Canadian Citizenship Eligibility (1)

Know Your Canadian Citizenship Eligibility

If you are planning to migrate to Canada and become a Canadian Citizen, there are a number of things you must know first before taking any first step. To be eligible for a Canada Citizenship, you have to meet certain criteria in different areas such as below:

  • your age
  • your Canadian permanent resident status
  • the time you have stayed in Canada  as a resident
  • your income tax filing
  • your intent to reside
  • your English language skills
  • your knowledge about Canada
  • some prohibitions

You have to be at least 18 years old to qualify for application. For those who are lower than 18 years old, you have to have parent’s or guardian’s assistance, child must be a resident of Canada as well as the parents or guardian. You must also be a Permanent Residency holder and your status must not be in question, like you should not have any fraud or immigration issues,you were not removed from a permanent residency, and you have fulfilled all the conditions for a PR status. You must also been staying in the country for at least 1460 days before the date of your PR application. There are some exceptions and conditions which Permits and Visas can help you explain in details. You must also have fulfilled your tax obligations in years.

To be able to become a resident of Canada, you must express your intent in living in Canada, work outside of the country as a Crown servant, or live abroad with your family who are also Crown Servants.

Your English or French language efficiency is also very important factor in your application. You must be able to communicate well with the staff of the Citizenship Department of Canada during your interview.

You must be familiar with the history, the values, the symbols and institutions in Canada and must not committed any crime in and out of Canada.


To help you more about the Permanent Residency applications for Canada. Call Permits and Visas Immigration Consultants today and know if you qualify or if you are eligible to apply for one. Migrate to Canada hassle free with Permits and Visas.