                       Non-Immigrant Services                      Number          Value             Total
      Visitor Status                                                          x $75 Cdn
      Student Authorization                                                   x $125 Cdn
      Employment Authorization                                                x $150 Cdn
      Employment Authorization - Group of performing artists                  x $450 Cdn
      Extension of Minister's permits                                         x $200 Cdn
      Reinstatement of Visitor Status                                         x $200 Cdn
                           Fees                                    Amount Due
        Step 2:        Verify your calculations.
        Step 3:        Fill out one receipt form (IMM 5401) per application.
                       An original receipt must be used; a photocopy is not acceptable. If you require an original
                       receipt, contact a Call Centre.
        Step 4         Insert the Amount Due on line 09 of the receipt form Immigration Services Fees (bottom
                       portion of the receipt).
                       Do not complete the upper two parts of the receipt. These will be completed by the financial
                       institution.
        Step 5         Complete the Payer information sections on the reverse of the receipt.
                       Do not complete the information regarding the Payment Method, Branch Transit and Payment
                       Date boxes on the bottom portion of the receipt.




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        Step 6      Bring the receipt and your payment to the financial institution.
                    Do not make payment using the automated teller machines.

4.      WHAT IF I MAKE AN INCORRECT PAYMENT?
If you have not sent enough money for the processing fees, you will be asked for the additional amount before your
application will be processed. Your application will be returned to you with a Required Additional Fee form (IMM
5412) which will indicate the amount required for correct payment. This payment must also be paid at a designated
financial institution.
If you have paid too much, your application will be processed and the amount of the overpayment will be refunded.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada will issue a cheque as soon as possible.

5.      WHO CAN PAY THE FEES?
Anyone can pay the fees.

6.      WHERE CAN THE FEES BE PAID?
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has made arrangements with certain Financial Institutions to accept the
payment of fees. Fees must be paid at these institutions. DO NOT SEND PAYMENT WITH YOUR APPLICATION.


                         Note:   There is no banking charge to pay. The service is free.

The fees can be paid at any branch of the National Bank of Canada in all provinces and at some designated
financial institutions as listed below:


                         Note:   Please consult the yellow pages of your telephone directory to
                                 find out the National Bank of Canada branches in your area.




