- A Canadian immigrant visa and Confirmation of Permanent Residence for each family member traveling with you;
- A valid passport or other travel document for each family member traveling with you;
- Two copies of a detailed list of all the personal or household items you are bringing with you;
- Two copies of list of items which are arriving later and their value.
Photo Credit: Canada Transportation Agency
Other documents you may need to bring with you:
- Birth certificate;
- Marriage or divorce certificate, death certificate for a deceased spouse;
- Adoption record for adopted children;
- Educational diplomas and certificates, transcripts that list the courses you took to obtain a degree or certificate;
- Official vaccination records;
- Medical records (prescriptions, test results, x-trays, allergies, etc) and dental records; immunization record for children.
- Driver’s license and/or international Driving Permit (IDP).
*If the original documents are not in English or French (
As of June 2018, there are 25.4 million refugees around the world according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistic. Over half of the refugees are under the age of 18 and 57% of the world refugees came from following three countries: Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan.
Images of CANN services provided to new immigrants, including government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees, at Vancouver International Airport.
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