Canadian Citizenship : 5 Facts That You Should Know!

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Now that Liberals and Justin Trudeau have won the Canadian election and Britain has chosen to Brexit, perhaps you are thinking about getting Canadian Citizenship!

Are you planning to apply for Canadian citizenship or have you already submitted your application? Then there are certain tips that can make this process more efficient. Let's talk about some of these tips that you should know!

Facts discussed in this video:

1- Never Lie!
To become a Canadian citizen, currently an adult applicant must have lived in Canada for at least 3 years or 1,095 days in the past four years before applying.
While this waiting time might seem like a very long time, lying when submitting your documents might get you in huge trouble. The government of Canada recently started cracking down on suspicious applications. As an example on September 2012, it began the process of revoking the citizenship of 3,100 people suspected of lying to become Canadians. So while the prospect of obtaining Canadian citizenship might be very attractive, never lie!

2- Make sure that your knowledge of the official languages in Canada (ie English and French) is good. The rules related to applicants' knowledge of English and French have become much more difficult in recent years. Currently, adult applicants must send proof that they have adequate knowledge of English or French. If your application does not have proof, it will be considered incomplete and returned to you. Bottom line: improve your writing and speaking skills.

3- Take the citizenship test seriously
In 2010, the Canadian government completely changed the citizenship test and now it requires a higher score to pass. It has also made questions about the Canadian history and values more challenging.

As of December 2012, applicants have to get 15 out of 20 questions in the citizenship test correct, whereas previously they only needed to have 12 out of 20 correct answers. Government staff at the exam also ask detailed questions about the applicants life in Canada to test their verbal language ability.
As a result of these tougher criteria, the failure rate of the citizenship test jumped from less than 4% in 2009 to nearly 15% in 2010. Nowadays, the citizenship test is much more serious and difficult than what it used to be. So take it seriously!

4- Bring all the necessary documents and more!
It is better safe than sorry. You need to provide any evidence that convinces the citizenship staff at the exam that you have lived in Canada in the years before your application. Documents related to employment or studying, property documents, monthly bills, and translation of your passport (especially the stamped pages) can be helpful.
5- Be patient
As the number of applicants in the past few years has greatly increased, the processing times currently are close to 24 months for most applications. This does not mean that your application will necessary be processed within the first two years of applying. Roughly 20% of applications now take more 21 months to process, so be patient!

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💬 Comments on the video

Lol why am i watching this, i'm already Canadian XD

Author — Anton Grier


I went to Canada on my vacation. I fell in love with this country, I really wanna live there one day.

Author — Alef Martins


I'd fail the citizenship test if I ever took it lol. Thank God I was born here

Author — Courtney Sch.


It's 30 below zero for average daytime high in Canada and vicious wolves roam the streets don't come here. Tell a friend.

Author — No,Isaidposse


Five things you should know when you became a Canadian Citizen, No. 1  Pay Taxes, No 2 Pay Taxes, No 3 Pay Taxes, No. 4 Pay Taxes, No. 5 Pay Taxes.

Author — nigelwongable


I think the citizenship thing is a complete farce. It forces people to live in confined spaces and to show papers in order to travel anywhere.  Travel should be free.  The system is a joke, a sick sick joke. 

Author — annihilationHaven


I don't know why I'm watching this video lol 

Author — Frederik Swordsman


Good to know Glad I had many generations of ancestors who were born here after arriving from Europe Thank YOU GOD🙏🇨🇦

Author — Barbara A. Walters


I can't wait till the day where everyone will live peacefully together, without poverty, social inequality, criminality...

Author — Raphael Ramos


Got my citizienship last year still feel proud and will always feel🇨🇦❤🇨🇦

Author — Shahzeen Saleem


I was born in Calgary.
Does that help?

Author — Les Brown


People don’t know how luck they are to have this beautiful citizenships!

Author — Cosmic Man


The questions to become a Canadian citizen
1) Do you want to become a Canadian Citizen
2) Really?

Author — originalnab


We are based in Vancouver. If weather it is an important factor, west coast of Canada (e.g. Vancouver or Victoria) can be a good choice. If you want to live in a more "urban" area, Toronto and Montreal can be good choices (Vancouver as well).

Author — factXtract


REMEMBER!! We take any and all rejects from all countries! We especially love terrorists, thanks to Jihadi Justin.

Author — don maclean


My parents just did the outaking (test) and they said they passed!! Aaahhh I can't wait for the ceremony!!

Author — 안녕Kpoptrashxd


:D I plan on getting a Dual Citizenship and so do many others deal with it.

Author — Wolfman


Thanks for the info! I really want to become a Canadian citizen in the near future!

Author — Arctos


if my dad and half my family lives in canada, does that make me a citizen? I want to continue my IT career in canada

Author — Nigel


Where do I take the proficiency test to include in the Arrima?
Thanks a lot!!
Merci beaucoup!!

Author — Dani Elias