There is no publicly available policy or guideline about when or in what circumstances the Residence Questionnaire is issued. It could be provided to anyone whose activity records in Canada are not immediately clear from the supporting documents submitted. If you have been self-employed, had alternative sources of income and/or stayed at home, you may not have tax documents or school records. There are many other ways to show residence depending on your activities and circumstances. Letters from community organizations or religious bodies you have been involved with are one example.
The residence questionnaire requires extensive documentation and calls for very careful thinking and organization. Immigration representatives who have dealt with numerous RQs before having insight and practical advice to offer you and it is advisable that you consult a representative for assistance with your RQ.