Immigration Info

Since 1869, Canada’s immigration programs have helped build a community of citizens respected throughout the world.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) was established in 1994 to:

  • link immigration services with citizenship registration;
  • promote the unique ideals all Canadians share; and
  • help build a stronger Canada.

The Department:

  • admits immigrants, foreign students, visitors and temporary workers who enhance 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; and
  • manages access to Canada to protect the security and health of Canadians and the integrity of Canadian laws.

Every day, CIC employees work with people from diverse cultures. They strive to serve them fairly, efficiently and with integrity.

For more information visit:

Karen Jensen

1 800 663-2121
Ph: (250) 744-3301
TF: 1-800-663-2121
(within Canada)

Fax: (250) 721-9585 4440 Chatterton Way,
Victoria, BC
V8X 5J2