How to Get Canada Citizenship? A Brief Guide For Indian Nationals

how to get citizenship in Canada

Canada is a country where most Indians would like to settle. If you visit Canada, you will find a lot of Indians there and especially the people from Punjab. For many young Punjabis, getting a Canadian visa is a dream and they love to live their life in Canada.

When Indians love to stay in Canada, then obviously, they would like to get citizenship in Canada as well. It is not difficult to get the nationality of Canada and the first step is to download the Canada Visa Application form and apply for the online visa.

Once you apply for the Canadian visa online, then you have to wait for a few days to get your online Visa which is an eTA. The eTA stands for Electronic Travel Authorization and Canada offers this eTA for more than 180 countries around the world.

According to a report published in Benja News, more than 4% of the total population in Canada belongs to India. According to that report, this percentage increases rapidly from 2016 to 2019. Indian languages are widely spoken in Canada for example, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Gujarati.

How to Get Citizenship in Canada

Well, getting citizenship in Canada is not difficult. As I said earlier that first of all, you need to apply for Canada Visa online by downloading the visa application form.

Once you get the visa from Canada, you need to stay there for at least 1095 days, i.e for 3 years during the last 5 years. Each day that you spend in Canada will be counted as half-day until you stay there continuously for 365 days. When you stay there for 365 days continuously, your easy day will be counted as one complete day.

Canadian Permanent Residence Status

When you stay there for 3 years during the last 5 years, you will be eligible to get Canadian permanent residence (PR) status. Once you have PR status in Canada, you are good to apply to get citizenship in Canada.

For that, you need to pass a few more criteria such as:

  • You should be good at speaking local languages which are French and English.
  • You should have paid all your taxes.
  • To get citizenship of Canada, you need to pass the citizenship test as well.
  • It is also important that you are not on removal status, that means you are not asked by the Canadian officials to leave Canada.

These are a few requirements for Canadian citizenship for Indians or other nationals.

Dual Citizenship In Canada

Now a big question arises. Do you need to leave your current Indian citizenship to get Canadian citizenship? Or can you enjoy dual citizenship in Canada?

So, the good news is that the Canadian government doesn’t mind if you have another country’s citizenship while applying for Canadian citizenship. So, you don’t need to leave your Indian citizenship status and you can enjoy dual citizenship in Canada without any problem.

I hope this information is useful for you. But still, if you need more information on how to get citizenship in Cada, you can ask me directly through my email address.

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