Canadian citizenship entitles the bearer to rights and responsibilities not held by Canadian permanent residents; this includes political rights, such as voting in federal, provincial, and municipal elections, diplomatic rights, such as a Canadian passport and assistance from Canadian Embassies and Consulates around the world, and mobility rights, such as the right to enter, remain within, and leave Canada.

To obtain Canadian citizenship, a person must be born in Canada (citizen by birth), be the first generation born abroad to (or adopted by) a Canadian citizen who was born in Canada or acquired citizenship by naturalisation (citizenship by decent), or become a permanent residence of Canada and then apply and qualify for Canadian citizenship (citizen by naturalisation). For more information on applying for citizenship, contact our office for a consultation.