105 – Personal Information

Last updated: October 19, 2021

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Your Name and Other 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.
  • Your preferred name is the name you want to be called instead of your legal given name. Do not include your last name/family name. Some institutions may require you to confirm your preferred name before you are registered.

Gender and Date of Birth

  • We collect your date of birth for document matching purposes and statistics.
  • Gender is an optional field. If you provide your gender, we will use it for document matching purposes and statistics.
Note: You must provide your gender to allow us to collect your CEGEP academic record.

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Voluntary Declarations

Indigenous Applicant of Canada

The Indigenous and Treaty rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada are recognized and affirmed in the Constitution Acts of 1867 to 1982 (Section 35). Section 35(2) indicates that Indigenous peoples of Canada include First Nations, Métis and Inuit 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 or select “No/Undeclared”.

First-generation Applicant

  • You may choose to indicate whether either of your parents/guardians 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.

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Citizenship and Language Information

Status in Canada and Country of Citizenship

  • Your status in Canada and country of citizenship are required.
  • If you are a Canadian citizen, select “Canadian Citizen” under Status in Canada and record “Canada” as your country of citizenship.
  • If you are a permanent resident (landed immigrant) or are applying with any other status in Canada:
    • Record a country of citizenship other than Canada.
    • You must record the date of your entry into Canada.
    • You may upload proof of status in Canada to support your application. These documents are not mandatory. Read more about uploading documents.

First Language

  • The first language you learned at home as a child.

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