Gentium Immigration Corp.
Tel: +1 (514) 819-6636
1980 Sherbrooke West Suite 240
To become a Canadian citizen, candidates must first obtain their permanent residence. Once someone has obtained their permanent residence, they must fulfill all their permanent resident obligations and be in Canada for at least 1095 days (3 years) during the 5 years before they submit their application for citizenship.
After submitting their Canadian citizenship applications, candidate between the age of 18 and 54 years, will need to prove their language skills in one of Canada’s 2 official languages (English or French), as well as complete a citizenship test. The test has 20 multiple choice and true or false questions on various topics about Canadian history, geography, economy, government, laws and symbols. The passing mark for the test is 15/20.
There are several programs that lead to Canadian permanent residency. One of the best known of these programs is the Express Entry program (Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Program). However, several other economic programs give access to residency, such as Caregiver programs, Quebec Skilled Worker, Quebec Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program Worker Stream. Most of these programs work under a point system and have various work, education and language requirements.
Another way to obtain permanent residency is through sponsorship. Federal and provincial programs permit Canadian Citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouse or partner, children, parents, grandparents and in some cases other relatives. Also, Canada does not discriminate, and permanent residents or citizens can sponsor their spouse, common-law partners or conjugal partners of the same sex or the opposite sex.