Canadian nationality law

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Citizenship in Canada can be obtained by a permanent resident who lives in Canada for three out of four years before applying for citizenship and be able to speak fluently in either English or French.

Canada was the first of the British Commonwealth nations to establish its own nationality law in 1946, with the enactment of the Canadian Citizenship Act 1946.

Under current Canadian law, Canada recognizes and allows for dual citizenship but Passport Canada encourages folks to travel on their Canadian Passport so they can access Canadian consular services.

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Rights and responsibilities of citizens

Citizens are:

  • Able to vote in political elections upon reaching the age of 18.
  • Able to serve on a jury.
  • Able to run for political office.
  • Able to obtain a Canadian passport.
  • Able to prevent risk of getting deported from Canada.

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