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    Canada Citizenship (Υπηκοότητα)

    Διαδικασίες για την Καναδική Υπηκοότητα και αφου είμαστε ηδη Permanent Residents: http://www.patriotaki.net/%CE%BC%CE%...AF%CE%B1-5502/ για τα 3 απο τα τελευταία 4 χρονια

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    How to Apply for Citizenship in Canada

    Becoming a permanent resident, or landed immigrant, of Canada provides many benefits, but full citizenship is more secure. In addition to carrying a Canadian passport and being able to vote, citizens need not fear losing their Canadian status by spending too much time outside the country. And many countries allow you to maintain dual citizenship, keeping all the benefits of citizenship in your original homeland.

    Read more: How to Apply for Citizenship in Canada | eHow



    • Instructions
      • 1 Acquire Canadian permanent residency (PR), or "Landed Immigrant" status. That first step's a big one, but there's no way around it. To apply for Canadian citizenship you must have been a landed immigrant for an absolute minimum of two years. And that's only if you spent a significant amount of time in Canada prior to gaining PR status. More likely, you'll need three years or more of residency before you can apply for Canadian citizenship. On the other hand, if you remember how difficult and time consuming it was to file for landed immigrant status, rest assured, that was the hard part. Applying for citizenship is much, much easier.
      • 2 Keep a log of your travels. While you're clocking that residency time, be sure to keep track of any travel that takes you out of Canada. As part of the application process, you'll have to list every time you left the country for more than a simple daytrip. This includes business travel, vacations, family emergencies, anything. The government won't simply pull this information out of their own records. You have to keep track of it. Also, while stamps on your passport can help pin down dates, don't rely on this. Often, border officers won't bother to stamp your passport. It's best to keep a dedicated log on your computer or on paper.
      • 3 Check your residency online. Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides an eligibility calculator (URL below). You can use it to confirm that you meet the basic residency requirement, and to enter the data from your travel log from Step 2. If you enter that data here, you can attach it to your Canadian citizenship application later, and won't have to write it all down again. The basic residency requirement is that you must have spent 1,095 days (three years) in Canada out of the last four years. Days during which you had PR status count as full days. Days spent in Canada prior to getting PR status count as half a day, but you must have had PR status for at least two years.
      • 4 Fill out the Canadian citizenship application form (CIT 0002). If the online calculator agrees you've spent enough time in Canada, and haven't wiped out too many days by traveling outside the country, you're ready to fill out the form. It can be downloaded as a .pdf file from the CIC web site. (URL below). You can either print it and fill it out by hand, or type your information directly into the form and print it. It's much easier than the PR application. It's a five-page form in total, and much of that's given over to the log of your travel - which you can skip if you used the online calculator--and weird questions like whether you want to receive a congratulatory letter from your Member of Parliament. If you haven't been sent to prison, or convicted of crimes against humanity, you should have no trouble with the form.
      • 5 Collect your paperwork. Along with the form itself, you'll need a photocopy of both sides of your PR card, along with a photocopy of either your Record of Landing (IMM 1000) or your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292). Depending on when you immigrated, you should have gotten one or the other of those when you landed.You'll also need copies of two pieces of ID, including one with your picture. The photo page of your passport and a Canadian drivers license will do just fine, but so will things like your health insurance card. You'll also need to send pictures of yourself which, like passport photos, will end up on your wallet-sized citizenship certificate. The application guide includes a page of specs you can take to the photographer to make sure you get all the details right.
      • 6 Pay the fee and wait. At this point, it's mostly out of your hands. Just send in your completed application and documents with the $200 fee. This is actually a $100 processing fee and a $100 "right of citizenship fee." If your application is rejected for any reason, you'll get the latter back, but not the processing fee. CIC claims the current processing time is about a year, but anecdotal evidence suggests that the time to become a new Canadian is actually closer to nine months.Which is kind of appropriate when you think about it.






