In order to become a Canadian citizen, one must have been granted a Permanent Resident status and be physically present in Canada for 1095 days in the last 5 years prior to applying, among other requirements.

Aside from being able to participate in the democratic process (to vote or to hold an office), the key difference between a Permanent Resident of Canada and a Canadian Citizen is that unlike PRs who are obligated to meet and fulfill certain conditions to maintain their status, a Canadian citizen does not need to maintain his/her status as a citizen of Canada.

In fact, Canadian citizenship allows you to apply for a Canadian passport that enables you to freely enter, remain, and exit Canada indefinitely, travel to nearly 180 + countries and territories in the world without having to apply for a visa or to be issued a visa upon arrival.

If you need help applying for Citizenship, our experienced Immigration Consultant at Viden Immigration Services is here to help. Book a consultation with us and find out how we may help you to obtain your Canadian Citizenship.