Immigration and citizenship
Apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee protection, check the status of your application or find a form.
Sign in or create an account, check application status and processing times, find forms, pay fees, and learn about medical and police checks
Find out if you need a visa to visit, do business or transit through Canada, and how to extend your stay as a visitor
Find out what immigration programs you can apply for, sponsor your family, get tips to recognize fraud, and use a representative
Find quick and direct answers to frequently asked questions in our Help Centre
Apply for or extend a work permit, learn about International Experience Canada and being a caregiver, get your credentials recognized, and hire foreign workers
Apply for or extend a study permit or student work permit
Apply for, resume or give up Canadian citizenship, prepare for the citizenship test and get proof of citizenship
Get a permanent resident card, find immigrant services in your area, apply for citizenship and learn about your first tax year in Canada
Get a passport, sponsor your family or a refugee, get proof of citizenship, travel and work abroad, adopt a child from abroad, and take part in citizenship celebrations
Claim refugee protection, sponsor a refugee, find services for refugees in Canada and appeal a refugee claim
Know why you may not be allowed in Canada, and learn about immigration violations, the detention review process and immigration admissibility hearings
Dual Canadian citizens: Fly to Canada with a valid CDN passport
Starting November 10, 2016, you will need a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada.
Do you want to come to Canada?
Answer a few questions to find out what immigration programs you can apply for and how to submit an online or paper application.
Express Entry provides a faster way for skilled workers to settle in Canada.
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