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Citizenship

Canadian Citizenship is a status obtained after becoming a permanent resident of Canada for three years in the last five years.

Advantages of being a Canadian Citizen

Political Activities

Canadian Citizens have the right to vote for most municipal, provincial and federal elections. They can also take part in political activities happening in the country.

Access to all Jobs

Some high-security level jobs, especially government jobs, require Citizenship. These are generally well-paying jobs and have good benefits attached.

Passport

The passport of Canada is one of the strongest passports globally as it gives you the ability to travel to many countries without needing a visa. Becoming a Canadian citizen allows you to get a passport.

Citizenship passage to Children

Children born to Canadian parents automatically become entitled to become Canadian Citizens. This may also be the case if they are born outside Canada.

Eligibility to apply for a Canadian Citizenship

  • You should be a Permanent Resident of Canada
  • You should have a language proficiency of CLB 4 or above to prove you are fluent enough in English or French
  • You must pass a Canadian Citizenship Test
  • You have lived in Canada as a permanent resident for three years in the past five years before your application
  • If required, your taxes were filed for a minimum of 3 years in the past five years before your application

How much time does a Canadian citizenship application take to process?

A Canadian Citizenship grant takes about 12 months to process.

What are the steps to apply for Canadian Citizenship?

Obtain an Application Package

First, you need to select the specific application package for your situation and then fill the Citizen Application form Canada.

Application Fees

The application fees for every case is different and may contain both the processing and the ‘right to citizenship’ fee.

Submission

After filling in the needed information and paying the fees, you can submit it with all the required documents.

Citizenship Application Processing Fees

Type of ApplicationFees
Adult (18+) – includes the right of Citizenship and processing feeCAD$630
Adult – Stateless (18 and above) - includes right of citizenship feeCAD$100
Under 18 – includes a processing feeCAD$100

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