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Reliability status

In completing your reliability status, you will be asked to provide:

Secret security clearance

You will be asked to provide all the information listed under reliability status, as well as:

Residency and travel outside of Canada

It may take longer to obtain a reliability and a secret security clearance if you spent significant time outside of Canada.

As part of your application, we will ask if you lived or travelled outside of Canada:

If you answer “yes,” you will be redirected to a questionnaire that asks for information on:

If you were away from Canada working for the Government of Canada or with the Canadian Armed Forces, you may not need to account for your activities.

Documents to help you provide details of your activities include:

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