Starting in the summer of 2018, July 31, when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit (except U.S. nationals), or permanent residence you will need to give your fingerprints and a photo. To facilitate repeat travel to Canada, applicants for a visitor visa, study or work permit will only need to give their biometrics once every 10 years.
Learn more about biometrics expansion at the IRCC page at the Government of Canada portal in different languages:
Source: IRCC, May 17, 2018.
— IRCC (@CitImmCanada) May 17, 2018