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     Province                   Financial Institution                          Areas not covered by a designated
                                                                                      financial institution
ALBERTA         All National Bank of Canada branches and the following Areas surrounding Red Deer and Medicine Hat,
                designated financial institution:                                areas north of (and including) Lloydminster, St.
                                                                                 Paul, and Whitecourt.
                HongKong Bank of Canada
                817 - 4th Avenue South
                Lethbridge, Alberta
BRITISH         All National Bank of Canada branches and the following Areas surrounding Castlegar and Hope, area
COLUMBIA        designated financial institutions:                               north of Courtney on Vancouver Island, the
                                                                                 Powell River area and north of Powell River,
                HongKong Bank of Canada           HongKong Bank of Canada
                                                                                 areas north of and east of Whistler, Kamloops
                928 Baker Street                  70 Commercial Street           and Revelstoke excluding area around Prince
                Cranbrook, BC                     Nanaimo, BC
                                                                                 George.
                HongKong Bank of Canada           HongKong Bank of Canada
                8701 - 120th Street               201 Victoria Street
                Delta, BC                         Prince George, BC
                HongKong Bank of Canada           HongKong Bank of Canada
                380 Victoria Street               10501 King George Highway
                Kamloops, BC                      Surrey, BC
                HongKong Bank of Canada           HongKong Bank of Canada
                384 Bernard Avenue                Victoria Main, 752 Fort Street
                Kelowna, BC                       Victoria, BC
MANITOBA        All National Bank of Canada branches.                            West of Portage La Prairie and north of Selkirk.
NEW             All locations are served by the National Bank of Canada.         None
BRUNSWICK
NEWFOUNDLAND    All the National Bank of Canada branches.                      Labrador, all locations outside the Avalon
                                                                               Peninsula, the western side of the Avalon
                                                                               Peninsula and locations south of Admiral’s Cove.
NORTHWEST       For area around Yellowknife, the fees are to be paid to:       Areas outside Yellowknife.
TERRITORIES     Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
                5001 - 50th Avenue
                Yellowknife, N.W.T.
NOVA SCOTIA     All National Bank of Canada branches or the following          Around Antigonish, east of Antigonish except the
                designated financial institution:                              area surrounding Sydney, areas between Digby
                                                                               and Kentville on the north side of the peninsula
                Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
                15 Dorchester Street                                           as well as between Allendale and Bridgewater on
                                                                               the south shore.
                Sydney, N.S.
ONTARIO         All National Bank of Canada branches and the following         Bruce Peninsula to Goderich, areas surrounding
                designated financial institutions:                             Huntsville and Parry Sound, Manitoulin Island,
                HongKong Bank of Canada           HongKong Bank of Canada      area between Elliot Lake and Nipigon, areas
                                                                               west of Thunder Bay, north of Thunder Bay and
                914 Princess Street               43 Church Street             north of Timmins.
                Kingston, Ontario                 St. Catharines, Ontario
                Canadian Imperial Bank of HongKong Bank of Canada
                Commerce (CIBC)                   28 Cumberland Street North
                1170 London Road                  Thunder Bay, Ontario
                Sarnia, Ontario
PRINCE          All locations are served by the National Bank of Canada.       None
EDWARD ISLAND
QUEBEC          All National Bank of Canada branches.                          East of Manitou on the North Shore, Anticosti and
                                                                               Magdalena Islands, Manicouagan, Shefferville,
                                                                               areas north of Chibougamau and north of
                                                                               Matagami, James Bay area and Ungava
                                                                               Peninsula.
SASKATCHEWAN    All National Bank of Canada branches.                          Areas surrounding Swift Current and Yorkton,
                                                                               areas North of (and including) North Battleford
                                                                               and Prince Albert.
YUKON           For areas around Whitehorse, the fees are to be paid to:       Areas outside Whitehorse.
                Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
                Carmacks
                110 Main Street
                Whitehorse, Yukon




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7.      WHAT CAN I USE TO PAY THE FEES?
The financial institution will accept:
        •    cash (in person)
        •    the following credit cards: VISA and MasterCard
        •    certified cheques issued by a Canadian financial institution
        •    bank drafts issued by a Canadian financial institution
        •    money orders issued by a Canadian financial institution
        Traveller’s cheques will not be accepted.

8.      WHAT IF THERE IS NO DESIGNATED FINANCIAL INSTITUTION AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 6?
In this situation, you may pay the fees by mail; please follow these instructions.
        Step 1:       Once you have calculated the fees and completed the receipt form (IMM 5401 or 5412) as
                      described above, obtain a certified cheque, bank draft or money order and attach it to the
                      completed form. If you choose to pay using your credit card, please fill out the Credit Card
                      Authorization form attached to this kit.
                      Ensure that you have completed the back of the receipt by printing your name and address. This
                      will be used to forward to you the proof of payment.
        Step 2:       Send your receipt (do not remove any portion of the receipt) and your payment (with the
                      completed Credit Card Authorization form if you choose to pay by credit card) to the following
                      address:
                          Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
                          P.O. Box 52
                          Montreal, Quebec
                          H2Y 3E9
                      You may contact the Call Centre on the status of your proof of payment if you have not received
                      a reply after 15 working days.
        Step 3:       Do not send your application with your payment.
        Step 4:       Do not send your application UNTIL you have received your stamped copy of the receipt. You
                      will received the stamped two upper portions of the receipt by mail.
        Step 5:       Send your application with the stamped receipt (copy for CIC) to the Case Processing Centre.
                      Your application will be returned to you if you do not include the stamped receipt.

