Canadians are proud of their citizenship and the status, rights, and freedoms that it provides.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is the federal department that manages Canadian citizenship, both for those applying for citizenship and for current Canadian citizens. Since 2010, Canada has welcomed an average of more than 260,000 permanent residents each year. Many of these newcomers are in the process of becoming Canadian citizens, and many more will apply for Canadian citizenship in the future. When that process is complete, they take loyalty oaths pledging their commitment to the responsibilities and privileges of Canadian citizenship.

Canadian Citizenship Eligibility

A Canadian immigrant may apply for Canadian Citizenship after spending at least four years in Canada as a permanent resident. Do you meet the requirements for Canadian citizenship? Read more.

Applying for Canadian Citizenship

You will need to satisfy several requirements to submit a Canadian citizenship application, and will then need to take a Canadian citizenship test. Learn more about the process. Read more.

Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

Once you are approved as a Canadian citizen, you can attend a Citizenship Ceremony to take Canada's Oath of Citizenship. What's the Citizenship Ceremony like? Read more.

Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian Citizens

Canadian permanent residents enjoy many, but not all, of the rights of Canadian citizens. Learn the additional rights that you will have as a Canadian citizen. Read more.

Dual Citizenship

Canada recognizes dual citizenship. You are not required by Canada to give up your previous citizenship once you become a Canadian citizen. How does this work? Read more.

Contact us with any question(s) concerning Canadian citizenship requirements and applications.

Latest News

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    A 29-year-old man from South Sudan, Jonathan Elia Nicola, has been detained by Canadian authorities after it was found that he had included false information about his age on his application for a Canadian study permit. 

  • Date for Full Implementation of electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Announced

    Mark your calendars — the date for the full implementation of Canada's new pre-screening system for visa-exempt visitors has been announced. As of September 29, 2016, travellers to Canada from certain countries must have an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and persons with a valid Canadian visa.