Are you a first-time applicant? If so, you must upload a completed declaration form signed by you and a designated official (see step 4), along with one of the following supporting documents:
- your Canadian birth certificate; or
- proof of your Canadian citizenship (both sides); or
- proof of permanent-resident status (both sides).
If you have applied before, you do not need to supply supporting documents. You will only need to upload a completed declaration form signed by you and a designated official (see step 4).
Step 1: If you haven’t already done so, read about the different institutions you can attend, and choose your top three locations.
Step 2: Create an online profile (or log in to your existing profile).
Step 3: Create an application. Don’t forget to save it by clicking on the Finish button before printing it. The print version of your application will be two pages long. It will contain a declaration form and an information page. Don’t panic if you don’t see your top three choices. They are saved in the system. To print the application, click on the icon that appears once your application is complete.
Step 4: Take your declaration form to a registrar or designated official (teacher, principal, guidance counsellor) at your school and have them complete the section under the heading “Signature and Seal,” with your institution’s stamp or seal. Don’t forget to check the box to indicate if you’re a full-time or part-time student. However, please note that it could take some time for your school to provide proof of attendance.
Step 5: Sign and date the bottom of the declaration form. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must sign, as well.
Step 6: Scan all of your required supporting documents as a separate PDF or take detailed photos of each (accepted image file formats: .jpg, .tiff, and .png). Upload each file, using the corresponding button in the SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS section of your online profile.
Step 7: Expect a few weeks for your application to be processed. You can also check your online profile to see if your status has changed. But don’t worry—you will receive email updates (to the email address you provided) throughout the process.