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This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

CIC grants citizenship to thousands of people at ceremonies held across the country each year, as well as processes requests for proof or renunciation of citizenship.

Granting citizenship

Requirements and tools to assess grant citizenship applications.

Proof of citizenship

Acquisition and loss


General administration of the citizenship program, as well as procedures for handling routine and administrative tasks.

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