Citizenship and Immigration Canada

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Website
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp
Government
Federal
Established
1869
Acronym
CIC

The department:

  • screens and approves for admission, immigrants, foreign students, visitors and temporary workers who help Canada’s social and economic growth
  • resettles, protects and provides a safe haven for refugees
  • helps newcomers adapt to Canadian society and become Canadian citizens
  • manages access to Canada to protect the security and health of Canadians and the integrity of Canadian laws and
  • helps Canadians and newcomers to participate fully in the economic, political, social and cultural life of the country.

CIC works in partnership with several departments and agencies to carry out these activities.

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