Publications and manuals

Operational manuals and bulletins
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Canada Border Services Agency employees consult operational chapters and operational bulletins for guidance in the exercise of their functions and in applying the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Citizenship Act and their Regulations.

Discover Canada February 2012
Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is used by newcomers to study for the citizenship test. It also contains information about the history of Canada, how our government works, symbols of Canada and its regions.

Welcome to Canada: What you should know April 2013
Moving to Canada is an exciting opportunity but also a great challenge. Find out what to expect within the first few weeks and months of coming to Canada.
Document Welcome to CanadaPDF Version (PDF, 9.02 MB)

Other Publications

About Immigration

About the Department

Annual Reports to Parliament on Immigration

Annual Reports – Passport Program

Departmental Results Reports (formerly Departmental Performance Reports)

Departmental Plans (formerly Reports on Plans and Priorities)

Financial Statements

Future-oriented Financial Statements

Privacy Act, Access to Information Act

Quarterly Financial Reports

Sustainable Development

Canadian passports

Finding a job in Canada



Language Standards

New Immigrants

The Refugee System

Studying in Canada

Working Temporarily in Canada

Older publications can be found on the Library and Archives Canada website.

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