Canadian Citizenship


  • You must be a Permanent Resident of Canada and have no unfulfilled conditions related to your PR status
  • you must have been physically present in Canada as a permanent resident for at least 1,095 days during the five years right before the date you sign your application
    • Time lived in Canada as a temporary resident within the last 5 years prior to obtaining permanent resident status is counted as 1/2 day
  • You must file taxes in Canada for at least 3 years during the 5 years right before the date you apply if you were required to
  • If you are 18 to 54 years old, you must prove you can speak and listen in English or French at level 4 of Canadian Language Benchmarks or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien.
  • For the final requirement, if you are 18 to 54 years old, you will need to take a test to meet the knowledge requirement for citizenship. The test is about Canada’s:
    • Values
    • History
    • Symbols
    • Institutions
    • Rights, responsibilities and privileges of citizenship, such as voting in elections and obeying the law