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    Canada Citizenship
    http://www.citizenshiptest-canada.co...tizenship.html


    One of the most prized citizenship's in the world is Canadian. About 170,000 people become new citizens of Canada every year. Canadians believe that Canada is a special place. Most Canadians agree with the United Nations - "Canada is the best country in the world in which to live." To obtain Canada citizenship, you will have to demonstrate a deep commitment to this great country.

    If you want Canada Citizenship, you must:

    1. Determine if you are eligible to get Canada Citizenship.
    2. Apply for Canada Citizenship.
    3. Verify the status of your application and prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Test.
    Use the latest citizenship study guide entitled Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship to prepare for your citizenship test
    4. Take the Citizenship Test Canada, if you are between the ages of 18 and 54.
    5. Attend a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony, if you are 14 or older.

    If you are a permanent resident, you may apply for Canada citizenship by naturalization (grant) subject to the following conditions.

    * The person is 18 years of age or older
    * The person is a permanent resident of Canada
    * The person has lived in Canada for at least three years out of the four years preceding the application for Canada Citizenship, including two years as a permanent resident
    * The person has knowledge of Canada - Taking a Canadian Citizenship Test, which is required as part of the application process.
    * The person is not a subject to any criminal prohibitions
    * The person is not a war criminal
    * The person need to have sufficient knowledge of either English or French.




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    Discover Canada

    Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is used by newcomers to study for the citizenship test. It also contains information about the history of Canada, how our government works, symbols of Canada and its regions.


    PDF

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/pub/discover.pdf

    EBOOK
    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resourc...eng-audio.epub

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    Free Citizenship Test Canada
    Free Citizenship Test online


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    Welcome to Citizenship Test Canada website. This free practice Citizenship Test Canada online consists of 20 multiple choice questions from the book Discover Canada 2011, on which the citizenship test is based. Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site for more information. Important: Read the Discover Canada 2011 Study Guide to make sure you pass the citizenship test. When you take the real citizenship test Canada you must answer correct at least 75% of 20 questions, which is 15 correct questions. Good luck becoming a Canadian Citizen!



    Free Citizenship Test Canada online based on the Discover Canada 2011 booklet. This citizenship test will help you memorize most of the information you will need to know on the date of your actual citizenship test.

    The real citizenship test Canada evaluates two important things:

    1. Your knowledge of Canada. Government, Geography e.t.c.
    2. Your language abilities, either French or English.


    Knowledge of Canada
    The citizenship questions are on subjects such as:

    • right to vote and right to run for elected office in Canada
    • procedures related to elections in Canada
    • rights and responsibilities of a Canadian citizen
    • Canadian social and cultural history and symbols
    • Canadian political history (including the political system and institutions)
    • Canadian physical and political geography


    Language abilities

    CIC staff will observe, if you have adequate ability to communicate in either English or French.

    • your ability to understand basic spoken statements and questions
    • your ability to communicate basic information or respond to questions.


    Passing the Citizenship Test Canada

    If you pass the Canadian Citizenship Test and meet all the other requirements for Canadian citizenship, you will be invited to a Canadian citizenship ceremony. At the ceremony, you will take the oath of citizenship and receive a certificate of Canadian citizenship

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    Canadian Citizenship Test
    Free Citizenship Test online






    Here are some of the important Canadian Citizenship Test questions you need to remember. Try our free Canadian Citizenship Test



    Question 1. Under Canadian law, why everybody is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty?
    Answer: To guarantee the due process under the law.

    Question 2. The police are there to?
    Answer: Keep people safe and to enforce the law.

    Question 3. What region is known as the "Land of the Midnight Sun"?
    Answer: Northern Territories.

    Question 4. What provinces are sometimes referred to as the Atlantic Provinces?
    Answer: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

    Question 5. Which animal is the symbol of Canada?
    Answer: Beaver.

    Question 6. What is the significance of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best?
    Answer: To treat diabetes that has saved 16 millions lives worldwide.

    Question 7. What is Canada's system of governance?
    Answer: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy and federal state.

