How to Move to Canada and Become a Canadian Citizen

Canadian Citizen

Becoming a Canadian citizen is not a good job, if you wish to apply for the same, then this article better explains to you that how you can move to Canada.

Canadian Citizen

1. Ensure that you are not a citizen of Canada already

Before applying for Canadian citizenship, then you must ensure that you are not a citizen already. Even if you were not born in Canada, then also, the Government has outlined several caveats, which majorly depends upon an applicant’s parents’ citizenship.

2. Ensure that you are at least 18 years old

If you wish to apply before becoming a legal adult, then you will be considered as a minor applicant. In this case, your parents or legal guardians can fill the visa application for you. But, they need to be a permanent resident of Canada and must either be a Canadian citizen or must be applying to become a citizen.

3. Enter the skilled immigrant pool

Canada has a fast-track Express Entry system via which the skilled workers are welcomed in Canada. All the apps are ranked based on the scores obtained, and those with the top rank are invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

4. Become a lifelong resident of Canada

To apply for PR visa in Canada, you can choose from an array of immigration pathways. You can use via any provincial nominee program, specific entry program, take the entrepreneur route, or get sponsored by your family member who lives in Canada. 

5. Declare your true intentions to live in Canada

Once you get an invitation to apply for Canadian PR visa, then you must confirm your intentions or plans to live in Canada. The Canadian Government has defined the PR status as living in Canada for a minimum of 2 years in five years.

6. Live for a minimum of 6 years in the same residence

All permanent citizens don’t always become citizens of Canada. The Canadian citizenship bar is quite high. To apply for Canadian citizenship, you must be physically present in Canada for a minimum of 1460 days in 6 years’ time span just before the application date. 

You are also required to be present for 183 days during every four calendar years.

It would help if you lived in Canada’s consistency.

7. Provide your income tax filing

Similar to resident requirements, you must provide four years’ worth of tax returns in the last six years period. The reason being, the Government wishes to see whether your job is legit or not. 

8. Speak English or French

Like most of the countries, Canada has two official languages, which are English and French.

To become a citizen of Canada, you must know at least one of the two official languages. You must be able to converse, communicate, use basic grammar so that you can easily communicate with the people there.

You must send your English language proficiency report along with other documents, but the final decision is up to the citizenship officer.

9. Know Canada better

The Canadian government issues a formal quiz for all the applicants related to Canadian history, institutions, symbols, and values. 

You are required to take the test if you age between 16 and 64 years. Mostly, this quiz is in a written format, but sometimes the officer asks orally as well.

Written by Amelia


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