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How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship After PR

How long does it take to get Canadian citizenship after PR?

To be eligible for Canadian citizenship, you must be physically present in Canada as a permanent resident for 1,095 days within the five years immediately before applying for citizenship. Only the five years preceding the date of your application are taken into account.

For example, if you sign your citizenship application on November 1st, 2020, you must have spent 1,095 days in Canada between November 1st, 2015

You can calculate your time spent living in Canada using the Government of Canada’s physical presence calculator for citizenship.

Canadian Citizenship Requirements 2020

In order to be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship, you must meet the following requirements:

Canadian Citizenship Test

If you’re between the ages of 18 and 54, you will need to write the citizenship test. The exam is designed to test your knowledge about the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizens. It will also test your knowledge of Canada’s history, geography, economy, government, laws, and symbols.

Once you have applied for Canadian citizenship and mailed in your application, you can begin preparing for the citizenship exam. We always recommend that you begin studying for the exam as soon as you apply for citizenship. This is particularly important if English/French is not your first language.

Jade compiled her top tips to help applicants prepare for their Canadian citizenship test:

Canadian Citizenship Fees

How much does it cost to apply for Canadian citizenship? As of 2020, the Government processing fee for a citizenship application is $530 CAD. In addition to this amount, applicants must also pay the right of citizenship fee, which is $100 CAD.


Are you interested in applying for Canadian citizenship, but need some assistance? Book a virtual consultation with us to discuss your concerns. We can assess your eligibility and answer any questions you may have about the Canadian citizenship application process.

Our Services

Calver and Associates is a leading provider of Canadian Immigration services in Durham Region. We serve clients in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and beyond. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in the Oshawa area.

We can provide assistance with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.

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