9.      WHAT DOES THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION DO?
The Financial Institution will accept your payment.
The Financial Institution will stamp and insert the amount paid in the upper two portions of the Receipt.
You will receive the top two portions of the Receipt (Client and CIC portions). Make sure you are given these and
that they have been stamped and completed before you leave the financial institution.

                  Note:    Do not present your application to the Financial Institution, only your receipt.

10.     WHAT DO I DO AFTER I HAVE PAID THE FEES?
Retain the top portion (Copy for the Client) of the receipt which you have been given for your records. Attach the
middle portion of the original receipt (Copy for CIC) to your completed application and mail it to the Processing
Centre. DO NOT SEND PAYMENT WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

11.     WHAT IF I NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Contact a Call Centre.
If you require a new receipt form, contact a Call Centre.




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               Citizenship and       Citoyenneté et
               Immigration Canada    Immigration Canada




                       CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM

      Note:     This form may only be used when there is no designated financial institution in your area and
                must be submitted to the address below as outlined in Section 8 of Immigration Fees.



     DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM TO THE CASE PROCESSING CENTRE (CPC)


    Mail to:           Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
                       P.O. Box 52
                       Montreal, Quebec
                       H2Y 3E9



    You must complete the following information, sign in the area provided, and
    attach this page with your receipt.


    I agree to pay the National Bank of Canada $                 .00 on my credit card for the
    Immigration services I have requested.


    Credit Card            Please place an “X” to indicate the type of credit card:

         Visa                                             MasterCard

                                    Card number:

                     Expiry date of the card:

                    Name of the card holder
                              (please print):

                   Signature of card holder:

                                            Date:
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                                   What happens next?
If your application is properly completed, a letter regarding the decision on your case will be sent to you within 25
days.
If you wish to inquire about the status of your application after 25 days, telephone a Call Centre.
If you move, you must advise a Call Centre of your new address.
You should keep your expired immigration documents for other purposes.




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              Citizenship and                Citoyenneté et                                                                                                                                   PAGE 1 OF 3
              Immigration Canada             Immigration Canada
                                                                                                                                                         PROTECTED WHEN COMPLETED - B

              APPLICATION TO CHANGE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR EXTEND MY STAY IN CANADA
              (NOTE: This form can be used to request/apply for more than one of the below for yourself or your family members - use space provided in Part B.)

                                                    Extension of                        Student                          Employment
I AM APPLYING FOR:                       "A"                                "B"                              "C"                         "D"      Extension of             "E"       Reinstatement of
                                                    Visitor / Tourist                   Authorization                    Authorization
                                                                                                                                                  Minister's Permit                  Visitor Status
                                                    Status                              or Extension                     or Extension


                                                                                                            Client ID Number
NOTE: Payment of fees does not guarantee
      approval of the application.

A - PERSONAL INFORMATION
1    Surname (Family name)                                                                                  Given name(s)



Other name(s) used                                                                                                                                              Sex

                                                                                                                                                                             Male              Female

                                                  Place of birth (City, state/province and country)
                  D         M           Y
    Date of
     birth
Citizenship                       Passport number               Expiry date                        Date of issue                     Country of last                                 Since
                                                                 D          M            Y              D      M             Y       permanent residence                 Since       the
                                                                                                                                                                         birth
                                                                                                                                                                                     year


    MARITAL                                                                               If you are married, is your spouse             Yes
                                Never married               Married                       a Canadian citizen or permanent                           Widowed              Separated           Divorced
    STATUS                                                                                resident?                                      No

Complete residential address in Canada                                                                       Complete mailing address in Canada (if different from residential address)




No. and street                                                                      Apt./Unit                No. and street                                                      Apt./Unit


City/Town                                   Province                                Postal code              City/Town                          Province                         Postal code




  Home                    Area code                                                          Area code                                    Telephone number      Area code
                                                                      Fax
  telephone                                                                                                                               in Canada
                                                                      number:                                                             for messages:
  number:

B - MY FAMILY MEMBERS IN CANADA
 2 Surname (Family name)                                                          Given name(s)                                                                      Relationship


