This section will guide you through the steps to become a Canadian citizen.
Determine your eligibility
See if you are eligible to become a Canadian citizen. There are six areas where you must qualify:
- permanent resident status,
- time you have lived in Canada,
- language ability,
- criminal history and
- how well you know Canada.
If you are unsure whether you are Canadian or not, see if you may already be a citizen.
Check processing times
After you apply: get next steps
Find out what to expect and what you should do after you apply.
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