Publications and manuals

Operational manuals and bulletins
Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Canada Border Services Agency employees consult operational chapters and operational bulletins for guidance in the exercise of their functions and in applying the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Citizenship Act and their Regulations.

Discover Canada February 2012
Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is used by newcomers to study for the citizenship test. It also contains information about the history of Canada, how our government works, symbols of Canada and its regions.

Welcome to Canada: What you should know April 2013
Moving to Canada is an exciting opportunity but also a great challenge. Find out what to expect within the first few weeks and months of coming to Canada.
PDF, 9.3 MB

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Other Publications


About Immigration
About the Department

Annual Report on Citizenship Commission – Office of the Senior Citizenship Judge

Annual Reports to Parliament on Immigration


Department Performance Reports

Financial Assessments

Financial Statements

Future-oriented Financial Statements

Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act

Privacy Act, Access to Information Act

Quarterly Financial Report

Reports on Plans and Priorities

Credential recognition

Planning to Work in Canada? Workbook

Family Sponsorship
Language Standards

Annual Report

Application Guidelines Black History Month
New Immigrants
The Refugee System
Studying in Canada
Visiting Canada
Working Temporarily in Canada

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In keeping with the Government of Canada’s Procedures for Publishing, CIC encourages the public to download electronic copies of the publications listed on this page. If required, a single copy of some of CIC’s publications may be ordered subject to availability through Gilmore Global Logistics Services, a third party supplier. 

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Older publications can be found in our archives and on the Library and Archives Canada website.

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