Requirements for Canadian Citizenship:
Age: Be over 18 years of ageBe over 18 years of age
Permanent resident status
Time you have lived in Canada (residence): hHave lived in Canada as a PR for at least 3 years out of the 4 years (1,095 days) right before the day you apply
Income tax filing
Intent to reside
Language skills: Provide proof that you know how to speak and write in 1 of Canada's official languages (either English or French),
How well you know Canada
Download and fill out the forms in the Canadian Citizen Application Package for both you and your children
Include all supporting documents
Pay the application fee
Mail your application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Visit the Immigrantion, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website for more information about processing times.
If your application is accepted you will have to write a citizenship test. Children under 14 years of age and adults 65 and over do not have to write the citizenship test. Find out more in How can I prepare for the citizenship test?