Acceptable ID, Legal Presence, and Residency



Acceptable Identification

All Identification must be valid and original.

Identification must have a recordable number and include a photo, name, and date of birth.

Some examples include (not an all inclusive list):

  • Provincial Driving Licence
  • Department of National Defence Drivers Licence
  • Municipal, Territorial, Provincial or Federal Government Employee Card
  • Passport

If you do not have any of the above, you can provide us with:

  • Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate or Civil Marriage Statement, Legal Change of Name Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate (issued after February 1, 2012)
  • Chequing or Saving Account Statement
  • Cancelled Cheque with imprinted name and Alberta address
  • Utility, Telephone (land or cell), Gas or Cable TV bill in client’s name
  • Property tax bill or receipt, land title or mortgage documents
  • Income Tax receipts
  • Insurance policy documents (life, auto, residential, etc)
  • Refugee Protection Claimant document
  • Study Permit
  • Government Assistance document

Some examples of unacceptable support documents are:

  • Interim/temporary drivers licence
  • Bank or Credit Cards
  • Business cards
  • Cheque cashing cards
  • Library card
  • Video club membership cards
  • Financial responsibility insurance cards (pink cards)
  • Costco Cards

Proof of Alberta Residency

Must be in applicant’s name and show the current address.

All items MUST be less than 90 days old.

  • Current Utility, phone, Gas or Cable Bill.  
  • Current bank and/or credit card statements.
  • Mortgage documents or residential lease containing a client’s physical address.
  • Income tax assessment summary.  
  • Written confirmation of employment (on company letterhead, including contact name and telephone number, and signed within the last 15 days).
  • Written confirmation from an educational institution in Alberta indicating dependents are attending school full time.
  • Alberta Social benefits documents.
  • Land Title documents.

Proof of Legal Presence In Canada

Must be an original document.

  • Valid Canadian passport.
  • Original Provincial/Territorial Government issued birth certificate.
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) card (Federal Government issued).
  • Record of Landing.
  • Permanent Resident Card.
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate.
  • Valid Work Permit or Study Permit (Federal Government issued)