Canadian Citizenship is one the most prized opportunities in the world. Citizenship allows lawful permanent residents and applicants who have certain ties to Canada to apply to become citizens and be eligible to obtain a Canadian passport.
Citizenship through Permanent Residency favours applicants who are permanent residents of Canada that meet the age, time lived in Canada, language, character and knowledge of Canada requirements. The Citizenship through Permanent Residency allows applicants the opportunity to become citizens of Canada and apply for a Canadian passport. The citizenship ceremony is the final step in becoming a Canadian citizen. During the citizenship ceremony, applicants will be asked to take an oath of citizenship and will receive their certificate of Canadian Citizenship.
To become a Canadian citizen through permanent residency, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Certain exemptions apply to the above requirements for applicants below 18 and above 54 years of age.
An applicant who is granted citizenship through permanent residency will be entitled to rights and freedoms including legal rights, equality rights, mobility rights, aboriginal peoples' rights, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to peaceful assembly. They will also have to obey Canada's laws, express their opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others, help others in the community, care for and protect our heritage and environment, and eliminate discrimination and injustice. Another privilege is the right to vote and to have a say in the political leadership of Canada.
To see a full listing of our fees and services, Citizenship through Permanent Residency processing times and application costs please visit our FAQ page.