As a permanent resident, if you are planning to apply for Canadian citizenship, it is best to ensure that you submit a completed application to avoid any delays. There are important things you may do to improve your citizenship application and get ahead of the mistakes.
How to Improve Your Canadian Citizenship Application?
Employment in Canada:
It is pretty usual for permanent residents to be gainfully employed in Canada. Having a job or a valid job offer at the time of your citizenship application will make you look like a more viable candidate as it shows that you have established a career here. You can always find employment opportunities at the website of Canada Job Bank, Indeed, or Workopolis.
Stay Up-to-Date on Immigration News:
The Canadian immigration system is constantly evolving and it is very important to stay on top of what’s happening. In 2017, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reduced the amount of time you were required to reside in Canada to be eligible for citizenship by introducing the C-6 Bill. Another amendment in this bill increased the age requirement of dependent children to 22.
Learn Canadian History:
One of the requirements to obtain Canadian citizenship is that you have to take a citizenship test. This test will check how well you know about Canadian history and culture. Only applicants under the age of 18 and over 54 are exempt from this requirement. The citizenship test will test you based on your knowledge of Canadian history, institutions, symbols, values, and rights of the citizens.
You have to take this test in either English or French, so language proficiency is also very important. If you fail the test, you can take another one. If you fail thrice, then you won’t be able to take another test, but you will still be required to attend an interview with a citizenship officer.