Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. It also:


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CAN+ program to facilitate trade and travel with Mexico

2014-05-12 10:35 – News release

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced today that the government is taking real action to make it faster and easier for Mexican visitors to come to Canada.

Strong Women Lead to a Stronger Canada

2014-03-08 14:20 – Statement

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander issued the following statement marking International Women’s Day…



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


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, and citizenship applications.


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


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

My Application

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


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


Includes study or student work permit applications and extensions.

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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.

Express Entry

Express Entry provides a faster way for skilled workers to settle in Canada.

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