    Question 8. What does the National Register of electors contain?
    Answer: Database of Canadian citizens 18 years of age and older who are qualified to vote in federal elections and referendums

    Question 9. Who is above the law?
    Answer: No person or group is above the law.

    Question 10. Which criteria gives the right to vote?
    Answer: On an official voters' list.

    Question 11. What is Canada's constitution based on?
    Answer: Peace, Order and Good government.

    Question 12. Who governs Canada on daily basis at federal level?
    Answer: Prime Minister.

    Question 13. What is the highest honour that Canadians can receive?
    Answer: The Victoria Cross.

    Question 14. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
    Answer: Sir John A. Macdonald.

    Question 15. Which province is the largest producer of oil and gas?
    Answer: Alberta.

    Question 16. What is the significance of hockey?
    Answer: Hockey is Canada's most popular spectator sprort and the national winter sport.

    Question 17. The greater majority of Canadians identify as?
    Answer: Christians.

    Question 18. Which of the following are the first provinces in the confederation?
    Answer: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Province of Canada (Ontario & Quebec).

    Question 19. What a non Canadian citizen cannot do?
    Answer: Vote in the Federal and Provincial election.

    Question 20. After an election, which party forms the government?
    Answer: The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power.

    Question 21. Approximately how many Canadians served in the First World War?
    Answer: More than 600,000.

    Question 22. From where does the name "Canada" come?
    Answer: From the Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village".

    Question 23. Where English and French have equal status in Canada?
    Answer: In the Parliament and throughout the government.

    Question 24. What are the first two lines of Canada’s national anthem?
    Answer: O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command.

    Question 25. How are Members of Parliament chosen?
    Answer: They are elected by Canadian citizens.

    Question 26. How are Senators chosen?
    Answer: Senators are appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister and serve until age 75.

    Question 27. How does a bill become a law?
    Answer: Passed by both chambers and received royal assent by the Governor General.

    Question 28. How is the government formed after a federal election?
    Answer: The party with the most elected representatives becomes the party in power. The leader of this party becomes the Prime Minister.

    Question 29. How is the Prime Minister chosen?
    Answer: The leader of the party with the most elected representatives becomes the Prime Minister.

    Question 30. How many Canadians have been awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the highest honour available to Canadians?
    Answer: 96.

    Question 31. Canada is divided into how many electoral districts?
    Answer: 308.

    Question 32. Quebec experienced an era of rapid change in the 1960s known as?
    Answer: The Quiet Revolution.

    Question 33. In which type industries do most Canadians work?
    Answer: Service.

    Question 34. More than half the people in Canada live in?
    Answer: Central Canada.

    Question 35. Four rights Canadian citizens have.
    Answer: Right to be educated in either official language, vote, apply for a Canadian passport, enter and leave Canada freely.

    Question 36. All the federal political parties in the House of Commons and their leaders.
    Answer: Bloc Quebecois (Daniel Paillé), Conservative (Harper), Liberal (Bob Rae) and NDP (Thomas Mulcair).

    Question 37. Six responsibilities of citizenship.
    Answer: Vote, help others, care for our heritage and environment, obey Canada's laws, respect the rights of others, eliminate injustice.

    Question 38. Name the five distinct regions of Canada.
    Answer: Atlantic, Central, Prairie, West Coast and North.

    Question 39. Name three legal rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
    Answer: Right to live and work anywhere in Canada, right to a fair trial, and right to protection against discrimination.

    Question 40. Name two fundamental freedoms protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
    Answer: Freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

    Question 41. Federal government takes responsibility for?
    Answer: National defense and foreign policy.

    Question 42. On what date did Nunavut become a territory?
    Answer: April 1st, 1999.

    Question 43. One third of all Canadians live in which province?
    Answer: Ontario.

    Question 44. What are the Prairie provinces and their capital cities?
    Answer: Manitoba (Winnipeg), Saskatchewan (Regina) and Alberta (Edmonton).

    Question 45. What are the provinces of Central Canada and their capital cities?
    Answer: Quebec (Quebec City) and Ontario (Toronto).

