Citizenship of Canada is also referred as a world citizenship. The citizen of Canada can visit most of the countries of world without any prior permission or visa. The Citizenship of Canada makes you eligible for a Canadian Passport.
Canadian citizenship makes you eligible for many federal jobs, and gives you a right to be a candidate in federal, provincial and territorial elections. A Canadian citizen can also pass Canadian citizenship to his/her children born outside of Canada (with some limitations). Being a Canadian Citizen, you have no obligation to live in Canada for any specific number of years.
The Citizenship Act provides the legislative requirements which must be fulfilled in order to become a Citizen of Canada.
In order to become a Canadian Citizen;
The applicant must be of at least 18 years of age. In case of a child under 18, the application must be made by the Child’s parent or other legal guardian.
In order to be eligible for Citizenship, you must be a permanent resident of Canada for at least 1,460 days during the six years immediately before the date of your application for Citizenship. In addition, you must also be physically present in Canada for at least 183 days during each of four calendar years that are fully or partially within the six years immediately before the date of application. You must not be subject to any enforcement proceedings under Immigration laws.
In addition to the residency requirements, if you are 14-64 years old, you must establish that you have required proficiency in both or either English or French langauages. You can meet this language requirement by writing the language proficiency test or by submitting your secondary or post secondary diploma to confirm that you studied in English or French.
If you want to apply for a Canadian Citizenship or your application has been refused, you can contact us for legal assistance.