Immigration & 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.

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My Application

Includes application status, processing times, online applications and paper forms, fee payment, medical and police checks.

Immigrate

Includes applications for federal skilled workers, family sponsorship, start-up visas, tips on fraud and using a representative.

Visit

Includes visitor visas and extensions for tourists, parents and grandparents, business travellers, transit visas and necessary travel identification documents.

Work

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

Study

Includes study or student work permit applications and extensions.

Citizenship

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

New immigrants

Includes permanent resident cards, immigrant services in your area, citizenship applications and your first tax year in Canada.

Canadians

Includes family sponsorship, proof of citizenship, travel and work abroad, passports, adoption, refugee sponsorship and citizenship celebrations.

Refugees & asylum

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

Enforcement & violations

Includes reasons you are not allowed in Canada, immigration violations, detention review process and immigration admissibility hearings.

Help Centre

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

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.

Apply online for a visa, study or work permit

Submit your application online to work, study or visit Canada.

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