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
Applications for new permanent resident cards or replacement cards and how long it takes to get a card
Eligibility requirements and application steps for permanent resident travel documents
Find a job, get your credentials assessed, improve your language skills for work, and what to expect when you get to Canada.
Health care, finding a place to live, planning your finances and enrolling your children in school
List of services in your area to help you find a job, help with daily life and help you adjust to your new community
Eligibility requirements, application steps and processing times for Canadian citizenship
Tax obligations, credits and benefits and filing a tax return for your first year in Canada
How to avoid falling victim to fraud and scams targeting newcomers
What you need to do if you want to travel outside of Canada as a permanent resident
Why, when and how to give up your permanent resident status, including application forms
Games, puzzles and teaching materials that will help you learn about citizenship and immigration
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