Banff day trip for seniors
This past Friday, our Community Initiatives for Immigrant Seniors Program (CISP) participated in their annual day trip to Banff National Park and Lake Louise. A total of 46 seniors enjoyed a guided tour of Banff Museum National Historic Site, a picnic lunch and spent the sunny afternoon walking and sightseeing.
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Learn-to Camp program with Parks Canada
Parks Canada is offering Learn-to Camp program across the country. The program is offered to families, participants will learn the camping basics and participate in different activities offered at the site.
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Visiting Canada: Find out if you need to give biometrics
Starting July 31, 2018, you may need to provide your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when you apply for a visitor visa, study or work permit, or permanent residence. You can find out if you need to give biometrics by using the online tool provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
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The only official study guide for the citizenship test is Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. Other tools, like the Citizenship Quiz found on this website, are not created by the Government of Canada, and should be used at your own discretion.

Online Citizenship Quiz

It took courage to move to a new country. Your decision to apply for citizenship is another big step. Test yourself by taking our online Canadian citizenship quiz.

Online Quiz


Landing Paper

Your Record of Landing is your original proof of immigration. Please keep in mind the following points about this document:

1. Immigration officer has signed and dated it
2. Information is correct and complete
3. Keep the document safe forever

Landing Paper

If you find wrong information on your landing document, contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) at 1-888-242-2100 or visit IRCC: Record of Landing.

If you lost your Record of Landing, fill out the Verification of Status application to replace it.

IRCC's website

Permanent Resident Card

After landing, your first Permanent Resident card (PR Card) will be mailed to you. There are a few things you should know:

1. Prepare a Canadian address for where your PR Card should be mailed
2. The PR card is official proof that you are a permanent resident of Canada.
3. The PR card is a travel document. You need to show a valid PR card when returning to Canada.

Permanent Resident Card

If there is a mistake on your PR card, contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) within 180 days of landing. For more information, please visit IRCC: Request to Reissue .

Your PR card is valid for 5 years. If your PR card is damaged, stolen or about to expire or has expired, you may apply for a new card. For more information, please visit IRCC: PR Application

IRCC's website


You can apply for Canadian citizenship once you have met the physical residence requirements as a Permanent Resident: 3 years living in Canada in the past 5 years. Here are some things you should know:

1. Applicants aged 18 to 54 must pass a Canadian knowledge test
2. Time spent as a temporary resident or protected person may be counted as half-days towards physical residence (up to 1 year)


Application forms for Adults and minors are different

Usually, minors under 18 must apply alongside a parent who is also applying, or have a Canadian parent apply for them. Minors - Subsection 5(1) allows for exception to these conditions.

IRCC's website

We can help

Our settlement counselors can help you:

  • Job searching
  • Finding a place to live
  • Language assessment
  • Daily life
  • Fill out forms and applications
  • Learn about government benefits and community resources
  • Other services
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Useful Links

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    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Link

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    Check your application status at IRCC’s website Link

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    Check application processing times at IRCC’s website Link

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    Find application forms and guides at IRCC’s website Link