1. Proof of residency in Canada.
To be eligible for Canadian citizenship, you must have resided in Canada for a specific period, typically three out of the last five years before applying.
2. Language proficiency in English or French.
You need to demonstrate your proficiency in either English or French by taking an approved language test.
3. Permanent resident status.
You must hold a valid permanent resident status in Canada to apply for citizenship.
4. Time spent in Canada as a permanent resident.
Ensure you have physically spent enough time in Canada as a permanent resident to meet the residency requirements.
5. Taxes filed and paid in accordance with Canadian laws.
Ensure that you have filed your taxes and paid any outstanding taxes to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
6. Criminal history and background checks.
You should not have a criminal record, and background checks will be conducted as part of the application process.
7. Knowledge of Canadian history and values.
Prepare for the citizenship test by studying Canadian history, values, symbols, and institutions.
8. Citizenship application form.
Fill out the Canadian citizenship application form accurately and completely.
9. Application fee.
Pay the required application fee as specified by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
10. Citizenship test (if applicable).
If you are between 18 and 54 years old when you apply, you may be required to take a citizenship test to demonstrate your knowledge of Canada.