As of October 11, 2017: in order to apply for Canadian citizenship, you must:
- Be a Permanent Resident (PR)
- Have lived in Canada for 3 out of the 5 years before you apply
- Were physically present in Canada 1095 days during the past 5 years before you apply
- Days spent in Canada before becoming a PR (as a temporary resident or protected person) may count as ½ days, up to a maximum of 1 year (365 days)
- Had filed your taxes for at least 3 years during the last 5 years and any income tax you may owe must have been paid
- Provide proof that you can speak and write in one of Canada’s official languages - either English or French (if you are between the ages of 18 and 54)
- Take a Citizenship test (if you are between the ages of 18 and 54)
- Apply for citizenship from within Canada
- Have no prohibitions to obtaining citizenship
- Declare that you plan to live in Canada after you become a citizen
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