What is the easiest way to get Canadian citizenship?

by Mansi Sahai Published on 29/Oct/2022
Canadian citizenship

Wish to become a Canadian citizen in 2022? Well, there is no surprise, as thousand of aspiring immigrant have a desire to make Canada their second home.

With easy and transparent immigration process, diverse culture and excellent job opportunities to offer, Canada has become one of the most loved destination for skilled, professional individuals around the world.

If you too aspire to become a Canadian citizen, then you need to first apply for Permanent Resident Visa in Canada. With a PR visa, you can live, work or study in anywhere in Canada permanently and can then apply for citizenship as well after meeting certain key citizenship requirements.

Eligibility requirements to apply for Citizenship in Canada

In order to become a citizen of Canada, you must:

  • Be a permanent resident visa holder
  • Live in Canada for minimum 3 years out of total 5 years, i.e. minimum 1,095 days
  • File all your taxes for minimum 3 years
  • Show how well you know about Canada's history
  • Prove your language ability, i.e. a proof that you can speak and write in any one 1 of Canada's official languages (English or French)

But, as mentioned in the beginning, you must obtain a permanent resident status first, that you can attain by applying for Canada PR visa through Express Entry program or PNP. You can choose either of the most popular and easiest immigration programs and must meet the particular criteria like, minimum age, educational qualification, work experience in an occupation that is mentioned under Skilled Occupation List in Canada, language proficiency, etc.

Application Process for Citizenship 

  • Fill and submit the Canadian Citizen Application for both you and your child.
  • Gather and submit all supporting documents
  • Make application fee payment

Canada's Citizenship Test

In order to apply to become a citizen of Canada, you must prepare for a citizenship test. 

After submitting your application, you will get an invitation to take the citizenship test, that you have to take up within 4 weeks time after getting an invite. After test, the IRCC will invite you for an interview that will be conducted by citizenship officers.

This test helps IRCC understand how much you know about the country. You are supposed to answer 20 multiple choice questions about the Canadian rights and responsibilities and about Canada's history, geography, economy, laws, government and symbols.

You can take up the test either in English or French language  and it lasts for 30 minutes.

Processing time for citizenship application

After submitting the application, the IRCC will verify and evaluate your profile, answers, information, documents, etc.

The entire process takes around 12 months time to take a decision on your application for Canadian Citizenship. After completing your test and an interview, if you application gets approved then you will get an invitation from the IRCC to take a Citizenship Oath at a citizenship ceremony.

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