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Citizenship

Looking forward to being given citizenship, many Canadian permanent residents who have went through the immigration process are excited for the day they can be sworn in as an official Canadian citizen. A few final steps are to be addressed before the day comes before their Canadian citizenship application is accepted by Immigration, Immigrants, Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

Canadian Residency Requirements

As in all Canadian residency systems, a particular set of conditions must be fulfilled for permanent residents to be considered eligible to qualify for citizenship. Applicants would also need to show, among other requirements, that they have been residing in Canada for three years (1,095 days) out of the five years that precede their signed application.

Applying for Citizenship

Canadian permanent residents can now expect a quicker, more transparent citizenship screening process after changes to the Citizen Act, which came into effect in late 2017. Eligible candidates will be expected to pass the Canadian citizenship test and, if requested by the IRCC, will be asked to attend an interview before a citizenship judge. Applicants may hold a Citizenship Ceremony if accepted and take the Oath of Citizenship to become a Canadian citizen formally. 

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