Link Your Paper-Based Application To An Online IRCC Account!

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Did you know that you can now link your paper-based application to an online IRCC account? However, not all applications can be linked. This article enlists the applications that can be linked and how to link. Once you link your paper-based application to an online account, you will get online updates and messages about your application. Also, you get the most up-to-date case status information. As per IRCC website, following categories of paper-based applications can be linked to an online account.

  • Interim Federal Health Program
  • Permanent residence
    • Agri-Food Pilot
    • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
      • High-Skilled Program
      • Intermediate-Skilled Program
      • International Graduate Program
    • Canadian Experience Class
    • Caregivers
      • In-Canada live-in caregivers
      • Caring for children
      • Caring for people with high medical needs
    • Express Entry profile
    • Family sponsorship (excluding applications to become a sponsor)
    • Federal skilled trades
    • Federal skilled worker
    • In-Canada protected persons and convention refugees (excluding dependants’ applications)
    • Provincial Nominee Program
    • Quebec entrepreneurs
    • Quebec investors
    • Quebec-selected skilled worker
    • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
    • Self-employed persons (including Quebec)
    • Start-up visa
    • Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway (TR to PR Pathway)
  • Permanent resident card
  • Temporary residence
    • International Experience Canada (IEC)
    • Study permit and extension
    • Visitor visa
    • Visitor record
    • Work permit and extension
How to Link?

You can link your application to an online account by creating or signing into your existing GC key account on IRCC portal. An applicant gets only 5 attempts to connect after log in. You will need to enter the latest information on your application. Select “Add (link) your application to your account to check your status” under “View the applications you submitted.”

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Kamal Deep Singh, RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) licensed by CICC (formerly known as ICCRC) with member number R708618. He brings extensive knowledge of immigration law and new changes to rapidly evolving IRCC.