As the name implies, Citizenship is the position or status of being a citizen of a particular country. Some could be granted dual citizenship if follow the right process.
Canada offers citizenship through naturalization and by birth in Canada.
The federal department manages Canadian citizenship, both for those applying newly for citizenship and for current Canadian citizens. It requires process and application and when that process is complete, they take loyalty oaths pledging their promise to the responsibilities and privileges of Canadian citizenship.
To qualify for citizenship through naturalization, Canadians with 3 years of qualifying permanent resident status during the preceding 5 years may apply for Canadian citizenship.
Minor Application (under 18 years of age) ?
Minors under 18 years of age may apply for citizenship if they are a permanent resident and have a parent who is either a Canadian citizen, or who is applying for citizenship at the same time. They are not required to take citizenship test.
You may be ineligible for Canadian citizenship if you
- Are under a removal order
- Have a criminal record or are facing changes in Canada
- Been refused Canadian citizenship as a result of misrepresentation
- Had your Canadian citizenship revoked
?If your application for Canadian citizenship is refused. This decision may be appealed to the Federal Court of Canada. The first step in the appeal process involves filing a Notice of Application to the Federal Court within 30 days of receipt of the decision from Citizenship. This timeline is very vital.
Canadian Citizenship Ceremony
Happy Time!!! Once you are approved as a Canadian citizen, you can attend a Citizenship Ceremony to take Canada's Oath of Citizenship.
Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian Citizens
Your rights and responsibilities as a Canadian Citizens include the following:
- The right to vote
- Freedom of thought
- Freedom of speech
- Freedom to practice religion
- Legal rights
- Equality rights
- Mobility rights
- Aboriginal Peoples' rights
- The right to peaceful assembly.
- To take responsibility to protect our environment and preserve our heritage.
- To eliminate discrimination and injustice.
- To obey Canadian law.
- To express ones opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others.
- To help those in your community, for example, through volunteering, give back to your community.
Canada recognizes dual citizenship. You are not required by Canada to give up your previous citizenship once you become a Canadian citizen.
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