Canadian citizenship

Apply to become a Canadian citizen, prepare for the citizenship test, and find out how you can resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.

Steps to become a Canadian citizen

Apply for citizenship

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Citizenship test and interview

Who has to take the test and go to the interview, what to study, what happens on test day

Oath of citizenship and ceremony

Who must attend, what happens at the ceremony


Frequently Asked

What is the procedure to study in Canada?

The first step is to get admission to a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) recognized by the government of Canada. .

How much does it cost to study in Canada?
Tuition fees vary based on institution. Please contact the administration where you intend to study for more information.
What are the processing times for a study permit?
Processing times for study permits vary by visa office. For a complete list of processing times based on visa office, please visit this page.
What is the procedure to apply to study in Quebec?
What is the procedure to apply to study in Quebec?
Is a study permit required for short courses?
An applicant is not required to obtain a study permit for a program, which is less than six months in duration. However, if a course is longer than six months, the prospective student will need to apply for a study permit
Is it possible to work during studies?
An international student may be eligible to work while studying in Canada. A student must have a valid study permit and be enrolled full-time at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). Study permit holders may be allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full time during scheduled breaks.