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Becoming a Canadian Citizen is the ultimate goal of immigration. Holding a Canadian passport with access to numerous benefits based on international agreements, having the right to vote and run for office in a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy, maintaing Canadian status even if residing outside of Canada, and getting access to restricted jobs, are the benefits of those naturalized as Canadian Citizens.
Who is eligible to become a Canadian Citizen?
You must meet some basic requirements to become a Canadian Citizen. You must:
be a permanent resident
have lived in Canada for at least 3 out of the last 5 years (1,095 days)
have filed your taxes, if you need to
pass a citizenship test
prove your language skills in English or French
Other requirements may apply.
The cherry on top?
New citizens get 1 year of free admission to Canada’s natural parks and cultural centres. Watch some of them!