There are several documents you must carry with you to enter Canada and other documents you may need as you settle into life in Canada. Prepare your documents carefully and consider having important documents translated into English or French before you arrive.

Crossing the border: documents you need

Arriving To Canada Prepared

Welcome to Canada

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Get help before arriving in Canada    
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/new-life-canada/pre-arrival-services.html

Start your life in Canada
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/new-life-canada.html

Questionnaire: Living in Canada—Simple questions to get the help you need
https://www.cic.gc.ca/lctvac/english/index

Welcome to Canada Brochure
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/publication-helping-newcomers-succeed-in-canada-brochure.html

Crossing the border: documents you need
There are several documents you must carry with you to enter Canada and other
documents you may need as you settle into life in Canada. Prepare your documents
carefully and consider having important documents translated into English or French
before you arrive.
The following are essential documents for entering Canada and should be
carried with you at all times. Do not put them in your luggage:

  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence for each family member travelling with you or a
    Canadian immigrant visa (if applicable)
  • A valid passport or travel document for each family member travelling with you
  • Two copies of a detailed list of the personal or household items you are bringing with
    you
  • Two copies of the list of items that will arrive later and their monetary value

You may also need:

  • Children’s vaccination or immunization records
  • Birth certificates or marriage certificates
  • Adoption, separation or divorce papers
  • Diplomas, professional certificates and licenses
  • Driver’s license
  • Other

Check the Government of Canada’s website for up-to-date information on documents
you need. Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/new-immigrants/prepare-life-canada/border-entry.html

It is important to take the time to register for all of the programs and documents that you
will need. In your first days, you should:

Kamloops Immigrant Services does NOT offer immigration consulting services.
We are here to help you once you have been granted permission to living in Canada as
a Temporary Resident or a Permanent Resident.

Find out if you are eligible to apply http://www.cic.gc.ca/ctc-vac/getting-started.asp

For inquiries on how to immigrate to Canada, extend your stay or obtain work/study/visitor’s visa:
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada.html

Frequently asked questions: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre

For questions about applying for visas and immigration, contact Citizenship and
Immigration Canada
(CIC) at 1-888-242-2100 or http://www.cic.gc.ca/ 

To find a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in your area, go to
https://iccrc-crcic.ca/find-a-professional/