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How to get signature on reference letter during covid times?


Full Member
Feb 6, 2020
I am applying for SINP, and I need a signed reference letter, but how do you get signature on it nowadays? Digital sign is costly and company may not have it.


Star Member
Jan 9, 2020
Beijing & New Jersey
I‘ve asked my previous employers to print out the reference letter and then send me a scan copy with signatures or company seals during lock downs/WFH period. For one employer who told me he had no access to a printer, I've uploaded the ref letter w/o signature, together with a LoE attached to explain the situation plus a statement that my employment can be verified thru email/phone number. It worked well during my provincial nomination period in 2020.
However, new guidance from IRCC may seek extensions for applicants to acquire supporting documents. Application maybe deemed incomplete for lacking necessary documents. Not sure if it is because the Covid card is being played too much.


Star Member
Aug 12, 2020
I have uploaded the same letter without signature for my PR application. The official who wrote me letter doesn't work for the compang anymore. I hope everything goes fine.