Canadian Citizenship Services And Many More

Hundreds of thousands of people become eligible for Canadian citizenship each year.

Canada looks to welcome more than 400,000 new permanent residents each year. Most of these newcomers will become proud of Canadian citizenship. When that process is complete, they take loyalty oaths pledging their commitment to the responsibilities and privileges of Canadian citizenship.

This Silver Oaks Immigration page is meant to walk you through the Canadian citizenship process. Scroll down to learn more.

Canadian Citizenship Eligibility

Becoming eligible for Canadian citizenship entails the likes of meeting residency requirements, being able to speak English and/or French, and not having a criminal history considered prohibitive to becoming a citizen.


Scroll down to see an overview of Canadian citizenship requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria must be met to be eligible for Canadian citizenship:

Eligible candidates can apply for Canadian citizenship. Once approved, they will be required to take a citizenship test (for applicants between 18 and 54 only. Successful applicants must then attend a citizenship ceremony where they receive a certificate of Canadian citizenship and officially become new Canadian citizens. 

Language Requirements

In order to prove language proficiency, applicants must submit one of the following documents:

Canadian Citizenship Application Process

The following is an overview of the steps to take to apply for Canadian citizenship after you confirm you meet the eligibility criteria: 

  • Results from an approved third party test; or
  • Transcripts or a diploma from a secondary or post-secondary education in English or French; or
  • Evidence of achieving Canadian Level Benchmark (CLB) 4 or higher in certain government language programs.

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