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IMM0008 asks about your immediate family.
Immediate family is defined by you, your spouse and any children you may have.
 
IMM5406 asks about additional family members.
Additional family in this case is defined as you, your, spouse, your parents, your children, your brothers, your sisters, and includes 1/2 brothers 1/2 sisters and what ever other combination they list. 
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Originally posted by rbenoit rbenoit wrote:

IMM0008 asks about your immediate family.
Immediate family is defined by you, your spouse and any children you may have.
 
IMM5406 asks about additional family members.
Additional family in this case is defined as you, your, spouse, your parents, your children, your brothers, your sisters, and includes 1/2 brothers 1/2 sisters and what ever other combination they list. 
 
 
I have a question about IMM008. I am a canadian citizen. Do my wife need to fill out my info on page 2 of IMM0008 ? I am confused coz on top of page 2 of IMM0008 it says ' you must include spouse ..... who are not already permanent residents or citizens of canada.. does this imply that she doesnt need to list me as I am already canadian citizen or is it only for children ?
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Originally posted by canada2010 canada2010 wrote:

 
I have a question about IMM008. I am a canadian citizen. Do my wife need to fill out my info on page 2 of IMM0008 ? I am confused coz on top of page 2 of IMM0008 it says ' you must include spouse ..... who are not already permanent residents or citizens of canada.. does this imply that she doesnt need to list me as I am already canadian citizen or is it only for children ?


That is correct. You are not included as an accompanying or nonaccompanying dependent. You are not listed on that form. You are (assumably) the sponsor.

HOWEVER, on the form about Additional Family Members (the one the OP is referring to) you ARE listed as a spouse, even though you are a Canadian Citizen. You are listed there and only there. :)


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Right.

rbenoit left out an important part of the IMM 0008 (generic) requirement: it applies only to the primary applicant's dependents (spouse or children) who are NOT Canadian citizens or Canadian PRs.

The "additional family information" IMM 5406 is broad, and includes everyone identified in IMM 0008 (generic) and also includes the primary applicant's spouse and dependents even if they are Canadian citizens or PRs, and includes parents and siblings, as well as half and step-relations.

The use of "immediate family" I am familiar with includes parents and siblings as well as spouse and children, so to my mind a distinction focused on "immediate family" does not work all that well in explaining the difference between who is identified in 0008 versus who is identified in 5406.

5406 is merely informational, mostly to assist CIC in clearly establishing the primary applicant's identity.

0008 is the application for PR itself, and so identifies the applicant and all potential (that is those who are non-accompanying as well as those who are accompanying the primary applicant) immigrants under that application, and who must therefore be "examined."
Bureaucracy is what bureaucracy does, or When in doubt, follow the instructions. Otherwise, follow the instructions.



BTW: Not an expert, not a Can. lawyer, never worked in immigration
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