Citizenship

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Although you can’t apply for Canadian citizenship until you have lived in Canada for at least three years, you can be thinking about what it means from the moment you arrive. Canadians believe that Canada is a special place. Most Canadians agree with the United Nations – “Canada is the best country in the world in which to live.”

To obtain Canadian citizenship, you will have to demonstrate a deep commitment to this country.

  • You will need to meet the physical residence requirements. You must live in Canada for at least three years before applying to become a citizen.
  • You will need to have sufficient knowledge of either English or French.
  • You will need to demonstrate your knowledge of Canada and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older to apply as an individual.