Canadians are proud to be part of the world’s most valued citizenship and the community it has fostered. Each year, there are over 170,000 people coming to Canada and joining its group of citizens.
In order to become a Canadian citizen, individuals must take the following steps:
- Undergo a self-assessment to determine if the applicant is eligible to become a citizen;
- Apply for citizenship;
- Take the citizenship test (if applicant is between ages 18-54);
- Attend a citizenship ceremony (if applicant is 14 or older);
In order to be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, applicants must ensure they meet the following criteria:
- Must be at least 18 years old to apply (citizenship applications for those under the age of 18 will be done by the parent or legal guardian of the applicant);
- Must be in no doubt a permanent resident of Canada and must not be subject to immigration investigation, immigration inquiry or removal order;
- Must live in Canada for a minimum of 3 years (1,095 days) in the past 4 years prior to application (children under the age of 18 do not apply to this requirement);
- Must have working knowledge of either English or French;
- Must have a clean criminal history meaning applicants must not be under investigation or under removal order and must not have had citizenship seized within the past 5 years;
- Must understand the rights and responsibilities of being a Canadian citizen (i.e. the right and responsibility to vote);
- Must have a general understanding of Canadian history, values, institutions and symbols.
To find out about your eligibility, please contact one of our immigration specialists.
- Phone: +1 (604) 636 – 4618
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or take a Free Online Assessment through our website, we will contact you within 24 hours upon your request!