    Question 46. What are the provinces of the Atlantic region and their capital cities?
    Answer: Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's), Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick (Fredericton) and Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown).

    Question 47. What are the territories of Northern Canada and their capital cities?
    Answer: Nunavut (Iqaluit), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), and Yukon Territory (Whitehorse).

    Question 48. What are the three levels of government in Canada?
    Answer: Federal, Provincial and Territorial, Municipal (local).

    Question 49. What are the three main groups of Aboriginal peoples?
    Answer: First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

    Question 50. What are the three main types of industry in Canada?
    Answer: Natural resources, manufacturing and services.

    Question 51. What are the three parts of Parliament?
    Answer: The Queen, the House of Commons and the Senate.

    Question 52. What are the two official languages of Canada?
    Answer: English and French.

    Question 53. What country is Canada’s largest trading partner?
    Answer: United States of America.

    Question 54. What do you call a law before it is passed?
    Answer: A Bill.

    Question 55. In the provinces the Sovereign’s representative is?
    Answer: Lieutenant-Governor.

    Question 56. What do you mark on a federal election ballot?
    Answer: An "X"

    Question 57. What does Confederation mean?
    Answer: Joining of provinces to make a new country.

    Question 58. What does equality under the law mean?
    Answer: Being treated with equal dignity and respect, and having equal rights to speak out and express ideas.

    Question 59. What does the Canadian flag look like?
    Answer: White with a red border on each end and a red maple leaf in the center.

    Question 60. What is a major river in Quebec?
    Answer: St. Lawrence River

    Question 61. What is a voter information card?
    Answer: A form that tells you when and where to vote.

    Question 62. What is Canada’s national winter sport?
    Answer: Hockey.

    Question 63. What is Canada’s system of government called?
    Answer: Parliamentary government.

    Question 64. What was the “Head Tax”?
    Answer: Race-based entry fee charged for Chinese entering Canada.

    Question 65. What is the capital city of British Columbia?
    Answer: Victoria.

    Question 66. What is the capital city of Canada?
    Answer: Ottawa.

    Question 67. What is the government of all of Canada called?
    Answer: Federal.

    Question 68. What is the capital city of Manitoba?
    Answer: Winnipeg.

    Question 68. What is the capital city of Ontario?
    Answer: Toronto.

    Question 69. What is the capital city of Alberta?
    Answer: Edmonton.

    Question 70. What is the capital city of Saskatchewan?
    Answer: Regina.

    Question 71. What is the capital city of Quebec?
    Answer: Quebec City.

    Question 72. What is the largest religious affiliation in Canada?
    Answer: Roman Catholic.

    Question 73. What is the meaning of the Remembrance Day poppy?
    Answer: To remember the sacrifice of Canadians who have served or died in wars up to the present day.

    Question 74. What is the name of the Governor General?
    Answer: David Johnston.

    Question 75. What is the name of the Prime Minister of Canada and his/her party?
    Answer: Stephen Harper (Conservative Party).

    Question 76. What is the name of the Royal Anthem of Canada?
    Answer: God Save the Queen (or King).

    Question 77. What is the population of Canada?
    Answer: About 33 million.

    Question 78. What is the role of the Opposition parties?
    Answer: To peacefully oppose or try to improve government proposals.

    Question 79. What part of the Constitution legally protects the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians?
    Answer: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    Question 80. What should you if you do not receive a voter information card?
    Answer: Call Elections Canada or visit their website.

    Question 81. What song is Canada’s national anthem?
    Answer: O Canada.

    Question 82. What three oceans border Canada?
    Answer: Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific.

    Question 83. Who is entitled to vote in a Canadian federal elections?
    Answer: Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and on the list of electors.

    Question 84. What was the Women’s Suffrage Movement?
    Answer: The effort by women to achieve the right to vote.

    Question 85. What will you promise when you take the Oath of Citizenship?
    Answer: Pledge allegiance to the Queen, observe the laws of Canada and fulfill the duties of a Canadian.

    Question 86. What year was Confederation?
    Answer: 1867.

    Question 87. When asked, who must you tell how you voted in a federal election?
    Answer: No one.

    Question 88. When did the British North America Act come into effect?
    Answer: 1867.

    Question 89. When did the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms become part of the Canadian Constitution?
    Answer: 1982.

    Question 90. When is Canada Day and what does it celebrate?
    Answer: We celebrate the anniversary of Confederation July 1st of each year.

    Question 91. When is Remembrance Day celebrated?
    Answer: November 11th.

    Question 92. When must federal elections be held?
    Answer: On the third Monday in October every four years following the most recent general election.

    Question 93. Where are the Great Lakes?
    Answer: Between Ontario and the United States

    Question 94. Where are the Parliament Buildings located?
    Answer: Ottawa.

    Question 95. Where do most French-speaking Canadians live?
    Answer: Quebec.

    Question 96. Which Act granted, for the first time in Canada, legislative assemblies elected by the people?
    Answer: The Constitutional Act of 1791.

    Question 97. Which animal is an official symbol of Canada?
    Answer: The beaver.

    Question 98. Which country borders Canada on the south?
    Answer: United States of America.

    Question 99. Which federal political party is in power?
    Answer: Conservative Party.

    Question 100. Which party becomes the Official Opposition?
    Answer: The party with the second most MP's.

    Question 101. Which party is the Official Opposition at the federal level?
    Answer: The New Democratic Party.

    Question 102. Which province has the most bilingual Canadians?
    Answer: Quebec.

    Question 103. Which province in Canada is the smallest in land size?
    Answer: Prince Edward Island.

    Question 104. Which province is the only officially bilingual province?
    Answer: New Brunswick.

    Question 105. Which provinces first formed Confederation?
    Answer: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada.

    Question 106. Which region covers more than one-third of Canada's land mass?
    Answer: Northern Territories.

    Question 107. Which region is known as the industrial and manufacturing heartland of Canada?
    Answer: Central Canada.

    Question 108. Which region of Canada is rich in energy resources and some of the most fertile farmland in the world?
    Answer: Prairie provinces.

    Question 109. Which three natural resources are important to British Columbia’s economy today?
    Answer: Forests, fish and water.

    Question 110. Which was the last province to join Canada?
    Answer: Newfoundland.

    Question 111. Who are the Aboriginal peoples of Canada?
    Answer: The first people to live in Canada.

    Question 112. Who are the Acadians?
    Answer: The descendants of French colonists who began settling in what are now the Maritime provinces in 1604.

    Question 113. Who are the Métis?
    Answer: A distinct people of mixed Aboriginal and European ancestry.

    Question 114. Who are the Quebecers?
    Answer: People of Quebec.

    Question 115. Who do Canadians vote for in a federal election?
    Answer: A candidate they want to represent them in Parliament.

    Question 116. Who do Members of Parliament represent?
    Answer: Everyone who lives in his or her electoral district.

    Question 117. Who had played an important part in building the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)?
    Answer: Chinese railroad workers.

    Question 118. Who has the right to run as a candidate in federal elections?
    Answer: Any Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old.

    Question 119. Who has the right to vote in federal elections?
    Answer: A Canadian citizen, 18 years or older and on voters list.

    Question 120. Who have major responsibilities on First Nations reserves?
    Answer: Band chiefs and councilors.

    Question 121. Who is Canada’s Head of State?
    Answer: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    Question 122. Who is General Sir Arthur Currie?
    Answer: Canada’s greatest soldier in the First World War.

    Question 123. Who is the Queen’s representative in Canada?
    Answer: Governor General of Canada.

    Question 124. Who was Sir Sam Steele?
    Answer: A great frontier hero, Mounted Policeman and soldier of the Queen.

    Question 125. Who was the first leader of a responsible government in the Canadas in 1849?
    Answer: Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine.

    Question 126. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
    Answer: Sir John A. Macdonald.

    Question 127. Who were the United Empire Loyalists?
    Answer: Settlers who came to Canada from the United States during and after the American Revolution.

