Canada citizenship for someone not born in Canada or married to a Canadian is no small deal. There are ways you can become a Canadian citizen, which we will be discussing here. It will delight you to know that you can be a citizen of Canada. Just follow the steps below and you will be on your way to a successful application.
There are many benefits of being a citizen of Canada, among them are
-To vote and be voted for
-To get or change jobs easily
-To reside outside Canada without time limit
-Preference for government jobs
-Passing down Canadian citizenship to offsprings, even the ones that may be born outside Canada.
Let me prepare you for applying for Canadian citizenship, these tips will help you.
No lies in your application
One of the worst things you can do to yourself when applying for Canadian citizenship is to lie or falsify some documents. If you are granted citizenship based on the lies or falsification, when the government finds out, citizenship will be terminated, if you are still in the application stage, it will be denied.
Serious approach to Citizenship test
The failure rate of this test has increased from 4% to 15% over the past 8 years. This is because, before 2012, applicants were expected to pass at least 12 out of 20 questions, but in the year 2012, the pass mark was updated to at least 15 out of 20 questions. SO you have to take this test seriously.
Documents must be correct and complete
You must ensure that all the required documents are complete and correct. Documents showing when you came to Canada, how long you have stayed as a student or a worker, these documents must be correct and complete.
Proficiency in official languages
English and French are the official languages of Canada, to be a citizen of Canada you must be proficient in at least one of the official languages. Without being proficient in speaking or writing any of the languages, your application will not be granted.
Pay up your debt
You are not to owe the Canadian government any money at the time of your citizenship application. Debt accrued from social aid, loans or any other form payable to the Canadian government must be cleared.