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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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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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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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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Refugees and persons in need of protection are people within or outside Canada who fear persecution and going back to their home country. This website provides information about Canada's refugee programs along with ...
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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