Canadian citizenship is key for most newcomers to the country. It allows you to consolidate the future of your life project in Canada for you and your family. Canada recognizes jus soli, so anyone born in Canada can, in most cases, apply for citizenship without additional conditions.
If you choose to settle in Canada for an indefinite period, you could be eligible for citizenship, and therefore obtain a Canadian passport.
Here is the list of requirements for applying for Canadian nationality:
- Be a permanent resident of Canada
- Have lived in Canada for at least 3 years (1,095 days) in the past 5 years
- Have made tax returns (if applicable)
- Take and pass the citizenship test
Canada recognizes dual citizenship, so you won’t have to give up your nationality if your home country recognizes it too.