If a permanent resident wishes to become a Canadian Citizen, you are required to submit an application and to write a citizenship test. If you are between the ages of 18 to 54, you are required to write the citizenship test. The test evaluates your language abilities in English or French, your knowledge of Canada’s history, geography and political system and your basic knowledge about the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen. If you pass the citizenship test, you are invited to take the Oath of Citizenship at a citizenship ceremony if you are 14 or older.

Eligibility to Apply

You must

  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a permanent resident of Canada;
  • have resided in Canada for at least three out of the four years before applying;
  • be able to communicate in either English or French;
  • know about Canada; and
  • know about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
  • Please contact our office should you have any questions regarding your eligibility and the procedures for applying for Canadian citizenship.

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