Citizenship

Citizenship Applications

How to Begin Citizenship Process?

Permanent residents of Canada may apply for Canadian citizenship after residing in Canada for a minimum legally-specified period of time. This manner of obtaining citizenship is referred to as “naturalization”. The children of naturalized Canadian citizens will also automatically obtain citizenship even if they are born abroad. Canada allows dual citizenship, so those permanent residents who obtain Canadian citizenship can also keep their original citizenship, provided that the laws of the other country also allow dual citizenship.

Applying for Citizenship – the Residency Requirement

Permanent residents of Canada who wish to apply for Canadian citizenship must first meet a residency requirement. The Citizenship Act requires that a permanent resident be physically present in Canada for at least three years in the five-year period before they apply. Time spent in Canada as a legal temporary resident prior to obtaining permanent residence will be counted as half time up to a maximum of 365 days within the five-year period. Also, the permanent resident must have filed an income tax return in Canada for at least three years within the five-year period, if required to do so under the Income Tax Act.

Knowledge of Canada Test

Those who have filed a citizenship application will be required to attend and pass a knowledge of Canada test. A permanent resident applying for citizenship who is under the age of 55 or over the age of 17 must show an adequate knowledge of Canada.

The knowledge test is based on the information in a government booklet called Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. This booklet will be provided to each citizenship applicant in advance of the test. It contains brief introductory information about the history of Canada and its social and political structure, etc. The test will be administered in writing and has 20 multiple-choice questions. The pass mark is 15 correct answers. If the applicant fails the test, he or she will be given an opportunity to re-write it. If the applicant fails again, they will be given an interview with a citizenship officer who will conduct the test once more orally.

Our Services

Shimen Fallah is a well-respected and reliable professional who specializes in delivering exceptional Canadian citizenship services. With extensive experience and a team of highly skilled immigration experts, Shimen Fallah guides individuals through the intricate process of obtaining Canadian citizenship. Whether you are a permanent resident looking to take the next step or an aspiring newcomer, Shimen Fallah offers comprehensive support to help you navigate the complex immigration requirements, ensuring a smooth and successful application process. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to client satisfaction make Shimen Fallah a top choice for those seeking Canadian citizenship, turning dreams of a new life in Canada into a reality.

Discover Frequently Asked Questions from Our Support

Generally speaking, as an individual applicant, you would need approximately $15,500 CAD to immigrate to Canada. Couples would need around $21,000 CAD while families with children will require between $25,000 to $30,000 CAD.
For settlement funds, if you select a dollar amount inferior to the required funds, you be automatically found ineligible. However, if you are already in Canada under a temporary work permit, or if you have a valid job offer, you do not need to have the required minimum funds.
Information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that they reject around 30% of study visa applications. Even if you get your student visa, there are rules you still need to follow to maintain your status as an international student.

Eligible sponsors must: be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. be at least 18 years old. live in Canada, or plan to return to Canada once your spouse or partner becomes a permanent resident of Canada.

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