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.

Services and information

Get a permanent resident card

Applications for new permanent resident cards or replacement cards 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


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