              D       M             Y        Country of birth                                           Country of last permanent residence            Citizenship
Date of
 birth

Passport number                                                      Expiry date                                   Date of issue                       Type(s) of document requested
                                                                        D           M               Y                D           M          Y
                                                                                                                                                           A         B       C       D        E     None

 3 Surname (Family name)                                                          Given name(s)                                                                      Relationship


              D       M             Y        Country of birth                                           Country of last permanent residence            Citizenship
Date of
 birth

Passport number                                                      Expiry date                                   Date of issue                       Type(s) of document requested
                                                                        D           M               Y                D           M          Y
                                                                                                                                                           A         B       C       D        E     None

 4 Surname (Family name)                                                          Given name(s)                                                                      Relationship


              D       M             Y        Country of birth                                           Country of last permanent residence            Citizenship
Date of
 birth

Passport number                                                      Expiry date                                   Date of issue                       Type(s) of document requested
                                                                        D           M               Y                D           M          Y
                                                                                                                                                           A         B       C       D        E     None




IMM 1249 (12-1998) E                                                            (DISPONIBLE EN FRANÇAIS - IMM 1249 F)
                                                                                                                                                                                              PAGE 2 OF 3

 5 Surname (Family name)                                                    Given name(s)                                                                           Relationship


             D        M          Y           Country of birth                                       Country of last permanent residence               Citizenship
Date of
 birth

Passport number                                                  Expiry date                                 Date of issue                            Type(s) of document requested
                                                                     D           M              Y               D         M                Y
                                                                                                                                                          A         B         C    D          E       None

 6 Surname (Family name)                                                    Given name(s)                                                                           Relationship


             D        M          Y           Country of birth                                       Country of last permanent residence               Citizenship
Date of
 birth

Passport number                                                  Expiry date                                 Date of issue                            Type(s) of document requested
                                                                     D           M              Y               D         M                Y
                                                                                                                                                          A         B         C    D          E       None

C - COMING INTO CANADA
 7 Original entry to Canada                                                       Date                  8   Most recent entry to Canada (if not the same as original entry)            Date
     Place (city, province)                                          D       M              Y               Place (city, province)                                        D        M              Y




 9 My original reason for coming to Canada:




D - MY REQUEST
10                                              D        M           Y                                                        D        M            Y
                          extend my stay                                                 extend the stay of my family                                                                  change terms
     I want to:           in Canada until                                                members in Canada until                                                    AND / OR           and conditions

     for the following reasons (Give complete details):




11 To support myself in Canada:
     I have $                        (Canadian dollars) available.


     I receive support from:          Self            Relative           Friend            General Welfare Assistance                Other

     Other details:




IMM 1249 (12-1998) E
                                                                                                                                                                           PAGE 3 OF 3
E - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
12 If you or your dependants

    • remained beyond the validity of your status
    • attended school without permission
    • worked without permission

    please give the reasons and circumstances concerning the situation(s):




13 Have you or any of your dependants in Canada ever been                                   14 Have you or any of your dependants in Canada
   convicted of or charged with a crime or offence in any country?           YES      NO       suffered from any serious mental or physical illness?                 YES       NO

    If "yes", give details on a separate sheet (name, date and place of charge;                 If "yes", give details on a separate sheet (name, name of illness,
    name, date and place of conviction, offence, sentence).                                     period of illness, treatment received).

F - PHOTOGRAPHS - REQUIRED ONLY IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR EXTENSION OF YOUR MINISTER'S PERMIT
Staple two (2) recent passport-size photographs of yourself and each dependant in Canada to this form.
Print the name and date of birth of the person on the back of each photograph.




