Canada offers citizenship through naturalization and by birth in Canada.
If you are a permanent resident of 4 years during the preceding 6 years, you can apply for a Canadian Citizenship. Other requirements include:
- 18 years old or older;
- Have adequate knowledge of Citizenship Language Requirement, set by the Canadian Government.
- Not be under a removal order;
- Not have a criminal prohibition;
- Pay processing fees.
Once completed, the applications are submitted to the citizenship office in Sydney, Nova Scotia where they are pre-screened to ensure the application is complete and the 4-year residence rule has been met. Applicants will be required to attend an interview to demonstrate their knowledge of Canada in English or French, which can occur within 12 months of submitting the application.
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