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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The web site of Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information, application forms, and guides on topics such as:

  • Visiting, studying, and working temporarily in Canada
  • Immigrating to Canada
  • Making a refugee claim
  • Becoming a permanent resident
  • Applying for citizenship
  • Sponsoring family members
  • International adoption

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Refugee family reunification:Practical Guide

This guide is meant to assist community organizations serving refugees and immigrants who are confronted with barriers as they try to reunite with family members. It deals with these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Come to Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has created a web tool to help users learn how they might visit, study, or live in Canada.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Family Law Issues for Immigrant, Refugee and Non-Status Women

If you or your partner came to Canada from another country, you may face both family law and immigration challenges when your relationship ends. This resource covers these topics:

Available in:

English, Français, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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FCJ Refugee Centre

The FCJ Refugee Centre has information about refugee settlement and refugee protection, and features manuals, workshop presentations, and research of interest to refugees and front line workers.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Produced by:

FCJ Refugee Centre

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Find out if you’re eligible — Citizenship

This Government of Canada website lists the conditions you must meet to be eligible for citizenship, and has information about each of them:

  • Permanent Resident status
  • Time you have lived in Canada
  • Income tax filing
  • Language skills
  • How well you know Canada
  • Prohibitions

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Permanent Resident Card

The resource provides answers to common questions about the Permanent Resident (PR) Card. Links to additional information and related articles are provided.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

New impaired driving and marijuana-related penalties could affect immigration status for permanent and temporary residents

This website and fact sheet from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has informaton for permanent residents about recent updates to laws. It answers these questions: 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

NewYouth.ca

Designed for young newcomers, this website provides settlement-related information. It is intended to give young newcomers a place to ask questions and receive information and referrals online from peers and professionals. NewYouth.ca can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@newcomeryouth), and YouTube (newcomeryouth).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Physical Presence Calculator

The physical presence calculator is for permanent residents applying for grant citizenship under subsection 5(1). It is found on the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018