    Question 128. Why is the Constitution Act of 1982 important in Canadian history?
    Answer: It allows Canada to change the Constitution without asking approval of the British Government.

    Question 129. What are three responsibilities of citizenship?
    Answer: Obeying the law, taking responsibility for oneself and one’s family, serving on a jury.

    Question 130. How are Members of Parliament chosen?
    Answer: They are elected by voters in their local constituency (riding).

    Question 131. What does the word "Inuit" mean?
    Answer: It means "the people" in the Inuktitut language.

    Question 132. Who were the founding peoples of Canada?
    Answer: Aboriginal, French and British.

    Question 133. When you go to vote on election day, what do you do?
    Answer: Go to your polling station, bring the voter information card and proof of identity, mark an "X".

    Question 134. What did the Canadian Pacific Railway symbolize?
    Answer: Unity between the east and the west coast.

    Question 135. What is meant by the term "responsible government"?
    Answer: If the government loses a confidence vote in the assembly it must resign.

    Question 136. What are the three branches of government?
    Answer: Executive, Legislative and Judicial.

    Question 137. What is the role of the courts in Canada?
    Answer: The courts settle disputes.

    Question 138. What does it mean to say that Canada is a constitutional monarchy?
    Answer: Canada’s head of state is a hereditary sovereign (king or queen) who reigns in accordance with the Constitution: the rule of law.

    Question 139. Who was Sir Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine?
    Answer: He was the first head of a responsible government in Canada in 1849.

    Question 140. Four fundamental freedoms that Canadians enjoy?
    Answer: Freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of speech and of the press; freedom of peaceful assembly; freedom of association.

    Question 141. Which province has the most extensive parks system in Canada, with approximately 600 provincial parks?
    Answer: British Columbia.

    Question 142. Which province is the most easterly point in North America and has its own time zone?
    Answer: Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Question 143. What is the name of the federal police in Canada?
    Answer: RCMP.

    Question 144. What does M.P.P. stand for?
    Answer: Member of Provincial Parliament.

    145. What is the largest city in Canada?
    Answer: Toronto.

    146. The largest aboriginal population is in which province?
    Answer: Manitoba.

    147. Which is Manitoba's most populous city?
    Answer: Winnipeg.

    148. How many are the great lakes located between Ontario and the United States?
    Answer: Five.

    149. What is the second largest city in Canada?
    Answer: Montreal.

    150. Canada's largest producer of hydroelectricity is?
    Answer: Quebec.

    151. Canada's main producer of pulp and paper is?
    Answer: Quebec.

    152. Canada's largest producer of hydroelectricity is?
    Answer: Quebec.

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    Canadian Citizenship
    LoonLounge - Canada Immigration and Settlement Online Community

    Becoming a Canadian citizen is intrinsic to developing a true sense of belonging in Canada. It is a relatively simple process and an important step for anyone who has decided to permanently settle in Canada.

    Canadian citizenship is a valuable thing. It provides you with rights and freedoms that are not found in many other countries in the world. Rights and Freedoms of a Canadian citizen include:

    • Legal rights
    • Equality rights
    • Mobility rights
    • Aboriginal Peoples' rights
    • The right to peaceful assembly
    • The right to vote
    • Freedom of thought
    • Freedom of speech
    • Freedom to practice religion

    It is important to recognize that these rights and freedoms come with responsibility. In the third week of October each year, Canadians celebrate Citizenship week and remind themselves of the responsibilities involved in having such privileges. These responsibilities include:

    • To obey Canada's laws
    • To express ones opinions freely while respecting the rights and freedoms of others
    • To help those in your community, for example, through volunteering
    • To take responsibility to protect our environment and preserve our heritage
    • To eliminate discrimination and injustice

    Each Canadian is responsible for ensuring that they respect the rights and freedoms of other Canadians, and do what they can on a daily basis to preserve these rights and freedoms. Many Canadians make a positive impact in their community by doing even the simplest of things, like helping an elderly person in a grocery store, ensuring that they vote in political elections, or volunteering their time to events and organizations which serve people in need.
    All Canadians are proud of their citizenship.

