For Canadians

Apply to sponsor a family member, refugee or foreign worker to come to Canada, adopt a child from abroad, get proof of your Canadian citizenship, travel and work abroad, celebrate citizenship or get a passport.

Wildfires in British Columbia

Special measures are in place to help those affected by the wildfires, including free replacement of citizenship and immigration documents. Read the notice.

Services and information

Get a passport

Adult and child passport applications, passport offices and processing times for renewals and new applications

Sponsor a family member

Applications and processing times for sponsoring spouses, partners, dependent children or other relatives to Canada

Get proof of citizenship

Applications and processing times for a citizenship certificate and a list of other documents accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship

Adopt a child from abroad

Application steps, processing times, finding adoption authorities and a list of countries with adoption suspensions

Sponsor a refugee

Who can sponsor a refugee and how to submit an application

Hire a foreign worker

Requirements for hiring temporary workers, live-in caregivers, international students, permanent workers and interns

Travel and work abroad

Information for Canadian youth who want to travel and work in another country through the International Experience Canada Program

Celebrate being Canadian

Citizenship ceremonies and activities, Canadian history and contests and awards

What we are doing

Features

About your passport

Find out about Canadian passports and the advantages of an ePassport.

Embrace Canadian culture

Immerse yourself in history. Find out more about multiculturalism in Canada.

Travelling abroad

Find information and tips on destinations, travel documents, travel health, returning to Canada and more.

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