Citizenship Program

Citizenship and Immigration Canada receives and processes applications for Canadian citizenship and grants Canadian citizenship to successful applicants that meet all requirements.

On February 6, 2014, Bill C-24, Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, introduced the first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act since 1977. Bill C-24 proposes a range of legislative amendments to strengthen the citizenship program.

More information on the Citizenship Program may be found on the CIC website.

Delivered by: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

Eligibility Information

Information on the various types of citizenship applications is available on the CIC website.

Application Information

  • For information regarding the forms and guides you will need, follow the link CIC’s website provided above.
  • Once completed, all citizenship applications must be sent to the Case Processing Centre in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
  • Please refer to the CIC website for current information on application processing times.
  • The Client Application Status service enables citizenship applicants to view the status of their application online.

Financial Information

Contact Information

  • CIC’s Call Centre can answer questions, in English and French, about Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) services and programs, or applications in process inside Canada.
  • General Inquiries: 1-888-242-2100
  • TTY: 1-888-576-8502

Related Information

  • Successful citizenship applicants who are 14 years of age and older must attend the Swearing-in Ceremony and take the oath of citizenship. New citizens receive their Citizenship Certificate during the ceremony.
  • Individuals who have been denied citizenship and wish to appeal the decision must contact CIC to determine how to proceed.
  • Permanent residents who wish to obtain Canadian citizenship and still retain their original citizenship (known as "dual citizenship") must contact the embassy, consulate or high commission of their country of origin to determine if this is permissible according to the laws of that country.