My English language skills are not strong but I want to apply for permanent residence. What can I do? If you are interested in moving to Canada, or applying for permanent residence, it is [...]
To apply for Canadian citizenship you must:
- Be a permanent resident of Canada
- Have lived in Canada for 1,095 days (three years) during the past five years – if you were legally in Canada prior to obtaining permanent residence status within the five-year period, you may count each day as a half day, up to a maximum of 365 days
- Have filed your income taxes, if required by law
- Meet the minimum English or French language requirements which involve basic daily communication
- Pass a citizenship test if you are between 18 and 54 years of age
These are not the full, detailed requirements so you are encouraged to get in touch to determine your eligibility for Canadian citizenship.
In addition to people born in Canada, some people born abroad are entitled to Canadian citizenship, including children of Canadian citizens and children adopted by Canadian citizens, subject to certain conditions. We can assess your right to Canadian citizenship in accordance with the law.