Just curious here. I am thinking about what went into my application and I remember in the region specific checklist (for the US at least) they asked for photos with very specific requirements and they are adamant that these are NOT the same as passport photos. They are head and shoulders on a white background, the same as a passport photo but the dimensions are slightly different. I took their specifications to a photographer and showed them to her and she said she can't do that size and that everyone else who had come in for immigration used regular sized passport photos. Fyi here's the link that talks about them http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/guides/3910e.pdf - check out the Appendix B section. So I am just curious as to what kind of photos everyone else included? Did you just use passport photos or was a photographer able to make that exact (very specific and random) size of photo? Me, personally, I took my passport photos and trimmed them down a tiny bit on all sides in order to make them the correct dimensions specified in the checklist. I was very careful to try my hardest to make them straight, to make them all match, and to not look like they had been cut. It was a pain in the behind and I bet the IO doesn't even care what size they are ... but I didn't want to risk it. Who knows, maybe they do take a ruler to your photos - lol!