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Can time spent on education count for years for PR to Citizenship

ayesha_llk2

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Aug 11, 2020
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If someone gets pr at start of a phd program. And then spends 4-5 years in Canada. Does this satisfy the requirements for applying to citizenship?
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
67,418
9,774
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
If someone gets pr at start of a phd program. And then spends 4-5 years in Canada. Does this satisfy the requirements for applying to citizenship?
You must live in Canada for 3 years to qualify for citizenship. Two of these years must be after you have become a PR. One year can be before you are a PR (while in Canada as a student or worker or visitor) but these days are only counted as half credits. Meaning that you have to spend two years in Canada before you become a PR to get credit for 1 year towards citizenship.
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
67,418
9,774
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Also can the time spent in education be used for residency requirement for pr renewal
No. Time before PR cannot be counted towards PR residency renewal.
 

ayesha_llk2

Hero Member
Aug 11, 2020
328
102
You must live in Canada for 3 years to qualify for citizenship. Two of these years must be after you have become a PR. One year can be before you are a PR (while in Canada as a student or worker or visitor) but these days are only counted as half credits. Meaning that you have to spend two years in Canada before you become a PR to get credit for 1 year towards citizenship.
Thank you, this was very helpful