Immigration and citizenship

Apply to visit, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee protection, check the status of your application or find a form.



My Application

Application status, processing times, online applications and paper forms, fee payment, medical and police checks


Express Entry for skilled immigrants, applications for family sponsorship, start-up visas, tips on fraud and using a representative


Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA), visitor visas and extensions for tourists, parents and grandparents, business travellers, transit visas and necessary travel identification documents


Work permit applications and extensions, International Experience Canada applications, live-in caregiver applications, getting credentials recognized and hiring foreign workers


Study or student work permit applications and extensions


How to apply, resume or give up Canadian citizenship, prepare for the citizenship test and get proof of citizenship

New immigrants

Permanent resident cards, immigrant services in your area, citizenship applications and your first tax year in Canada


Family sponsorship, proof of citizenship, travel and work abroad, passports, adoption, refugee sponsorship and citizenship celebrations

Refugees and asylum

Refugee protection claims, refugee sponsorship, services available to refugees in Canada and appealing a refugee claim

Enforcement and violations

Reasons you are not allowed in Canada, immigration violations, detention review process and immigration admissibility hearings

Donate. Volunteer. Sponsor.

Find out what you can do to help Syrian refugees.

Do you want to come to Canada?

Answer a few questions to find out what immigration programs you can apply for and how to submit an online or paper application.

Help Centre

Find quick and direct answers to your questions, including how to complete application forms, extend visas and permits and replace lost documents.

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