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Who has to take the citizenship test?

Everyone between the age of 18 and 54 at the time they sign the application for Canadiancitizenship must take the citizenship test. The test is used to determine if you have adequateknowledge of Canada and the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship. If you are 55 or olderwhen you apply, you do not have to take […]

Do I become a Canadian citizen when I marry a Canadian?

No. Marrying a Canadian citizen does not give you Canadian citizenship. If you want to become aCanadian citizen, you must follow the same steps as everyone else. There is not a specialprocess for spouses of Canadian citizens. • You must first be sponsored by your spouse to become a permanent resident of Canada.There are several […]

What are the requirements for becoming a Canadian citizen?

To become a Canadian citizen, you must• be a permanent resident• have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years• have filed your taxes, if you need to• pass a test on your rights, responsibilities and knowledge of Canada• prove your language skillsDepending on your situation, there may be additional requirements.Want to […]

Why should you apply for Canadian citizenship and not keep renewing your PR status?

Advantages of Canadian citizenship over permanent resident status of Canada:• Dual citizenshipCanada recognizes dual citizenship. If your country of origin does so too, you can be dualcitizens of both countries and are protected by laws of both countries.• No residency obligation to maintain statusFor permanent residents of Canada, to be able to keep your permanent […]

Can I sponsor a child who is over the age limit for a dependant?

Children under 22 years of age are eligible as dependants, as long as they are not married or not in a common-law relationship. You can sponsor a child who is 22 years of age or older if theymeet both of these requirements:• They have depended on their parents for financial support since before the age […]

What is considered social assistance when sponsoring my family members?

Under Canada’s immigration law, if you get social assistance other than for a disability, you aren’t eligible to sponsor your family member(s). Social assistance income doesn’t count toward your total income when IRCC assesses if you meet the income requirement. Also, if you sponsor someone and they get social assistance during the time you agreed […]

Who can be my co-signer on my application to sponsor my parents and grandparents?

To help you meet the income requirement to sponsor your parents and grandparents, your cosigner can be your spouse or common-law partner. Your co-signer must also provide proof of income for the last 3 taxation years before the date of your application. Your co-signer must also meet the same eligibility requirements as you and agree […]

How do I sponsor my parents and grandparents to become permanent resident of Canada?

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) opens once a year. It lets citizens and permanent residents of Canada sponsor their parents and grandparents to come and stay in Canada permanently. First, you will have to submit an online interest to sponsor form. After that, IRCC will randomly select an invite potential sponsors to apply. If […]