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HELPFUL INFORMATION REGARDING CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Immigrate to Canada
Learn how you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud, and what to expect once you arrive in Canada.
Check Application Processing Times & the Status of your Application
You may be able to check the status of your immigration or citizenship application online. It depends on what you applied for. If you can’t check your status online, you can use processing times as a guide to find out how long it might take to process your application.
Apply to become a Canadian citizen, prepare for the citizenship test, and find out how you can resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR SENIORS
Canada Pension Plan
The Canada Pension Plan provides you and your family with partial replacement earnings in the case of retirement, disability, or death. Click the link above for more information or to apply.
Old Age Security
The Old Age Security Program is the Government of Canada’s largest pension program. OAS is a monthly payment available to most Canadians who are 65 years of age or older, and who meet the Canadian legal status and residence requirements. Click the link above for more information or to apply.
Guide to Government of Canada Services for Seniors
This site details the more than 120 programs and services provided by the Government of Canada for seniors. You may also call 1-800-622-6232
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR WORKING IN CANADA
Social Insurance Number
The Social Insurance Number (SIN) is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to programs and benefits.
This link includes information about Employment Insurance (EI) temporary benefits for workers, sickness, fishing, and family-related benefits. Click the link above for information about applying online or submitting a report.
This link contains detailed information about your tax return, including specific information for seniors, students, persons with disabilities, and more.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL AND PASSPORTS
Click the link to find information about applying for a new passport or renewing your passport, as well as information about feed, processing times, and general questions.
Travel and Tourism
This site contains information on how to have a safe journey travelling in Canada or abroad. Find travel advice and advisories, recommended consent letter for children travelling abroad, and information on embassies and consulates.
Emergency Assistance While Traveling Abroad
This service is intended for Canadian citizens in need of emergency consular assistance while abroad. Click the link for toll-free numbers in some countries and information to help you manage emergency or crisis situations.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR VETERANS
Veterans Affairs Canada
This site includes information about your VAC account, financial support, rehabilitation services, mental health, and more. There is a wide variety of services for Veterans and their families. Click the link to learn more.
Bureau of Pensions Advocates
The Bureau of Pensions Advocates is a unique, nation-wide organization of lawyers within Veterans Affairs Canada. The Bureau provides legal help for people who are not satisfied with decisions about their claims for disability benefits.
HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND YOUTH
Find information about Education Savings and RESPs, Student Loans and Grants, and online tools to help you continue your education. There are also tools to help you explore career options and plan your education.
Education and Training Benefits
This site has information on scholarships, grants and funding opportunities for students whether part-time, full-time, with dependents, with disabilities and from low or middle-income families.
Exchanges Canada Program
The Exchanges Canada Program aims to involve youth from all walks of life, enhance their knowledge and understanding of Canada, connect young Canadians with one another, and help youth develop a sense of Canadian identity. The Program has two components: Youth Exchanges Canada and Youth Forums Canada. Find out more about both these components, and learn how you can get involved.
Young Canada Works
Young Canada Works offers students and recent graduates a chance to apply their skills in the workforce, begin to build their career, and earn money for their education. YCW sponsors two simmer job programs for students: YCW in Heritage Organizations, and YCW in Both Official Languages. YCW also sponsors two internship programs for unemployed or underemployed college or university graduates: YCW at Building Careers in Heritage, and YCW at Building Careers in English and French.
Federal Student Work Experience Program
The Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) provides full-time students with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills. There are a wide variety of jobs across the country, varying from outdoor field work to office positions in various disciplines. Click the link to find out more.
Jobs.gc.ca Specialized Recruitment Programs
The Federal Government has specialized recruitment programs for students and recent graduates in various fields of study. Click the link to find out more.
Programs for Children and Families
Find information on services that exist to help families with the costs of raising children, including benefits for raising a child with a disability, Employment Insurance (EI) benefits such as maternity and parental leave and compassionate care, and calculators to estimate benefit payment amounts to which you may be entitled.