Canadian citizenship eligibility calculator (beta version)

Did you know that Canada's citizenship laws have changed, and that permanent residents now have a quicker and easier pathway to Canadian citizenship? This calculator allows you to gauge when you may be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship under the new laws. Just fill out the questions to the best of your ability, click the 'Calculate' button, and find out when you may be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship.

When did you become a permanent resident of Canada?

Note: You must become a permanent resident of Canada before becoming eligible to apply for citizenship. A free eligibility assessment form, which evaluates your eligibility for permanent resident status, may be found below this calculator.

Were you ever physically present in Canada before becoming a permanent resident?

Have you ever left Canada on a temporary basis after becoming a permanent resident?

Applicants for Canadian citizenship must first obtain permanent status. To learn more about your options for immigrating to Canada as a permanent resident, please fill out a free online assessment form.


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