How To Become A Citizen
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Step 3 - Prove That You Have Met the Residency Requirements
To apply for Canadian citizenship, you must have lived in Canada as a permanent resident for at least 3 years out of the 5 years right before the day you apply.
You will need a copy of your results from the Residence Calculator to include in your citizenship application. You can also use it to find out if you have been in Canada long enough to apply for citizenship.