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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 […]