After the citizenship ceremony

Congratulations on becoming a Canadian citizen and welcome to the Canadian family! Find out about information and services for new Canadians.

Get your citizenship certificate

A Canadian citizenship certificate proves that you’re a Canadian citizen. Depending on the format you chose when you applied, you’ll get a paper or electronic certificate.

Paper certificate

If you attended

  • a video oath (virtual) ceremony, wait for your paper certificate in the mail
  • an in-person ceremony, you’ll get your certificate at the ceremony
Electronic certificate (e-certificate)

If you asked for an electronic certificate (e-certificate), find out how to access it (opens in a new tab) .

Learn more about the e-certificate (opens in a new tab) 

Learn more about the citizenship certificate (opens in a new tab) 

Get your passport

  • You must wait to get your citizenship certificate after the ceremony before you can apply for a passport.
  • A valid Canadian passport proves you have the right to enter Canada.
  • Your citizenship certificate is not a travel document.

Apply for a Canadian passport

If you’re a dual Canadian citizen, you can only enter Canada with a

Register to vote

As a Canadian citizen, you have the right and responsibility to vote.

Register to vote in federal elections

For provincial or territorial elections, contact the election authority in your province or territory.

Be active in your community

Get involved with your community to make Canada a stronger and more inclusive country.

Enjoy the wonders of natural and cultural heritage places in Canada

Enjoy free admission to all places run by Parks Canada for 1 full year. This includes national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas.

Experience Canadian culture

Download the free Canoo app to celebrate your Canadian citizenship.

  • Get 1 year of free admission to museums, science centres, art galleries and parks across Canada.
  • It’s valid for a new citizen and up to 4 children per visit.
  • Canoo is developed by our partner at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

Get more information and services

Find out about other services and information we offer for Canadians

  After you become a Canadian citizen, you don’t need to tell us if you change your address.

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