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 citizenship test
- prove your language skills
Other requirements may apply.
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.
Processing time: 12 months?
This includes processing of the complete application, the citizenship test, interview and ceremony.