Returning to Canada

Many government agencies at the federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal levels deliver programs and services to Canadians.

Service Canada offers single-window access to the range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens. Information can also be obtained from the official government websites of Canada's provinces and territories.

The links below offer pertinent information to help ease your return to Canada:

Income Security Programs :

Emergency Assistance

Contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa anytime.

  • 1-888-949-9993 (from US and Bermuda)
  • 1-888-772-6448 (from Puerto Rico)
  • 1-866-600-0184 (from US Virgin Islands)
  • 613-996-8885 (call collect where available)
  • Email: