Canada is a highly sought-after destination for many reasons, including its diversity, natural beauty, relatively stable economy and political landscape, and its human rights record. Over 260,000 applications for permanent residence are approved each year. Of those individuals, many choose to pledge their commitment to Canada by becoming citizens.
Once you have spent at least three of the last five years in Canada as a permanent resident, you may be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship.
In general, the application process takes several steps, including a citizenship test and, in some cases, an appearance before a citizenship judge.
When your application for citizenship is approved, you will attend a very special citizenship ceremony, where you will take the Oath of Citizenship and sing the national anthem.
Canadian citizenship is a privilege that comes with many rights. Citizens also have certain responsibilities, such as the obligation to help the community through volunteering or some other means.
The Canadian government will allow you to maintain dual citizenship as long as this is permitted by the government of your country of origin.