This section contains policy, procedures and guidance information used by CIC staff. It is posted on the CIC website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

The Program Delivery Instructions (PDIs) are currently being updated. The posting of all updated Citizenship Program PDIs is expected to be completed by June 30.

CIC grants citizenship to thousands of people at ceremonies held across the country each year, as well as processes requests for proof or renunciation of citizenship.

Granting citizenship

Requirements and tools to assess grant citizenship applications.

Proof of citizenship

Applications for a document certifying Canadian citizenship.

Acquisition and loss

Ways citizenship can be acquired and lost.


General administration of the citizenship program, as well as procedures for handling routine and administrative tasks.

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