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Connect2Canada is a network for friends of Canada in the United States. Members can receive updates on a variety of issues, from cross-border business success stories to local Canadian cultural events.

Discover Canada

Where can I learn more about studying in Canada?

Check out the following websites:

Where can I find information about working in Canada?

Visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s page to learn more about how to apply to Work in Canada.  You can also travel and work in Canada as a youth as part of the International Experience Canada program.

Where can I find information about tourism in Canada?

Visit the following websites:

How can I get information about the Canada-U.S. Border?

For questions about the border, we suggest you refer to the Canada Border Services Agency website. The CBSA provides a wealth of information, from border wait times (updated hourly) to documents on border initiatives, and information for general travellers to detailed policies for importers and exporters.

I’m interested in doing business with Canadian companies. How should I proceed?

Invest in Canada

Where can I find information about the Government of Canada?
I’d like to visit Canada. Do I need a visa, and if so, how can I get it?

Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Canada, and how to extend your stay.

Where can I find out about moving to Canada?

Do you want to work, study, or live permanently in Canada? Each immigration program has different application and eligibility requirements. Visit Immigration and Citizenship Canada to learn more about what immigration programs you can apply for.

For Canadians

I have questions about travelling to the United States. Where should I look?

For general information about travelling to the U.S., we suggest you refer to the Travel Report for the United States. For information regarding border crossing requirements, please visit the U.S. CBP site.

I am moving (or returning) to Canada. Where can I get information about this process?
Where can I find information about Canadian citizenship and obtaining proof of citizenship?

You can learn about how to apply for Canadian citizenship and find useful information about becoming a Canadian Citizen.

I have a long-lost friend or relative in Canada. Can the Canadian Government help me find them?

The Government of Canada, through Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, provides a service which forwards letters to the address that the individual has on file with the Social Insurance Registry. However, there is no guarantee that this service will actually allow the letter to reach the person. Another avenue you may wish to pursue is to use the Canadian phone directory online.

How can I vote in Canadian Elections?

For questions about voting in Canadian elections, we suggest you refer to the Elections Canada website for information for Canadians living abroad.

Diplomatic Missions and Consular Services

How can I locate Canadian diplomatic missions? (Embassy, Consulate, High Commission, Trade Office)

The Consular Affairs Bureau provides information and assistance services to Canadians living and travelling abroad. Visit http://travel.gc.ca/ for travel advisories, country information, and other resources for a successful trip.

Here is the list of Canadian Consulates in the United States and a full list of all Canadian offices abroad.

Other helpful links:

Where can I renew or apply for a Canadian passport?

Government of Canada offices in the United States do not provide citizenship services or regular passport services. You must send your applications to Canada by mail. Please visit the Canadian passports website and the Canadian citizenship website for more information regarding these services.

If you need a passport urgently contact the Canadian Citizen Services Contact Centre for Canadians in the U.S. at 844-880-6519. Please be advised that additional fees apply for urgent services.

I need information on Canada-United States related taxes, investments and tax treaties. Where can I access resources and frequently asked questions?

The Canada Revenue Agency website provides comprehensive information about these issues, and the Internal Revenue Service has posted a helpful Frequently Asked Questions section on their site.

How do I get Canadian tax forms?

General Income Tax and Benefit Packages are available on the Canada Revenue Agency website. Unfortunately, the Embassy does not have paper copies of these forms available.

Bilateral Relations

Where do I go to learn more about Canada-U.S. relations and the North American trade relationship?
Can I visit the Canadian Embassy in Washington?

The Embassy is located at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. The Embassy courtyard, lobby, and art gallery (during exhibits only) are open to the public from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays). If you do visit, please sign the Guest Book in the lobby.

Disclaimer: Connect2Canada has selected this list of links to provide as much useful and up-to-date information as possible. Please note that Connect2Canada and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the content of links listed above that are not Government of Canada websites.

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