Canadian Citizenship

Immigration Consultant in Montreal, Quebec

If you’re considering getting Canadian citizenship or are already have Canadian citizenship and need to get your citizenship certificate, you might want to get some help to make sure your application is complete. Though these applications are rather straight forward compared to immigration applications, they have some details in them that if managed the wrong way, can cause massive delays as regards processing times.

Immigration Consultant in Montreal, Quebec

Avenue Canada has a wealth of experience when it comes to Canadian citizenship grant and Canadian citizenship certificate applications. You might be a Canadian citizen already and are unaware-our Immigration Consultant in Montreal, Quebec will help you determine your situation and guide you through the right process.

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Do You Meet The Requirements?

When filing your Canadian citizenship application, the Canadian government will take the following factors into consideration:

    • Permanent Resident Status

    First of all, you must be a Canadian permanent resident.

    You cannot be under review for immigration or fraud reasons, have unfulfilled conditions related to your PR status or be under a removal order.

    A removal order is an order from Canadian officials to leave Canada.

    • Time You Have Lived In Canada

    Regardless of your age, you must have been physically present in Canada for at least 1095 days during the five years right before the date you sign your application.

    It is possible to use some of the time spent in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person towards the physical presence calculation.

    For each day spent physically in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person before becoming a permanent resident within the last 5 years, the Canadian government will give you one half day, with a maximum of 365 days.

    • Income Tax Filing

    If required under the income tax act you must meet your personal income tax filing obligations in three tax years that are fully or partially within the five years right before the date you apply.

    Whether or not you are required to file income taxes is something your accountant will be able to tell you. However, it is highly recommended that you file your taxes from the first year of living in Canada, even if your income is very low. The reason for this might be that you are in Canada as a student and only have very limited income.

    • Language Skills

    To obtain Canadian citizenship, you must show that you can speak and listen English or French. Being able to speak and listen means that you are familiar with simple instructions and basic grammar, have enough common vocabulary to answer questions and express yourself and can have short, everyday conversations about common topics.

    Individuals between 18 and 54 must submit proof that they master English or French at that basic level. You can submit several language proofs in support of your application.

    • Citizenship Test

    You must prove that you have sufficient knowledge about Canadian history, culture, symbols, institututions and values. The test can be taken in English or French and is mandatory for applicants between 18 and 54.

    If you are younger than 18 at the time you apply, you do not have to sit for the test. The test is usually a written exam, unless you have to take it orally with a citizenship officer.

    • Canadian Citizenship Application And Prohibitions

    Canadian law excludes certain people from obtaining Canadian citizenship. A list of all Canadian citizenship exclusions is available on the website of IRCC.