If you have been a Canadian permanent resident for certain years, you may be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship. Recently, the citizenship rule makes it easier for permanent residents to apply for the Canadian Citizenship.
To be eligible to apply for Canadian Citizenship
- be physically present in Canada for 1,095 days within the five (5) years immediately before applying for citizenship
- Every day you spent in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person before you become a permanent resident counts as a half day up to a maximum of 365 days.
- Time spent serving a term of imprisonment, on parole, or on probation doesn’t count
- you must meet your personal income tax filing obligations in three tax years that are fully or partially within the five years right before the date you apply.
- you must show that you can speak and listen English/French
- take a test to meet the knowledge requirement for citizenship
Find out from us if you are eligible to apply and let us submit the application on your behalf.