FAQ – CANADA

  • How to become a permanent resident of Canada?

    The question of “how to become a permanent resident of Canada,” differs from candidate to candidate. Arriving at this answer is a matter of finding the Canadian immigration program that suits you best, as the prerequisites for Canadian permanent residency depend on the stream under which an individual qualifies. Canada has created a myriad of immigration streams based on various factors including age, education, work experience, net worth and willingness to invest as well as ties to Canada.

  • What are Canadian citizenship requirements?

    Age

    Candidates must be at least 18 years of age at the time an application is submitted (or have a parent, adoptive parent or legal guardian apply on there behalf).
    Time In Canada

    In order be eligible for Canadian citizenship, a candidate must have lived in Canada for at least three years (1,095 days) out of the past four years as a permanent resident before submitting an application. Children under 18 do not need to meet this requirement.

    Official Languages

    English and French are the official languages of Canada. You need to demonstrate proficiency in at least one of these two languages in order to become a Canadian citizen.

  • Who Can Apply for Canadian Citizenship?

    Candidates must be at least 18 years of age in order to begin the application process for Canadian citizenship.

    In order to apply for citizenship on behalf of a child under 18, the following conditions must be met:

    • the individual applying for Canadian citizenship is the child’s parent or legal guardian

    • the child in question must be a permanent resident of Canada, but is not required to have lived in Canada for three years; and

    • one parent is already a Canadian citizen or is applying to become a citizen as well. This stipulation also applies to adoptive parents.