Any resident who has complied with the regulatory framework can apply to become a Canadian citizen. Obtaining citizenship is not a right, but a privilege offered to permanent residents. If you want to take advantage of it, you must be prepared.

Are you a permanent resident of Canada? You may be interested in taking advantage of the many benefits of being a citizen of Canada. Let us know if you are interested in receiving our assistance with citizenship.



Applying for citizenship

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Citizenship test and interview

Who has to take the exam and attend the interview, what to study, what happens on the day of the exam

Oath of Citizenship and Ceremony

Who should participate, how the


Services and information

Obtaining proof of citizenship

Apply for a citizenship certificate, documents accepted as proof of citizenship and search for citizenship records

Check if you are already a citizen

Circumstances in which you may already be a Canadian citizen

Renounce your citizenship

Renounce your Canadian citizenship if you no longer wish to be Canadian or if you cannot have dual citizenship.

Reintegrating citizenship

Becoming a Canadian citizen again after deliberately renouncing Canadian citizenship

Changes to citizenship rules and requirements

Find out what rules and requirements have changed in 2009, 2015 and 2017.

Active citizenship

Attend a citizenship ceremony, celebrate Canada Day and Citizenship Week, hold a reaffirmation ceremony