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Complete IMM 5710 Form

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What You Need to Know

  • 📎Please complete IMM 5710 only if you are already in Canada; if you need a work permit and are outside of Canada, use form IMM 1295 instead.
  • 📎At PDFLiner, you can only prepare to submit this form by filling in this example and using the IMM 5583 Checklist. Do not file this form with the IRCC.
  • 📎Click the “Share” button once you’ve entered all the information, and send the form to your consultant to check if everything is correct before completing the official document. This will increase your chances of getting a work permit.
  • 📎If the form you're filling out requests a UCI and you haven't been assigned one yet, kindly enter "Not Applicable" or "N/A" in the designated space.
  • 📎It’s important to give honest and accurate information here, as the IRCC can double-check it.

What Is IMM 5710 Form

Interested in extending your stay or changing your work conditions in Canada? The IMM 5710 form is what you need. It's an application designed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada for individuals looking to stay longer or adjust their work status in the country.

This form is a critical step for those wanting to explore more of what Canada has to offer or continue contributing to its society. Through the IMM 5710, you detail your reasons for wanting to extend your visit, giving Canadian officials a clear picture of your intentions.

When To Use and Not To Use Form

You should use the IMM 5710 Form PDF in one of the following cases:

  1. Extending Your Stay: If your work permit is about to expire but you need more time to be ready to leave Canada, this form can help you apply for an extension.
  2. Changing Conditions: Whether it's a change in your job within Canada or a shift in the type of work permit you require, fill out this form to update your status.
  3. Transitioning Work Categories: If you're moving from one work category to another within the Canadian immigration system, the IMM 5410 is necessary to make it official.

However, there are cases when you should consider another form:

  1. First-Time Applicants: If you're applying for a work permit for the first time, other forms and processes are in place for your initial application.
  2. Permanent Residency Applications: Those seeking permanent residency in Canada must explore different forms specific to permanent immigration routes.
  3. Visitor or Student Extensions: If you're visiting or studying in Canada and wish to extend your stay, there are other forms designed specifically for that purpose.

Finding the right form for your situation is imperative to ensuring a smooth immigration process. If you're uncertain which form aligns with your needs, the official website of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada offers a helpful tool. By taking a short test, you can easily determine which form is relevant to your task. Check out the official test to determine which form best suits your immigration needs.

How To Fill Out Form: Line-by-line Instructions

Step 1: UCI 

UCI, or Unique Client Identifier, is crucial because it helps the IRCC identify you in their system. Think of it as your personal ID number within Canada's immigration framework. It comprises either eight or ten numbers, sometimes separated by a hyphen. For example, you might see a UCI formatted as "1234-5678" or "1234-5678-90".

You'll find your UCI on any official documents you receive from IRCC. If you haven't applied for anything with IRCC before, you likely won't have a UCI yet. But once you do, it'll be your key identifier for all future correspondence and applications with Canadian immigration. It's a good idea to keep this number handy and secure, as it’s an important piece of your immigration story in Canada.

Note: If the form you're filling out requests a UCI and you haven't been assigned one yet, kindly enter "Not Applicable" or "N/A" in the designated space.

Step 2: Language

The document can be completed in either English or French; choose the language you are most comfortable with and continue to provide information in that language.

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Step 3: Choose the reason for the application

In the 3rd section, you need to tick one or more reasons to apply:

  1. Apply for a work permit with the same employer: This is in case you already have a work permit and want to extend it to continue working for your current employer in Canada.
  2. Restore my status as a worker: Use this option if your work permit expired a while ago and you wish to renew it.
  3. Apply for a work permit for the first time or with a new employer: If you're seeking to work in Canada for the first time or want to change employers, this is your reason to apply. It's for obtaining a new work permit.
  4. Get a new temporary resident permit (for inadmissible applicants only): This permit is specifically for individuals who are usually not allowed to enter Canada for various reasons but need to stay for a short time. It makes it possible under exceptional circumstances.

