Canadian Citizenship and Immigration
The department of the Government of Canada, which is responsible for administering Immigration services and Citizenship registration, is Citizenship and Immigration Canada with staff in Canada and overseas
Among its responsibilities, Citizenship and Immigration Canada facilitates Immigration to this country by admitting immigrants, foreign students, visitors and temporary workers who enhance Canada's social and economic growth; it resettles, protects and provides a safe haven for refugees; it helps newcomers adapt to Canadian society and become Canadian citizens; and it manages access to Canada to protect the security and health of Canadians and the integrity of Canadian laws.
On the Citizenship side, Citizenship and Immigration Canada manages the application process and guides applicants through the steps to becoming Canadian citizens. Citizenship and Immigration Canada staff process Citizenship applications, requests for proof of Citizenship and searches of Citizenship records. Each year, approximately 160,000 people become Canadian citizens and take an oath at ceremonies across the country to accept the responsibilities and privileges of being a Canadian citizen.
On the Immigration side, Citizenship and Immigration Canada staff overseas and across Canada do their utmost to ensure that the Immigration system runs smoothly and efficiently by reviewing Immigration applications and ensuring that each new Immigration applicant meets various Immigration criteria for admission, including medical, criminal and security checks.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada will continue to play an important role in the history and future of Canada.