Who qualifies for Canadian Citizenship? (Audio)

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Update **Read More about New Requirements for Canadian Citizenship.**

Canada offers citizenship through naturalization and by birth in Canada.

To qualify for citizenship through naturalization, Canadians with 4 years of qualifying permanent resident status during the preceding 6 years may apply for Canadian citizenship. Other requirements include:

  • 18 years old or older;
  • Have adequate knowledge of Citizenship Language Requirement, if under age 64;
  • Not be under a removal order;
  • Not have a criminal prohibition;
  • Pay processing fees.

Applications are submitted to the citizenship office in Sydney, Nova Scotia where they are pre-screened to ensure the application is complete and the 4-year residence rule has been met. Within about 12 months from submission, applicants will be required to attend an interview to demonstrate their knowledge of Canada in one of Canada’ Official languages.

There were approximately 260,000 individuals who were granted Canadian citizenship in 2014.

For a summary of the requirements to qualify for Canadian citizenship, read more here.


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