There are a few steps in Applying to become a Canadian citizen. 

Most applicants must be permanent residents to become eligible for citizenship. Those people who are PR holders have lived in Canada more than 1,095 days for at least 3 out of the last 5 years. Calculate the days you have been physically present in Canada to got approved for Citizenship 

Those PR holders willing to apply for citizenship must have filed their taxes at least 3 years during the 5 years right before the date of their application. 

To get their citizenship, they need to pass a citizenship test, be able to show their proof of language skills in English or French, and finally take the oath of citizenship. To prove that language proficiency is valid for individuals between the ages of 18 and 54. 

During the citizenship application, applicants cannot have a criminal history considered prohibitive to granting Canadian citizenship.  

Before citizenship approval, applicants must know the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and have a basic knowledge of Canada’s geography, political system, and history.  

To apply for citizenship, applicants must submit a formal application to IRCC and pay a government processing fee. Once their application is approved, applicants between the ages of 18 and 54 must take a citizenship test. Once they pass the citizenship exam, they must attend the citizenship ceremony where they receive a certificate of Canadian citizenship and officially become new Canadian citizens. 

If the applicant does not meet the minimum required residency days in Canada, cannot speak either English or French, is not able to pass the citizenship exam or the interview, is not able to provide the required proof of residency documentation, and/or if multiple legal and criminality issues may make them ineligible for Canadian citizenship, then the applicant will not be granted to citizenship. 

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