5 Factors Required in Order to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
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Hello, my name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer, and I’m here today to talk to you about applying for Canadian citizenship.
The 5 Factors Required to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
There are essentially five factors that you must take into account when applying for Canadian citizenship, and I’m here to discuss them with you.
The first factor is age. You have to be 18 years old or older in order to apply for citizenship. It’s that simple. If you’re younger than 18, you’re going to have to wait.
The next factor is residency requirements. You have to have resided in Canada for three years or 1,095 days in the past four years of applying for citizenship. You may be able to count the days you spend in Canada prior to becoming a permanent resident.
The next factor is language. Canada has two official languages, English and French, and it is imperative that you know one of these languages. Sometimes you can know both, but so long as you know one. If you are between the ages of 18 and 54, you will be required to prove your ability to speak one of these languages.
Criminal history. The following are a list of reasons why people may not be able to apply for a citizenship. Number one, if you’ve been convicted in the last three years; number two, if you’ve been currently charged; number three, if you are in prison; number four, if you are under a removal order; and number five, if you are under investigation for a crime. So those are reasons why you may not be able to qualify for a citizenship.
Understanding of Canadian History
And the last factor to keep in mind when applying for citizenship is your knowledge of Canada. To become a citizen of Canada, you must demonstrate an understanding of Canadian history and values. You’ll be tested on this.
Are You Interested in Applying for Canadian Citizenship?
So I hope this video has helped you understand what are the factors when applying for Canadian citizenship. Thank you very much.
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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
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