In order to be eligible to become a Canadian Citizen, you need to be a permanent resident of Canada and meet residency obligations. Being married to a Canadian will NOT automatically make you a Canadian Citizen. But if you have a parent or grandparent that is a Canadian, you might be one too.

These are the criteria to be eligible to apply for Canadian Citizenship:

• Must have Permanent residence status. Your can still apply with an expired PR card
• Must have stayed in Canada for at least 1095 days during the years before you are applying. For temporary residents, you can count ONE HALF DAY for everyday spent in Canada with a maximum of 365 days.
• Must have filed taxes for at least 3 years
• Must prove that you can speak and listen in English. An English test or certificate or diploma can be used as proof
• Must have no criminal record
Once the application is submitted, you will be asked to take the Rights, Responsibilities and Knowledge of Canada test. If you pass, then you will be asked to participate in the ceremony and take your oath.

Proof of Citizenship

If you have never had a certificate, want to update a certificate or replace damaged or lost certificate, then you may be able to apply for a citizenship certificate. But first, you need to know if you are a Canadian citizen. Below are some guidelines to find out that you might be a Canadian Citizen

• Parent/s were Canadian citizen before 1947
• Born between January 1, 1947 and April 16, 2009 and at least one of my birth parents was a Canadian citizen
For more details, please contact our office to better evaluate your situation based on the amendments of the legislature.

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