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Video: How to Apply for an IAF Loan

Save time and avoid delays by submitting a complete loan application. Watch this video to learn the key steps and documents required to apply for an IAF loan.

To be ready for an IAF loan, you need to know what you will do (take courses, write exams, and so on) to be able to work in your field in Canada. If you arrived in Canada within the past three years as a refugee/protected person, click here to apply for an IAF loan.


apply-1Step 1: Review the Eligibility Requirements

apply-2Step 2: Download Application Form

apply-3Step 3: Review Application Checklist

apply-4Step 4: Complete and Submit Application

apply-5Step 5: Interview



Step 1: Review the Eligibility Requirements


Please read our eligibility requirements to make sure you qualify for an IAF loan. You can also watch our video “Is an IAF Loan Right For You” to help you get started.



Step 2: Download Application Form


If you prefer, the application form can be emailed or mailed to you. To hear some tips on how to fill-out the important sections of the application form, watch this video.



Step 3: Review Application Checklist


Review the checklist of documents required for your application. Click here to view the application checklist.

If you still have questions about our application or eligibility requirements, please call us at 1-855-423-2262 or email



Step 4: Complete and Submit Your Application


Complete and submit your application along with the items listed on the checklist. Submit your completed application form by email at You will receive a confirmation of receipt by email within one week after you submit your application.

Photocopies or scanned copies sent via email are acceptable. Please do NOT send us original documents. If possible, please send your application form and checklist documents in a single email.



Step 5: Interview


Your Loan Facilitator will meet with you to review your application. Your meeting may be in person, over Skype or by phone.

Your Loan Facilitator will make sure you have provided the information the Loan Review Team will need to decide if your loan application will be approved, and will answer any further questions you might have. They will also use this time to learn a bit more about you and your employment goals, and see if there are other resources that might be helpful to you.



After your interview with the Loan Facilitator, the Loan Review Team will review your completed application within two weeks. If you are approved for a loan, you can expect to receive funds within a week of your signing the loan agreement documents.

Thank you for your interest in applying for an Immigrant Access Fund loan. We wish you success as you move toward achieving your career goals in Canada.