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julia.a3456
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Posted On: 7/20/2015
julia.a3456
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Hi,

I would like to continue my landing in Canada/Toronto.

Since I am a newcomer to Canada, I do not have a permanent address.

I also do not have any family or friends who I can provide their address.

I read on CIC's website that for new PRs "it may be appropriate for clients to provide the address of a third party (friend, relative, service provider or a paid representative)".

Who are the service providers?

Can a UPS mailbox (the street address mailing address and not the POBox) be considered under this category?

I am planning to stay for 3 months in a hotel apartment. Can I provide the address of the hotel apartment?

But what if I don't receive the PR card before the 3 months end?

I really appreciate your response.

Thank you
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Posted On: 7/23/2015
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

According to several CIC representatives, "service providers" can refer to someone at a community service/centre or settlement service.

In terms of providing the hotel address, it was suggested that since you will be staying there for at least 3 months, you may want to ask the officer upon arrival, if it is possible for you to provide this address since you will be staying there for an extended period.

It is also important to note that If you did not provide your mailing address to CIC at the point of entry, do so as soon as possible. You can update your address online or you can contact the CIC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100.

If you do not provide Citizenship and Immigration Canada your address within 180 days of the date of your admission, you will need to reapply for your PR Card and pay the applicable fee.

You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org Do I need to apply for my Permanent Resident Card? article.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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julia.a3456
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Posted On: 7/24/2015
julia.a3456
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Hello,

I really appreciate your reply.
Is there a list of the community service/centre or settlement service that offer this service of providing me with a mailing address?
And this means I cannot use the UPS mailbox whose address is a street address and not a POBox address?

Thanks again for your assistance.
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Dalal
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Posted On: 7/28/2015
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Dear Moderator,

I have the same issue with the mailing address. Any idea who those community service/centre or settlement service are?

Please help as I will soon do my landing.

Thank you


Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and questions with us.

According to several CIC representatives, "service providers" can refer to someone at a community service/centre or settlement service.

In terms of providing the hotel address, it was suggested that since you will be staying there for at least 3 months, you may want to ask the officer upon arrival, if it is possible for you to provide this address since you will be staying there for an extended period.

It is also important to note that If you did not provide your mailing address to CIC at the point of entry, do so as soon as possible. You can update your address online or you can contact the CIC Call Centre at 1-888-242-2100.

If you do not provide Citizenship and Immigration Canada your address within 180 days of the date of your admission, you will need to reapply for your PR Card and pay the applicable fee.

You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org Do I need to apply for my Permanent Resident Card? article.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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Posted On: 7/28/2015
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Hello,

You can find some information regarding what type of settlement services and community agencies are available by using our Settlement.Org Services Near Me section.

You will have to contact them directly to find out if this is a service they can provide you.

We do not have information regarding which settlement service providing agencies would provide this service.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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PHILLYK
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Posted On: 16 days ago
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I am planning on moving to Canada as PR and staying with my brother and sister in law. How do I prove that this is my address to obtain things like the OHIP card? Obviously, i will not be on their mortgage or utility bills. What other documentation could I get whilst in Canada that would be proof of address, that you do not need a proof of address to get?
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Posted On: 14 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You have quite a few options to prove residency for this application and can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org What documents do I need to apply for a Health Card (OHIP)? article.

Here is an excerpt:
Proof of Residency:


A document that has your name and current home address. This document confirms that your principal home is in Ontario.
  • Child Tax Benefit Statement
  • Employer record (pay stub or letter from employer on company letterhead)
  • Income tax assessment (most recent)
  • Insurance policy (home, tenant, auto or life)
  • Monthly mailed bank account statements for savings or chequing accounts (does not include receipts, bank books, letters or automated teller receipts)
  • Mortgage, rental or lease agreement
  • Ontario Motor Vehicle Permit (plate or vehicle portions)
  • Property tax bill
  • School, college or university report card or transcript
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works
  • Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E
  • Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS) or Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P)
  • Statement of Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), or Registered Home Ownership Savings Plan (RHOSP) from a financial institution (bank, trust company, credit union)
  • Utility bill received by mail (home telephone, cable TV, public utilities commission, hydro, gas, water)
  • Valid Ontario Driver's Licence
  • Temporary Driver's Licence (you must also show a photo license card with the same address)
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007
  • Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contribution
  • Valid Ontario Photo Card


For official information about OHIP eligibility and what type of documents are acceptable, please contact Service Ontario:
  • In Canada: 1-800-268-1154
  • TTY: 1-800-387-5559

We hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.



Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org Team
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