    The Application Process

    The Canadian Citizenship application process varies slightly depending on your age and time spent in Canada. The information below outlines the general process your application should take.

    Regular Adult (18 years of age and above)
    The first step is to obtain your permanent residency and settle in Canada.
    Citizenship will only be granted to applicants who have good language abilities in one of the two official Canadian languages. Before applying for citizenship, it is important that you have developed good ability to speak either English or French.

    The 1,095 day (three year) residency rule applies to all applicants. It stipulates that to be eligible for Canadian citizenship, you must have lived in Canada for a minimum of 1,095 days within the four years prior to your application. There are some exceptions made to this rule, but they are dealt with on an individual basis and eligibility is determined by a judge. It is most advisable to wait until you have met the 1,095 day minimum.

    There is a very strict definition of a residency day. For example, if you first arrived in Canada as a student and remained in Canada until you obtained your permanent residency status, each day lived in Canada previous to obtaining your PR can only be counted as a half day. Similarly, absences from Canada for either work or leisure will not be included as a residency day, as you were not physically present in the country. Any time spent serving a sentence for an offence in Canada cannot be counted as a residency day. The calculation can be complicated. To help, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has provided a residency day calculatorwhich will facilitate the calculation and provide you with assurance that you have met the minimum required residency days. Note: Save and print the final page of the calculator and attach it to your citizenship application as proof of your residency days.

    Once you have lived in Canada for 1,095 days, you may apply for your Canadian citizenship. There is a simple application that you must complete and a small government processing fee is applied. You can find the application forms, instruction guide and fee breakdown here.
    When your application is received by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and your eligibility is approved, you will receive a booklet in the mail called A Look at Canada (or you can download a pdf version here). This is your new study guide!

    The Study Guide
    A Look at Canada is Citizenship and Immigration Canada's study guide for citizenship applicants. An important aspect of becoming a Canadian citizen is having knowledge of Canadian history, geography, political process and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. All applicants must write a test in order to demonstrate their knowledge of these important Canadian topics. A Look at Canada provides citizenship applicants with a focused study guide and practice questions for their upcoming citizenship test. Study hard in order to do the best possible on the test!

    When your application has been verified, you will be sent a notice in the mail requesting that you write the citizenship test and/or appear before a citizenship judge for an interview. If you are asked for an interview, do not worry! Citizenship and Immigration Canada has a rigorous quality control mandate and requests interviews at random from applicants.

    On the day of your test, remember to bring with you all required original documents, including your immigration documents, passport, photo identification, and any other documents relevant to your PR in Canada.

    The test generally takes 30 minutes to complete. Interviews are generally 15 to 30 minutes in length.
    Applicants over 55 years of age are not required to write the test.

    The Oath of Citizenship
    I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.
    Je jure (ou j'affirme solennellement) que je serai fidèle et porterai sincère allégeance à Sa Majesté la Reine Elizabeth Deux, Reine du Canada, à ses héritiers et successeurs, que j'observerai fidèlement les lois du Canada et que je remplirai loyalement mes obligations de citoyen canadien.
    Applicants who successfully completed the citizenship test and/or interview will then be invited to a citizenship ceremony. Applicants must memorize the Oath of Citizenship (above). All applicants will give the Oath of Citizenship to Canada before a judge and be granted their Canadian citizenship. Many bring their families and friends along with them to celebrate this joyous event. Congratulations!
    Print a copy of the Oath of Citizenship (pdf)
    Print a copy of the Canadian National Anthem (pdf)

    Minor (Under 18 years of age) Application
    Minors and children under 18 years of age may apply for citizenship if they are a permanent resident and have a parent who is either a Canadian citizen, or who is applying for citizenship at the same time. A simple government application and processing fee is all that is required.

