Immigration and citizenship 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.

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


Explore immigration programs

Answer a few questions to see different ways you might be able to come to Canada

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