Canadian Citizenship Application
In order to be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must:
1. Be a permanent resident
The Applicant must have permanent resident status and must not be under review for immigration or fraud reasons, does not have a removal order and unfulfilled conditions related to your PR status.
2. Have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years or at least 1,095 days
3. Have filed your taxes
The Applicant may need to file taxes in Canada for at least 3 years during the 5 years before the date of Application.
4. Pass a citizenship test
If the Applicant is 18-54 years old, he/she needs to take the Citizenship test. The test is about the rights and responsibilities of Canadians and Canada’s history, geography, economy, government, laws, and symbols.
5. Prove your language skills
To become a citizen the Applicant needs to meet the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 4 or higher. It means he/she can take part in short, everyday conversations about common topics, understand simple instructions, questions, and directions, use basic grammar, including simple structures and tenses, and show you know enough common words and phrases to answer questions and express yourself. The IRCC also accepts various certificates, diplomas, and tests as proof of the Applicant’s language skills.
The Applicant may be refused citizenship if he/she committed a crime in or outside Canada.
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