Canadian citizenship

Apply to become a Canadian citizen, prepare for the citizenship test, and find out how you can resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.

Apply for citizenship

Includes eligibility requirements, application steps and processing times for Canadian citizenship.

Prepare for the citizenship test

Includes study material and details about who has to take this test, how to get a test date and what happens after you take the test.

Get proof of citizenship

Includes applications and processing times for a citizenship certificate and a list of documents accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship.

Resume citizenship

Includes the steps to take if you are a former citizen who willingly gave up Canadian citizenship and want to become a Canadian citizen again.

Give up citizenship

Includes the steps to take to renounce your Canadian citizenship if, for example, you want to become a citizen of a country that does not allow dual citizenship.

Celebrate being Canadian

Includes citizenship ceremonies and activities, Canadian history and contests and awards.

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Discover Canada

Read the only official study guide for the Canadian citizenship test.

Find a citizenship ceremony

See where the next citizenship ceremony is happening near you.

Help Centre

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian citizenship.

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