Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) was created in 1994 to link immigration services with citizenship registration, promote the unique ideals all Canadians share and help build a stronger Canada.

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Explains who can apply for refugee status from inside Canada, how to apply, and what happens next.
Also available in: French
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Explains how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to get a proof of citizenship certificate or card. Also includes information on the citizenship test and preparing for the citizenship ceremony.
Also available in: French
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Explains who can apply from outside Canada for resettlement, which is the legal process of bringing a refugee to Canada to live as a permanent resident.
Also available in: French
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Explains how if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child (including adopted child) or other eligible relative (such ...
Also available in: French
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Links to the range of applications you can make if you are inside Canada, including an application to stay in Canada longer, stay permanently, sponsor relatives, or sponsor a refugee.
Also available in: French
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Information for live-in caregivers and their employers.
Also available in: French
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Provides information about the process of international adoption.
Also available in: French
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Explains who can apply for a temporary resident visa in Canada, how to apply, and what happens next.
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Links to the range of applications you can make if you are outside Canada, including an application to come to Canada temporarily or to immigrate permanently.
Also available in: French
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Find out how you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada.
Also available in: French
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