Citizenship


In order to apply for Canadian citizenship, you have to meet the following primary requirements:
  • be a permanent resident
  • have lived in Canada for at least 3 out of the last 5 years (1,095 days)
  • have filed your taxes, if you need to
  • pass a citizenship test
  • prove your language skills in English or French
Permanent Resident Status: You must have permanent resident status and you are not under review for immigration or fraud reasons, are not under a removal order, and do not have unfulfilled conditions related to your permanent resident status, for example, medical screening. Time You’ve Lived in Canada: In most cases, you must have been physically lived in Canada for at least 3 years (1,095 days) during the 5 years before the date you sign your Citizenship application.

Income Tax Requirement: You have to file taxes in Canada for at least 3 years during the 5 years prior to the date you sign your Citizenship application.

Language Skills: If you are 18-54 years of age on the day of your Citizenship application, you are required to meet the language requirements – the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 4 or higher.

If you are 18-54 years of age on the day you sign your application, you need to take and pass the citizenship test, that contains questions about Canadian and Canada’s:
  • history
  • geography
  • economy
  • government
  • laws
  • symbols
The test is in English or French, and has a total of 20 questions (pass mark: 15 correct answers). You will be given 30 minutes to complete the test.
284390

Number of immigrants in Canada from 2000 to 2020

401000

Canada will aim to welcome the following level of new permanent residents in 2021

642480

IRCC reports number of international students in Canada in 2019

49000

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