Changes to citizenship rules and requirements
The Citizenship Act defines
- who is Canadian
- what you need to become a Canadian
We’ve made changes to
- what you need to apply for citizenship
- the rules about who is or isn’t a Canadian citizen
Services and information
Changes to rules in 2020
Who can pass down their Canadian citizenship
Changes to requirements 2017 to 2018
How long you need to be in Canada, language requirements, citizenship test and filing taxes
Changes to rules 2009 to 2015
How citizenship is passed down from parents
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