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Who can apply

To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must:

  • be a permanent resident
  • have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years
  • have filed your taxes, if you need to
  • pass a test on your rights, responsibilities and knowledge of Canada
  • prove your language skills

Other requirements may apply.

Find out if you’re eligible

After you apply

If the application is missing information, documents or the fee receipt, we’ll return it to you.
If it’s complete, we’ll send you a confirmation letter and begin processing.

How we process your application

Processing time: 12 months?

This includes processing of the complete application, the citizenship test, interview and ceremony.

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