A person can obtain Canadian Citizenship in different ways such as.
- Canadian citizenship by birth
Canada considers someone its citizen when being born on Canadian land, airspace, waters and Canadian ships and aircrafts. Citizenship can be granted to a child whose parents were/are not permanent residents or citizen or are working in Canada illegally. Also, a child born abroad whose parents are Canadian citizen gets citizenship automatically. Whereas, citizenship is not granted to a child if parent are/were in Canada for a diplomatic job.
- Born outside of Canada to a parent who is a Canadian Citizen.
Citizenship is granted even if there is no connection Canada found. A child can renounce Canadian citizenship if doesn’t want it. Also, an adopted child from outside Canada is considered in the same way as other children born abroad to a Canadian parent.
- Become Naturalized in Canada
Immigrants who have been living in Canada for at least a specific period of time in the last 5 years take this route. Who have been filling income taxes for each of the 3 years period. Must be between 18-54 years old and must meet the language requirement. Pass the citizenship test and finally take the Oath of Citizenship
Citizenship Language Requirements
- An aspirant must have at least CLB 4 for both listening and speaking. Reading and writing proof is not required.
- Acceptable exams are IELTS-G, CELPIP-G, TEF
Documentation for applying for Canadian citizenship is very important. A file can be sent back if the forms are not complete and filled inaccurately.