Canadian Citizenship is a dream come true for most of the people. There are several ways when one can achieve them:
- By birth – Any person born in Canada (exceptions may apply)
- By Descent – If any individual is born outside Canada to a Canadian parent they are Canadian Citizen by Descent (restrictions may apply)
- Grant of citizenship – Most popular way to acquire Citizenship ;Permanent Resident of Canada (‘naturalization’), former citizens, etc. – conditions have to be satisfied
- Resumption – To get back one’s citizenship after it has terminated or ceased or dissolved
- Retention – This means someone has a right to Canadian citizenship, but must take certain actions to retain the right
All the above categories always have their specific exceptions, restrictions or requirements. The most common category, is Naturalization which mean it is a process to apply for Citizenship by a Permanent Resident. The residency requirement have to be met ,which means, a PR can apply for citizenship on completion of 3 years (1095 days) residence in Canada in a 5 year period.
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