101 – Personal Information


  • You must provide your First Name/Legal Given Name and Last Name/Family Name in full.
  • Do not include nicknames, shortened names (e.g., Pat, Mike, Jenny) or initials.
  • The Commonly Used Name is the name you prefer to be called.

Gender and Date of Birth

  • Date of Birth is collected for document matching purposes and statistics.
  • Gender is an optional field. If you provide your gender, it will be used for document matching purposes and statistics.

Status in Canada and Country of Citizenship

  • Status in Canada and Country of Citizenship (at the time you apply) is required.
  • If you are a Canadian citizen, check the Status in Canada box marked “Canadian Citizen” and record “Canada” as your Country of Citizenship.
  • If you are a permanent resident or are applying with a “Study Permit” or “Other”, record a Country of Citizenship other than Canada.
  • If you were not born in Canada, you must record the date of your entry into the country.

First Language

 The first language you learned at home as a child.

Voluntary Declarations

Canadian Indigenous/Aboriginal Applicant

The Aboriginal and Treaty rights of the Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples of Canada are recognized and affirmed in the Constitution Acts of 1867 to 1982 (section 35). Section 35(2) indicates that Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples of Canada include First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

In keeping with this definition, you may self-identify by answering “Yes” to the question. You may further specify 1 of the following: First Nations, Métis or Inuit. If you do not meet this definition or do not wish to declare your status, leave the field blank.

First-Generation Applicant

You may choose to indicate whether either of your parents/guardians has attended a university or college. You are not required to provide this information; however, if you do, we will forward it to your chosen universities so they can inform you of specific services available to first-generation students.