Canada is always changing the way it processes permanent residency applications. The latest developments are meant to help finalize your status as a Canadian permanent resident even faster, by streamlining all of the information that needs to be processed and applying for PR from one portal.
From virtual landing to a new permanent resident confirmation portal – Ever since COVID-19 many changes have been made. The newest development is a virtual landing process to make the permanent residency application more convenient and there are new features on the confirmation IRCC portal.
This year, IRCC is doing something new. They are bypassing the traditional in-person landing appointments to validate Confirmation of Permanent Residency (COPR) documents which would normally have been the final stage of the Permanent Resident process. Instead, they’re completing it without an interview face-to-face with immigration officers – and instead done virtually through video conference call technology!
IRCC now uses a new online permanent residence confirmation portal to confirm permanent resident status.
The new portal should help people who are in the process of applying for permanent residency by providing a more user-friendly interface. People will be able to upload relevant documents and check their application status at any time without having to go through complicated paperwork or worry about lost applications.
The newly launched PR card processing system is designed with convenience for applicants as its primary goal, which could make this phase of immigration an experience that many find less stressful than before!
The IRCC will send you a confirmation email when they are done reviewing your application. This is where the PR status-checking process starts, and it’s important to make sure all of those who need their account finalized can access that portal as well!
According to immigration law in Canada, once an applicant has been approved by Immigration Refugees And Citizenship Canada (IRCC), he or she receives notification via mail with instructions on how best to finalize his/her Permanent Resident Status.
Once IRCC approves your PR application they will send you (the principal applicant) an invitation to check if you want to use the PR confirmation portal to finalize your PR status. If you do want to use the portal, you will confirm email addresses for everyone who will need an account in the portal.
Once you’ve confirmed, IRCC will create an account in the portal for you and send you another email with a link to sign in to the portal. You can’t create an account yourself – IRCC does this for you after they’ve contacted you.
IRCC will set up profiles under the principal applicant’s account for anyone under 18 and any other dependents you chose to act on behalf of (as per the email addresses you provided in the first email).
In the portal, you will be able to access your proof of residency or citizenship status and use it before receiving your PR card.