Canadian citizenship can be obtained by birth or by naturalization. Naturalization is the process through which immigrants acquire Canadian citizenship. Landed immigrants who have met specific criteria are eligible for Canadian citizenship by naturalization. The requirements for obtaining citizenship generally include a residency requirement, knowledge of English or French, and basic knowledge of Canada.
For many immigrants, becoming a Canadian citizen is the final step of immigration. Immigrants affirm their allegiance to Canada, where they have settled. At the same time, naturalized citizens have rights, such as the right to vote and hold public office that is not available to non-citizens.
To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must:
- be a permanent resident
- have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last five years
- have filed your taxes, if you need to
- pass a citizenship test
- prove your language skills
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