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5 Factors Required in Order to Apply for Canadian Citizenship

By Michael Niren April 2, 2013 (Updated March 17, 2021) 1 min. read
Canadian Citzenship



In order to apply for your citizenship, you must determine whether or not you are able to do so. There are 5 basic categories that are required in order to apply.

1. Age

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply for citizenship.

2. Permanent Residence

You must have resided in Canada for 3 years or 1095 days in the past 4 years. You may be able to count the days you spent in Canada prior to becoming a permanent resident.

3. Language Abilities

Canada has 2 official languages, English and French. It is imperative that you know one of these languages.  If you are between the ages of 18 and 54 you will require proof of your ability to understand of speak either of these languages.

4. Criminal History

The following are a list of reasons why one would not be able to apply for citizenship:

5. Knowledge Of Canada

To become a citizen of Canada you must demonstrate an understanding of Canadian history and it’s values.

Additional Canadian Citizenship Notes:

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will not require you to attend to a hearing or request further documentation such as fingerprints or questionnaires.

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