For new immigrants
Apply for a permanent resident card or Canadian citizenship and find out about how to start your life in Canada. Also find out what services are near you to help and what to expect for your first tax year.
Settlement services for Ukrainian temporary residents and their dependants in Canada
We’ve made our settlement services available to all Ukrainian temporary residents and their dependants in Canada until March 31, 2023. Learn about what to do before and after you travel to Canada or explore our settlement content on your own.
Services and information
Get a permanent resident card
Apply for a new permanent resident card or replacement card and how long it takes to get a card
Apply for a permanent resident travel document
Eligibility requirements and application steps for permanent resident travel documents
Prepare for life and work in Canada
Find a job, get your credentials assessed, improve your language skills for work, and what to expect when you get to Canada
Start your life in Canada
Health care, finding a place to live, planning your finances and enrolling your children in school
Find immigrant services near you
List of services in your area to help you find a job, help with daily life and help you adjust to your new community
Apply for citizenship
Eligibility requirements, application steps and processing times for Canadian citizenship
Learn about your first tax year
Tax obligations, credits and benefits and filing a tax return for your first year in Canada
Protect yourself from fraud
How to avoid falling victim to fraud and scams targeting newcomers
Travelling outside of Canada as a permanent resident
What you need to do if you want to travel outside of Canada as a permanent resident
Voluntarily give up (renounce) your permanent resident status
Why, when and how to give up your permanent resident status, including application forms
Fun path to learning
Games, puzzles and teaching materials that will help you learn about citizenship and immigration
Types of immigration status documents
See the types of documents we issue to temporary and permanent residents to prove their status in Canada
Record your trips outside Canada
The travel journal is an easy way to record your trips outside Canada. It will help you fill out your application.
Welcome to Canada
Find out what to expect in your first few weeks in Canada.
Living in Canada tool
Learn about what it’s like to live in Canada and the resources available to help you get settled.
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