Canadian citizenship

Apply to become a Canadian citizen, prepare for the citizenship test, and find out how you can resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.

Citizenship requirements for physical presence, language and knowledge changed on October 11. You can apply for citizenship under the new rules using updated forms.

Services and information

Apply for citizenship

Find out if you can apply and how to apply, check processing times, and prepare for the test and ceremony

Prepare for the citizenship test

Find out if you need to take the test, how to get a date, what to study and what happens after

Get proof of citizenship

Apply for a citizenship certificate, get processing times and find out what you can use to prove Canadian citizenship

Resume citizenship

What to do if you want to become a citizen again after willingly giving up your Canadian citizenship

Give up citizenship

How to renounce your Canadian citizenship to become a citizen of a country that doesn’t allow dual citizenship

Celebrate being Canadian

Find citizenship ceremonies and activities, Canadian history, and contests and awards

Prepare for the citizenship ceremony

Find out what happens at the ceremony, who can go, what you must bring and what to do after the ceremony

Find a citizenship ceremony

See where and when citizenship ceremonies happen across the country

What we are doing


Record your trips outside Canada

The travel journal is an easy way to record your trips outside Canada. It will help you fill out your application.

Discover Canada

Read the only official study guide for the Canadian citizenship test.

Questions about citizenship?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian citizenship.

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