ORPAS – Personal Information

Title, Gender and Date of Birth

Title and gender are optional fields. Date of birth is used for identification and document matching purposes. Gender and date of birth are collected for statistical purposes only and do not form part of the university’s admission decision.

Name/Personal Information

Provide your complete legal surname, legal given name(s) and common name. Ensure that the given names are in the same order as they appear on your supporting documentation.

Common name is the name that you normally use.

Record any former surname(s) so that ORPAS and the universities can match your documents to your application file.

First Language

The first language you learned at home as a child.

Language Proficiency

Any language you are proficient in.


Your country of citizenship. If you are a Canadian citizen, enter “Canada”. You must also state your legal status in Canada.

Permanent residents must submit a copy of the front and back of their Permanent Resident Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The date on the back must be legible.

Your name and OUAC/ORPAS Reference Number must be included in any correspondence. You may also wish to indicate a special status (e.g., convention refugee).

Canadian Aboriginal/Indigenous Applicants

Persons of Aboriginal/Indigenous ancestry, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples may identify themselves as such by indicating it in the field provided. This is a voluntary declaration.

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