If I Marry A Canadian Can I Become A Citizen?

Marriage to a Canadian Citizen does not mean that you are automatically Canadian. You must first apply for Permanent Resident status through the sponsorship program. You must then apply for Canadian citizenship and meet the same requirements as any other person seeking Canadian Citizenship.

Applying For Canadian Citizenship

In order to apply for citizenship after you’ve become a permanent resident  you must;

  • Be a permanent resident
  • Have lived in Canada at least 1095 days in the four years before the date you sign your application
  • Have an adequate knowledge of either English or French
  • Know about Canada and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship
  • Not be under removal order.
  • Attend the ceremony and take the oath of citizenship

How Niren & Associates Can Help

At Niren and Associates we deal with sponsorship applications on a daily basis, if you are looking to sponsor someone that is currently  either outside or inside the country do not hesitate to give us a call. One of our Immigration Intake Specialists will be more than happy to assist!

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

4 thoughts on “If I Marry A Canadian Can I Become A Citizen?

  1. Kriza B

    Hello I really want to work and live in canada. But I don’t know how to.. Im a RN in our country.

    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Kriza,
      We would be happy to help you live and work in Canada. The first step is to find out if you qualify for Canadian Immigration. Fill out our Free Online Immigration Assessment Form and one of our experienced immigration professionals will evaluate your eligibility and contact you within 24 hours to let you know what options you may have to come to Canada.

      Sarah Jane

  2. I want to earn visa for canada

    I want to earn visa for go to Canada for study and stay in canada I wait for that day please wait for your positive answer thanks

    1. Donnell Kent


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