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Applying For Canadian Citizenship

Canadian citizenship is desired by many around the world. It carries with it many rights and privileges.  Eastman Law Office can help you apply for and obtain Canadian citizenship.

Under Canada's current Citizenship Act and its regulations you must meet the following eligibility criteria when applying for Canadian citizenship:

Have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years

Adults and some minors must have been physically present in Canada as Permanent Residents for at least 1095 days during the five years right before the date they sign your application.

Have filed your income taxes, if applicable

Adults and minors, if required under the Income Tax Act, must meet their personal income tax filing obligations in three tax years that are fully or partially within the five years right before the date they apply.

Show how well you know Canada

If you’re 18 to 54 years of age on the day you sign your application, you need to take the citizenship test. You’ll need to answer questions about the rights and responsibilities of Canadians and Canada’s:

  • history
  • geography
  • economy
  • government
  • laws
  • symbols

The test is:

  • in English or French
  • 30 minutes long
  • 20 questions (pass mark: 15 correct answers)
  • multiple-choice and true or false questions
  • based on the official citizenship study guide: Discover Canada
  • usually written, but may be oral

Prove your language skills

If you’re 18 to 54 years of age on the day you sign your application, you must show that you can speak and listen at a specific level in either English or French.

Also if you completed a program of study in either in English or French you can submit certificates, diplomas and tests as proof of your language skills.

Prohibited from applying

If you have committed a crime in or outside Canada, you may not be eligible to become a Canadian citizen for a period of time.

Time spent serving a term of imprisonment, on parole, or on probation doesn’t count as time you have lived in Canada.

Eastman Law Office can help you apply

As your legal representative, Eastman Law Office will prepare your Citizenship application from start to finish, ensuring that it is thoroughly prepared and well supported with an abundance of documentary evidence establishing that you have met all of the requirements set out in the Citizenship Act and its regulations.  We work with you to make certain that your application has the best possible chance of being approved. 

Once your application is submitted to Immigration Canada all future correspondence and communications about your application will be sent directly to Eastman Law Office.

Our law office will continue to be your legal representative until a final decision is made on your Citizenship Application. 

Call Eastman Law Office at (905) 451-1550 or e-mail us at to apply for Canadian Citizenship. 

Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to any program offered by Immigration Canada. Canadian immigration law changes constantly, and therefore information contained on this website may be out of date and no longer valid. If you have a question about the contents of this website, or any question about Canadian immigration law, please contact Eastman Law Office.

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