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What is a personal reference code?

Your personal reference code is a unique code you get when you use our Come to Canada online eligibility tool. You’ll need to enter this code to

  • begin an online application using your IRCC secure account for a visitor visa or a study or work permit, or
  • carry your information from Come to Canada over to an Express Entry profile

You can find your personal reference code at the top of your results page after you answer all the questions in the tool.

You should write it down and print a copy of your results and/or checklist. This code is only valid for 60 days from the date you get it.

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