    Fees
    All applicants must pay two standard fees:

    • $100 Government Processing Fee
    • $100 Right of Citizenship Fee
    • Total: $200 CAD per application


    Who is not Eligible
    Canadian citizenship will not be granted to applicants who:

    • Do not meet the minimum required residency days as a permanent resident in Canada
    • Cannot speak either English or French
    • Do no pass their citizenship test and/or interview
    • Cannot provide the required documentation

    There are multiple legal and criminality issues which may make you ineligible for Canadian Citizenship. If any of the following apply to you, you may not qualify for citizenship:

    • You have had your citizenship taken away within the past five years
    • You are currently, or have been convicted of a criminal offence in the past three years
    • You are in prison, on parole or on probation
    • You are under removal order from Canada
    • You are under investigation for, or have been convicted of a war crime or a crime against humanity


    Did you know?
    Some countries do not allow their citizens to hold multiple citizenships. Therefore, you could lose your current citizenship if you become a Canadian citizen. Be sure to verify the details of this with the consulate, embassy or high commission of your present nationality.
    Adoption or exceptional cases please go here.

    For information on the changes to the Canadian Citizenship law, April 17, 2009 see Loonie’s blog:LoonLounge - LoonLounge Community Blogs - Changes to Canadian Citizenship Law / Nouvelles lois concernant la citoyennet
    Need more information? Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada

    Citizenship Checklist
    Print your Citizenship checklist here.

  7. #7
    Καλησπερα!

    Εγω εχω την καναδικη υπικοοτητα απο τον πατερα μου, ειχε δουλεψει εκει οταν ηταν νεος για 8 χρονια και μου εκανε τα χαρτια οταν ημουν περιπου 6 ετων επειδη του διναν αυτο το δικαιωμα απο οσο ξερω και απεκτησα και εγω την καναδικη υπικοοτητα, με βοηθαει αυτο σε καποια πραγματα εαν αποφασισω να μεταναστευσω στον καναδα? συγκεκριμενα στο Γουινιπεγκ.

  8. #8
    αν εχεις καναδικη υπηκοοτητα και καναδικο διαβατηριο,μπορεις να εγκατασταθεις σε οποιο μερος του καναδα επιθυμεις,να εργαστεις,να ψηφισεις,να εχεις περιθαλψη...καλη τυχη!!!

  9. #9
    Καλησπερα!θα ηθελα καποιες πληροφοριες. Εχω καναδικη υπηκοοτητα απο τους γονεις μου, χωρις να εχω γεννηθει καναδα, και καναδικο διαβατηριο το οποιο εχει ληξει πολλα χρονια πριν (οταν ημουν 10 ετων). Η ερωτηση ειναι μπορω να το ανανεωσω χωρις προβλημα? Ηυπηκοοτητα δεν ληγει, σωστα?

  10. #10
    Παράθεση Αρχικό μήνυμα απο @scos Εμφάνιση μηνυμάτων
    Καλησπερα!θα ηθελα καποιες πληροφοριες. Εχω καναδικη υπηκοοτητα απο τους γονεις μου, χωρις να εχω γεννηθει καναδα, και καναδικο διαβατηριο το οποιο εχει ληξει πολλα χρονια πριν (οταν ημουν 10 ετων). Η ερωτηση ειναι μπορω να το ανανεωσω χωρις προβλημα? Ηυπηκοοτητα δεν ληγει, σωστα?
    Δεν εχει ημερομηνια ληξεως ,η υπηκοοτητα....


    Θα ζητησεις διαβατηριο ,μεσα απ την διαδικασια ''Adult application'' κι οχι ''Adult passport renewal(ανανεωση)...Το τελευταιο ,θα μπορουσες ,μονο αν ειχε ληξει ,μεχρι εδώ κι ενα χρονο ,το διαβατηριο κι οχι πάνω απο χρονο...Εσενα ,εχει ληξει εδω και πολλά χρονια.(is still valid or expired for no more than one year)
    Μπες εδω ,να δεις ,σχετικα... με την αιτηση και τα δικαιολογητικα.
    ''Minds are like parachutes... they only function when open.''

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