Once you obtain your Canadian citizenship, you will be entitled to all of the rights and freedoms afforded to Canadian citizens.

These rights include:

  • Legal rights
  • Equality rights
  • Mobility rights
  • Aboriginal Peoples' rights
  • The right to peaceful assembly
  • The right to vote
  • Freedom of thought
  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom to practice religion

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Recent changes mean that you may be able to apply for Canadian citizenship sooner than previously.

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It is important to recognize that these rights and freedoms come with responsibility. These responsibilities include:

  • To obey Canadian law.
  • To express ones opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others.
  • To help those in your community, for example, through volunteering.
  • To take responsibility to protect our environment and preserve our heritage.
  • To eliminate discrimination and injustice.

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