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Applying for Citizenship

Citizenship

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Canadians are proud to hold one of the most prized citizenships in the world.

Every year about 170,000 people become new citizens of Canada.

If you want to become a Canadian citizen, you must:

  1. Determine if you are eligible to become a citizen.
  2. Apply for citizenship.
  3. Verify the status of your application and prepare for the citizenship test.
    Use the citizenship study guide entitled Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship to prepare for your test
  4. Take the citizenship test, if you are between the ages of 18 and 54.
  5. Attend a citizenship ceremony, if you are 14 or older.

Note: On April 17, 2009, the law changed and many former Canadians reacquired citizenship. Find out more about then new citizenship rules and who is affected.


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