Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. It also:

  • grants citizenship and
  • issues travel documents (such as passports) to Canadians.

Canada’s response to the situation in Afghanistan

Learn about Canada’s response and the supports that are available.


What we are doing

Corporate information


The Honourable Sean Fraser

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Parliamentary Secretary

Marie-France Lalonde

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship


Help Centre

Find quick and direct answers to your questions, including how to complete application forms, extend visas and permits, and replace lost documents.

Remind visiting friends and family to apply early for their visa or eTA

Encourage your international guests to check Canada’s entry requirements and apply early if they need a visa or eTA.

Building a stronger immigration system

Strengthening our immigration system means focusing on people, families and communities.

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