Canadians take pride in their status, and the rights and freedoms that come with citizenship.
By taking this important step toward Canadian citizenship, you are helping to write the continuing story of Canada, which is built on a proud history and a strong identity.
When you apply for citizenship, the IRCC will check your status, verify that you are not prohibited from applying, and ensure that you meet the requirements.
To become a Canadian citizen, most applicants must:
- Be a permanent resident
- Have lived in Canada for 3 of the last five years
- Have filed your taxes if you need to
- Pass a citizenship test
- Prove your language skills in English or French