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
Submit or update your address to receive your PR card after you immigrate 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
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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Get your credentials assessed, improve your English and French and get help finding a job
What we are doing
- Welcome to Canada: What you should know
- What kinds of fraud should newcomers watch out for?
- Gathering information to help newcomers to Canada
- Apply for Canadian citizenship: adults
- Apply for Canadian citizenship: minors
- Apply for permanent resident card
- Correct errors on your record of landing or permanent resident document
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 of life in Canada including how to find a place to live, work, go to school and connect with your community.
Living in Canada
Learn about what it’s like to live in Canada and the resources available to help you get settled.
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