Resources - français

This section of the Canadian Council for Refugees website has information on these topics:

  • Why is citizenship important?
  • Did you know it's easier to become a Canadian citizen before turning 18?
  • More people qualify for citizenship now
  • Children and youth applying for citizenship alone
  • Language/knowledge in the citizenship application
  • Applying for a waiver or accommodation
  • Citizenship and cessation
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This Government of Canada website has tips about finding an immigration or citizenship representative, either paid or unpaid, and how to protect yourself from fraud.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

This section of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website has information about the processing of waivers and the use of Request for Medical Opinion forms. 

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

This section of the Government of Canada website is part of a study guide used by newcomers to prepare for the citizenship test. It is also available on audio.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

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:

  • Rights in Family Court
  • Relationship breakdown and immigration concerns
  • Permanent residents
  • Refugees and persons needing protection
  • No legal status
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate (H and C) application
  • Domestic violence and abuse
  • Involving the police
  • Other family law issues for immigrant women
Available in:
English, français (français), American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Korean (한국어/조선말), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)
Produced by:
FLEW/FODF
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

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 (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

This guide, produced by the Government of Canada may be used to apply for permanent residence from within Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds (H&C) if you:

  • are a foreign national currently living in Canada;
  • need an exemption from one or more requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) or Regulations in order to apply for permanent residence within Canada;
  • believe humanitarian and compassionate considerations justify granting the exemption(s) you need; and
  • are not eligible to apply for permanent residence from within Canada in any of these classes:
    • Spouse or Common-Law Partner;
    • Live-in Caregiver;
    • Caregivers: caring for children or people with high medical needs;
    • Protected Person and Convention Refugees; and
    • Temporary Resident Permit Holder.
Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

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.

You can use the calculator to find out if you have been physically present in Canada long enough to be eligible for citizenship. If you have, the calculator will tell you that you are eligible to apply. If you have not, it will tell you when you will be eligible to apply.

This online calculator is the preferred method to calculate your physical presence in Canada.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Web

On October 24, 2017, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will change to reinstate the maximum age for a dependent child as under 22 years. (Since 1 August 2014, the maximum age has been under 19 years). The Canadian Council for Refugees has prepared a document providing detailed practical information about the change, particularly with regard to people who have applications in process when the regulation changes on 24 October 2017.

Available in:
English, français (français)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This know-your-rights guide is for non-U.S. citizens coming to Canada from the United States to make a refugee claim. It has four sections:

  • Coming by a port of entry
  • Making a refugee claim at a port of entry
  • Entering Canada somewhere other than at a regular port of entry
  • Protecting yourself
Available in:
English, français (français), Amharic (Amharic), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen), Kurdish (Sorani) (Kurdish (Sorani)), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tagalog/Filipino (Tagalog/Filipino), Tamil (தமிழ்), Tigryna (Tigryna), Twi (Twi), Urdu (اردو), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt)
Produced by:
No One Is Illegal
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF