101 – Personal Information


  • You must provide your complete First Name/Legal Given Name and Last Name/Family Name in full.
  • Do not include nicknames, diminutives (e.g., Pat, Mike, Jenny) or initials.
  • The Commonly Used Name is the name you normally use.

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 of applying) 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 have the status “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 Aboriginal Applicant

The Aboriginal and Treaty rights of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada are recognized and affirmed in the Constitution Acts of 1867 to 1982 (section 35). Section 35(2) indicates that 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.