Important Documents

You will need to prepare a number of important documents for you and your family prior to immigrating. Once you have arrived in Grande Prairie, there are also a number of important documents to acquire as soon as possible. A checklist for these documents are provided below.

Before Immigrating

The following documents are important to have for you and your family throughout the immigration process. 

  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Marriage or divorce certificates (if applicable)
  • Death certificates for deceased family members (if applicable)
  • Adoption records (if applicable)
  • Official vaccination records
  • Medical and dental records
  • International Drivers' License
  • Academic certificates and transcripts (if the original documents are not in English or French, please have a certified translation and provide the original, certified translation and name and contact information of the translation agency)

After Immigrating

After arriving in Canada, make it a priority to start applying for the following documents:

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN) Card
  • Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) Card
  • Alberta Driver's License
  • Alberta Photo ID Card (for individuals who do not obtain a driver's license but still require government-issued photo identification)