Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. It also:
- grants citizenship, and
- issues travel documents (such as passports) to Canadians.
Find out how to hire a candidate with the Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Attract international graduates and skilled foreign workers to fill job vacancies
Francophone immigration (outside Quebec)
Work, study or live in a Francophone community outside Quebec
Services and information
Sign in or create an account, check application status and processing times, find forms, pay fees, and learn about medical and police checks
Find out if you need a visa to visit, do business or transit through Canada, and how to extend your stay as a visitor
Find out what immigration programs you can apply for, sponsor your family and use a representative
Use your account to apply, pay fees, get application status and get your mail online.
Apply for or extend a work permit, learn about International Experience Canada and being a caregiver, get your credentials recognized, and hire foreign workers
Apply for or extend a study permit or student work permit
Apply for, resume or give up Canadian citizenship, prepare for the citizenship test and get proof of citizenship
Get a permanent resident card, find immigrant services in your area, apply for citizenship and learn about your first tax year in Canada
Get a passport, sponsor your family or a refugee, get proof of citizenship, travel and work abroad, adopt a child from abroad, and take part in citizenship celebrations
Claim refugee protection, sponsor a refugee, find services for refugees in Canada and appeal a refugee claim
Know why you may not be allowed in Canada, and learn about immigration violations, the detention review process and immigration admissibility hearings
What we are doing
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.
Express Entry provides a faster way for skilled workers to settle in Canada.
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