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.

Steps to becoming a Canadian citizen

Apply for citizenship

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Citizenship test and interview

Who has to take the test and go to the interview, what to study, what happens on test day

Oath of citizenship and ceremony

Who must attend, what happens at the ceremony

Other services and information

Get proof of citizenship

Apply for a citizenship certificate, what we accept as citizenship proof and search for citizenship records

Find out if you’re already a citizen

Ways you can be a Canadian citizen

Give up citizenship

Renounce your Canadian citizenship if you no longer want to be Canadian or can’t be a dual citizen

Resume citizenship

Become a citizen again after choosing to give up your Canadian citizenship

Changes to citizenship rules and requirements

Find out what rules and requirements changed in 2009, 2015, 2017 and 2020

Take part in our citizenship

Go to a citizenship ceremony, celebrate Canada Day and Citizenship Week, organize a reaffirmation ceremony


Discover Canada

Read the official study guide for the Canadian citizenship test


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