All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements, pass the examination and interview, and pass the French and English language skills exams are eligible for Canadian citizenship.
Once you apply for Canadian citizenship, you will reap the rewards. You gain access to a large number of well-paying work opportunities. You may participate in civic events, vote, and run for office as a citizen.
You can fly to several countries without a visa if you have a Canadian passport. It becomes easier to obtain a visa if one is even needed. If their people are in trouble abroad, the Canadian embassies will help and assist them as long as they have their passports with them.
Furthermore, if you become a Canadian citizen and your children are born in Canada, they automatically become Canadian citizens.
You will completely engage, contribute, and exercise your rights in Canadian society once you become a citizen.
Who is it for?
To become a Canadian citizen, most applicants must meet the following requirements:
- be a permanent resident
- demonstrate proficiency in English or French
How to qualify?
To become a Canadian citizen, you must be a permanent resident who has lived in Canada for three of the previous five years.
- if required, have filed your taxes
- pass a citizenship examination
The application package includes:
- Instruction Guide
- Application for Canadian Citizenship – Adults [Form CIT 0002] (PDF, 379 KB)
- Document Checklist [CIT 0007] (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Citizenship Photo Specifications
- Residence Outside Canada [Form CIT 0177] (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Use of a Representative [Form IMM 5476] (PDF, 138 KB)
- Request to Correct a Date of Birth for Citizenship [Form CIT 0464] (PDF, 1.8 MB)
- Request form for a Change of Sex or Gender Identifier [Form CIT 0404] (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Adult (18 and over)
Processing fee ($530) and right of citizenship fee ($100)
Stateless adult (18 or over) born to Canadian parent
Right of citizenship fee ($100)
Minor (under 18)
Processing fee ($100)