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To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must meet all conditions, including:

  • Permanent Resident status
  • Time you have lived in Canada
  • Income tax filing
  • Language skills
  • How well you know Canada
  • Prohibitions

Regardless of your age, you must have been physically present in Canada for at least 1095 days during the five years right before the date you sign your application

Regardless of your age,if required under the Income Tax Act, you must meet your personal income tax filing obligations in three tax years that are fully or partially within the five years right before the date you apply.

Canada has two official languages: English and French. To become a citizen, you must show that you can speak and listen in one of these languages. If you are 18 to 54 years old, you must submit proof that demonstrates you canspeak andlisten in English or French atthis level.

To become a citizen, you’ll need to take a test to meet the knowledge requirement for citizenship. You’ll need to answer questions about Canada’s:

  • values
  • history
  • symbols
  • institutions
  • rights, responsibilities and privileges of citizenship, such as voting in elections and obeying the law

If you have committed a crime in or outside Canada, you may not be eligible to become a Canadian citizen for a period of time. Time spent serving a term of imprisonment, on parole, or on probation doesn’t count as time you have lived in Canada.

Complete the application with our step by step guidance that will help you through each stage:

  • Collect all your documents and submit them with the application to IRCC
  • Pay the fees online
  • Upon notification, appear for the test and interview for citizenship
  • Upon getting an approval from the embassy, get sworn in at the citizenship ceremony