5 benefits of becoming a Canadian citizen

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Do you wish to be a citizen of Canada? Here are five good things you will get:

  1. Voting rights

    You can vote in all kinds of elections. You can even work for the government. You can also be part of a group that makes choices in court. This is known as jury duty.

  2. Safety and flexibility

    You can live in Canada or in a different country. You don’t have to worry about how long you can stay. You don’t have to worry about losing your citizenship.

  3. Easy travel with a good passport

    The passport from Canada is one of the top 10 in the world. It lets you go to over 189 countries without needing a visa. Canada also has many offices around the world. You can get help if you need it.

  4. More job chances

    Citizens can work in government jobs. They can even try for jobs that need high security. These jobs are steady and pay well.

  5. Canadian citizenship for your children

    Your kids will become citizens of Canada. This is true whether they are born in Canada or in a different country.

You will also keep the good things you enjoyed as a resident. These include things like healthcare and public school education. Canada lets you have two citizenships. This means you can keep your first citizenship. You can do this if it is allowed by your home country.

Read our step-by-step guide on how to apply for citizenship here.

Article updated March 6, 2024.
Sources: Benefits of Canadian citizenship, CitizenshipCounts.ca; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Retrieved May 8, 2018.

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