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Canadian Citizenship

Find out the requirements for becoming a Canadian citizen, the responsibilities that go with it, what's involved in the citizenship test and the relevant fees. You'll also find links to download the application forms for Canadian citizenship. If you're not yet a permanent resident of Canada, please see the Immigration section.
  1. Citizenship Forms (5)
  2. Citizenship Lesson Plans K-8

How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship
Simple step-by-step instructions on how to apply for Canadian citizenship.

Canadian Citizenship Application Status Online
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has an online service that lets you check the status of your application for Canadian citizenship online.

Certified Criminal Record Check
Simple step-by-step instructions on how to get a Certified Criminal Record Check in Canada.

Regulation of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
An independent non-profit organization regulates Canadian immigration and citizenship consultants.

English as a Second Language
Kenneth Beare, About.com English as a Second Language, has an international scope, and can help you improve your English language skills.

French Language
If you want to learn French or improve your French, Laura Lawless, About.com French Language, has the resources to help.

Canadian Citizenship Basics
Detailed information on the Canadian citizenship process, including retaining Canadian citizenship, renouncing citizenship, resuming citizenship and proof of Canadian citizenship. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Discover Canada: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
Study guide for those preparing for Canadian citizenship test. The basics of Canadian government, history, geography and citizenship.

How to Pay Fees for Canadian Citizenship Services
An explanation of the different ways to pay the fees required for Canadian citizenship services. From Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Fees for Canadian Citizenship Services
Canadian government fees for Citizenship and Immigration Canada services. These fees are for estimating purposes only.

Dual Citizenship
The advantages and disadvantages of dual citizenship, and advice on confirming your citizenship status. From Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

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