Canada to Extend Work Permits for International Graduates to Address Labour Shortage
Employers in Canada are experiencing unprecedented challenges in finding and retaining the workers they need for economic recovery and growth. In response to this, Government of Canada has announced that foreign nationals with recently e...
Canada Opens New Application Processing Centre in Manila to Boost Immigration in Indo-Pacific Region
Canada has announced the opening of a new application processing centre in Manila, Philippines, as part of its Indo-Pacific Strategy to foster ties between Canadians and the region. The new centre, located within Canada’s Embassy in Mani...
Canada Announces New Measures to Support Iranian Temporary Residents
Canada has announced new measures to support Iranian temporary residents in the country. The measures, effective March 1, 2023, will make it easier for Iranians to extend their temporary status in Canada and to move between temporary str...
In 2022, Canada Welcomed the Highest Number of Francophone Newcomers Since 2006
In 2022, Canada achieved its target of 4.4% of French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec. This is a significant jump of 3.02% (from 1.38% to 4.4%) between 2006 and 2022. These Francophone newcomers contribute to the development of Canadi...
Canada extends and expands the open work permit program for residents of Hong Kong
On February 6, 2023, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that Canada is extending and expanding the open work permit program for eligible Hong Kong residents. Canada is extending the d...
Caregivers to Benefit from Reduced Work Experience Requirements and Pathways to Permanent Residence in Canada
On February 10, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced significant changes to the caregiver program. Effective April 30, 2023, the amount of work experience required in Canada for a caregiver to qualify for p...
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.
IMPORTANT IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS
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
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.
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
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
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