Apply for Canadian Citizenship

if you want all rights as Canadians have included the right to vote then you should be a Canadian citizen

and for that, you have to apply for Canadian citizenship


This form for an application under subsection 5(1) is intended primarily for permanent residents aged 18 and over who want to apply for Canadian citizenship.

To be eligible for Canadian citizenship, you:

must be 18 years of age or older on the day you sign the application

must be a permanent resident (landed immigrant) of Canada

must have been physically present in Canada for at least 1,095 days in the 5 years immediately before you apply

may need to file personal income taxes for at least 3 years within the 5-year period

must demonstrate adequate knowledge of English or French (if you are between 18 and 54 years old when you apply)

must demonstrate you have knowledge of Canada and of the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship (if you are between 18 and 54 years old when you apply – this is assessed after you apply)

can’t have any unfulfilled conditions relating to your permanent resident status

can’t be under a removal order (asked by Canadian officials to leave Canada)

can’t be inadmissible or prohibited on criminal or security grounds

Use this tool to check if you’re eligible to apply. Click here

Click here to calculate your total hours to be eligible and to get the form for more details click here

How to apply for Citizenship

you can apply by mail or online

these steps for a paper application

1. Get the application package click here

2. Pay your application fees to click here

  • Adult (18 or older): $630
  • Minor (under 18): $100

3. Send your application

Send your completed application form and all the documents on the checklist

Address for regular mail

Case Processing Centre—Sydney
Citizenship Grants
P.O. Box 7000
Sydney, Nova Scotia  B1P 6V6

Address for courier mail

Case Processing Centre—Sydney
Citizenship Grants
47–49 Dorchester Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia  B1P 5Z2

Apply for citizenship urgently

Processing times show how long it takes us to process applications for citizenship. We can process applications faster in special cases.

When and how to apply for citizenship urgently.

and click here for more details 

Apply Online

Click here

follow all steps fill the application form gather all documents and upload

and make payment

Testing for Citizenship

Click here for more details for testing

What’s on the test

The test shows us what you know about Canada. We’ll ask you 20 questions about the rights and responsibilities of Canadians and Canada’s:

  • history
  • geography
  • economy
  • government
  • laws
  • symbols

Click here to prepare yourself for the test

Get your test and interview date

You may be invited to take the citizenship test within weeks after we send you the acknowledgement of receipt (AOR) letter.

About 1 to 2 weeks before the test, IRCC will send you a notice with the date, time and location.

Click here for more information about documents you need to take with you and about the test and interviews read carefully

please note If you don’t pass the test after 3 tries, they will refuse your application. You can re-apply to try again. 

The next step is Oath of Citizenship and Ceremony click here for details about it

once its done Congratulations Now you are a Canadian citizen welcome to your Canadian family

Click here to apply for a passport

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