PATHWAYS TO CITIZENSHIP
Being born in Canada is not the only way to achieve Canadian citizenship. You may be considered a Canadian citizen if you were born outside of Canada but one of your parents or grandparents is a citizen.
To become a Canadian citizen a foreign national must first be admitted to Canada as a permanent resident. Once you are a permanent resident you can begin planning to become a Canadian citizen. Before applying for citizenship, you must meet the residency requirement of three years out of the past five. This time does not need to be consecutive, however, as long as you are in Canada for the equivalent amount of time as three years, you can apply for citizenship. If you had temporary status in Canada (i.e. a student or authorized worker) you can count half of that amount of time towards the residency requirements.
Our immigration services include flexible options where you can choose between Full Representation and Do-It-Yourself file review.