Each your, almost 200,000 foreigners become Canadian citizens. Our qualified legal team can assist those who have a permanent resident status with acquiring full Canadian citizenship. After living in the country for 3 full years, permanent residents can apply for full citizenship. Our law firm is well-versed with the eligibility criteria necessary to secure your Canadian Citizenship and will gladly walk you through the application process.
There are a number of pathways to becoming a Canadian citizen; they include:
- Birth within Canada;
- Applying for a Certificate of Citizenship to show that you were born outside of Canada to one or both parents who are Canadian citizens living abroad; or
- Applying for citizenship as a permanent resident who has lived in Canada for a full 1095 days in the 5 years prior to applying for citizenship.
When applying for Canadian Citizenship, you will be required to take a Citizenship Knowledge Test (you are exempt if you are under 18 or over 55 years old), which will include an interview with the IRCC to assess your language proficiency in English or French. Please note, you cannot apply for citizenship if you have been convicted of a serious crime in the last 4 years prior to filing a citizenship application or if you have been officially ordered to leave Canada.