Citizenship is a legal bond between a person and a State. Citizenship is a human right enshrined in international law and facilitates full economic, political and social participation in society. This Info Sheet gives an overview of the legal and regulatory framework of Canadian Citizenship, highlighting the rights, responsibilities and benefits of being a Canadian citizen. This Info Sheet further examines Canada’s citizenship application process, the proposed changes to this process and draws international comparisons.
Learn more: Canadian Citizenship; Issue 14