For new immigrants

Apply for a permanent resident card or Canadian citizenship, find information about how to start your life in Canada, find out what services near you are available to help or what to expect for your first tax year.

Get a permanent resident card

Includes applications for new permanent resident cards or replacement cards and how long it takes to get a card.

Apply for a permanent resident travel document

Includes eligibility requirements and application steps for permanent resident travel documents.

Start your life in Canada

Includes health care, finding a place to live, planning your finances and enrolling your children in school.

Find immigrant services near you

Includes a map of services in your area to help you find a job, help with daily life and help you adjust to your new community.

Apply for citizenship

Includes eligibility requirements, application steps and processing times for Canadian citizenship.

Learn about your first tax year

Includes tax obligations, credits and benefits and filing a tax return for your first year in Canada.

Voluntarily give up (renounce) your permanent resident status

Includes why, when and how to give up your permanent resident status, including application forms.

Fun path to learning

Includes games, puzzles and teaching materials that will help you learn about citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism in a fun way.

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Living in Canada

Learn about what it's like to live in Canada and the resources available to help you get settled.

Welcome to Canada

Find out what to expect in your first few weeks of life in Canada including how to find a place to live, work, go to school and connect with your community.

Discover Canada

Read the only official study guide for the Canadian citizenship test.

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