Canadian Citizenship Facts

This article contains critical information on Canadian Citizenship

Canadian Citizenship

In Canada's short history as a country, millions of immigrants have come to call Canada home. More and more people are coming here to live, work, and share in the Canadian experience. And while Canada has a rich history of welcoming newcomers, there are some things that every newcomer should know before they come to this country. This post will provide you with a summary of what is required for citizenship in Canada as well as the many other facts that immigrants need to know about before coming to this land. It's important information that will help you settle into Canadian life much quicker and easier - so don't wait!
  • 1) The first Canadian Citizenship Act was passed after World War II on January 1, 1947, largely the effort of one determined politician by the name of Paul Martin Sr, a cabinet minister.
  • 2) This Canadian Citizenship Act also introduced Canada's passport and new rights for Canadian women.
  • 3) Canadian Citizenship means that you are a part of Canada, and get all the rights that every citizen enjoys, whether they were born here by birth or through this Citizenship Act.
  • 4) During your application... immigration officials will check your immigration status, documents and criminal record/background.
  • 5) In order to become a Canadian Citizenship, the following requirements must be met:
    • You are a permanent resident of Canada.
    • You are at least 18 years old.
    • Have lived in Canada for at least 3 full years.
    • Speak English or French.
    • Have general knowledge about Canada.
    • Pay the application fee ($630 for anyone over 18 and $100 for anyone under 18).
  • 6) A typical application takes a few months to fully process. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a "Notice to Appear" from the citizenship office with information about when to appear for your citizenship test and where.
  • 7) The citizenship test includes questions about Canada's history, voting, geography, your responsibilities as a citizen and other general questions about Canada. This website contains everything you need to know about Canada in order to succeed on your citizenship test.
  • 8) After you have completed the test, they will let you know if you failed or succeed. If you were successful, you will receive a "Notice to Appear to Take the Oath of Citizenship", with information such as the location, date, and time.
  • 9) This Oath of Citizenship is the last step in order to become a Citizen of Canada. At this ceremony, you will take the Oath of Citizenship, sign the Oath form, and then you will be given your certificate of Canadian citizenship.
  • 10) Oath of Citizenship
  • I swear (or to affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, and Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.
  • 11) We must note that even after you become a Citizen, Canada reserves the right to revoke your citizenship. It is extremely rare, and almost never happens, but Canada reserves this right, just like any other country.