The Capital of Canada, Ottawa, is home to the Case Processing Pilot office. Similarly to any other CIC office, the one in Ottawa has certain very specific responsibilities.
The Ottawa office is only allowed to accept a limited set of applications, specifically Temporary Resident Visas and Permanent Resident Visas.
If you are a temporary worker or student already in Canada and you are applying for a visa you can send your application to this office.
Permanent Resident applicants from within Canada or the United States may also send their applications here as long as they have been screened by another Permanent Resident visa office first.
This particular office is not open for walk-ins. An appointment must be scheduled in advance. You can only schedule an appointment in very limited circumstances; otherwise, you are only allowed to submit your application and await a response from the CIC.
If you are applying for a Temporary Resident Visa, you should send your application to:
CPP – Ottawa
P.O. Box 9640
Ottawa, ON, K1G 6T2
Or if you would like to speed up the process, you can send your application by private courier, in which case the address is slightly different:
CPP – Ottawa
Temporary Resident Visa Section
365 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON, K1A 1L1
Applications made out to Citizenship and Immigration Canada should be checked thoroughly for completeness before submittal. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and may significantly delay your visa from reaching you in a reasonable amount of time.
Updated on 17th May 2018.