Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Building a stronger Canada through immigration programs, citizenship services, refugee protection, and issuing Canadian travel documents.

Services and information

My application

Sign in to your IRCC account, check your application status and processing times, find forms, pay fees, change your address, get biometrics and learn about representatives


Apply for a visitor visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA) to enter Canada, and extend your stay as a visitor


Apply to immigrate to Canada through one of our permanent residence programs for skilled workers, family, entrepreneurs and more


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

New immigrants

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

Refugees and asylum

Claim refugee protection, sponsor a refugee, find services for refugees in Canada and appeal a refugee claim

Inadmissibilty, enforcement and violations

Learn why you may not be allowed in Canada, and about immigration violations, the detention review process and immigration admissibility hearings

Immigration fraud and scams

Learn how to protect yourself from scammers and what to do if you are a victim of fraud.

Minister and Parliamentary Secretary

The Honourable Marc Miller

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Paul Chiang

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship



Explore immigration programs

Answer a few questions to see different ways you might be able to come to Canada

An Immigration System for Canada’s Future

Explore key takeaways from our engagement initiative and actions for the future.

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