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Step 4: Personal details

To fill in this section, you will need to open your passport or travel document and copy the exact information from it:

  • 1. Your family name (surname);
  • 2. Given name (first name, middle name, etc.);
  • 3. All other names that you used to have in the past;
  • 4. Sex;
  • 5. Date of birth;
  • 6. City and country of birth;
  • 7. Citizenship.

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Step 5: Status of residence in Canada

In section 7, you'll need to detail your current living situation in Canada. Individuals from other countries can hold various residence statuses, each with its own rights and responsibilities. Here's a brief look at some common statuses:

  1. Citizen: This is the status held by those born in Canada or who have gone through the naturalization process after meeting specific criteria as a permanent resident. Citizens have full rights, including voting and holding a Canadian passport.
  2. Permanent Resident: People with this status have been granted the right to live permanently in Canada. They can work, study, and access social services but cannot vote in certain elections and may lose their status if they do not meet certain residency obligations.
  3. Visitor: Often referred to as a tourist, this is for individuals who are in Canada temporarily for leisure, family visits, or business trips. Visitors usually have a stay limit and cannot work or study extensively.
  4. Worker: Granted to individuals with a work permit, this status allows foreign nationals to work typically for a specified employer and period. Some work permits are open, allowing work for any employer.
  5. Student: This status is for those approved to study at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada. Student status allows for part-time work under specific conditions and requires continuous enrollment in a study program.
  6. Protected Person: This status is given to individuals recognized as refugees or protected persons who are unable or unwilling to return to their home country due to a well-founded fear of persecution. They may eventually apply for permanent residence.
  7. Refugee Claimant: This category is for refugees who have asked for protection but have not received a decision from the IRCC yet.
  8. Foreign National: A person who isn't a citizen or permanent resident and has no other citizenship or nationality. They can be tourists, students, workers, or people seeking to immigrate. Their activities and stay in Canada are subject to their specific visa or permit terms.

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Step 6: Other countries' statuses

If you have lived in another country for more than 6 months in the past 5 years, you should indicate this by replying “Yes” and providing information about the country, your status there, and the length of your stay. If you traveled to other countries for less than 6 months, check “No” and move on.


It’s important to give your honest and accurate reply here, as the IRCC can double-check this information.

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Step 7: Marital status

Choose your current marital status, and if you are married or in a common-law relationship, provide details about your partner.

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Step 8: More personal detail

On the second page, you need to start by writing your name and date of birth in the first two fields. It will be automatically copied to all other pages. Then you would need to give info about your previous relationships if you had them.

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Step 9: Language

In this section, you need to provide information about your native language and languages that you know (English, French, or both) and specify whether you’ve been tested.

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Step 10: Passport details

In these 2 sections you would need to provide a number, country of issue, and dates of your passport and national ID document (if you have one).

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Step 11: Contact information

Provide the following information:

  • 1. your mailing address;
  • 2. residence address (mark if it’s the same as your mailing address);
  • 3. contact phone number and alternative phone number;
  • 4. fax number (if you have one);
  • 5. contact email address.

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Step 12: Coming into Canada

In this section, you will need to enter details about your first and the latest arrivals to Canada.

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Step 13: Details of intended work

This section is probably the most important one for a work permit. You must carefully enter all the information about your future or current employer, role, and duties. You should also enter the Labor Market Impact Assessment Number or your Offer of Employment Number.


This information will only be available to your future employer if they complete all necessary assessments.

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Step 14: Education details

Next, you are required to specify details about your education; make sure to use your diploma to get this information.

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Step 15: Previous employment

Here, you would need to enter your entire employment history, starting with your first official job.

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Step 16: Background information

The last section of the form checks all the risk factors in your background, so if you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you must prepare a convincing explanation for it. 

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Step 17: Signature

To complete the form, click on the “Signature Field” and use one of the methods to create your e-signature.

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How To Submit IMM 5710

PDFLiner doesn’t offer a submission feature for this application. Here, you can fill in your trial version of the form and share it with your consultant.

If you would like to submit the form, please go to the official IRCC website, fill in and validate the form using one of the methods they advise, and then submit it online by creating your account or sending it to them by mail.

To share the application sample with your consultant, click the Share button and choose the Share option there. Enter the email address and click Share button.

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