The new system was implemented as part of a measure against coronaviruses. “The new process has significantly reduced the time it takes to obtain new permanent residents,” said Canadian immigration minister – Marco Mendicino.
The new portal allows PR Visa holders to share their personal information with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). New permanent residents can also declare that they are in Canada, confirm their address, submit a recent photo to use to make their PR card, and have access to their proof of permanent resident status.
This portal is not used to check the status of an application, as it is separate from IRCC’s secure account where applicants submit and update their information.
Each person must have their profile. For family members, they need their username and password. Portals cannot be accessed by a representative on behalf of a user.
IRCC issued invitations to applicants to test the system in October. The portal was developed by Deloitte, a multinational professional services company headquartered in Canada.
Basics on the working of the Portal
IRCC will send you an invitation to confirm whether or not you want to use the portal, your email address, and all email addresses of each person listed on the application after your immigration application is approved. Your account will be then created by IRCC, as you cannot create one for yourself.
After receiving your response to their invitation, they will send you another email with a link to the portal and instructions on how to log in with your username and temporary password.
Then you can log in and create your password, confirm that you are in Canada, update your mailing address, and upload your photo.
IRCC will then review and accept the photo. You can check the portal to see if they have accepted it. Once they accept the photo, you should get your PR card within a week. They will send it to the Canadian mailing address you provided in the portal.
Photos must meet IRCC requirements. They can be flipped if they are too dark, facial features are not visible, or there are reflections in the photo.
IRCC will contact you if there is a problem with the PR card process.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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