What is an e-APR in Canada?

The ever-changing world of immigration presents new terminology constantly. Of course, keeping up-to-date is not that easy. That’s why I’ll try to explain the new terms on our website. Thus, let’s explore the meaning of e-APR in Canada.

Explaining APR before discussing e-APR

APR stands for Application for Permanent Residence. Every person who wants to become a permanent resident in Canada must apply first. Of course, applications involve several forms and documents. Under section 12 of IRPA, we may divide the applications into three groups:

  1. Family reunification
  2. Economic immigration
  3. Refugee claims

Regardless of the type of application, you sometimes apply on paper and sometimes online. However, oral applications are not available to permanent resident cases. In other words, for APR, you must submit a written request, either on paper or electronically.

What is e-APR, then?

If you apply online, then you are submitting an e-APR. Therefore e-APR or electronic Application for Permanent Residence is nothing but an online application for PR. Some examples of e-APR include the following:

Of course, IRCC may expand their online application options in the future. Some of the benefits of e-APR applications include:

  • Online applications are environment-friendly (no need to print papers).
  • There is no need to spend money on mailing documents. Consequently, the risk of losing documents is close to nil.
  • The document checklist is clear. You may not apply if you have uploaded all the files.

Important notes to consider

It seems e-APR applications are much better than on-paper packages. However, when you are submitting an e-APR, consider the following:

  • Take screenshots of all the online forms you fill. Consequently, you could avoid discrepancies in future applications. Discrepancies could result in misrepresentation and inadmissibility.
  • Keep the size of the files under 4MB. Of course, IRCC may change the file-size limits in the future.
  • Use PDF as the only format for the files. PDF is professional and precise. However, for passport photos, you may use JPG or PNG.
  • Make sure the contents of the files are clear and readable.
  • The names of the files must reflect the issues they are addressing. Therefore, you reduce the chances of uploading the wrong file.
  • If a file contains multiple documents, add a table of contents as the first page.
  • Keep a copy of the uploaded files for future reference.
  • Avoid uploading fraudulent documents. Just because you are submitting files electronically doesn’t mean you can be untruthful.

Let us help!

Whether submitting an e-APR application or other types of applications, we could help. Please fill out our assessment form, book a consultation session, or fill out the following form. Of course, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    Full Name (required)

    Email Address (required)

    Have you entered your email address correctly?

    WhatsApp number (optional)

    Seletc the option(s) that could apply to you:

    Are you a francophone?

    Do you have a valid work permit and status in Canada?

    Do you hold valid language test results?

    Additional information (optional but helpful)

    Related Posts

    Apply for Permanent Residence

    Canada invited 521 PNP candidates to Apply for Permanent Residence

    Sep 15, 2021
    Ontario proof of vaccination

    Ontario will require patrons to provide proof of vaccination starting next week

    Sep 15, 2021
    Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams

    Ontario invited 691 candidates under Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams

    Sep 14, 2021
    Canadian Experience Class draw

    Canada invited 2,000 Canadian Experience Class candidates | CRS: 462

    Sep 14, 2021

    If you wish to visit or move to Canada, please fill out our free assessment form. We will review it for free, but we will contact you only if we find an opportunity for you. Alternatively, you may book a consultation session. Consultation sessions are not free, but you will receive formal advice from a licenced practitioner.

    Al Parsai, MA, DTM, RCIC
    Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant
    Ashton College Instructor – Immigration Consulting
    Author – 88 Tips on Immigration to Canada

    Fill our Free Canada Immigration Assessment Form in your language!

    Disclaimer:
    This article provides information of a general nature only. Considering the fluid nature of the immigration world, it may no longer be current. Of course, the item does not give legal advice. Therefore, do not rely on it as legal advice or immigration advice. Consequently, no one could hold us accountable for the content of these articles. Of course, if you have specific legal questions, you must consult a lawyer. Alternatively, if you are looking for immigration advice, book an appointment.

    The characters and places in the articles:
    All the characters and locations in the articles are fictional, unless otherwise clearly stated. Therefore, any resemblance in names, dates, and places is coincidental.

    Important Notes:
    For our official addresses, trust this website only. We currently do not have offices outside Canada. Therefore, anyone who claims to be our agent is committing fraud. Also, note that we do not issue any work permits or study permits or similar documents. The government of Canada has the sole authority to issue such material.

    Click to read the disclaimer.

    Al Parsai

    Al Parsai is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in Toronto, Canada. He also teaches immigration courses at Ashton College in Vancouver, Canada. Al, who holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from York University, is a member of ICCRC and CAPIC organizations. Al, the CEO of Parsai Immigration Services, has represented thousands of applicants from more than 50 countries to the immigration authorities since January 2011.

    Do you have any questions?