How can US citizen apply for Canadian Citizenship?

Hi, I am an US Citizen. I would like to become the Canadian citizen. How should I, can you please direct me. Thank you.


There are no direct paths to Canadian citizenship. You must first apply to become a permanent resident , live here for 3 years, file your taxes and then apply for citizenship.

Criteria from Canadian Govt.

  • be a permanent resident
  • have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years
  • have filed your taxes, if you need to
  • pass a test on your rights, responsibilities and knowledge of Canada
  • prove your language skills
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Yes, there is no direct path to get Canada citizenship either you have to study in colleges in Canada for PR or you have to marry some one from canada.