Be a permanent resident That means you must not under review for immigration or fraud reasons; or be asked by Canadian officials to leave Canada under a removal order; or have unfulfilled conditions related to your PR status, eg. Medical screening.
Have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years You must have been physically present in Canada for at least 1095 days during the 5 years right before the date you sign your application.
Have filed taxes You must file taxes in Canada for at least 3 years during the 5 years right before the date you apply, if you needed to.
Pass a test on your rights, responsibilities and knowledge of Canada If you are 18 to 54 years of age on the day you sign your application, you need to take the citizenship test.
Prove your language skills (at least CLB 4 or higher)
Have intention to live in Canada
Prohibitions If you committed a crime in or outside Canada, you may not be eligible to become a Canadian for a period. Meanwhile, time spent serving a term of imprisonment, on parole, or on probation doesn’t count as time you have lived in Canada.
Eligibility for Minors (under age 18) in Two different situations:
Citizenship Test Format:
In English or French
Must complete in 30 minutes
Total 20 questions (Pass mark is 15 correct answers)