                                                                    STAPLE PHOTOS HERE
                                                                              (DO NOT USE GLUE)




G - AUTHORITY TO DISCLOSE
I give consent to release all information to the following:                                              Telephone number                          Fax number
Name                                                                                                     Area code                                 Area code



H - DECLARATION OF APPLICANT
                                      IMPORTANT: YOU MUST READ AND SIGN THIS SECTION
           I declare that the information I have given in this application is truthful, complete and correct. I understand that
           any statement or concealment of a material fact may result in my removal from Canada.
                                                                                                                             Day      Month            Year


                                                    Signature of applicant                                                                  Date



                                                                                 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
    CANADA
  IMMIGRATION                  Request as detailed               Request with                Request                            Interview                            A 27(2)
    DECISION                   above is approved                 changes approved            refused                            required                             report

Comments




                                                                                                                             Day      Month            Year


                                              Signature of Immigration Officer                                                              Date

 THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE ON THIS DOCUMENT IS COLLECTED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE IMMIGRATION ACT TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF YOUR
 STAY SHOULD BE CHANGED OR WHETHER YOU SHOULD BE GRANTED AN EXTENSION. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE STORED IN PERSONAL INFORMATION BANKS NUMBER EIC PPU 225, 295
 OR 300; IT IS PROTECTED AND YOU HAVE THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO IT UNDER THE PRIVACY ACT.

IMM 1249 (12-1998) E
             Citizenship and           Citoyenneté et
             Immigration Canada        Immigration Canada                                       DOCUMENT CHECKLIST


                                            DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL TRAVEL OR IDENTITY DOCUMENT.
                                                         SEND PHOTOCOPIES ONLY.

   I HAVE ENCLOSED:
   Stamped fee receipt. (Do not send cash or personal cheque.)

   Completed application form.

   Photocopies ot the following documents:
                                                                                                                                      PUT AN "X" IN THE BOX IF YOU
                                                                                                                                     ENCLOSE A PHOTOCOPY OF ANY
   VISITOR STATUS (TOURIST)                                                                                                          OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS
                                                                                                                                        (DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS)
   For each person included in the application:

      1)     Passport pages clearly showing the passport number, name, date of birth, date passport issued/
             expiry date, and stamp made by Canadian authorities on his/her most recent entry into Canada.

      2)     Current immigration document. (If you have one)

      3)     Valid return ticket. (If you have one)

      4)     Proof of funds available (Bank statements must indicate name of account holder and
             account number; guarantor's letter; etc.).


   STUDENT AUTHORIZATION*
   For each person included in the application:

      1)     Passport pages clearly showing the passport number, name, date of birth, date passport issued/
             expiry date, and stamp made by Canadian authorities on his/her most recent entry into Canada.

      2)     Current immigration document. (If you have one)

      3)     Proof of acceptance from an educational institution.*

      4)     Proof of funds available (Bank statements must indicate name of account holder and
             account number; guarantor's letter; etc.).


   EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION*
   For each person included in the application:

      1)     Passport pages clearly showing the passport number, name, date of birth, date passport issued/
             expiry date, and stamp made by Canadian authorities on his/her most recent entry into Canada.

      2)     Current immigration document. (If you have one)

      3)     As applicable, job offer validation* and/or "job offer" letter from the employer, specifying job title.


   MINISTER'S PERMIT
   For each person included in the application:

      1)     Documents related to their request as tourists, students or workers.

      2)     Two (2) passport-sized photographs.


   * If you work or study in the province of Quebec, you must also provide a "Certificat d'acceptance du Québec" (CAQ), refer to the information guide for exemption.


                                        COMPLETED APPLICATION WITH CORRECT FEE MUST BE RECEIVED AT
                                           IMMIGRATION CANADA WITHIN THE VALIDITY OF YOUR STATUS
IMM 5394 (12-1998) E                                                 (DISPONIBLE EN FRANÇAIS - IMM 5394 F)
         I M P O R TA N T N O T I C E

                       Fees Receipt
                      Form IMM 5401



Form IMM 5401 is not included in the Internet version of this
application kit because an original receipt with a unique serial
number must be used. An original receipt can be ordered over
the Internet at the following address:
http://www.canadapost.ca/CPC2/eps/docupost/CIC/hpm-e.html
or may be obtained by contacting a CIC Call Centre.

								
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