Citizenship

All citizenship grant and certificate applications are submitted to CPC Sydney, Nova Scotia

To apply for Canadian citizenship, you have to be a Permanent Resident for 1095 days (3 years) during the past five years from the day you sign the citizenship application form.

Before applying for citizenship applicants must have met the personal income tax filing obligation for past three out of five years.

If you are 15 – 84 years you must submit proof that demonstrates you can speak and listen English or French at level 4 of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien (NCLC). You will also need to pass a test on how well you know Canada if you are between age of 18 – 54 years. After the test some applicants may be interviewed.

There are certain prohibitions under the Citizenship Act which may prevent you from being granted citizenship.

You can lose citizenship by way of renouncing or by revocation.

All citizenship application have government processing fees.