Citizenship

Canadians are proud to hold one of the most prized citizenships in the world. Every year about 170,000 people become new citizens of Canada. If you want to become a Canadian citizen, you must determine if you are eligible to become a citizen.

Residence Calculator:

The residence calculator is for permanent residents applying for citizenship as adults (18 years of age or older). You can use the calculator to find out if you have lived in Canada long enough to be eligible for citizenship. If you have, the calculator will tell you that you are eligible to apply. If you have not, it will tell you when you will be eligible to apply.

To be eligible for Canadian citizenship, you must have lived in Canada for at least three years (1,095 days) out of the four years (1,460 days) preceding your application. Please note that you cannot meet the residence requirements for citizenship without a minimum of two (2) years as a permanent resident.

Calculate your time in Canada using the Residence Calculator.

Read more: How to apply for a Citizenship

After applying: Verify the status of your Application.

Prepare for the test using Study Guide: Discover Canada The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

Appear for the test: The Citizenship Test

The Citizenship Ceremony: The citizenship ceremony is the final step in becoming a Canadian citizen. During the citizenship ceremony, you will take the oath of citizenship and receive your Citizenship Certificate.

Read more about: The Citizenship Ceremony