Citizenship

AttainCanadian Citizenship Great Canadian Gateway Canada immigrationing Canadian Citizenship is the goal for the majority immigrants that come to Canada. It is the bucket of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Proof of Citizenship might be needed to vote, obtain a passport or drivers license, get a job and access government services.

Eight Eligibility Requirements Canadian Citizenship:

  1. Age – must be at least 18 years of age to apply for Canadian Citizenship.
  2. Permanent Resident – must be a permanent resident of Canada and must not be the subject on immigration investigation, inquiry or removal order.
  3. Residence in Canada – adults must have resided in Canada for at least 1460 days1 for the past 6 years. Also, must be physically present in Canada for at least 183 days during each of the 4 calendar years. within the 6 years immediately prior to applying for citizenship. Days spent in Canada as a non-permanent resident is not eligible.
  4. Income Tax Filing – must have filed personal income tax for four (4) years within the six (6) year immediately prior to applying for citizenship.
  5. Intent to Reside – must declare intent to reside in Canada during the citizenship application process.
  6. Language Ability – adequate knowledge in English or French must be shown2
  7. Knowledge of Canada – an understanding of the rights, responsibilities and privileges of Canadian citizenship must be shown along with an understanding of Canada’s history, values, institutions and symbols. Take me to the Study Guide.
  8. Criminal History – cannot become a citizen if you:
    • have been convicted of an indictable3 offence in Canada or an offence outside of Canada in the four years before applying for citizenship,
    • are charged with, on trial for, or involved in an appeal of an indictable offence in Canada or an offence outside of Canada, or
    • are in prison, on parole or on probation, or are serving a sentence outside of Canada.

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For more information, please contact Great Canadian Gateway and/or Jacquelyn Co by email, phone, or through Great Canadian Gateway‘s online message system.

  1. 4 years []
  2. results from CIC approved third-party test, secondary or post-secondary education in English or French, CLB level 4 or higher []
  3. criminal []